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.

There are few characters whose reputations have entered the realm of myth and continue to attract insatiable interest.  Was there ever really a Ulysses or a Robin Hood?  People still show up in Dodge City, Kansas looking for facts about U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon.  Then there are real...
Anyone’s life, if lived fully and expressed well, could be molded into good literature.  But few people take the time, nurture the voice and develop the proper distance and self-consciousness to tastefully share their lives in print.  Claude Robert Sheffield is one of those rare...
Troops involved in a conflict are admonished to pursue the enemy and carry out their mission as if victory in the war depended entirely on them.  That may not always be the case -- there's a lot of hurry-up-&-wait in the armed forces -- but sometimes it does turn out that a small...