History Matters

Tuesday Mornings at 7:35 a.m.

Join Dr. Gary Joiner every Tuesday morning as he talks about history - from the ancient Greeks to World War II; from the Civil War to Louisiana history and much more.

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

Mural Image of Timbermen from Wall in Downtown Springhill Louisiana - Bill Beckett - c 2018
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Airs Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Joiner looks back at many towns that once were, but are ghostly memories of the past.

Old Dirt Road in Louisiana
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Airs Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Joiner looks at the ancient deer trails and native American hunting paths that would become, and remain today, important roads through the Red River Radio listening area.

Caesar Carpentier Antoine was the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 1836 to 1872.
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Airs Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Joiner looks back to Caesar Carpentier Antoine, the third of three African-American Republicans who were elected and served as the Lieutenant Governor of the U.S. state of Louisiana during the era of Reconstruction.

A former Etruscan walled town, Civita di Bagnoregio, in Lazio, Italy
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Airs Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Joiner examines the ancient mand mysterious culture of the Etruscans. A lost culture that still affects modern society to this day.

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.

Side view of YB-52 bomber - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:YB-52sideview.jpg
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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

Antique sandglasses - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sanduhren.jpg
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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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Illustrated_London_News_-_Christmas_Truce_1914.jpg
A. C. Michael - c 1914 - 1915 / This image is in the public domain in the United States because it was first published outside the United States prior to January 1, 1923.

Airs Tuesday, December 26, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner takes us back to 1914 and the Christmas truce on the battlefield.

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