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Airs Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. Dr. Gary Joiner explores the deep historical importance behind Islands and why their history matters.

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

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Islands are not just about vacation paradise and escape. As commentator Gary Joiner points out, their discovery and sometimes mere existence have deep historical significance.