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 To listen to previous shows anytime, download our free player from the iTunes App Store.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Host Bob Kustra talks with Evison about "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving," soon to be a major motion picture.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2015
  • Length: 30:01
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Host Bob Kustra and Hampton Sides discuss the riveting true story of a "grand and terrible" polar voyage.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2015
  • Length: :30
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Baime about the role Detroit played in helping arm America for World War II.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 30:19
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Host Bob Kustra and author Erik Larson discuss Larson's latest bestseller, "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania."

  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 30:33
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Host Bob Kustra and Carlson discuss "Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey."

  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 30:01
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Host Bob Kustra and Gramer discuss his tale of espionage and intrigue.

  • Added: Dec 29, 2015
  • Length: 29:42
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Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta discusses his memoir, "Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace."

  • Added: Jan 08, 2016
  • Length: 30:50
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Host Bob Kustra interviews Pilon about her bestseller, “The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game.”

  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 30:11
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Host Bob Kustra and Goldstone discuss the book, which looks at the battle to control the skies during the early days of aviation.

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 30:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Witt and host Bob Kustra discuss Witt's latest project, "Cities, Sagebrush and Solitude: Urbanization and Cultural Conflict in the Great Basin."

  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 30:21
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Bestselling novelist Chad Harbach talks about his book with host Bob Kustra.

  • Added: Feb 12, 2016
  • Length: 30:26
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Newkirk and Reader's Corner host Bob Kustra discuss Newkirk's book about "The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga."

  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 30:10
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Stephan Talty about "Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day."

  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 29:35
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In an interview from our archives, host Bob Kustra talks with the Oscasr-winning actor about his memoir. Kennedy died Feb. 28, 2016.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 30:30