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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

"Africa Is Not A Country" By Dipo Faloyin (Part II)

1/20/2023
An interview with Dipo Faloyin, debut author of Africa is Not a Country: Notes on a Bright Continent. In the book, Faloyin explores the youth-led cultural and political movements that are defining and reimagining Africa on their own terms.Program note: This is the second half of a two-part interview.

Duration:00:34:45

"Africa Is Not A Country" By Dipo Faloyin

1/14/2023
An interview with Dipo Faloyin, debut author of Africa is Not a Country: Notes on a Bright Continent. In the book, Faloyin explores the youth-led cultural and political movements that are defining and reimagining Africa on their own terms.

Duration:00:29:41

"From Warsaw With Love" By John Pomfret

1/6/2023
An interview with John Pomfret, author of From Warsaw With Love. The book tells the epic story of how Polish intelligence officers forged an alliance with the CIA in the twilight of the Cold War.

Duration:00:33:57

"Mr. Dickens And His Carol" By Samantha Silva

12/23/2022
This is an encore program which originally aired in December of 2017.

Duration:00:30:00

"Nomad Century" By Gaia Vince

12/16/2022
An interview with Gaia Vince, author of Nomad Century: How Climate Migration Will Reshape Our World. The book investigates a coming environmental migration, the seismic consequence of our climate crisis that will force us to change where, and how, we live.

Duration:00:31:41

"The New Map" By Daniel Yergin

12/9/2022
An interview with Daniel Yergin, author of The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations. The book offers a fresh look at how energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics are mapping our future.

Duration:00:31:28

"Made In China" By Amelia Pang

12/2/2022
An interview with Amelia Pang, author of Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods. The book explores ethical consumption and how a cheap price tag typically hides a higher human cost.

Duration:00:30:37

"Prisoners Of The Castle" By Ben Macintyre

11/20/2022
An interview with Ben Macintyre, author of the new book, Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis’ Fortress Prison. In the book, Macintyre looks at one of history’s most notorious prisons, and the remarkable cast of POWs who tried relentlessly to escape their captors.

Duration:00:33:00

"This America Of Ours" By Nate Schweber

11/4/2022
An interview with Nate Schweber, author of the new book, This America of Ours: Bernard & Avis DeVoto and the Forgotten Fight to Save the Wild. In the book, Schweber tells the story of the extraordinary couple who rescued national parks from McCarthyism, and inspired a future of conservation.

Duration:00:33:09

"Two Nights In Lisbon" By Chris Pavone

10/30/2022
An interview with Chris Pavone, author of the thrilling novel, Two Nights in Lisbon. The book is story of a woman under pressure, and what she will resort to when everything is on the line.

Duration:00:34:10

"Last Summer On State Street" By Toya Wolfe

10/14/2022
An interview with Toya Wolfe, debut author of the novel, Last Summer on State Street. The book is a striking coming-of-age debut about friendship, community, and resilience, set in the housing projects of Chicago.

Duration:00:30:00

"Trigger Points" By Mark Follman

9/30/2022
An interview with Mark Follman, author of Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America. The book casts new light on the behind-the-scenes work being done to predict and prevent mass shootings.

Duration:00:32:26

"When Time Stopped" By Ariana Neumann

9/23/2022
In her bestselling memoir, When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains, Ariana Neumann offers a moving story of personal discovery and a portrait of living, dying, and surviving in war-torn Berlin. (Program note: This is part one of a two-part interview.)

Duration:00:30:01

"A Conspiratorial Life" By Edward H. Miller

9/16/2022
An interview with Edward H. Miller, author of A Conspiratorial Life: Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the Revolution of American Conservatism. In the book, Miller argues that Welch’s paranoid right-wing nativism, dismissed by thinkers like William F. Buckley, gradually moved from the fringe into mainstream conservatism.

Duration:00:30:08

"A Children's Bible," By Lydia Millet

9/9/2022
Note: This is an encore edition of Reader's Corner. The episode originally aired in April 2021.

Duration:00:29:29

"The Man Who Broke Capitalism" By David Gelles

9/2/2022
An interview with David Gelles, author of The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America―and How to Undo His Legacy. In the book, Gelles profiles the man who ushered in a new, cutthroat era of American capitalism that continues to this day

Duration:00:31:14

"The Mountains Sing" By Nguyen Phan Que Mai

8/26/2022
Note: This is an encore edition of Reader's Corner. The episode originally aired in March 2021.

Duration:00:32:15

"A World on the Wing" By Scott Weidensaul

8/20/2022
An interview with Scott Weidensaul, author of A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds. The book is exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration.

Duration:00:32:06

"Robert E. Lee & Me" By Ty Seidule

8/20/2022
Note: This is an encore edition of Reader's Corner. The episode originally aired May 2021.Ty Seidule's book, Robert E Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause, offers a personal challenge to the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy, and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed.

Duration:00:30:08

"The Thousand Crimes Of Ming Tsu" By Tom Lin

8/7/2022
An interview with Tom Lin, author of the novel, The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu. A twist on the classic western, it’s a story of one man's quest for redemption in the face of a distinctly American brutality.

Duration:00:29:56