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 year 1948 was a tough one.  World War II had ended, the Cold War had turned former allies into adversaries, there seemed to be scary monsters everywhere.  Hollywood held sway over the American imagination and sometimes it was difficult to tell the real from the unreal.  It was a...
When Timothy Wahl was growing up on a dairy farm in Allegany County , NY, Town of Andover , going to Andover Central School, doing the chores and playing games in Elm Valley, few would have thought that some day his recollections and observations of life would end up in a book.  Tim himself...
SUGAR MAPLE Acer saccharum, Maple Family  Bark dark brown-gray, furrowed, blocky.  Leaves opposite simple, 2-10", mostly 5 lobes, pointed, firm.  In autumn, orange-yellow, red. Fruit 1 1/4" paired seeds with wings.  Try breaking a leaf stem to see the clear sap....