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
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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Reader's Corner
10:45 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Interview With Jill Gill

Author of "Embattled Ecumenism: The National Council of Churches, the Vietnam War And the Trials of the Protestant Left"

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Reader's Corner
6:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Interview With Jeffery Wasserstrom

Author of "China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know"

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Reader's Corner
7:08 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Interview With Jim Abbott

Author of "Imperfect: An Improbable Life"

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Reader's Corner
8:27 am
Wed January 16, 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
3:18 pm
Fri January 4, 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 Idaho Statesman Column
11:30 am
Wed January 2, 2013

"Destiny Of The Republic" By Candice Millard

A shot fired by a deranged assassin in the lobby of a Washington, D.C., train station in the summer of 1881 would eventually lead to the death of the United States’ 20th president, James A. Garfield.

While Garfield survived for more than two months after the shooting, he later succumbed to massive infection introduced by aggressive and highly unsterile attempts to locate the bullet by the very doctors charged with saving his life. In fact, gunman Charles Guiteau argued, unsuccessfully, that it was Garfield’s doctors who should be charged with murder and not he.

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