Huey Long

7:45am

Tue July 14, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Has the Ark-La-Tex seen worse flooding?

Cars and trucks in an unknown location get swept away in Mississippi River flood waters in the Great Flood of 1927.
Credit NPR

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner compiles a history of floods that ravaged the region, most notably the Great Flood of 1927 that changed everything -- even creating a political tide.

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

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7:35am

Tue April 30, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Louisiana's public school textbooks trace back to Huey Long's politics

It's Law Week in Shreveport-Bossier. Commentator Gary Joiner has a profile of a Winnfield, La., native who started practicing law at the tender age of 21, and went on to espouse public education during his political tenure.

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