Host of KISU's Navigating Diversity, Krystoff Kissoon, has been chosen by the Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship (PVIF) as the Joy Morrison 2021 award recipient. The award was announced at the interfaith MLK commemorative service hosted by PVIF via virtual stream on Sunday, 17th January 2021.

Logan Ramsey returns as host to talk to Ben Storms about SAB's upcoming plans for ISU's Got Talent and a lip syncing competition.

Navigating Diversity with Bea Valencia - PhD in Color

Jan 19, 2021

In this episode, host Krystoff Kissoon sits down with guest, Bea Valencia, doctoral student in Political Science at Idaho State, to discuss the experiences and challenges that people of color face while pursuing graduate education. 


Tribes in the Mountain West reached resolutions in two long standing environmental disputes this week. The victories for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Navajo Nation could signal a shift toward accountability for corporate polluters operating on tribal lands.

Host Nyele Alvarez interviews College of Arts & Letters Senator Pamela Pascali, a Senior studying Anthropology. Pascali talks about an event the week of Febuary 25-29 called Open Education Week, in an effort to raise awareness about open education resources to better accomadate more students.

Host Dr. Zac Gershberg talks with Dr. Justin Dolan Stover, an ISU historian, about recent events at the U.S. Capitol to try to make sense of it through a historical lens.

This week, ISU Onstage will present a performance from February 9th, 2018 by the Idaho State-Civic Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Julie Sorensen. This performance features works by Mozart, Khatchaturian (caught-cha-turian), and Wagner (vagner) as well as Rachmaninoff’s (rock-mawn-e-noff) “Concerto number 2 for Piano and Orchestra” featuring the brilliant pianist Natalia Lauk.

Dr. David Adler welcomes Gemma Gaudette, prize-winning journalist and host of Boise State Public Radio’s popular program, “Idaho Matters.” She joins us to discuss her career in journalism, the challenges in hosting “Idaho Matters” in the Covid era, at a time when journalists have been characterized as “enemies of the people” by President Donald Trump.

The new Dean of the ISU College of Business, Dr. Shane Hunt, is the guest for the January, 2021 episode of The Bengal Financial Literacy Show on KISU. The show was created to build awareness of and educate listeners about everyday financial issues beginning with the basics. Host Chris Chatwin welcomes a new guest each month to discuss topics such as insurance, tax, banking and more- all tying in closely with the Financial Literacy Certificate newly offered at the College. 

Dr. Rhesa Ledbetter behind the mic.

This week on Mind Tap, Scott is joined by KISU founder, Dr. Rhesa Ledbetter, and Counseling Doctoral Student, Hannah Brinser. Combining personal experience and clinical expertise, Scott, Hannah and Rhesa explore the topics of grief and loss.


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Last summer, I met up with Ben Barto outside the small town of Dubois, Wyo. He's a huge Trump supporter and we were having a conversation about where he thought America was headed. "Revolution," he said. "I think it's headed there." Flash forward to the violent scenes in the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Broken windows. Scuffles with police. A woman shot and killed. Another trampled. After spending the day watching this news unfold, I gave Barto a call to get his take. He told me we are inching...

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