Russia History Matters: Shreveport businessman Nathan Goldkind had a seat at a deadly card game By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Jul 28, 2015 David Hill Commentator Gary Joiner knits together the demise of 1800s Shreveport businessman and notorious gambler Nathan Goldkind who has a unique monument in Shreveport's Oakland Cemetery. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. History Matters: Controlling Turkish Straits is always a power grab By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Sep 16, 2014 Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the interplay between waterways and conflict, specifically the Dardanelles and Bosporus, part of the Turkish Straits. Gary Borders: A one and only he is not, at least in the cyber world By Gary Borders • Mar 14, 2014 Commentator Gary Borders takes identity theft very seriously. But he simply can’t help that he becomes president Borders now and again, thanks to someone else who shares his name and the slip of a keystroke.