Dr. Gary Joiner

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Airs Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner reflects on the birth of the Atomic Age and its repercussions today with the resurgence in use of nuclear power as an energy source coupled with the proliferation of warheads by North Korea. The Atomic Age began at the University of Chicago on Dec. 2, 1942, with the creation of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.

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Airs Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner looks back to 1937 Texas and the New London School Explosion. 

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Airs Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner examines Warren G. Harding and what's behind a Presidential Legacy.

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Airs Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 7:45 a.m.  This week Commentator Dr. Gary Joiner sings praises of the unsung Kelly Johnson and Skunk Works.

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Dr. Gary Joiner takes us through the concept and relationship of sacred soil with the souls who live on it.

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