Commentary

7:45am

Thu January 15, 2015
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for January 15, 2015

Brian O'Nuanian

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain reflects back on the attacks in Paris on the office of Charlie Hebdo and shares these thoughts about free speech.

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7:45am

Tue January 13, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: American Cemetery is a Natchitoches treasure

Credit Tom Boyd

Commentator Gary Joiner highlights American Cemetery in Natchitoches, the oldest cemetery in the Louisiana Purchase. Established around 1737, the cemetery is only a few years younger than the town itself, and its historic landscape is filled with trees and wildlife. It is located on the 200 block of Second Street in the Natchitoches Historic District and open to the public during daylight hours.

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7:45am

Fri January 9, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Monday night music in exquisite New Orleans hotel is priceless

Credit The Columns Hotel Facebook

It is two days before New Year’s Eve, the weather in New Orleans finally cooling down to what passes for winter in the Big Easy, after a couple sultry days. We have taken a quick vacation here, thanks to a generous friend who loaned us her condo in the Warehouse District. On our last night before making the 400-mile trek back to East Texas, we settled down in chairs of a parlor in the historic The Columns Hotel on St. Charles Avenue in the upper Garden District. We await the arrival of two of the city’s best known Cajun musicians, who play for a modest crowd every Monday night.

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7:45am

Thu January 8, 2015
Commentary

What Was I Thinking January 8, 2015

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain discusses the tired old question he is constantly asked, "where are you from?" 

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7:45am

Tue January 6, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Poor communication caused more turmoil in the War of 1812

Treaties can put a stop to war. But as Commentator Gary Joiner points out, battles wage on after a war ends, as was the case with the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.

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

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