Latest HC-J Show:World War I: The Great War?
Marking the 100th anniversary of World War I, Wednesday, August 20, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show welcomes critically acclaimed war historian William Philpott and the world’s leading scholar of the Great War poet Siegfried Sassoon Jean Moorcroft Wilson.
William Philpott is Professor of the History of Warfare in the Department of War studies at King’s College London. He is a specialist in the history of Anglo-French relations, British Strategy, and the history of the French army. Philpott is the author of Three Armies on the Somme, The First Battle of the Twentieth Century, Blood Victory: The Battle of the Somme and the Making of the Twentieth Century, Anglo-French Relations and Strategy on the Western Front, 1914-1918, Anglo-French Defense Relations between the Wars, Palgrave Concise Atlas of the First World War, and Palgrave Advances in Modern Military History. In his latest book War of Attrition, Fighting the First World War, Philpott takes a look at the causes and effects of The First World War, bringing new revelations of the first truly modern war to light, the war that shaped the twentieth century.
Jean Moorcroft Wilson lectures in English Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is married to Virginia Woolf’s nephew. In her latest book, Siegfried Sassoon, Soldier, Poet, Lover, Friend, Wilson takes an in-depth look at the man considered a key figure in the study of the poetry of the Great War. Her previous works include I Was an English Poet: Biography of Sir William Watson, Virginia Woolf, Life and London: A Biography of Place, The Selected Poems of Isaac Rosenberg.
A look at World War I through the eyes of history and the voice of a poet, Wednesday, August 20 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of History. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: How Do You Pray? A Conversation with Spiritual Leaders
Wednesday, August 13, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at prayer with the author and contributors to the powerful book: HOW DO YOU PRAY: Celeste Yacaboni, Mirabai Starr, Iman Jamal Rahman, and Steve Bhaerman.
Celeste Yacaboni is passionate about helping people discover a deeper experience of the sacred in their daily lives. Ordained a Minister of Walking Prayer by the Center fro Sacred Studies, she facilitates healing and transformation through her unique approach to spiritual direction and her mastery of a number of healing arts. Her book HOW DO YOU PRAY? Is an inter-spiritual prayer book and resource guide to an emerging global spirituality, which embraces our religious and spiritual diversity.
Miarabai Starr is a critically acclaimed author and translator of sacred literature. She teaches and speaks widely on contemplative practice, inter-spiritual experience and the transformational power of loss. Her translations include THE INTERIOR CASTLE, THE BOOK OF MY LIFE BY THERESA OF AVILA, and DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL released on the same day that Mirabai’s fourteen year old daughter, Jenny, was killed in a car accident. Mirabai’s award-winning book GOD OF LOVE: A GUIDE TO THE HEART OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM has gained broad attention as a groundbreaking work of inter-spiritual dialog. Recently, PARABOLA magazine featured Mirabai’s powerful interview about navigating an inter-spiritual path.
Iman Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality and interfaith relations. He has been featured in the New York Times, CBS News, BBC, and various NPR programs. Co-founder of and Muslim Sufi minister at Seattle’s Interfaith Community Sanctuary and adjunct faculty at Seattle University, Jamal is the author of several books. His latest is SACRED LAUGHTER OF THE SUFIS. Since 9/11, Jamas has been collaborating with Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Don Mackenzie. Affectionately known as the Interfaith Amigos, they tour the country sharing the message of spiritual inclusiveness.
Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For more than 27 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.” Swami’s comedy has been described both as “comedy disguised as wisdom” and “wisdom disguised as comedy.” Noted author and spiritual leader Marianne Williamson has called him “The Mark Twain of our Generation.” Since 2005, Bhaerman has written a political blog with a spiritual perspective: Notes from the Trail. His latest book written with cellular biologist Bruce H. Lipton, PH.D. is SPONTANEOUS EVOLUTION: OUR POSITIVE FUTURE AND A WAY TO GET THERE FROM HERE.
HOW DO YOU PRAY? a conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 13, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Girl Talk, A Conversation with Bestselling Women Writers
Wednesday, August 6, 3 pm ET it’s Girl Talk on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when some of the iconic names in women’s fiction: Jenna Blum, Pam Jenoff, Sarah McCoy, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck and Karen White stop by the show to talk about their latest contribution to literature Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion, and so much more.
Jenna Blum is the New York Times and international #1 bestselling author of novels Those Who Save Us and the Stormchasers. She is one of Oprah’s Top 30 Women Writers. Pam Jenoff is the internationally bestselling author of several novels, including The Kommandant’s Girl. Sarah McCoy is the author of the New York Times and international bestseller The Baker’s Daughter. Kristina McMorris’ works of fiction have garnered more than twenty national literary awards and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, including her novel Letters from Home. Among Alyson Richman’s nationally bestselling titles is The Lost Wife. Her books have been published in over fifteen languages. Erika Robuck’s novel Hemingway’s Girl was a Target Emerging Author Pick. Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 novels. Her most recent book, A Long Time Gone was released in June 2014.
In celebration of the recent 100th anniversary of Grand Central Terminal, these celebrated authors have come together to produce an iconic anthology about New York’s most beloved landmark, creating their own stories, set on the same day, just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal.
Girl Talk: A Conversation with Bestselling Women Writers on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 6, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show:Get On Up A Celebration of James Brown
Coinciding with the release of the new James Brown biopic, GET ON UP, Wednesday, July 30, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds celebrates the Godfather of Soul, the one and only James Brown.
Joining in the celebration is the daughter of James Brown, Deanna Brown Thomas, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio & TV personality, actress and writer and the President of The James Brown Family Children Foundation (JBFCF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created according to the wishes of James Brown.
Aakomon “AJ” Jones is one of the most sought after choreographers in the world, working with the biggest names in music such as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jenner Lopez, and Mariah Carey. His choreography can best be described by the clean lines, musicality, sharpness and versatility, on view in the new James Brown biopic GET ON UP, which he also choreographed.
RJ Smith’s THE ONE is the definitive biography of James Brown, not only presenting the first complete portrait of his personal life, but also placing Brown in his proper place in the pantheon of popular culture icons. Nominated for an NAACP award and hailed by Janet Maslin of The New York Times as one of the top books of 2012.
Jason Eamons is the Director of Curatorial Affairs at EMP Museum, which was founded by Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen and opened in June 2000 in a building designed by Frank Gehry. The EMP Museum explores the artists and ideas that fuel popular music and pop culture.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, July 30, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: James Lee Burke, Andrew Gross: Masters of the Crime Novel
Wednesday, July 16, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is pleased to welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the author named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and the rare winner of two Edgar Awards, American treasure James Lee Burke, and New York Times and international bestseller thriller writer Andrew Gross.
James Lee Burke is the author of thirty-four novel and two collections of short stories, including New York Times bestsellers Light of the World and The Tin Roof Blowdown. Three of his novels have been made into motion pictures. His latest book, Wayfaring Stranger is James Lee Burke at his best, the story of a young boy’s chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde that would shape his family’s fate for decades to come – a sprawling thriller that crosses continents and decades of American history.
Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers No Way Back, 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, and many more. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His latest blockbuster is Everything to Lose, the story of a determined mother who becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a twenty-year-old secret buried. A blistering thriller, Everything to Lose is a book only the talented Andrew Gross could write.
A conversation with two of the great mystery writers of our day, the incomparable James Lee Burke and the gifted Andrew Gross on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 16, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: The “F” Word: Feelings
Wednesday, July 9, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show explores The “F” Word, Feelings, and investigates the question: Are feelings our friend or foe? Joining the discussion are Oliver Burkeman the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking; Tina Gilbertson, author of Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them, and Javy W. Gallindo author of Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails, A Philosopher’s Simply Guide to the Psychology of Joy, Satisfaction, and a Meaningful Life. Are we what we feel? What is so wonderful about feeling good? Tune in for the answers online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Oliver Burkeman is a British journalist for the British newspaper The Guardian. He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association’s Young Journalist of the Year award, and was short listed for the Orwell Prize in 2006. He writes a popular weekly column on psychology, This Column Will Change Your Life, and has reported from London, Washington and New York. He holds a degree from Christ’s College, Cambridge.
Tina Gilbertson holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed mental health counselor. In addition to working with adults one-on-one, she teaches assertiveness and self-esteem workshops and classes on goal-setting, decision-making, overcoming anxiety and finding the right career. She has written feature articles on emotional intelligence and health for Portland’s Natural Awakenings magazine. She contributes wisdom as a self-esteem expert for online therapist directory GoodTherapy.org.
Javy Wong Galindo, M.A., M. Eng., is a college professor of philosophy, humanities, and psychology in Northern California. He is a popular instructor at John F. Kennedy University and De Anza College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Javy is a proud member of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, the society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy, and the Western Positive Psychology Association. A former engineer, he is also the author of The Power of Thinking Differently, a popular text on creativity.
A conversation about The “F” Word: Feelings and the thoughts behind them with Oliver Burkeman, Tina Gilbertson, Javy W. Galindo, on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 9, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Boxing: The Sport of Kings
Wednesday, July 2, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is stepping inside the boxing arena with Boxing: An Inside Look at the Sport of Kings. Move over HBO Pay Per View. That’s right, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is loaning you, free, a ringside seat as we explore the world of championship boxing. Joining the show is Jay R. Tunney, the son of legendary boxer Gene Tunney who will talk about his book The Prizefighter and the Playwright, which chronicles the unlikely friendship between the champion boxer and world famous playwright George Bernard Shaw in a book that offers extraordinary insight into the World of Boxing Champions – and even tells a love story! Also on the show is retired Light Heavyweight Champion, Glen Johnson, nicknamed “The Gentleman and the Road Warrior.” Rounding out the hour a conversation with Rick Encinosa an author and boxing historian, considered one of the top ten boxing authorities worldwide. It’s going to be a knockout of a show, promise. So sit back and enjoy your ringside seats to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Sports Lovers.
A conversation with Gene Tunney’s son, Jay R. Tunney author of The Prizefighter and the Playwright, Light heavyweight Champ Glen Johnson and boxing historian and writer Rick Encinosa on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 2, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: A Conversation with Flyboys and Authors Dan Hampton & Dale Brown
Wednesday, June 25, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes to the air with two former members of the U.S. Air Force: legendary U.S. fighter pilot and New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton and former U.S. Air Force captain and superstar author of 24-bestselling action-adventure “techno-thriller” novels, Dale Brown.
U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Dan Hampton flew 151 combat missions during his twenty years in the USAF. For his service in the IRAQ War, Kosovo conflict, and first Gulf War, Col. Hampton received four Distinguished Flying Crosses with valor, a Purple Heart, eight Air Medals with Valor, five Meritorious Service Medals, and numerous other citations. He is a graduate of the elite USAF Fighter Weapons School, USN Top Gun School, and USAF Special Operations School. Hampton was named his squadron’s Instructor Pilot of the Year six times and pioneered air-combat tactics that are now standard. A graduate of Texas A&M University, he has published numerous articles. Col. Hampton’s latest book is Lords of the Sky, a literate overview of 20th century warfare and the development of the fighter plane told as only a former fighter pilot can tell.
