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.

People who live in the Southern Tier and Central New York  have never faced an issue like extracting natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation, even though the resource has been there some 4,000 feet under the surface, locked in rock since time immemorial.  The indigenous people knew...
Most folks are honest, but there are those about whom it's said, "after you shake his hand, count your fingers."  The most insidious form of robbery is not burglary or pickpocketing but causing someone to innocently hand over money to an impostor who promises a good return on...
A hobo's life can be a sorry one, and for a pre-teen lad taking to the rails, scrounging a meal here or an odd job there, it's no way to grow up. But for Pip Tattnal in the American South during the Great Depression of the 1930s, it seemed a reasonable alternative to life in an orphanage,...