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.

During the era of apartheid in South Africa the dominant white minority tried to restrict the black majority (80% of the population) to life in inferior "bantustans", remote from the cities. Those who needed to enter the white areas could be issued a pass, although blacks who might have...
For those who refer to it as "turkey day", the feast of Thanksgiving would leave little to be thankful for without a roasted bird, plump and aromatic, in the center of the table. But this year at an unusual farm just west of Watkins Glen, NY there will be an extraordinary gathering, at...
Our times are especially susceptible to satire. Both the subject-matter and the satirists can come from all sides. Something that began as a real issue can be driven into the realm of the absurd, then resurface as serious discussion. Nothing and no one is safe. The new political satire, "The...