Born in Buffalo, New York, a graduate from Penn State University, former U.S. Air Force captain Dale Brown was a navigator-bombardier in the B-52G Stratofortress heavy bomber and the FB-111A supersonic medium bomber. He is the recipient of several military decorations and awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster. Now the superstar author of 24 best-selling action-adventure “techno-thriller” novels including A Time for Patriots and Tiger’s Claw is out with his 25th novel, Starfire.
A conversation with flyboys and authors Dan Hampton and Dale Brown about their writing, about flying, about the future of war and modern aviation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 25, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: True Crimes: My Father was the Zodiac Killer
True crimes is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 18, 3 pm ET when Halli talks with Gary L. Steward author of The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father…and Finding the Zodiac Killer and Dr. Anne Speckhard, author of Fetal Abduction, The True Story of Multiple Personalities and Murder.
An explosive and historic book of true crime, The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father…and Finding the Zodiac Killer by Gary L. Steward is an emotionally powerful and revelatory memoir of a man whose decade-long search for his biological father led to a chilling discovery: his father was one of the most notorious, and still-wanted serial killers in America. In a chilling psychological profile of Stewart’s father, the questions that have surrounded the case for 50 years are answered in a riveting narrative.
In Fetal Abduction, The True Story of Multiple Personalities and Murder Dr. Anne Speckhard, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School who has served on such high-profile cases, including that of Lorena Bobbit, tells the story of Annette Morales Rodriquez, a hard-working single mother of three. and also the story of Lara, a psychopathic killer who abducted another woman’s fetus, killing both mother and baby. Unbeknownst to Annette, Lara is a part of her: a dissociative identity formed to help Annette deal with the sexual abuse she endured as a child.
A serial killer and a psychopathic killer suffering from multiple personality disorder — true crimes with authors Gary L. Steward and Dr. Anne Speckhard on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 18, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at http://bit.ly/YEswYS
Latest HC-J Show: A Look at The U.S. Marshals Service with Mike Earp and a Visit to Tombstone, Arizona
Wyatt Earp, The Clanton Brothers, Doc Holiday, The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Tombstone, Arizona and the U.S. Marshals Service are woven into the mythology of the American Wild West. Wednesday, June 11, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is taking a look inside America’s most storied law enforcement agency with a descendent of Marshall Wyatt Earp, Mike Earp.
And we’ll be traveling to Tombstone, Arizona, site of the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral to talk with some of the current residents of Tombstone, men who are keeping the legends of the wild, wild west alive, including Terry “Ike” Clanton, descendant of the Clantons, Kenn Barrett, the former City Marshal and Chief of Police, and Stephen Keith, known all over town as Doc Holliday.
In his new book U.S. Marshals, Mike Earp, who retired as the third-highest-ranking official in the service, tells the thrilling inside story of today’s U.S. marshals — America’s oldest law enforcement agency, established in 1789 by George Washington. Giving a detailed account of its colorful history, Earp brings the past to the present in a revealing account of what few people realize is a three decades transformation of the entire structure of law enforcement in America.
Tombstone, Arizona is a historic western city in Cochise County, Arizona, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then Pima County, Arizona Territory. It was one of the last wide-open frontier boomtowns in the American Old West and the site of the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral fought October 26, 1881 between the outlaw cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury, and the opposing town Marshal Virgil Earp and his brothers Assistant Town Marshal Morgan and temporary lawman Wyatt, aided by Doc Holliday designated as a temporary marshal by Virgil. Twenty four seconds and 30 shots later, Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury were mortally wounded.
A look at the U.S. Marshals Service with Mike Earp and a trip to Tombstone, Arizona and a conversation with Clanton descendant Terry “Ike” Clanton, Kenn Barrett and Stephen Keith in the role of Doc Holliday, Wednesday, June 11, 3 pm ET. We promise a rootin’ tootin’ show.
Latest HC-J Show: “Is Islam Evil?” with Ex-Muslim Nonie Darwish
Controversy comes to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Nonie Darwish, director of Former Muslims United and Arabs for Israel joins Halli for the hour Wednesday, June 4, 3 pm ET. Tune in online at http://bit.ly/U4EEMd.
Nonie Darwish is the author of numerous books, including Now They Call Me Infidel, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, and The Devil We Don’t Know. She studied sociology and anthropology at the AmericanUniversity in Cairo. From there she worked as an editor and translator for the Middle East News Agency until she emigrated to the United States.
Following the September 11th attacks, Darwish began writing columns critical of Islamic jihad and extremism, attacking the silence of moderate Muslims.
Nonie is a senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. She has spoken at numerous universities, including Harvard, Yale and Oxford, as well as at the British House of Lords and the European Parliament. She has been published in the Guardian, Wall Street Journal and has appeared on CNN, FOX, BBC and more. But it is her personal story that will astound, as you are about to discover. One courageous woman, Nonie Darwish has earned her place as one of the leading voices fighting to bring to light the exact dangers the world faces in its fight against radical Islam.
Nonie Darwish discusses the evils of Islam on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 4, 3 pm ET. Tune in online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: “I Survived a Plane Crash” Annette Herfkens and “Sextant” with David Barrie
Annette Herfkens the sole survivor of a 1992 plane crash in the Vietnamese jungle, and David Barrie, a practiced seaman and lifelong mariner who learned to navigate with a sextant when he crossed the North Atlantic in a 35-foot sloop at the age of 19 visit The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
In 1992 a commercial aircraft carrying thirty-three people left Ho Chi Minh City for the beach resort Nha Trang. Two passengers were headed for a romantic getaway, unaware of the fateful moment that would shatter their dreams forever. The plane crashed into a mountaintop enclosed by the Vietnamese jungle, leaving Annette Herfkens trapped in the wilderness as the sole survivor. In her new book Turbulence she recounts her tale of survival, a journey you won’t believe, and in the wake of Malaysian Flight 370, a story you won’t want to miss.
The great-great-nephew of J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, wanderlust comes naturallyto David Barrie. In his new book Sextant, Barrie tells the story of a young man’s daring sea voyage and the men who mapped the world’s oceans. It’s a compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery – an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the story of the daring mariners who used it to explore, conquer, and map the world.
A women who survived a plane crash and a man who conquered the sea — stories of love, loss, resilience, spirituality, survival, invention and daring on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 28, 3 pm ET. Tune in online at http://bit.ly/U4EEMd.
Whet that sun-parched whistle of yours with an ice-cold beer, hand-selected for libation-lovers like you by The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Join us, Wednesday, May 21, 3 pm ET when The Halli Casser-Jayne Show presents Everything You Don’t Know About Beer with our guests Beerology author Mirella Amato, The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour author John Schlimm and Vintage Beer author Patrick Dawson.
John Schlimm is the international award-winning author of several books, including The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbooks, The Beer Lover’s Cookbook and is soon to add a new title to his long list with the release of The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour, which features over 325 recipes for your favorite bar snacks and beer cocktails. John Schlimm is a member of one of the oldest and most historic brewing families in the United States, Straub Brewery. He has appeared on national media outlets including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, NPR’s The Splendid Table, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, and Fox & Friends. He holds a master’s degree from Harvard University.
Mirella Amato is a women with a mission, who has dedicated herself to promoting local beer and beer appreciation since 2007. She is the first non-US resident to earn the title Master Cicerones. She holds an advance brewing certificate, is a National Level BJCP judge and has sat on juries for the Canadian Brewing Awards, the Great American Beer Festival, the European Beer Star, and the World Beer Cup. She is the recipient of the 2012 OCB Center of Excellence Industry Choice Award in Food & Beer Matching Development. She can be frequently heard on CBC Radio and her writing has appeared in a number of beer magazines.
Patrick Dawson has been accredited as a judge through the Beer Judge Certification Program and has been collecting, aging, and consuming vintage beers for more than a decade. A respected voice on the subject of vintage beer, he travels throughout the United States and Europe collecting beers worthy of aging. He also reviews brew pubs for the North Denver Tribune. His personal cellar, in Colorado, is an evolving collection of hundreds of vintage treasures. His new book Vintage Beer, A Taster’s Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time has just been released.
Everything You Don’t Know About Beer on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 21, 3 pm ET. Listen online Prost!
Latest HC-J Show: Alan Kaufman, Brenda Knight, Jerry Cimino: The Beat Generation
They were a group of American post-World War II writers who came to be known as The Beat Generation. They were a cultural phenomena that both documented and inspired. Wednesday, May 14, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you the voices of The Beat Generation in a conversation with San Francisco author and poet Alan Kaufman, author and publisher Brenda Knight, and founder and curator of The Beat Museum Jerry Cimino.
Alan Kaufman is the author of two critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel and a novel Matches. Praised by authors as diverse as Hubert Selby Jr, Dave Eggars and David Mamet, he is also the editor of the bestselling anthologies, including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He recently co-directed The Allen Ginsberg Festival and is co-founder with Clayton Patterson of The Acker Awards, an annual tribute given to members of the international avant garde underground. His works have been translated and appeared internationally.
Brenda Knight is a twenty-year publishing veteran, starting at Harper Collins. She is the author of American Book Award-winning Women of the Beat Generation. She has worked with many bestselling authors including Mark Nepo, Phil Cousineau, and Paolo Coehlo. She is founding editor of Viva Editions, a division of Cleis Press.
Jerry Cimino is the founder of The Beat Museum, which began in 2003 in Monterey, California and moved to San Francisco in 2006. The museum is dedicated to spreading the spirit of The Beat Generation, which is defined as tolerance, compassion and having the courage to live individual truth. The Beat Museum is home to an extensive collection of Beat memorabilia, including original manuscripts and first editions, letters, personal effects and cultural ephemera.
Alan Kaufman, Brenda Knight, Jerry Cimino: The Beat Generation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 14, 3 pm ET Listen online http://bit.ly/U4EEMd.
Latest HC-J Show: Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Julia Child: A Look at the Lives of Three American Treasures!
When it comes to celebrities, they don’t make ‘em like they used to, which is why the The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds will be delving into the lives of three iconic stars – three of the natural wonders in the world of celebrity – Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand and Julia Child.
Join The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds Wednesday, May 7, 3 pm ET when Halli talks with bestselling authors about their biographies: Margaret Cardillo of Just Being Audrey, William J. Mann of Hello Gorgeous, Becoming Barbra Streisand, and Bob Spitz author of Dearie, The Remarkable Life of Julia Child. With them Halli will explore three women borne of a time when talent as well as style mattered, and when the pursuit of greatness, not infamy, was rewarded.
“These three women couldn’t have been more different but they shared one thing in common: a pursuit of excellence with an equal respect for individualism,” says executive producer and host Halli Casser-Jayne. “In a world where the unique is too-often sublimated by sameness, these women have a lesson to teach us all.”
