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Red River Radio
9:13 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Gary Borders: Defending The Homefront Takes Vigilance

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 7:36 am

Commentator Gary Borders recounts a home invasion and it's not the usual suspects -- fire ants, termites, roaches. Finding the culprit takes a bit of detective work and biology smarts.


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Red River Radio
8:31 am
Tue June 25, 2013

History Matters: On The Impressive Cover Of Pvt. Lyons Wakeman

Commentator Gary Joiner recounts the remarkable life of a Civil War soldier in Louisiana who kept her gender a secret to the end.


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Red River Radio
7:37 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Commentary: Remembering Summer Days In The Projection Booth

Commentator Gary Borders recalls a summer job from a bygone era: the movie projectionist. He was one at the Main Theater in Nacogdoches during the 1970s.


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Red River Radio
2:25 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

History Matters: Why 'sacred soil' matters

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 8:44 am

Commentator Gary Joiner takes a "soil test" of sorts. He explores why Civil War soldiers took up arms on one side or the other in the bloodiest war in America's history.

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Code Switch
11:48 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Who Becomes The Face Of A Horrific Attack?

A possible shooting suspect in a white shirt (bottom center) shoots into a crowd of people on Mother's Day 2013 in New Orleans.
New Orleans Police Department AP

The spate of headlines that drew them to our attention has died down. Yet I still find myself thinking about the faces of a certain 19-year-old man and his elder brother, accused by police of bringing about a tragic end to what should have been a day of joy and celebration.

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Red River Radio
1:45 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Commentary: 'Duck Dynasty' Redneck Adventures Satisfy And Resonate

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 7:37 am

Commentator Gary Borders and his family take time out to watch "Duck Dynasty" together, along with about 8.4 million other viewers of the hugely popular A&E network reality show. He even feels akin to the backwoods adventures at times.


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Andre Perry Commentary
4:45 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Professional Identity Crises

Andre Perry, Ph.D.

Parents have always held visions of what professional uniforms their sons or daughters should wear. These visions are becoming fetishes in a world in which professional titles provide license to a reframed American Dream. Christina Freeland describes it as a “winner-take-all economy” in which “education is the trump card.” Consequently, parents over time have increased their investments in education to ensure that their children are not second-class citizens in a high skilled economy.

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Red River Radio
7:36 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Commentary: Notes On A Rainstorm

It's one of life's pleasures: watching a rainstorm from a warm, comfortable room at home -- and not feeling any looming deadlines. Commentator Gary Borders experienced one of those days recently, perched in his Longview study.

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Red River Radio
11:59 am
Tue May 7, 2013

History Matters: A remembrance of V-E Day

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 12:47 pm

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the day that the surrender of Germany was announced. May 8, 1945, officially ending the European phase of World War II.


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Red River Radio
7:36 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Commentary: Never Judge A Book By When You Read It Last

Even consummate bibliophiles make occasional mistakes about the books they've read, and can't recall reading. But commentator Gary Borders finds that rereading a book by a favorite author is OK every now and again.

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