Commentary

7:45am

Tue February 10, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Measles killed thousands of Civil War soldiers

Civil War hospitals like this one in Washington, D.C., treated soldiers for common maladies, such as malaria, typhoid fever, dysentery, and measles.
Credit Library of Congress

A multi-state outbreak of the measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease, has public health departments on guard. The measles outbreak reminds commentator Gary Joiner of how the disease spread during the Civil War.

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

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7:45am

Thu February 5, 2015
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for February 5, 2015

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes note of the long storied history of the Irish footprint in America. 

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7:45am

Tue February 3, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Let's give props to TLC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Tracing your family's genealogy can unearth a good bit of drama. Commentator Gary Joiner says TV producers are cashing in on those made-for-television moments in the TLC series 'Who Do You Think You Are?' The sixth season premieres Feb. 24.

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

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7:45am

Fri January 30, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: In pursuit of turning down the volume on a fast moving world

I was filling my gas tank the other day, which considerably less painful than a few months ago. As long as a gallon of gasoline costs less than a tall latte at Starbucks, we probably don’t have much to complain about.

Somebody could have made a fistful of money wagering that gas would be considerably south of two bucks a gallon in 2015.

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7:45am

Thu January 29, 2015
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for January 29, 2015

Brian O'Nuanian

Post Hoc Ergo Proctor Hoc ... If you're not sure what it means listen to Commentator Brian O'Nuanain as he explains.

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