Author Margaret Cardillo is a Michener Fellow at The University of Miami. Bob Spitz wrote the New York Times bestseller The Beatles, and William J. Mann’s biography of Katharine Hepburn, Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2006 by the New York Times.
Don’t miss this exploration of the lives of three dynamic women: Audrey Hepburn, Julia Child and Barbra Streisand on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, May 7, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: The Marx Brothers with Dick Cavett & Friends
Once upon a time, a hundred years ago, there were four brothers named Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Milton. The world would get to know them as Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Zeppo (Zeppo replaced Gummo in 1918). In celebration of The Marx Brothers storied careers, Wednesday, April 30, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, in conjunction with the month-long New York City event, Marxfest, brings you an hour you won’t soon forget.
Joining the conversation is one of the iconic interviewers of all time, Dick Cavett. Dick Cavett was the host of The Dick Cavett Show, which aired on ABC from 1968 to 1975 and on PBS from 1977 to 1982. Since 2007 Mr. Cavett has written an online opinion column for the New York Times. The co-author of “Cavett” and “Eye on Cavett”, he has also appeared on Broadway, television, and in films. When asked who his favorite interview was, he named Groucho Marx. They had an enduring friendship.
Bill Marx is the son of Harpo Marx. He studied composition in New York at the Juilliard School of Music. He has written many concert works, including concertos for violin, alto saxophone, flute, piano and two harps. He has also composed for motion pictures, television, theater and ballet. Bill has produced, arranged for and performed as pianist as well with many top jazz and pop artists, including Doris Day, Stan Kenton, Allen Sherman, Groucho Marx, and two albums with his father.
In 2012, Kevin Fitzpatrick launched the Marxfest Committee. An independent historian who founded the Dorothy Parker Society, he has worked in newspapers, magazines, and television. He is the author of The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide.
Noah Diamond is a writer and performer, known for the Nero Fiddled political musicals, including Life After Bush. He serves as Marx Brothers Historian, which seeks landmark status for the Marxes’ childhood home. He has a long history of playing Groucho Marx, including in his own upcoming adaptation of I’ll Say She Is, the 1924 Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers.
Performer, writer, producer and director Trav SD is the author of No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, which Bette Midler calls the “best showbiz book” and Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to YouTube. He is the director of the upcoming adaptation of I’ll Say Yes.
It’s The Marx Brothers with Dick Cavett and Friends on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, April 30, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: A Look at Transhumanism with Author, Philosopher, and Adventurer Zoltan Istvan
Is it possible for the human race to evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology? If it is, would you embrace the possibility? Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds Wednesday, April 23, 3 pm ET when Halli welcomes philosopher and transhumanist, author, entrepreneur, and former National Geographic and New York Times correspondent Zoltan Istvan to the show.
Zoltan Istvan, an American-Hungarian, first caught the world’s attention when he began a solo, multi-year sailing journey around the world at the tender age of 21. His main cargo was 500 handpicked books, mostly classics. He’s explored over 100 countries—many as a journalist for the National Geographic Channel—writing, filming, and appearing in dozens of television stories, articles, and webcasts. His work has also been featured by the New York Times Syndicate, Outside, San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, BBC Radio, Travel Channel, and in much other media.
Zoltan recently published The Transhumanist Wager, a fictional thriller describing apatheist Jethro Knights and his unwavering quest for immortality via science and technology.
In addition to his award-winning coverage of the war in Kashmir, he gained worldwide attention for pioneering and popularizing the extreme sport of volcano boarding. Zoltan later became a director for the international conservation group WildAid, leading armed patrol units to stop the billion-dollar illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia. Back in America, he started various successful businesses, from real estate development to filmmaking to viticulture, joining them under ZI Ventures. He is a philosophy and religious studies graduate of Columbia University. He resides in San Francisco with his daughters and physician wife.
A conversation with transhumanist, philosopher, author, entrepreneur, Zoltan Istvan on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 23, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Signs and Wonders: The History and Language of the Spiritual World
It’s the season of miracles on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds Wednesday, April 16, 3 pm ET when Halli welcomes two guests who will explore Signs and Wonders: The History and Language of the Spiritual World: authors Mark Booth and Albert Clayton Gaulden.
Mark Booth has worked in publishing for more than twenty years. He was educated at Ipswich School and Oriel College, Oxford, where he read philosophy and theology. His publications include The Living Testament: The Essential Writings of Christianity Since the Bible. He is the author of the international bestseller The Secret History of the World and The Secret History of Dante. His latest work The Sacred History, How Angels, Mystics and Higher Intelligence Made Our World tackles the great spiritual myths of history.
Albert Clayton Gaulden, founder and director of Sedona, Arizona’s popular alternative therapy program, the Sedona Intensive is the author of numerous books, including Clearing for the Millennium and You’re Not Who You Think You Are. His Signs and Wonders, Understanding the Language of God has become a cult classic. The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC World News and publications such as the Chicago Tribune have feature Albert Clayton Gaulden and his transforming work.
A look at Signs and Wonders: The History and Language of the Spiritual World with two celebrated authors, Mark Booth and Albert Clayton Gaulden on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 16, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Wally Lamb and Kate Mosse: Writers on Writing
Wally Lamb is the author of four novels, including the New York Times and national bestseller The Hour I First Believed and Wishin’ and Hopin’, a bestselling novella. His first two works of fiction She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, were both number one New York Times bestsellers and selections of Oprah’s Book Club. His latest work, We Are Water, is vintage Wally Lamb – a compulsively readable, generous, and uplifting masterpiece that digs deep into the complexities of the human heart to explore the ways in which we search for love and meaning in our lives.
Kate Mosse has written nonfiction, plays, short stories and six novels, including the international bestseller Labyrinth. Her latest thrilling adventure, a truly epic love story is Citadel. The cofounder of the prestigious Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, she is a campaigner to save independent bookshops and libraries in the U.K. A regular presenter for BBC radio and television, she won the Spirit of Everywoman Award and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to literature. She lives with her family in England and France.
It’s tea and crumpets and delicious conversation with two celebrated authors, Wednesday, April 9, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: From Hollywood, USA to Nuremberg, Germany – Untold Stories of World War II Series
Wednesday, April 2, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds will travel from Hollywood, USA to Nuremberg, Germany to bring you two stories of World War II only recently uncovered.
Joining the show is author Tim Townsend whose new book Mission at Nuremberg, An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis tells the controversial and thought-provoking story of Army Chaplain Henry F. Gerecke. At the end of World War II, Gerecke was recruited for the most difficult job of his life: ministering to twenty-one prominent Nazi leaders awaiting trial at Nuremberg, including Hermann Goering, a chief architect of Hitler’s “Final Solution” and Joachim von Ribbentrop, Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany. Townsend, a former religion reporter at the St. Louis Dispatch, holds master’s degrees from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Yale Divinity School.
In Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War, Mark Harris brings us the untold story of the extraordinary wartime experiences of five of Hollywood’s greatest and most legendary directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II, and were changed forever by their experience. Harris explores the “lost chapters” in the careers of America’s most celebrated directors: John Ford, William Wyler, John Houston, George Stevens, and Frank Capra, who left Hollywood at the peak of their success to join the Armed Forces and shape the way America saw the war. Harris is the author of Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood, a New York Times notable book of the year, named one of the ten best nonfictions books of the decade by Salon and a columnist for Entertainment Weekly. He is a graduate of YaleUniversity and lives in New York City with his husband, Tony Kushner.
Join us for From Hollywood USA to Nuremberg, Germany, Wednesday, April 2, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Beyond The Twilight Zone with Anne Serling
Wednesday, March 26, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds enters The Twilight Zone when Anne Serling, daughter of The Twilight Zone’s creator, Rod Serling, visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.” Thus began one of the most iconic television shows of all time written by one of the giants of early television and beyond, Rod Serling.
In the incomparable biography of her father, As I Knew Him, Anne Serling, Rod’s youngest daughter, has written a brilliant send-up to her father that Robert Redford calls “a haunting and beautifully written memoir.” Tender, thoughtful, the book is as magical as the father she writes about, a lyrical, intimate tribute to Rod Serling’s legacy as visionary, storyteller, and humanist, and a moving testament to the love between fathers and daughters. It is filled with surprises, proving that Serling was right: Everything is not as it seems.
Join us for Beyond The Twilight Zone with biographer Anne Serling. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, March 26, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Stuck? Fifty-two Weeks to the Cure
Overwhelmed? Bored? Frustrated? STUCK? Wednesday, March 19, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds explores the lives of four women who approaching mid-life found themselves in a state of stuck! Their journeys to get unstuck are at once humor-filled, honest, insightful and gut-wrenching – their stories lessons for us all. Joining The Halli Casser-Jayne Show are the authors of The 52 Weeks, Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck Karen Amster-Young, and Pam Godwin, and contributors to the book Jennifer Gardner Trulson and Nadia Stieglitz.
We’ll get inspired with Karen Amster-Young, a marketing and public relations veteran who has amassed many awards for her work, including a spot on PR Week’s “Forty PR stars under forty.” We’ll discover possibilities with Pam Godwin who began her career as a caseworker for a nonprofit refugee resettlement agency. After getting her master’s degree in elementary education, Pam was a classroom teacher and literacy specialist in the New York City public school system. We’ll get going again with Jennifer Gardner Trulson, the author of the memoir Where You Left Me, which was named Best Non-Fiction by the readers of Elle. She has been featured on the Today Show and 20/20 and been published in Harper’s Bazaar. We’ll learn to jumpstart our lives with a year of discovery with Nadia Stieglitz. Born in France, raised in the Alps, now a resident of New York City with her husband and three daughters, Steiglitz worked as a creative director in publishing. Then she decided to shake things up; you won’t believe what she discovered!
It’s almost Spring and time to shake, rattle, roll and get Unstuck! Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, March 19, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Founder – Lead Singer – Lead Guitarist of THE BYRDS, Roger McGuinn
Wednesday, March 12, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds welcomes arguably one of the great guitar players of our time, Roger McGuinn.
Guitar player, singer, songwriter, Roger McGuinn is best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist of The Byrds, today considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s, pioneering the musical genre of folk rock, melding the influence of The Beatles and other British Invasion bands with contemporary and traditional folk music.
McGuinn was voted in the top five on Rolling Stone’s list of greatest guitar players of all time, praised for his chordal 12-string Rickenbacker riffs, the sonic bridge between folk and rock that changed music forever.
Jim McGuinn was a kid from the Windy City when he became interested in music after hearing Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel, which inspired him to pick up the guitar. The rest, as they say, is history. McGuinn would play with The Limeliters, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Bob Dylan, Bo Diddley, Judy Collins and Bobby Darin. He and fellow Byrd members that included Gene Clark, David Crosby, Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman would make songs such as Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn Turn Turn, Eight Miles High and The Ballad of Easy Rider number one hits. In 1991 The Byrds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Latest HC-J Show: Money! Money! Money! Is Money the Root of All Evil?
