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.


166 Pieces

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Levinson, a former finance and economics editor at The Economist, discusses the compelling history of what was once the world's largest retailer.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 30:41
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Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Richtel explores the allure and dangers of texting while driving in his compelling and timely book.

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
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The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 is the topic of the book by author and guest, Mary Elise Sarotte. Her book is "The Collapse: The Accidental Op...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2015
  • Length: 30:01
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Blaser, a microbiologist and physician, discusses how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2015
  • Length: 29:30
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Investigative reporter Julia Angwin talks with Host Bob Kustra about her book, “Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a Wor...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 30:31
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We continue our conversation with Daniel James Brown, author of "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Ber...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:50
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Brown discusses his bestseller about an underdog American rowing team and their quest for gold at at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 29:47
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Reader's Corner host Bob Kustra talks with Lawrence Goldstone, author of "Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, And The Battle To Control Th...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2015
  • Length: 30:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Reader's Corner host Bob Kustra talks with Nicholas Car about his book, "The Glass Cage: Automation and Us."

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Reader's Corner host Bob Kustra talks with Barry Svrluga about his new book, "The Grind: Inside Baseball's Endless Season."

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 30:41
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Reader's Corner host Bob Kustra talks with the Washington Post's Peter Finn about his fascinating book.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2015
  • Length: 30:10
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Reader's Corner host Bob Kustra talks with Chad Harbach about his bestselling novel.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2015
  • Length: 30:11
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Host Bob Kustra and Pisar continue their conversation, including how Pisar rebuilt his life after the end of World War II and his work as an intern...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:30
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Samuel Pisar, author of the 1979 memoir, "Of Blood and Hope" shares stories from his extraordinary life. He died last month at age 86.

  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 30:30
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Mary Pilon, author of "The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game," discusses her New York Times bes...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 30:30
  • Purchases: 1
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In the world of empire building, success is a numbers game. That’s the premise Jacob Soll's "The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise ...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 30:05
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Sides tells the the thrilling and harrowing story of an early attempt to be the first to reach the North Pole in his book, "In the Kingdom of Ice: ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 30:31
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Is it possible to increase intelligence, and if so, how? Dan Hurley explores this question in his book, "Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 29:30
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Kolbert discusses the powerful and possibly catastrophic mass extinction unfolding right in front of us. Her book won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for N...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 30:01
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On this Independence Day weekend, an interview with National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick about his book "Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2015
  • Length: 57:22