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.

A playground should have its focus on the play, not the ground.  Traditionally our parks, schoolyards, child care centers and other places were equipped with a few pieces of simple equipment -- what's the physical or educational value of a see-saw? -- scattered around a paved and fenced-in...
Poetry has many purposes: to celebrate, communicate and commemorate, to draw out feelings and impressions that help us understand the soul, to explore the far frontiers of language.  A poem can touch the hearts and stimulate the minds of millions, or it can be a personal message that the poet...
A poor teenage couple struggling to provide a decent life for a small child would engender feelings of sympathy and charity in most people.  But not many would take the step to become a principal source of support, especially if that step had to be made across long-standing racial, religious...