Wednesday, March 5, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds takes an in-depth look at Money! Money! Money! Is money the root of all evil? We’ll pose that question to our guests: author of Crazy Rich: Power, Scandal, and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty, Jerry Oppenheimer; author of The Einstein of Money, The Life and Timeless Financial Wisdom of Benjamin Graham, Joe Carlen, and author of Nothing Personal, a Novel of Wall Street, Mike Offit.
Jerry Oppenheimer is the bestselling author of unauthorized biographies of public figures including Hillary and Bill Clinton, Anna Wintour, Rock Hudson, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters, Ethel Kennedy, Jerry Seinfeld and the Hilton Family. In addition to being a biographer, he has also worked in several different capacities as a journalist. Crazy Rich places under a journalistic microscope the private lives of the Johnson family and tells the story of their immense power, extraordinary wealth, and provocative dramas.
Joe Carlen is the co-founder and lead market analyst at Know Thy Market, LLC. He is the coauthor of the business biography From Lifeguard to Sun King, which was included on the Wall Street Journal business book bestseller list.
Mike Offit began a Wall Street real estate trading career after graduating from Brown University, and obtained significant success on the Street. After his departure, he turned back to his original passion: writing. Richard Johnson of Page Six hails Offit’s novel, saying “Nothing Personal makes Wolf of Wall Street look like a flea.”
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds airs Wednesdays, 3 pm at the show’s website @ Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Film Critic Carrie Rickey and Director Charles Matthau Preview the Oscars
Wednesday, February 26, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds takes an in-depth look at The Academy Awards with longtime film critic of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Carrie Rickey, and film director/screenwriter/producer Charles Matthau.
While most notable for her film reviews for The Philadelphia Inquirer, film critic Carrie Rickey’s work has also appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Village Voice. Her essays are collected in many books including The American Century and American Movie Critics. Rickey was an early champion of women filmmakers including Gillian Armstrong, Kathryn Bigelow and Ava DuVernay. She has profiled artists and filmmakers from Clint Eastwood and Sidney Poitier to Elizabeth Taylor and Nora Ephron. A native of Los Angeles, from 1980 to 1983 Rickey was a film critic at the Village Voice. She then became a film critic for The Boston Herald. In 1986, she became the film critic at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Rickey has served on numerous juries, including the New York Film Festival and is included in the book Feminists Who Changed America for her role in chronicling the work and the progress of women artists and filmmakers.
Director/screenwriter/producer Charles Matthau was weaned on film. His father, actor Walter Matthau exposed young Charlie to every aspect of filmmaking early on. He appeared as a child actor alongside his father in such films as Charley Varrick, The Bad News Bears and House Calls before he turned to directing with The Grass Harp, from a novella by Truman Capote, and the made-for-TV movie The Marriage Fool. A graduate of the film school at the University of Southern California, Matthau also directed Doin’ Time on Planet Earth, Her Minor Thing, Baby-O and Freaky Deaky starring Christian Slater, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. This spring Matthau will direct The Suicide Squad, a film starring Andrew Dice Clay (Blue Jasmine). He is also Executive Producer of the TV series Mexican High, based on the novel by Lisa Monroy.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds airs Wednesdays, 3 pm ET.
Latest HC-J Show: The True Story of Atomic Bomb Victim Hiroshima Survivor Shinji Mikamo
Wednesday, February 19, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds airs the true story of atomic bomb victim, Hiroshima survivor, Shinji Mikamo.
August 6, 1945 begins like any other day in Hiroshima during World War II. As nineteen-year-old Shinji Mikamo helps his father prepare their house for demolition, there is a blinding flash and ear-piercing explosion. Right as Shinji turns toward the noise, a fireball sends him into a chaotic world of darkness and confusion. An atomic bomb has just exploded only three-quarters of a mile away from Shinji, devastating all of Hiroshima in only a few seconds.
The story of what happened thereafter to Shinji is told by his daughter, Dr. Akiko Mikamo in her book Rising from the Ashes, A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima. Dr. Akiko Mikamo who was born and raised in Hiroshima by two atomic bomb survivors, promised herself as a child to contribute to world peace and humanity. She is president of San Diego – WISH: Worldwide Initiative to Safeguard Humanity and president and medical psychologist at US-Japan Psychological Services in San Diego, California.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds airs Wednesday’s, 3 pm. Tune in online here.
Latest HC-J Show: The Attorney Who Took On Rapist Roman Polanski, Lawrence Silver
Wednesday, February 12, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will talk to Lawrence Silver, the man who for 35 years has served as Samantha Geimer’s attorney, friend and confident and is the co-author of the true story of 13-year old Geimer’s rape by the famous Hollywood director as revealed in the memoir The Girl, A life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski
Attorney Lawrence Silver has had a front-row seat to one of the most controversial and complex legal cases of our day: “Jane Doe vs. Roman Polanski,” the rape charges brought against the Academy Award-winning Hollywood director of such films as Chinatown and Rosemary’s Baby.
Silver was a distinguished thirty-two year old deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania when he quit his job and headed for California’s sunny beaches. Planning on a year off, he soon found himself embroiled in one of the most sensational rape cases of a generation, taking on a powerful man in Hollywood, as well as one of the most sympathetic. Polanski, a Holocaust survivor, had recently lost his eight-and-a-half month pregnant wife, the beautiful actress Sharon Tate, brutally murdered by The Manson Family.
Like the current drama sitting front and center in the tabloids, the accusations of rape by Dylan Farrow against her father Woody Allen, the accusations by young Geimer against Polanski was the talk of the nation.
Now, Samantha Geimer and attorney Lawrence Silver tell their stories in a searing and surprising memoir, breaking their virtual thirty-five-year silence.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds airs Wednesday’s, 3 pm. Listen online right here.
Latest HC-J Show: Female Terrorism and The Sochi Olympics with a Woman Who Talks to Terrorists!
With all eyes on the Sochi Olympics and the very real threat of terrorism by so-called “Black Widows,” Wednesday, February 5, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds talks to Anne Speckhard, Ph.D world renowned expert on the psychology of terrorism and author of Talking to Terrorists: Understanding the Psycho-Social Motivations of Militant Jihadi Terrorists, Mass Hostage Takers, Suicide Bombers & “Martyrs”. While many might call themselves “terrorism experts,” Dr. Speckhard has done what most have not: She has talked to terrorists.
In the last decade Dr. Speckhard has interviewed over four hundred terrorists, suicide bombers, terrorist supporters, family members, close associates and hostages investigating what puts individuals on the terrorist trajectory and what might also take them back off it. She conducted interviews with the hostages of Beslan and Nord Ost about the Chechen mass hostage takers and conducted psychological autopsies (with a Chechen colleague) on over half of the 112 Chechen suicide bombers trying to learn what motivated them to explode themselves.
Dr. Speckhard has been working in the field of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since the 1980’s and has extensive experience working in Europe, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. She has provided expert consultation to European and Middle Eastern governments as well as to NATO, OSCE and the U.S. Department of Defense regarding programs for prevention and rehabilitation of individuals committed to political violence and militant jihad. In 2006-2007 she worked with the U.S. Department of Defense to design and pilot test the Detainee Rehabilitation Program in Iraq.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds airs lives Wednesdays, 3 pm ET and is always available for your listening pleasure online at Halli Casser-Jayne Dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Celebrity Chef and Author Norman Van Aken
Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, Wednesday, January 29 , 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds welcomes celebrity chef and author of a delicious, joyride of a new memoir No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken.
Norman Van Aken is known as the founding father of New World Cuisine, a celebration of Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African, and American flavors. He is also known internationally for introducing the concept of “Fusion” to the culinary world. The only Floridian inducted into the prestigious James Beard list of “Who’s Who in American Food and Beverage,” his restaurant, Norman’s, was nominated as a finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Restaurant in America.” He has also been a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for “Best Chef in America.” Van Aken has published five cookbooks: Feast of Sunlight, The Exotic Fruit Book, Norman’s New World Cuisine, New World Kitchen, and My Key West Kitchen.
No Experience Necessary spans twenty-plus years of the culinary renegade and pioneering restaurateur’s career, offering a uniquely personal, highly-entertaining under-the-tablecloth view of the high stakes world of American cuisine, told with wit, insight, and great affection by a natural storyteller, with appearances by Tennessee Williams, Jimmy Buffet, Julia Child, Burt Reynolds and more.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds airs lives Wednesdays, 3 pm ET and is always available for your listening pleasure online at Halli Casser-Jayne Dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: An Intimate Conversation with Award-Winning Haitian-American Author Edwidge Danticat
Wednesday, January 22, 2013, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds offers an intimate conversation with award-winning Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat. Edwidge Danticat has written numerous books, including Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory an Oprah Book Club Selection; Krik? Krak! a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breakers a Pen/Faukner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, Danticat has been published in The New Yorker, the New York Times and elsewhere. Her recent novel, Claire of the Sea Light is mellifluous and in every way a hypnotic lyric for the land Edwidge Danticat once called home.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, when she was two years old, her father immigrated to New York, to be followed two years later by her mother. Edwidge and her younger brother remained in Haiti. Her early education was in French although she spoke Kreyòl at home. At the age of 12, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, to join her parents in a heavily Haitian American neighborhood. But the transition to American life did not come easily and she turned to literature for solace. Today Edwidge Dantiat is a strong advocate for issues affecting Haitians abroad and at home. She has worked with filmmakers Patricia Benoit and Jonathan Demme, on projects on Haitian art and documentaries about Haïti.
Latest HC-J Show: The Lives and Times of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
The passionate love affair between Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald has been one of the tragic and storied romances of our time. Broken by mental illness, alcoholism, adulterous relationships, and financial ruin, the devoted pair – soul mates and Jazz Age sweethearts – were fiercely loyal to their floundering marriage even to their last rendezvous on Cuban holiday in 1939. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds takes a look at the iconic Fitzgeralds, Wednesday, January 15, 20143 pm ET with author R. Clifton Spargo, Professor Emeritus of English and Fitzgerald scholar Jackson R. Bryer, and Thomas W. Thompson, Director of the Scott and ZeldaFitzgeraldMuseum, Montgomery, Alabama.
In poignant, stunning detail, R. Clifton Spargo richly imagines the golden couple’s final goodbye in Beautiful Fools, a novel thrumming with the hope and heartbreak that accompanies second chances and fractured love. R. Clifton Spargo is a Chicago-based novelist and cultural critic who writes “The HI/LO,” a blog for The Huffington Post. An Arts Fellow at the Iowa writer’s Workshop, he has published stories and essays in The Kenyon Review, The Antioch Review, The Yale Review and more.
Jackson R. Bryer is the co-editor of Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgeraldand of Dear Scott/Dear Max: The Fitzgerald-Perkins Correspondence.
Thomas W. Thompson is the Director of the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The FitzgeraldMuseum is working on its upcoming 25th anniversary, which will be celebrated the first week of May 2014.
