Reader's Corner

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Welcome to Reader’s Corner, a weekly radio show and podcast hosted by Boise State University President Emeritus & Professor of Public Service Bob Kustra.  Reader's Corner features lively conversations with leading writers, including many winners of top literary prizes and best-selling authors.  Listen each week for thoughtful interviews about issues and ideas that matter today.

Coming up on Reader's Corner:

  • August 23 & 25 - "The Fighters" with CJ Chivers
  • August 30 & Sept. 1 - "Saudi America" with Bethany McClean (encore)
  • September 6 & 8 - "Putin's World"  Angela Stent
  • September 13 & 15 - "Washington Black" by Esi Edugyan

About Bob Kustra

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Ways to Connect

Author of "The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird"

French professor discussing his experiences during the devastating 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Political science professor discusses how the Iraq war and Vietnam revisionist history is affecting perception of new Afghanistan policies

Geosciences professor talking about his hydrology research

Education professor talking about education issues in Idaho and the nation

History professor and author of "Jedediah Smith: No Ordinary Mountain Man"

Author of "The Secret Life of Edgar Mint"

Discusses the origins of some favorite Christmas traditions

Part II

Former NASA Astronaut, now Boise State's Distinguished Educator in Residence

Boise State Seismologist, with guest host John Gardner

Boise State political science professor, on the state of civic education.

Director of the Center for the Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface (CGISS)

Boise State History professor and expert on the lands of the former Yugoslavia

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