Gary Joiner

Kate Archer Kent

Two Shreveport brothers are producing a video documentary series on the history of their hometown.

The 15-minute vignettes will highlight different threads in Shreveport’s story -- from Henry Miller Shreve to Yellow Fever to Elvis Presley.

Will Broyles runs a local oil and gas company, but for the past six months he’s been working on a family-funded side project called the Shape of Shreveport Documentary Series. Broyles says the first four episodes will be screened June 4 at the Strand Theatre.

Commentator Gary Joiner looks back at hurricanes and how they have changed the path of history. 

Commentator Gary Joiner shares the historical origins of the term "A Waterloo Moment" and why it's history matters.

Commentator Gary Joiner knows the makings of a notable historian, and he has a profile of one he admires: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman.

You hear his commentaries every Tuesday morning. Now read his new book of historical commentaries in a rich collection of regional history. "History Matters" by Gary D. Joiner is a special thank-you gift. A signed, first edition copy is yours for a $150 pledge. An unsigned copy is at the $50 pledge level. Donate Now!

"Gary Joiner's Red River Radio commentaries translate into print exceedingly well. Better still, one can go back over material on the printed page if one wishes. Either way, Gary easily convinces us  that History Matters."
-- Archie P. McDonald, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin State University