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 and former Illinois Lieutenant Governor Bob Kustra.  Reader's Corner features lively conversations with leading writers, including Pulitzer, National Book Award, and Nobel Prize winners and many best-selling authors. Listen each week for thoughtful interviews about issues and ideas that matter.

Coming up on Reader’s Corner

  • July 31 & August 2:  UNRIGGED: HOW AMERICANS ARE BATTLING BACK TO SAVE DEMOCRACY, by David Daley
     
  • August 7 & 9:  OVERGROUND RAILROAD: THE GREEN BOOK AND THE ROOTS OF BLACK TRAVEL IN AMERICA, by Candacy Taylor
     
  • August 14 & 16: WASHINGTON BLACK, gripping historical fiction by Esi Edugyan, one of NYTimes 10 Best Books of 2018 (encore)
     
  • August 21 & 23: PUTIN'S PEOPLE: HOW THE KGB TOOK BACK RUSSIA AND THEN TOOK ON THE WEST, the definitive account of the rise of Putin and Putinism, by Catherine Belton

About Bob Kustra and Boise State Public Radio

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History professor discussing Iran's history and culture

Biology professor talking about his raptor research around the world

Author of "God's Dogs: A Novel in Stories"

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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