Latest HC-J Show: Congressional Candidate and Spiritual Leader Marianne Williamson
Is politics only for politicians? How do you feel about celebrities running for national office? International lecturer, author, and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson recently announced her candidacy for California’s Congressional District 33. Halli will speak with Marianne about her candidacy as well as the New York Times bestseller’s latest book A Year of Miracles, Daily Devotions and Reflections, Wednesday, January 8, 3 pm E on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Listen online right here.
Marianne Williamson has been a popular guest on television programs including Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers, and for good reason. The Houston, Texas native gets things done. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also founded the Department of Peace Campaign, a grass roots campaign to establish a United States Department of Peace. She serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, which works to end poverty in the United States and around the world. Internationally acclaimed spiritual leader and lecturer, Marianne Williamson is the author of ten published books, six which have been New York Times bestsellers, four of them reaching the coveted number #1 spot. Recognize these titles? A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles, The Age of Miracles, A Women’s Worth? Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs including Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers, and for good reason. The Houston, Texas native gets things done. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves home-bound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also founded the Department of Peace Campaign, a grass roots campaign to establish a United States Department of Peace. She serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, which works to end poverty in the United States and around the world.
Latest HC-J Show: Astro-Intuitive Albert Gaulden Makes New Year Predictions
Internationally acclaimed author, speaker, psychologist to the stars, the founder of Arizona’s popular alternative therapy program Sedona Intensive, Albert Clayton Gaulden visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, December 11, 3 pm ET for an in-depth conversation about his transforming work.
A leader in the spiritual community, Gaulden has helped thousands of clients achieve personal growth by harnessing their inner power. In his groundbreaking book, You’re Not Who You Think You Are with a forward by The Celestine Prophecy’s James Redfield, Gaulden teaches the same techniques, insights, and exercises familiar to his clients, to guide readers to a place where they can uncover the obstacles that hinder their fulfillment. Gaulden focuses on looking within through his thoughtful, practical, and endlessly illuminating guide. The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC World News, and publications such as the Chicago Tribune have featured Gaulden.
Tune in to Halli’s conversation with author and astro-intuitive Albert Gaulden on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, December 11, 3 pm EDT at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: A Conversation with Author Walter Mosley
When Walter Mosley first burst onto the literary scene in 1990 with his Easy Rawlins mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress – a combustible mixture of Raymond Chandler and Richard Wright – he captured the attention of hundreds and thousands of readers (including future president Bill Clinton). Wednesday, December 18, 3 pm ET, Walter Mosely visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for an in-depth conversation about his life, his writing, and the long-awaited return of Easy Rawlins in Mosley’s new mystery: Little Green.
Walter Mosley started writing at age 34 and legend has it that he has written every day since, penning more than forty books and often publishing two books a year. Devil in a Blue Dress was made into an acclaimed film starring Denzel Washington. Always Outnumbered was an HBO film starring Laurence Fishburne, adapted from Mosley’s first Socrates Fortlow novel, soon to be revived by Fishburne on HBO. Mosley’s short fiction has been published in a wide array of publications including The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, USA Weekend, Los Angeles Times Magazine and Savoy. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Goddard College, he holds an MFA from CNY and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a playwright and an artist and every bit as interesting as the characters he crafts.
Tune in to Halli’s conversation with the fascinating Walter Mosely on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, December 18, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show:Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and authors Jill McCorkle and Cassandra King
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin headlines The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, December 4, 3 pm ET when Halli also chats with award-winning American short story writer and novelist, Jill McCorkle and author Cassandra King.
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln are two of the books that Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian, political commentator and baseball enthusiast Doris Kearns Goodwin has given to the world. Now she adds to her long list of brilliant books The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden Age of Journalism.
Award-winning author Jill McCorkle has the distinction of having her first two novels published on the same day in 1984. The author of nine books – fours story collections and five novels – five of her books have been selected as the New York Times Notable books. She recently released her first novel in seventeen years, Life After Life, a book the New York Times says “in its quiet way is a daring venture.”
In The Halli Casser-Jayne Show’s QA-3 segment, which airs directly following the weekly 3 pm ET broadcast, Halli will talk with bestselling Southern author Cassandra King about her newest book Moonrise.
Latest HC-J Show: Dessert Ideas for the Holidays with Celebrity Chefs Nathalie Dupree, Alex Hitz, Mary Hataway
Dessert ideas for the holidays is what Halli is serving up Wednesday, November 27, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Halli and her guests will be talking about that satisfying, sinful, sensational, sometimes salty, sometimes sweet and always seductive special treat that is dessert. Joining Halli in the conversation three delicious and delectable guests including author, chef, TV and radio personality Alex Hitz; chef, author and personality Nathalie Dupree; and owner, founder and chef of one of the premier catering companies in North America, Soiree Catering and Events: the scrumptious and charming Mary Hataway.
Nathalie Dupree has sold over half a million copies of her cookbooks and has appeared on PBS, The Learning Channel and The Food Network. She has won two James Beard Awards. She is most famous for having started the New Southern Cooking movement.
Alex Hitz has made entertaining fun again. His new book is My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist. He is a columnist for House Beautiful.
Chef Mary Hataway has been honored by many top tier publications including Vogue, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Wine Spectator as one of America’s top female chefs. She she appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America. Mary has catered events for luminaries such as Julia Child and the Emperor of Japan, Akihito.
Latest HC-J Show: A Conversation about the Middle East
The Middle East is the topic of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 20, 3 pm ET when leading Israeli columnist and author, Ari Shavit; veteran war correspondent and author Scott Anderson; Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at American University and author, Richard Breitman visit the show.
Born in Rehovot, Israel, Ari Shavit served as a paratrooper in the IDF and studied philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In the 1980s, he wrote for the progressive weekly Koteret Rashit, in the early 1990s, he was Chairperson of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and in 1995, he joined Haaretz, where he serves on the editorial board. He is also a leading commentator on Israeli public television. Shavit’s new book, My Promised Land, The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel is the winner of The Natan Book Award.
As a veteran war correspondent, Scott Anderson has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Chechnya, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador and many other strife-torn countries. A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, his work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, and Harper’s. His book Lawrence in Arabia: War Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East, is the book New York Times reviewer Janet Maslin hailed as “a fascinating book, the best work of military history in recent memory and an illuminating analysis of issues that still loom large today.”
Richard Breitman, the author of ten books and many articles in German history, U.S. history, and the Holocaust, has served as director of historical research for the Nazi War Criminal Records and Imperial Japanese Records Interagency Working Group. He is editor of the scholarly journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies. His latest book, FDR and The Jews, co-authored with Allan J. Lichtman, is a highly-controversial book that takes a new look at the often contentious lingering debate over whether Franklin Delano Roosevelt turned his back on the Jews of Hitler’s Europe.
Join me and my guests at the 30th Anniversary of the Miami Book Fair International, November 17-24.
Latest HC-J Show: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, A. Scott Berg
Politics is the topic of conversation, Wednesday, November 13, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when our guests will be: U.S. Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC); editor-at-large and senior political analyst at TIME Magazine, Mark Halperin; national affairs editor for New York Magazine, John Heilemann; and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was the youngest woman elected to the Florida state legislature and the first Jewish Congresswoman ever elected from Florida. Wife, mother of three, and breast cancer survivor, Rep. Wasserman Schultz is currently Chair of the DNC. Her first book, For the Next Generation, A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation’s Problems looks at the challenges facing America today and offers readers a toolkit for how to move America forward.
Following on the heels of their number one New York Times bestseller Game Change, their explosive account of the 2008 presidential election, political journalists and authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin apply their storytelling savvy in their new book Double Down: Game Change 2012, their compelling narrative about the circuslike Republican nomination fight, the rise and fall of Mitt Romney, and the trials, tribulations, and Election Day triumph of Barack Obama.
Pulitzer prize winning writer A. Scott Berg has authored four bestselling biographies: Max Perkins: Editor of Genius for which he received the national Book Award; with a Guggenheim Fellowship, he published Goldwyn: A Biography; Lindbergh for which he won the Pulitzer Prize and his biographical memoir of Katharine Hepburn, Kate Remembered a New York Times #1 bestseller. His recently-released biography, Wilson, published this the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration as the 28th President of the United States, is a revelatory portrait of one of America’s most influential, yet often misunderstood presidents.
Latest HC-J Show: 60′s Radical Bill Ayers, JFK’s Assassination and Duke Ellington
Weather Underground founder and the “terrorist” vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin accused candidate Barack Obama of “palling around with” Bill Ayers; journalist James Reston Jr., whose new book The Accidental Victim presents an astonishing argument against the Warren Commission’s findings and the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy; and The Wall Street Journal Drama Critic and author of the new biography Duke, A Life of Duke Ellingtonjoin The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 6, 3 pm ET.
Sixties radical Bill Ayers is the author of the acclaimed and controversial memoir Fugitive Days and many books on education, including To Teach, Teaching Toward Freedom, and A Kind and Just Parent. He is the founder of the Small Schools Workshop and was, until his retirement, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His latest book Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident chronicles Ayers’s “contradictory, messy, three dimensional flesh-and-blood work-in-progress” life over the last forty years.
James Reston Jr. is the author of 15 books, three plays, and numerous articles in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Rolling Stone and elsewhere. Reston has worked as a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center; been the assistant to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Steward Udall, and served three years in the U.S. Army. He was David Frost’s Watergate advisor for the famous Frost/Nixon interviews. His account of that experience, The Conviction of Richard Nixon inspired Peter Morgan’s hit play, later the film Frost/Nixon.
Terry Teachout is the drama critic of The Wall Street Journal, the critic-at-large of Commentary, and the author of Sightings, a biweekly column for the Friday Journal about the arts in America. His previous books include Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong and All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine. Mr. Teachout has also written and the libretti for three operas. He served on the national Council on the Arts and was a Guggenheim Fellow.
Bill Ayers, James Reston, Jr., Terry Teachout on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, November 6, 3 pm ET. Listen live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com where conversation is an art and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation.
Latest HC-J Show: Up Close and Personal With Literary Titans Scott Turow and John Searles
Get up close and personal, Wednesday, October 30, 3 pm ET when The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds hosts two giants of the literary world: The master of the legal thriller Scott Turow and just in time for Halloween, the master of creepy and compelling John Searles.
Scott Turow is the author of nine best-selling works of fiction including Innocent, Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof, and two non-fiction books including One L, about his experiences as a law student. A practicing lawyer, Turow’s books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into film and television projects. Turow frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy, and The Atlantic. He is at the top of his game with his latest thriller, Identical, which is currently Number Two on the New York Times combined print and E-book Bestseller list. Turow is also a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders and a contributor to the band’s new book Hard Listening:The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All. Turow is the current president of the Author’s Guild.
John Searles is the author of the best-selling novels Boy Still Missing and Strange but True. For ten years, John has appeared regularly as a book critic on NBC’s Today Show and CBS’s The Early Show. He is also the Editor-at-Large of Cosmopolitan. His essays have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast and other national publications.
