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Press Pass: 'Reinvigorating the spirit of activism'

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From assigning writers and photographers to reviewing copy, Elizabeth Licata handles a wide range of tasks as editor of Buffalo Spree magazine. Recently, Licata took to reporting on the many demonstrations taking place throughout Buffalo.  "These young people are reinvigorating the spirit of activism that is needed to make big change happen," Licata said during her monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass. She also expanded on other stories in the magazine's July issue, including hiking in Western New York, the region's cobblestone architecture and the resurgence of the drive-in.

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Jay joined Buffalo Toronto Public Media in 2008 and has been local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" ever since. In June, 2022, he was named one of the co-hosts of WBFO's "Buffalo, What's Next."

A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.