Reader's Corner with Bob Kustra

Series produced by Boise State Public Radio

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Reader’s Corner with Bob Kustra features lively interviews with today’s leading writers about ideas and issues that matter today. Join us each week for thoughtful interviews centered around books on a broad range of topics, from world politics and scientific discovery to the best in literary fiction.

Bob Kustra, president of Boise State University, hosts this 30-minute weekly interview program featuring today's leading writers talking about ideas and issues that matter today. Reader's Corner airs weekly on KBSX 91.5 FM. Previous shows are online and available for podcast at http://boisestatepublicradio.org/programs/readers-corner. To listen to previous shows anytime, download our free player from the iTunes App Store.


167 Pieces

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Host Bob Kustra talks with veteran Brian Van Reet about his novel about the Iraq War.

  • Added: Feb 10, 2018
  • Length: 30:01
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Drodziak about his new book about the challenges facing Europe.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:56
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Emory University neuroscientist Greg Berns about how dogs and other animals think and feel.

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 30:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Host Bob Kustra interview Frankel interviews Frankel about the making of this iconic Western film during Hollywood's Blacklist era.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:57
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Andersen about his new book, "Fantasyland, How America Went Haywire, A 500-Year History."

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 30:01
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Silva about her novel, which reimagines how Dickens came to write his famous Christmas story.

  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
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Bob Kustra interviews Johnson about his bestselling mystery series, including his latest book, "The Western Star"

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Alden about his book about how Americans got left behind in the global economy,

  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
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Host Bob Kustra interviews veteran diplomat and author Michael Palmer about his latest political thriller.

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Silva about her new novel, a whimsical re-imagining of how Dickens' famous story came to be.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Van Reet about his novel set during the Iraq War.

  • Added: Nov 10, 2017
  • Length: 30:01
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Host Bob Kustra interviews the 500th guest on his program -- prize-winning author Adam Hochschild.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
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Host Bob Kustra talks with acclaimed economic historian Marc Levinson about why slow economic growth is the norm, despite the post-war boom.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2017
  • Length: 29:31
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Host Bob Kustra continues his conversation with Ruskovich about her acclaimed debut novel, "Idaho."

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Emily Ruskovich about her acclaimed debut novel, set in northern Idaho.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 30:30
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Saladin Ambar about Malcolm X and a debate held at Oxford Union .

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:45
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Anderson about his book about the complex reasons behind MIddle East upheavals.

  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 29:58
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Glenn Frankel, author of "High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic."

  • Added: Sep 11, 2017
  • Length: 30:21
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A special edition of our show, featuring Bob Kustra's conversation with former Idaho Governor and Secretary of State Cecil Andrus, who died Aug. 24...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 30:30
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Beth Macy about her bestseller about two brothers, a kidnapping and a mother's quest.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 30:31