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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Electoral program of 1912 - US Progressist Party
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Airs Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner looks bak at the history of political parties in America and the influences they have had on our Government.

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Airs Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner remembers The B-52 and why it's history matters.

This map shows the location and extent of the Fertile Crescent, a region in the Middle East incorporating Ancient Egypt; the Levant; and Mesopotamia
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Airs Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner travels back to the ancient middle east to examine how and why past history predicts current events.

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Airs Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner travels back to the Switzerland and Italy for the birth of Nitroglycerin

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Airs Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner looks how we can to measure time in Hours and Minutes.

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