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Recalling author Amos Oz and the message he shared with a Buffalo audience

World-renowned writer Amos Oz died Friday in Tel Aviv at the age of 79. He brought his message to this region 2011 as part of Just Buffalo Literary Center's Babel series. At that time, he provided his insights during an interview with WBFO's Mike Desmond.

Mike Desmond is one of Western New York’s most experienced reporters, having spent nearly a half-century covering the region for newspapers, television stations and public radio. He has been with WBFO and its predecessor, WNED-AM, since 1988. As a reporter for WBFO, he has covered literally thousands of stories involving education, science, business, the environment and many other issues. Mike has been a long-time theater reviewer for a variety of publications and was formerly a part-time reporter for The New York Times.