Literary titans Scott Turow and John Searles on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 30, 3 pm ET. Listen live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com where conversation is an art and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation.
Latest HC-J Show: Around the World in 60 Minutes with Esteemed Authors
Bring along your Dramamine when you tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds Wednesday, October 23 at 3 pm ET. You are in for a whirlwind trip around the globe with three esteemed authors: Robert Antoni, Ruth Behar and Michael Diebert.
The inspiration for Robert Antoni’s writing is his long family history in Trinidad and Tobago, and his upbringing in the Bahamas. Antoni is the author of three novels, Divina Trace, Blessed is the Fruit, and Carnival. His latest historical novel, As Flies to Whatless Boys, charts his family’s emigration from England to Trinidad in 1845 as part of an experimental utopian society. Antoni’s books have been awarded the Commonwealth Writers Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. His short fiction was chosen for the Aga Kahn Prize by the Paris Review. Antoni lives in Manhattan and teaches in the graduate writing program at The New School University.
Ruth Behar was born in Cuba and grew up in New York. She is the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She is a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” Award and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. As an ethnographer she has received wide recognition for her personal and provocative travel writing. Her non-fiction books include Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza’s Story, The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart, and An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba. Her most recent book is Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in Between Journeys. It tells about Behar’s life as both an immigrant child uprooted from Cuba and as a woman whose job it is to travel and return home with stories.
Michael Deibert is the author of Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair, Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, Le Monde Diplomatique, and the World Policy Journal, among other publications. He has been a featured commentator on international affairs for the BBC, Channel 4, Al Jazeera, National Public Radio, WNYC New York Public Radio and KPFK Pafica Radio.
Trinadad, Cuba, The Congo through the eyes of three esteemed authors on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 23, 3 pm ET. Listen live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Humorist Dave Barry, Author Delia Ephron, Cartoonist Ben Katchor
It’s comedy central on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 16, 3 pm ET when Halli’s guests will be Pulitzer-Prize winning humorist Dave Barry; bestselling author, playwright and screenwriter of that favorite romantic comedy, You’ve Got Mail, Delia Ephron, and cartoonist Ben Katchor best known for his comic strip Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer.
Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has also written numerous books of humor and parody, as well as comedic novels. His latest book, Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All is a collaboration with his fellow Rock Bottom Remainders, the band that included fellow authors Stephen King, Amy Tan, Scott Turow, Mitch Albom, Roy Blount, Jr. among others.
Delia Ephron is a bestselling author and screenwriter. Her movies include You’ve Got Mail and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Her journalism has appeared in the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, The Huffington Post. Her hit play, Love, Loss, and What I wore (co-written with Nora Ephron) ran for more than two years. In Sister Mother Husband Dog, her new book of essays, Ephron showcases her trademark wit and effervescent prose.
Brooklyn born Ben Katchor is the American cartoonist best known for his comic strip Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer. He has contributed comics and drawings to The New Yorker, Metropolis magazine, and weekly newspapers in the U.S. A Guggenheim Fellowship and MacArthur Fellowship recipient, Katchor was described by author Michael Chabon as “the creator of the last great American comic strip.”
Humor, the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, October 16, 3 pm ET. Come join the laughter, live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 16, 3 pm ET for an hour of laughs.
Latest HC-J Show: Rock and Roll Photographer Lynn Goldsmith and Charlie Parker Biographer Stanley Crouch
Music is the topic of conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 9, 3 pm ET when Halli is joined by two celebrated artists: twice nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for his writing talent, and author of the new much-talked about biography Kansas City Lightning, The Rise and Times of Charles Parker, Stanley Crouch and iconic portrait photographer Lynn Goldsmith who expands her contribution to the arts with her new book, Rock and Roll Stories.
Stanley Crouch has been writing about jazz music and the black experience for more than forty years. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, Vogue, Downbeat, and the New York Times. He has appeared in Ken Burn’s documentaries and since 1987 has served off and on as artistic consultant for programming at Lincoln Center. He is executive vice president of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and is a regular columnist for the New York Daily News.
Lynn Goldsmith is the iconic portrait photographer best known for her images of musicians, the female baby boomer from Middle America who after coming of age in the Midwest in the tumultuous 1960s crashed the music scene in New York and emerged as one of its leading image-makers. She chronicled Bruce Springsteen’s passage to glory, the Rolling Stones’ legendary stadium tours, Michael Jackson’s staggering ascent, U2’s arrival in New York, and the brooding force of Bob Marley. Culture heroes like Bob Dylan and Patti Smith became frequent subjects for her lens.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation.
Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 9, 3 pm ET for an hour of conversation at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Top Chefs Norman Van Aken, Ingrid Hoffman and More
George Bernard Shaw once said that “there is no sincerer love than the love of food” and who wouldn’t agree. So it is that The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds will have a sincere conversation about everyone’s love of food with top chefs and food writers Norman Van Aken, Ingrid Hoffman, Sandra A. Gutierrez, Manuel Villacorta and American comic artist and musician, Lucy Knisley.
Norman Van Aken is known as the founding father of New World cuisine and is recognized internationally for introducing the concept of “fusion” to the culinary world. No Experience Necessary is Van Aken’s new joyride of a memoir. Ingrid Hoffman is the international food and television personality, restaurateur, and host of the Cooking Channel’s “Simply Delicioso” and Univision’s “Delicioso.” Hoffman’s book Latin D’Lite: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist offers a healthy twist on Latin Cuisine. Manuel Villacorta new book, Peruvian Power Foods introduces 18 superfoods and 101 recipes and anti-aging secrets from the Amazon and Andes. In Relish, Lucy Knisley’s delightful drawings offer a crystal-clear how-to guide to do everything worth doing in the kitchen. Step aside Joy of Cooking.
Latest HC-J Show: Actor Ato Essandoh, Star of “Copper”
You may not recognize the name, but actor Ato Essandoh’s face is indelibly marked in the world’s consciousness for his role as the slave D’Artagnan killed in the horrific death by dogs scene in Quentin Tarrantino’s Academy Award-winning film “Django Unchained.” Currently starring in BBC America’s breakout television series “Copper” as Dr. Matthew Freeman, Essandoh will be the guest for the hour on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, August 21, 3 p.m ET.
Ato Essandoh, of Ghanian decent, was born in Schenectady, New York and graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1990. He received a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University. Essandoah joined the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Cornell University, and through that organization, the Irving Literary Society. Also a playwright, he authored “Black Thang,” which is published in the anthology “Plays and Playwrights” 2003. Essandoh studied acting at the Acting Studio in New York City. He co-founded The Defiant Ones writing and performance group.
Among his other important roles, Ato Essandoh has also appeared in “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “Blood Diamond,” and “Nights in Rodanthe.”
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, September 18, 3 pm ET for an hour of captivating conversation.
Latest HC-J Show: Beyond 9/11 Portraits of Resilience
If the story of the United States has a theme so far in the 21st century, it is surely one of resilience. To hail that spirit on the 12th anniversary of September 11, 2001, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show visits a group of extraordinary people whose lives were devastated by the landmark attack on America. Among Halli’s guests: a wife and mother, a businesswomen, a first responder, a journalist, a psychologist, a best friend, each with a unique story to tell of loss and despair, wisdom, and ultimate triumph as they share their accounts that will at once shock and sicken, move you to tears yet sometimes laughter — all which will inspire. Join Halli, 3 pm ET, September 11, 2013 ONLINE.
Latest HC-J Show: Marione Ingram, Holocaust Survivor
In the wake of the genocide currently taking place in Syria, as the U.S. asks itself of its moral obligations to the world, and on the eve of the Jewish High Holy Days, I hope everyone will tune in to my very important conversation with Holocaust survivor, Marione Ingram, Wednesday, September 4, 3 pm ET.
Marione Ingram grew up in Nazi Germany during World War II, the daughter of a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father. As well as the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of several close family members in 1941, Ingram experienced the firestorm bombing of Hamburg in 1943, the deadliest aerial assault the world had ever seen. Her harrowing tale under the cruel hand of Hitler’s regime is told in her gut-wrenching book, The Hands of War, A Tale of Endurance and Hope, from a Survivor of the Holocaust.
From her inside perspective, Marione Ingram recounts a time in history we must never forget and will discuss the lessons – learned or not – from the horrors of the past.
This is a conversation you won’t soon forget.
Latest HC-J Show: Intuitive Karen L. Garvey
Intuitive, MBA, author, speaker and professional coach, Karen L. Garvey visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, August 28, 3 p.m. ET for Spiritual Encounters of the Third Kind, a conversation you won’t want to miss.
After obtaining her MBA, Karen L. Garvey acquired extensive business experience. But on 9/11, Garvey “received” simultaneous information about what was occurring at Ground Zero, which was her first experience learning something not through earthly means. Over time, Garvey discovered how to intentionally attune to this connection.
A frequent media presence, including a guest appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, Garvey, through her conduit to universal knowledge, also provides ongoing insights for seminars, media appearances, and books. In 2010, she was voted one of the Best Psychics.
“To help shed the misbeliefs associated with words like psychic, medium, or intuitive, I simply act as a conduit to universal knowledge,” Garvey says.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, August 28, 3 pm ET for an hour of out of this world conversation with conduit to universal knowledge, Karen L. Garvey.
New York Times bestselling author, one of the great thriller writers of our day, Nelson DeMille, visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, August 21, 3 p.m ET for a rare in-depth conversation.
Nelson DeMille is a former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam and is the author of eighteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House, and The Lion. His other New York Times bestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General’s Daughter, which was a major motion picture starring John Travolta.
His latest book, The Panther, just released in Trade Paperback, brings back favorite characters Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent, John Cory and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield. It is classic DeMille fare: compelling, gritty, action-packed, political and humor-filled, a story that couldn’t be more topical.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, August 21, 3 pm ET for an hour of thrilling conversation.
Latest HC-J Show: STRESS!!!!!!
STRESS! is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show,Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, August 14, 3 p.m. ET,when Paul Huljich, author of Stress Pandemic, The Lifestyle Solution – the book Psychology Today named “One of the season’s most talked about books” — joins Halli in a conversation you won’t want to miss.
Organic foods pioneer and co-founder of Best Corporation, Paul Huljich led his company to unparalleled success, during which its value grew to more than $100 million. But Huljich gradually developed a number of stress-related conditions. In 1998, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a result of years of unchecked stress. That same year, he experienced a complete nervous breakdown, losing his rights as a citizen and being made a ward of the state. He was told by the best and the brightest in the medical community that there was no cure for his illness.
In Stress Pandemic, a candid and informative cautionary tale, Huljich shares his journey and his ultimate success in fortifying himself and mastering his stress. His book is a primer on developing and implementing his nine-step LifeReStyle Process.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, August 14, 3 pm ET for an hour of stress-free radio.
