Off the Page

WSKG's bi-weekly interview & call-in program with local authors from Binghamton, Ithaca, Elmira and surrounding areas served by WSKG Public Radio. Off the Page is hosted by Bill Jaker.

During a political debate -- in the USA, Italy or anywhere -- if a politician refers to his or her opponent as "Machiavellian", it is usually not meant as a compliment.  To emulate the Renaissance-era historian, diplomat, civil servant and political philosopher is to suggest that...
Many people would consider the hellish atmosphere and regimentation in a prison to be itself a deterrence, meant to keep people contemplating a criminal act from straying into wrongdoing.  At the same time, there are convicts who genuinely need help that a correctional institution may not be...
     "Tell me a story."      It's one of life's earliest demands and meeting this human need helps to form the relationship between child and adult, and between young readers and those who write for them.  A good story will fill in the...