Reader's Corner

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Welcome to Reader’s Corner, a weekly radio show and podcast hosted by Boise State University President Bob Kustra. Now in its 14th year, Reader's Corner features lively conversations with leading writers, including many winners of top literary prizes and authors of bestsellers. Join us each week for thoughtful interviews about issues and ideas that matter today.

Coming up on Reader's Corner:

  • July 21 & 23  "Daredevils" with Shawn Vestal
  • July 28 & 30  "The Death of Expertise" with Tom Nichols
  • August 4 & 6  "Citizen Scientist" with Mary Ellen Hannibal
  • August 11 &13  "Mask of The Sun" with John Dvorak

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Bob Kustra has interviewed nearly 500 guests on his radio show since 2003. Click here for more about our host.

Ways to Connect

Political science professor and author of "Islands Under Siege: National Parks and the Politics of External Threats"

Author of "A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir"

Author of "Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case against the Bowl Championship Series"

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

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