OUT OF BOUNDS Radio Show
The Out of Bounds Radio Show, now into its 12th year, is a 30-minute public affairs/arts interview show that airs Saturdays at 3:30pm on WEOS-FM, (an NPR affiliate based on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY) and on WSKG-FM (located in the Binghamton, NY regionand including Ithaca and northern PA) on Sundays at 11:30am. The show’s broadcasts are also available online with a brand new state-of-the-art website at www.outofboundsradioshow.com and on Facebook (search Out of Bounds Radio Show) and as podcasts on ITunes. Tax deductible donations accepted via our website "Donate" link.
In June 2008, Out of Bounds was awarded “Best Public Affairs Program Series” by the New York State Broadcasters Association.
Out of Bounds was created, and is produced and hosted by Tish Pearlman, a broadcast journalist originally from California and now based in Ithaca, NY. The technical producer is Nate Richardson of Rep Studio, also in Ithaca. The show features interviews with visionaries: people living, working and thinking outside the mainstream. It is the only locally produced public affairs interview show that features in-depth, inspiring, and educational conversations with local, regional and national guests. The show has featured conversations on such diverse subjects as racism, breast cancer, domestic violence, disability, how to inspire young people, current social and political issues, voting, lesbian and gay concerns, classical and popular music, theatre, science, sports, journalism, food, communication, etc.
Out of Bounds has been host to many of the most accomplished people in today’s culture, including many nationally and regionally known locals such as Diane Ackerman, Alison Lurie, Sandra Steingraber, Anthony Di Renzo, Alice Lichtenstein, David Cho, MD, Dawn Pierce, Jeanne Mackin, Treacy Ziegler, Anne Mazer, Alice Fulton, Steven Squyres, Rebecca Barry, Brian Wansink, David Feldshuh, Steven Stucky, Carole Boyce Davies, Helena Maria Viramontes, Asma Barlas, Zillah Eisenstein, and many more.
Nationally, the show has made many solid connections with publishers, publicists and record companies around the country who have booked such luminaries as David Finkel, Karen Joy Fowler, Peter Max, Theresa Brown, RN, Meredith Monk, Dr. Helen Caldicott, John Heilemann, Mira Bartok, Dave Cullen, Judy Chicago, Ted Rall, Howard Zinn, Geraldine Brooks, Paul Robeson, Jr., Deborah Tannen, Rebecca Walker, Jeremy Scahill, Daniel Mendelsohn, John W. Dean, Marge Piercy, Chris Hedges, John Morgan Wilson, Russell Banks, Frances Morre Lappe, Rebecca Walker, and more.
The program has also been a stage for local and national musicians who have discussed their music and have also delighted listeners with live performances or excerpts from new works. These include, Peggy Seeger, June Millington, Terry Garthwaite, Janis Ian, Joe Crookston, Jude Johnstone, Dick Hyman, Paul Merrill, Sally Lamb, Xak Bjerken, Lesley Gore, Sim Redmond, Samite, Holly Near, Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus, Jennie Stearns, The Burns Sisters, Mary Lorson, Jane Eamon, Heather Bishop, Sherry Austin, Elisa Sciscioli and Emily Arin.
Out of Bounds continues its mission to move beyond the disrespectful put-downs and crudeness of current popular radio and to forge understanding among people of diverse backgrounds. The subject matter serves to redefine the “mainstream” and traditional boundaries, while also enlightening, educating and inspiring listeners about issues and concerns common to us all.