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:

  • July 18 & 20 "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown pt1
  • July 25 & 27 "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown pt2
  • August 1 & 3 "Commit to Win" by Heidi Reeder
  • August 8 & 10 "The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist" by Christine Bader

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Reader's Corner
6:00 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Interview With Nathanial Philbrick

National Book Award-winner and Author of "Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution"

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Reader's Corner
5:03 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Interview With Robert Fitts

Author of "Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage and Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan"

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Reader's Corner
4:27 pm
Fri August 30, 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
4:17 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Interview With Christopher Steiner

Author of "Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World"

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Reader's Corner
6:30 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Interview With Wade Davis

Author of "Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest"

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Reader's Corner
5:19 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Interview With Eliza Griswold

Author of " The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches From the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam"

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Reader's Corner
6:00 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Interview With Stephen Budiansky

Author of "Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare"

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Reader's Corner
2:45 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Interview With Jeffery Wasserstrom

Author of "China in the 21st Century"

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Reader's Corner
1:59 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Interview With Nancy Napier

Author of "Wise Beyond Your Field: How Creative Leaders Out Innovate to Out Perform"

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Reader's Corner
4:42 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Interview With Paul Tough

Author of "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character"

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Reader's Corner
4:44 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Interview With Erik Larson

Author of "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin"

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Reader's Corner
5:06 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Interview With Jim Sterba

Author of "Nature Wars"

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Reader's Corner
10:14 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Interview With Stefan Bechtel

Author of "Mr Hornaday's War: How a Peculiar Victorian Zookeeper Waged a Lonely Crusade for Wildlife that Changed the World."

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Reader's Corner
6:00 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Interview With Mary Ellen Hannibal

Author of "The Spine of the Continent: The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken"

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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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