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.

If Samuel Clemens had lived a little longer he might have had his own radio show.  As Mark Twain he was a prolific writer and a delightful performer, one of the most popular speakers of his time on the world's lecture circuits.  He also had an interest in adopting new technology, such...
Way back in January, 2000 we convened a panel of science fiction mavens to share their forward-looking impressions on how futuristic and imaginative writing would fare now that the 21st century had actually come into view. Whatever other observations they might have propounded that afternoon, the...
Among the many contributions of African-Americans to our national life, one seems almost incidental: the intense interest in genealogy.  The appearance in 1976 of the book “Roots” by Ithaca native Alex Haley, its sequels, and the consequent television series gave everyone a keener...