Gary Joiner, Ph.D.

Host of "History Matters"

Gary Joiner is a cartographer and an associate professor of history at LSU in Shreveport.  He is the author or editor of 12 books including “Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862,” “One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign in 1864,” “Through the Howling Wilderness: The Red River Campaign and Union Failure in 1864,” “Red River Steamboats,” and “Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: Mississippi Squadron.”

Joiner was appointed chairman of Louisiana's Civil War Sesquicentennial Task Force and also serves on the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission.

Joiner’s commentaries air Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. He explores a wide range of historical topics, and is currently working on a book compilation of his Red River Radio commentaries.

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Dancers and musicians, tomb of the leopards, Monterozzi necropolis, Tarquinia, Italy. UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fresco a secco. Height (of the wall): 1.70 m.
unkown artist - photo by Yann Forget / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner looks takes us back to Pre-Roman Italy and looks at the mysterious Etruscans 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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NASA / This image is in the public domain because it is a screenshot from NASA’s globe software World Wind using a public domain layer, such as Blue Marble, MODIS, Landsat, SRTM, USGS or GLOBE

Airs Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner looks at the ancient waterways of the Dardanelles and Bosporus Straits, and the role they've played in history that matters.

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

No picture credit in book - From The Story of Leeds by J. S. Fletcher, available from the Internet Archive / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 7:45 p.m. Commentator Gary Joiner examines the industrial revolution and how it changed societies of the future.

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

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