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.


162 Pieces

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Host Bob Kustra talks with Harvard professor Robert Putnam about his bestselling book.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 30:01
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Host Bob Kustra talks with longtime ABC broadcaster Lynn Sherr about her book, "Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space."

  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 30:31
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Sakamoto about the moving true story of a Japanese American family during World War II

  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 31:00
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Bieter about his book about Idaho's remote and colorful Owyhee County.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2016
  • Length: 30:31
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Host Bob Kustra talks with bestselling author Larson about his book about the sinking of the Lusitania.

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 30:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Hoffman about his nonfiction story of Cold War espionage and betrayal.

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jul 08, 2016
  • Length: 30:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Pamela Newkirk about her book about a young African man who was displayed in a cage in the Bronx Zoo in 1906.

  • Added: Jul 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:51
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Host Bob Kustra continues his conversation with Jonathan Katz, author of "The Big Truck That Went Way." Also featured is Boise State University Fre...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2016
  • Length: 30:11
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Katz about his book, "The Big Truck that Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster."

  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 30:56
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Clive Thompson about this book, "Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing our Minds for the Better."

  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 29:06
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NPR's Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan discusses her book about the enduring appeal of "The Great Gatsby"

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 30:50
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Millard about her bestseller, "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President"

  • Added: May 27, 2016
  • Length: 30:02
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Charles Fountain about his book, "The Betrayal: the 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball."

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 30:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Host Bob Kustra talks with James Barrat about his book, "Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era."

  • Added: May 13, 2016
  • Length: 29:51
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Egan about his latest bestseller, "The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero"

  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 30:46
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Host Bob Kustra and author A.J. Baime discuss "The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War."

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 30:07
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Host Bob Kustra interview Michael McCarthy about his book, "Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck that Shook America."

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 30:41
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Marc Levinson, author of "The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America."

  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 30:15
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Julia Angwin about her book, "Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Survei...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2016
  • Length: 30:11
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Harvard professor and noted academic Robert Putnam about his bestseller, "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis."

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 30:30