Boise State Public Radio

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Boise State Public Radio: • Produces and broadcasts quality educational, informational, and cultural programming that entertains as well as informs; • Develops and implements cost-effective distance learning technologies; • Provides opportunities for students to work in a professional broadcast environment.

Series

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167 Pieces

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.


Latest Pieces

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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
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Journalist and author Beth Macy recounts the Shakespearean rise and fall of Bassett Furniture during a time of rapid globalization, and how John Ba...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 30:30
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In his book, "The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream, Thomas Dyja makes the case that much of what defined America, particularly ...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2015
  • Length: 30:01