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.

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....
What is the meaning of "romance"?  One of life's great questions, indeed. Searching out the definition of romance may lead us past a style of 16th century song, a group of beautiful languages, a measurement of human passion and a literary genre.  It also promises an escape...
The development of a cure for cancer would be as welcome to the human race as the attainment of world peace.  In fact, the United States declared a "War on Cancer" with the National Cancer Act of 1971 and since then there's been progress in many fields, though V-C Day has yet to...