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.

It is still 1979. I am still twenty-nine. While waiting for an exit visa, my family is starving. Even semi-Americans have to eat, and future prosperity won't feed us now. That's one of the negative things about socialism: humans are slaves to their stomachs. I'm sure things are...
The 20th century was a time of unparalleled innovation and discovery, with great progress in science and technology, especially the practice of medicine. So it was both shocking and humbling when, in the final quarter of the century, the world had to face up to the fact that there was a new disease...
Poet Edward Dougherty likes to mention that he has worked in a pizza shop and prepared VCR instructions for The Cable Guide. Certainly anything can feed and direct a poet in his work. He was also poetry editor of the Mid-American Review. But Dougherty's deepest experience was the two and a half...