Latest HC-J Show: The Big Scam: The Myth of Delaying Baby-Making
OnWednesday, August 7, 3 p.m. ET,The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, presents The Big Scam: The Myth of Delaying Baby-Making, a 90-minute special anyone interested in starting a family should listen to. Joining Halli for an in-depth discussion about the myths of fertility and the power of reproductive technologies are five of the most influential women on these topics today: Gloria Feldt, Dr. Victoria Maizes, Miriam Zoll, Janet Jaffe, Ph.D and Leah Campbell.
Gloria Feldt was a teen mom from rural Texas who became president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. An inspiring speaker, author, commentator and world changer, she is the co-founder and president of Take the Lead, a new initiative to propel women to take their fair and equal share of top leadership positions.
Dr. Victoria Maizes is Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by natural-health guru, Dr. Andrew Weil. She is a Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health and the author of Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child.
Award-winning writer Miriam Zoll is the author of the new memoir/expose Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies. The founding co-producer of the Ms. Foundation for Women’s original Take our Daughters to Work Day, she is a current member of the board of Our Bodies Ourselves, the global women and girls’ health and human rights organization.
Janet Jaffe, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, is co-founder and co-director of the Center of Reproductive Psychology in San Diego, CA and co-author of Unsung Lullabies: Understand and Coping with Infertility.
Living in Alaska, Leah Campbell has travelled the world and written extensively on topics relating to infertility. A two-time egg donor, Leah became infertile as a result of hormone treatments and has since become a single, adoptive mom. Leah recently released her book Single Infertile Female.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, August 7, 3 pm ET for an hour of edifying radio.
Latest HC-J Show: CEOs Alan Levy, JD Messinger, Robert Charles Hunter: Beyond the Boardroom
OnWednesday, July 31, 3 p.m. ET,The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds will introduce you to three men you won’t soon forget. You might know them as heads of large corporations, but BlogTalkRadio’s CEO Alan Levy; former CEO Ernst & Young Consulting, JD Messinger; and former PepsiCo CEO Robert Charles Hunter are more than their suit and tie personas. Who are these thought leaders beyond the boardroom? Tune in for a rare beyond the boardroom glimpse into three men known for their business acumen and about to be discovered for far more.
CEO Alan Levy is the co-founder of BlogTalkRadio powered by Cinchcast, the world’s largest online talk radio network. A former accountant and telecommunications executive, Levy, launched the service in August, 2006, as a way to allow bloggers to communicate directly with their audiences in real time. How and why the idea for this innovative technology came to Levy is a story you won’t forget.
JD Messinger is the former CEO of Ernst & Young Consulting (Singapore) and an advisor to Fortune 100 clients and governments on five continents, who helped supervise the Valdez Oil spill cleanup. Messinger’s life took a dramatic turn after breaking his neck, his story of spiritual transformation chronicled in his book 11 Days in May, The Conversation That Will Change Your Life.
Nationally known business leader, speaker, film producer and author of the book Curious Journey, Robert Charles Hunter served 23 years with PepsiCo, including 11 years as CEO of PepsiCo Food Systems. Firmly rooted in the world of logic, he found himself asking “Is that all there is?” His answer will astonish you.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, July 31, 3 pm ET for an hour of fascinating radio.
Latest HC-J Show: Record-Breaking Adventurers Pat Farmer, Dr. Francis Slakey and Maria Parker
OnWednesday, July 24, 3 p.m. ET,The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds will introduce you to three people who have completed life-changing adventures. Among our guests: Pat Farmer, who accomplished a 21,000-Kilometre Pole to Pole Run, Dr. Francis Slakey who scales the highest peak of every continent and surfed every ocean and Maria Parker, the first woman over 50 to win the 3000 mile Race Across America.
In January 2012, Australia’s Pat Farmer accomplished one of the greatest feats in human history when he arrived at the South Pole after the longest and arguably most dangerous run ever made that put him into the company of the world’s greatest adventurers. His new book Pole to Pole tells his amazing story.
In July 2009, Dr. Francis Slakey became the first person to stand on the summits of every continent and ride the waves of every ocean. The story of his phenomenal expedition coupled with his struggle from a life of rational detachment is chronicled in his dramatic memoir To The Last Breath.
In June 2013, Maria Parker became the first woman over 50 to win the 3000 mile Race Across America (RAAM), achieving this accomplishment in the face of learning of her sister’s terminal brain cancer diagnosis.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, July 24, 3 pm ET for an hour of adventurous radio.
Latest HC-J Show: Director Susan Seidelman, The Hot Flashes Movie
On Wednesday, July 17, 3 p.m. ET American director, producer and writer Susan Seidelman will be Halli’s guest for the hour to talk about the release of her latest film, The Hot Flashes Movie, opening nationwide.
Susan Seidelman belongs to the first wave of female independent film makers in the American cinema of the 1980s. A student of fashion and arts at Drexel University in Philadelphia, her first forays into movie-making at New York University resulted in numerous awards. In 1982, Seidelman made her feature film debut with Smithereens, which was the first American independent film to be selected for competition at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. Seidelman’s second theatrical film Desperately Seeking Susan, featuring then-rising star Madonna, was a major box-office and critical success and launched the film careers of co-stars Rosanna Arquette and Aidan Quinn among others. Also on the list of Seidelman’s celebrated films: Making Mr. Right, Musical Chairs and Boynton Beach Club. Seidelman was the director of the pilot of the iconic television series Sex and the City, and went on to direct future episodes.
Her latest film, The Hot Flashes movie starring Brooke Shields, Darryl Hannah, Wanda Sykes, Camryn Manheim, Virginia Madsen and Eric Roberts opened Friday.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, July 17, 3 pm ET for an hour of fascinating radio
Latest HC-J Show: Showtime’s HOMELAND Star Navid Nagahban
CNN called him “the actor who made a character a household name,” and that’s exactly what Navid Negahban did in his critically acclaimed performance on the Emmy® and Golden Globe award-winning drama HOMELAND as ‘Abu Nazir, the enigmatic al-Qaeda overlord whose intrigues propelled the tense storyline through the first two seasons of the hit Showtime series.
In a rare, in-depth interview the 2013 SAG Award nominated actor, Navid Negahban, will share his secret to the building of the character “Abu Nazir, the al Qaeda terrorist manipulating US Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody on “Homeland,” and so much more, when Negahban sits down for an intimate conversation with host Halli Casser-Jayne on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds.
Born in Mashhad, Iran, Negahban took a liking to acting at the age of eight when he first provoked laughter from a large audience while he was on stage. He grew up during the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War, before leaving at the age of 20 and moving to Turkey, Germany, and eventually America. After getting his show-biz start doing commercials and modeling, he transitioned into episodic work on TV and various movie roles. Navid is on fire with more guest starring roles and projects, including his latest starring role alongside Clive Owen in the upcoming feature WORDS AND PICTURES. Negahban’s film credits also include a powerful leading role in the critically acclaimed feature THE STONING OF SORAYA M., a significant supporting roles in BROTHERS, starring Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal; POWDER BLUE with Jessica Biel and Forest Whitaker, and CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, July 10, 3 pm ET for an hour of fascinating radio.
Latest HC-J Show: I Scream, You Scream, Let’s Scream….ICE CREAM!!!!!!
On Wednesday, July 3 from 3-4 pm EST, we’re discussing the history of ice cream and the role it plays in our American lives with Daniel Gritzer of Food & Wine magazine, artisanal ice cream makers Felecia Hatcher from Feverish Ice Cream and Sophia Brittan from Victory Garden NYC; and Michael Turback author of A Month of Sundaes. We’ll also discuss:What’s new in the ice cream world; ice cream success stories; the best-selling flavors and ice cream brands; and the resurgence of popsicles.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds airs on Blog Talk Radio every Wednesday from 3-4 pm EST. Visit www.hallicasser-jayne.com for more info.
Latest HC-J Show: A Silent Comedy Festival Starring Broadway’s Chaplin, Rob McClure
Comedy reigns supreme on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, June 26, 3 pm ET, when Halli hosts The Halli Casser-Jayne Show’s Silent Comedy Fest starring Chaplin the Musical’s Tony Award Nominee, Rob McClure; author Trav SD; one of the leading silent film’s accompanists Ben Model, and from SLAPSTICON 2013, Richard Roberts.
That’s right, batten down the hatches for a show that promises to be a laugh a minute when Halli is joined by her guests: author Trav SD whose brand-spanking new book CHAIN OF FOOLS, Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to YouTube will tickle your soul. Meet Ben Model, historian, who has been playing piano and organ for silents at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York for the past 28 years. Ben also curated Shout! Factory’s new “Ernie Kovacs Collection” DVD box set. Then travel with Halli to Indiana University Cinema for a sneak peek at SLAPSTICON 2013, a four-day Film Festival beginning June 27th that is devoted to the revived exhibition of rare silent and early sound film comedy. Rounding out the hour is an in-depth interview with Broadway sensation and 2012 Tony Award nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of legendary silent film star Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin the Musical, Rob McClure.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, June 26, 3 pm ET for an hour of fun radio.
Latest HC-J Show: Gaby Pacheco: Undocumented American or Illegal Immigrant?
Gaby Pacheco who calls herself “an undocumented American” is an immigrant rights leader from Miami, Florida. She has been speaking about her lack of papers since high school.
As one of the creators of the Florida-based, youth-led group, Students Working for Equal Rights, she began organizing when she realized she was just one of hundreds of undocumented students in her community.
In 2010, she and three friends walked 1,500 miles from Miami to Washington, DC, to bring to light the plight of immigrants in this country, and to urge President Obama to stop the separations of families and deportations of DREAM Act-eligible youth. As political director of the national youth group United We Dream, she spearheaded efforts that led President Obama to announce the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Listen to Gaby’s story on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and you decide: GABY PACHECO: UNDOCUMENTED AMERICAN OR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT?
Latest HC-J Show: A Tribute to The Godfather of Soul, James Brown
In celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month, Wednesday, June 19, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds salutes the Godfather of Soul, the one and only James Brown with his daughter Deanna Brown Thomas; RJ Smith, author of the definitive James Brown biography THE ONE; Jason Eamons, the Director of Curatorial Affairs at EMP Museum, along with a few surprise guests. Be sure to tune in.
Deanna Brown Thomas, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio & TV personality, actress and writer is President of The James Brown Family Children Foundation (JBFCF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created according to the wishes of James Brown.
RJ Smith’s THE ONE is the definitive biography of James Brown, not only presenting the first complete portrait of his personal life, but also placing Brown in his proper place in the pantheon of popular culture icons. Nominated for an NAACP award and hailed by Janet Maslin of The New York Times as one of the top books of 2012, Smith has been an editor at Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, the LA Times Magazine, GQ, Spin, Blender, Details, and Yeti.
Jason Eamons is the Director of Curatorial Affairs at EMP Museum, which was founded by Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen and opened in June 2000 in a building designed by Frank Gehry. The EMP Museum explores the artists and ideas that fuel popular music and pop culture.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, June 19, 3 pm ET for an hour of fascinating radio.
Latest HC-J Show: Fran Drescher’s Mom Actress Renee Taylor
Wednesday, June 12, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds welcomes two legends of stage and screen, Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna as well as one of the most influential men in the New York theatre, Theodore “Ted” Chapin.
