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Some people worth knowing

Posted By: John Moore · 12/13/2014 4:22:00 PM

We talked about and with some interesting people this week. 

Stella Young sadly died December 6th but leaves behind a must watch Ted Talk. Stella was a little person who used a wheel chair. In her Ted talk she chided people for thinking disabled people are here to make them appreciate how inconsequential their own problems are. “I am not your inspiration’” she said.  I know from my blind friends it's not infrequent that someone comes up to them and calls them "inspirational" and "brave". As Stella says, "I'm just living thanks". You can watch her talk here.

On Friday I played clips from a conversation with Jimmy Greene a Jazz saxophonist living in Connecticut. Jimmy's daughter Ana was one of the children murdered at Sandy Hood Elementary on December 14th 2012. His new album is a tribute to her short life and the joy she brought people. It's ...

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Born and raised in Montreal, John Moore arrived in Toronto in 2003 to take over the afternoon show on NEWSTALK 1010 but was already a regular contributor to the morning show since 1999 – the show he currently hosts. Moore in the Morning, the informative morning show airs Monday to Friday 5:30AM – 9AM.

John holds a degree in Communications from Concordia University and graduated from the School of Community and Public Affairs. He cut his teeth as a hard news reporter and anchor in the 1980s before moving into entertainment and arts reporting which involved fewer separatist rallies and more free wine. His movie reviews and freewheeling entertainment commentaries were a staple for years on several Montreal stations, NEWSTALK 1010 and Global Television.

John was one of the founders of the award winning On the Spot Improv and spent years playing reporters and evil lawyers in film and television. He worked as a director and reporter at the French language CBC for two years before they decided his accent wasn’t nearly as cute as everyone had thought. Moore also writes regularly for The National Post.