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Boise State Radio

Welcome to Reader's Corner, a weekly radio show hosted by Boise State University president emeritus Bob Kustra that features lively conversations with some of the nation's leading authors about issues and ideas that matter today.

Welcome to Reader's Corner, a weekly radio show hosted by Boise State University president emeritus Bob Kustra that features lively conversations with some of the nation's leading authors about issues and ideas that matter today.

Location:

Boise, ID

Description:

Welcome to Reader's Corner, a weekly radio show hosted by Boise State University president emeritus Bob Kustra that features lively conversations with some of the nation's leading authors about issues and ideas that matter today.

Language:

English

Contact:

1910 University Dr. Boise, ID 83725-1916 (208) 426-3663


Episodes

"This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto" By Suketu Mehta

7/1/2022
Note: This is an encore edition of Reader's Corner. This episode originally aired in February 2021.

Duration:00:33:29

"The Meat Paradox" By Rob Percival

6/27/2022
An interview with Rob Percival, author of The Meat Paradox: Eating, Empathy, and the Future of Meat. The book offers a vital and nuanced investigation into the current debate around meat.

Duration:00:30:09

"Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking Of America" By Kurt Andersen

6/17/2022
Note: This is an encore edition of Reader's Corner. The episode originally aired in February 2021.

Duration:00:36:14

"Seek And Hide" By Amy Gajda

6/10/2022
An interview with Amy Gajda, author of Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy. The book is an important primer for today’s privacy wars - the surprising history of the right to privacy, and its battle against the public’s right to know.

Duration:00:36:23

"The Revenge of Power" By Moisés Naím

5/28/2022
An interview with Moisés Naím, author of The Revenge of Power: How Autocrats Are Reinventing Politics for the 21st Century. The book examines the future of freedom and how to contain and defeat the autocrats popping up around the world.

Duration:00:34:15

"Cameraman" By Dana Stevens

5/20/2022
An interview with Dana Stevens, author of Camera Man: Buster Keaton, The Dawn of Cinema and the Invention of the Twentieth Century. In the book, Stevens places acclaimed filmmaker Buster Keaton’s unique creative genius in the context of his time.

Duration:00:37:28

"Sunny Days" By David Kamp

5/13/2022
Note: This is an encore edition of Reader's Corner. The episode originally aired in October 2020.

Duration:00:30:00

"Hatchet Man" By Elie Honig

5/6/2022
An interview with Elie Honig, author of Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department. In the book, Honig makes the case that Barr trampled the two core virtues that have long defined the department and its mission: credibility and independence.

Duration:00:33:27

"The Violin Conspiracy" By Brendan Slocumb

5/1/2022
An interview with Brendan Slocumb, author of the novel, The Violin Conspiracy. Part literary thriller and part mystery, the book is a gripping coming-of-age story about the love of music and a young man’s resilience.

Duration:00:31:45

"Eat The Buddha" By Barbara Demick

4/22/2022
Note: This is an encore episode of Reader's Corner. The original episode first aired in January 2021.

Duration:00:31:44

"The Exponential Age" By Azeem Azhar

4/15/2022
An interview with Azeem Azhar, author of The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics, and Society. The book explores the widening gap between rapidly-expanding technology and our ability to deal with its effects.

Duration:00:32:45

"Once There Were Wolves" By Charlotte McConaghy

4/9/2022
An interview with Charlotte McConaghy about her new novel, Once There Were Wolves. The book is about the looming threat of environmental collapse and the bold and flawed humans working to avert it.

Duration:00:32:16

"A Pilgrimage To Eternity" By Timothy Egan

4/1/2022
Note: This is an encore edition of Reader's Corner. The episode originally aired in December 2020.

Duration:00:30:12

"Pushed Out" By Ryanne Pilgeram (Part II)

3/25/2022
Note: This is part II of a two-part interview.An interview with Ryanne Pilgeram, author of Pushed Out: Contested Development and Rural Gentrification in the US West. In the book, a small town weighs the economic compromises of growth in the Rocky Mountain West.

Duration:00:30:15

"Pushed Out" By Ryanne Pilgeram (Part I)

3/18/2022
Note: This is part I of a two-part interview.An interview with Ryanne Pilgeram, author of Pushed Out: Contested Development and Rural Gentrification in the US West. In the book, a small town weighs the economic compromises of growth in the Rocky Mountain West.

Duration:00:30:00

"Ill Winds" By Larry Diamond

3/11/2022
Note: This is an encore edition of Reader's Corner. The original aired in November 2020.

Duration:00:29:26

"Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future?" By Morvan Lallouet, Ben Noble, And Jan Matti Dollbaum

3/4/2022
An interview with Morvan Lallouet, co-author of Navalny: Putin’s Nemesis, Russia’s Future? The book offers a close look at Alexei Navalny, from his pioneering anti-corruption investigations to his leadership of a political movement.

Duration:00:33:26

"Futureproof" By Kevin Roose

2/25/2022
An interview with Kevin Roose, author of Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation. The book shares the secrets of people and organizations that have survived technological change, and explains how we can protect our own futures.

Duration:00:30:17

"How Ike Led" By Susan Eisenhower

2/18/2022
Note: This is an encore edition of Reader's Corner. The episode originally aired in January 2021.

Duration:00:31:45

"Life Undercover" By Amaryllis Fox

2/11/2022
Note: This is an encore edition of Reader's Corner. The original episode aired in October 2020.

Duration:00:33:21