Commentary

7:45am

Thu December 11, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for December 11, 2014

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain is here once again, and this morning he lends a little support to women feeling comfortable in their own skin. 

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7:45am

Tue December 9, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Fruitcake's checkered past begs historical context

First published in 1885, this was the first Creole cookbook ever printed, and it includes a recipe for fruitcake.

Fruitcake is one of the most ridiculed holiday traditions, but for many families, it is one with a rich history. Marilyn Joiner has graciously shared two of her go-to fruitcake recipes. 

Splendid Fruitcake

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7:45am

Fri December 5, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: On what not to say to the families of murder victims

Clad in overalls, Harris K. Teel was affectionately called Papa Teel by his family.
Credit Gary Borders

A year has passed since our family became engulfed in a horrific tragedy. My father-in-law, Harris Teel, was stabbed in the heart two days before Thanksgiving while sitting in a waiting room at the Good Shepherd day surgery center in Longview. Nurse Gail Sandidge died on the scene, and three others were wounded. Mr. Teel — who was 82 and in good health at the time — died nine days later.

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7:45am

Thu December 4, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for December 4, 2014

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain has had his share of vices, but kicking cigarettes was a real struggle. If he were in charge cigarettes would be banned. 

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7:45am

Tue December 2, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Who is your favorite American president and why?

Commentator Gary Joiner asks listeners a question he gets a lot: Who are your five favorite presidents and how do you rank them? The answer may change over time.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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