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.

The recollection of childhood can be one of the most endearing literary genres.  Even if "when I was a kid..." did not always introduce an especially happy memory, the sense that a man or woman has prevailed over adversity, errors and hormones to look back with wonder and affection...
One of the major institutions in American life and of civilization itself -- and among the fine things that makes New York a great city -- is the daily paper that has been a  solid part of millions of lives for a century and a half.  A respectful reader was once moved to remark, "The...
Before it was known as Puerto Rico the island was called Borikén by the indigenous Taíno people.  The European domination of the Americas began in the Caribbean and to this day our hemisphere's population and civilization is a hybrid. In the early 1500s the Taíno fell...