Reader's Corner

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Welcome to Reader’s Corner, a weekly radio show hosted by Boise State University President Bob Kustra that features lively conversations with some of the nation’s leading authors about issues and ideas that matter today. Join us each week at Reader’s Corner for thoughtful interviews centered around books and articles that help shape our world.

Coming up on Reader's Corner:

  • April 18 & 20 "The Genius of Earth Day" by Adam Rome
  • April 25 & 27 "The Smartest Kids in the World" by Amanda Ripley
  • May 2 & 4 "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr
  • May 9 & 11 "The Parties V The People" by Mickey Edwards

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Reader's Corner
6:00 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Interview With Mike Brown

Astronomer and Author of "How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming"

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Reader's Corner
6:00 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Interview With Robert Morgan

Author of "Lions of the West"

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Reader's Corner
6:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Interview With John Thavis

Author of "The Vatican Diaries: a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church"

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Reader's Corner
6:30 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Interview With Edward Ball

Author of "The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures"

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Reader's Corner
12:46 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Interview With Jon Gertner

Author or "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation"

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Reader's Corner Idaho Statesman Column
12:39 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

"The Odyssey of KP2" by Terrie Williams

A baby seal abandoned on a remote beach on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, is an unlikely champion for endangered marine mammals worldwide. But tiny KP2 quickly captured the hearts of admirers across the islands, and the world, with his love for all things human and his playful and inquisitive personality.

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Reader's Corner
3:01 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Interview With Terrie Williams (pt2)

Part 2 of the conversation with Terrie Williams, Author of "The Odyssey of KP2"

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Reader's Corner
6:30 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Interview With Terrie Williams

Author of "The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal, a Marine Biologist, and hte Fight to Save a Species"

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Reader's Corner
9:31 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Interview With Larry Tye

Author of "Superman, the High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero"

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Reader's Corner
5:02 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Interview With Melanie Kirkpatrick

Author of "Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad"

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Reader's Corner Idaho Statesman Column
10:24 am
Mon April 1, 2013

"Agent Garbo" By Stephan Talty

Few would list the name Juan Pujol among Eisenhower, Churchill and Roosevelt - the Allied giants of World War II.

Yet, this underachieving chicken farmer from Barcelona very well could be the pivotal figure of one of the 20th century's most important events: the Allied landings in Normandy during the summer of 1944. In his recent book, "Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day," author Stephan Talty details Pujol's unlikely appearance and cloak-and-dagger deeds as an extraordinary spy in the titanic struggle against Nazism.

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Reader's Corner
10:41 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Interview With George Kennedy

Oscar-winning Actor and Author of "Trust Me: A Memoir"

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Reader's Corner
6:00 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Interview With Tracy Kidder

Author of "Strength in What Remains"

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Reader's Corner
6:30 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Interview With Stephan Talty

Author of "Agent Garbo: The Brilliant Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day"

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Reader's Corner
2:41 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Interview With Aaron L. Friedberg

Author of "A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia"

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Reader's Corner
6:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Interview With Michael Grunwald

Author of "The NEW New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era"

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Reader's Corner
6:30 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Interview With Jim Sterba

Author of "Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds"

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Reader's Corner
5:01 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Interview With Peter Bergen

Author of "Manhunt: From 9/11 to Abbottabad, The Ten-Year Search for Osama Bin Laden"

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Reader's Corner
6:00 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Interview With Robert Morgan

Author of "Lions fo the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion"

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Reader's Corner Idaho Statesman Column
11:03 am
Tue February 5, 2013

"The Spine Of The Continent" By Mary Ellen

In a world besieged by climate change and population boom, the natural splendor of our planet is facing unprecedented peril. Each year, more of the animals and habitat that contribute to the rich biodiversity of our planet are becoming threatened. If nothing is done to reverse the trend, we may soon lose many of them forever.

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