Early in their 47-year marriage, Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna had a huge fight — a fight that ultimately led to a highly autobiographical, two-person show.
“I told him to get out,” Taylor recently said in an interview. “So he started packing. But then I started packing, too. He asked me why and I said, ‘If you ever leave me, I’m going with you.’”
Forty-seven years later Taylor and Bologna have established themselves as one of the major power marriages in entertainment. They both have distinguished careers as actors. Bologna has starred in movies such as “My Favorite Year,” “Blame It on Rio,” “Chapter Two” and “Big Daddy,” and is probably best known for TV’s “Married With Children.” Taylor has appeared in “The Producers,” “Dr. Doolittle 2,” and “Alfie.” She is probably best known as Fran Drescher’s mother, Sylvia Fine, on “The Nanny” and has a recurring role on “How I Met Your Mother.”
They have written and directed for the theater. Their first play together, “Lovers and Other Strangers,” was a Broadway hit, and then became a film, earning them an Oscar nomination. Their relationship is always at the heart of their creativity.
“People always ask us the secret to our relationship,” Taylor said. “We started thinking about it, and that led to this show.”
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, June 12, 3 pm ET for an hour of intriguing radio.
Latest HC-J Show: Mr. Carl Reiner
Wednesday, June 5, 3 pm ET, a legend of American comedy, actor, film director, producer and writer CARL REINER joins The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Funny Minds for an hour-long in-depth interview.
Depending on who you talk to, MR. CARL REINER is best known as a co-star on the legendary television program, “Your Show of Shows”…or as the creator and co-star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show”…or as The Interviewer of “The 2000 Year Old Man”…or a director of feature films, including “The Jerk,” “All of Me,” “Oh, God!,” and “Where’s Poppa”…or as father of actor-writer-director-producer Rob Reiner and husband of jazz vocalist Estelle Reiner…or as the recipient of twelve Emmy Awards…or…
Mr. Reiner won a Grammy Award with Mel Brooks in 1999 for Best Spoken Word/Comedy Album, for “The Two Thousand Year Old Man,” was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1999; received the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize in Comedy in 2001; has a total of 12 Emmy Awards and received an Honorary Doctorate from Georgetown University, Oct. 2012.
Mr. Reiner’s latest memoir, “I Remember Me,” is Carl Reiner at his best: a combination of playful jest and modest humility that has garnered him the love and respect of fans for generations, making Mr. Reiner one of the most revered comedic icons of the past hundred years.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, June 5, 3 pm ET for an hour of fascinating radio.
Latest HC-J Show: Andrew Gross, Steve Berry, Wiley Cash: The Thriller Writers of Them All
As the summer reading season kicks into full swing, in a rare gathering of three of the most celebrated thriller writers of our times, New York Times and international bestselling authors Steve Berry, Andrew Gross and Wiley Cash join The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, May 29, 3 pm ET for what promises to be a thrilling conversation.
New York Times and international bestseller, thriller writer Andrew Gross was picked from obscurity by author James Patterson co-authoring five number one bestsellers with the celebrated author, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. Grossclaimed fame on his own with his top selling books 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, The Blue Zone and many more. His latest page turner is the gripping No Way Back. Gross’ books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.
Steve Berry is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of eight Cotton Malone adventures, three stand-alone novels, and four short stories. His thrillers have catapulted Berry as a top thriller writer with 15 million books in print, translated into 40 languages and sold in 51 countries. His latest thriller, The King’s Deception, publishes on June 11.
A North Carolina native, a region that figures prominently in his fiction, Wiley Cash startled the literary world with his debut novel A Land More Kind Than Home, named a notable book of the year by the New York Times. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, has held residency positions at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Southern New Hampshire University.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, May 29, 3 pm ET for an hour of intriguing radio.
Latest HC-J Show: The Cleanse Guru Dr. Alejandro Junger
Wednesday, May 22, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds is proud to host detox guru to Gwyneth Paltrow and frequent contributor to the Dr. Oz and Martha Stewart Shows, bestselling author Dr. Alejandro Junger for an hour-long, in-depth conversation.
Fresh off his extraordinary success with his first book CLEAN, Dr. Junger’s new book is CLEAN GUT, in which Dr. Junger presents his groundbreaking program to eliminate minor and major health problems – from extra weight, chronic pain, and allergies to heart disease, inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and depression.
Endorsed by the likes of celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and designer Donna Karan, Dr. Mark Hyman and Tibet House co-founder Robert Thurman, Dr. Junger promises those who diligently follow his program to put an end to everyday ailments, reverse chronic disease and help his followers to achieve true, long-lasting health.
“My go-to doctor, Alejandro Junger understands health-literally from the inside out! CLEAN GUT is revelatory and rejuvenating,” says actress & GOOP founder, Gwyneth Paltrow.
Dr. Alejandro Junger, M.D., completed his training in internal medicine at New York University Downtown Hospital and his fellowship in cardiology at Lenox Hll Hospital in New York City. In addition, after completing his medical training, Junger studied Eastern medicine in India.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, May 22, 3 pm ET for an hour of intriguing radio.
Latest HC-J Show: Dancing with the Star’s Andy Dick
Fresh off the dance floor of Dancing with the Stars is actor, comic, singer, dancer Andy Dick; director of the fun, kitch film Freaky Deaky, Charles Matthau and actor, and actor and comedy partner of Andy Dick, Paris Dylan.
In a career that’s been filled with the ups and downs of an overworked sump pump, comic Andy Dick made a huge comeback with his poignant and fun appearance on the current season’s Dancing with the Stars. While he lacked the dancing skills to take home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, he won the hearts of fans with his heart-filled performance dedicated to his daughter and his strong sense of determination.
Director, writer, producer Charlie Matthau carries the show business gene inherited from his father iconic actor Walter Matthau and his mom, actress and writer Carol. His latest film, in which Andy Dick has a starring role is Freaky Deaky based on the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name.
Also on the show is actor, comic, and the fun, fun, Paris Dylan. Appearing at Comedy Clubs nationwide, you can catch Andy Dick and Paris Dylan doing their comedy act, ‘a departure from comedy’. With stories, songs, and “jokes” it’s a different show every night.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, May 15, 3 pm ET for an hour of intriguing radio on BlogTalkRadio.com.
Latest HC-J Show: Untold Stories of World War II
Wednesday, May 8, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds unknown stories of World War II is the subject of our discussion.
Joining The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is best-selling author Robert Edsel, whose new book is SAVING ITALY: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis; acclaimed historian and author of September Hope, John C. McManus; and author Denise Kiernan whose new book is The Girls of Atomic City, The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II.
In SAVING ITALY: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis, Robert Edsel tells an astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy’s vast store of priceless monuments and art during World War II. While American warriors were fighting the length of the country, other Americans were courageously working alongside to preserve the irreplaceable best of Italy’s culture.
Historian John C. McManus tells a riveting and deeply moving story of uncommon courage in September Hope, The American Side of a Bridge Too Far in his account of World War II’s most ambitious invasion, Operation Market Garden, an immense, daring offensive to defeat Nazi Germany before the end of 1944.
In The Girls of Atomic City, The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, Denise Kiernan rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity when she tells the story of the Manhattan Project, a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II and the never-before-told story of the crucial role women played in one of the significant moments in U.S. history.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, May 8, 3 pm ET for an hour of intriguing radio on BlogTalkRadio.com.
Latest HC-J Show: Archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins – Artist Kalman Aron and Biographer Susan Beilby Magee – Author Talia Carner
Wednesday, May 1, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds there’s something for everyone when we are honored to have as our guests a famous archaeologist, a renowned artist and his muse, and an award-winning writer.
Joining The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the highly-controversial and highly-respected archaeologist Dr. Steven Collins, along with his award-winning co-author Dr. Latayne C. Scott. In their new book, Discovering the City of Sodom they present Collin’s true account of the frustrating search and exciting excavation of the city the Bible calls Sodom, the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in Jordan, which challenges the assumptions of academics around the world as to the location of the Biblical site of Sodom, opening a new chapter in the struggle over the soul of biblical archaeology.
Also on the show are author Susan Beilby Magee and the distinguished artist Kalman Aron. They will talk about their gorgeous new coffee-table book Into The Light, a dazzling story of the alchemy of the soul and the perfect gift for the upcoming Mother’s Day. Magee was only six years old when she sat for a pastel portrait for an unknown immigrant artist. Fifty years later that same artist, 89-year old Kalman Aron asked her to write his story, that of a Latvian born prodigy who survived four years of World War II in slave labor and concentration camps and became the portraitist to the stars and one of America’s finest artists.
Talia Carner is formerly the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine and a lecturer at international women’s economic forums. An award-winning author of three novels and numerous stories, essays and articles, she is a committed supporter of global human rights. Carner has spearheaded ground-breaking projects centered on female plight and women’s activism. Jerusalem Maiden (HarperCollins), her latest work, explores the place of women in extremely religious societies who dare to dream. The novel has won the Forward National Literature Award in the “historical fiction” category and features the unique character of Haredi Esther Kaminsky, a rare, unforgettable heroine.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, May 1, 3 pm ET for an hour of intriguing radio on BlogTalkRadio.com.
Latest HC-J Show: Carl Honore – Dr. Victoria Sweet – Dr. Jennifer Howard
Wednesday, April 24, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds Halli welcomes the author of The Slow Fix, Carl Honoré; Dr. Victoria Sweet the author of the transcendent book on health care, God’s Hotel, and one of the leading experts on spirituality and psychology and the author of Your Ultimate Life Plan, Dr. Jennifer Howard.
Carl Honoré is the award-winning journalist and author whose revolutionary first book, In Praise of Slowness, was an international bestseller. A highly sought after lecturer who speaks around the world on slow living and the Slow Movement, his new book is The Slow Fix, Solve Problems, Work Smarter, and Live Better! His work has appeared in The Economist, the Guardian and Time magazine.
Victoria Sweet has been a physician at San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital for more than twenty years. In her magnificent book, God’s Hotel, A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine she invites readers into the enthralling world of a most unusual hospital that may well be the last of its kind – one which holds invaluable lessons for today’s patients, doctors and the entire health care system.
The author of the award-winning Your Ultimate Life Plan, Dr. Jennifer Howard is a recognized thought leader on psychology and spirituality. She teaches the art of conscious living – being more awake, aware, and alive in every moment. Inspiring, insightful, and dedicated to helping people make lasting changes in their lives, Dr. Howard is equally at home sharing ancient spiritual wisdom, the latest scientific understanding, and proven and practical life changing techniques. She is the creator and host of the popular radio show, A Conscious Life, a Huffington Post blogger, and appeared in a multitude of national television shows.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, April 24, 3 pm ET for an hour of intriguing radio on BlogTalkRadio.com.
Women Who Have Led Intriguing Lives is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, April 17, 3 pm ET when Halli welcomes three fascinating women who have led intriguing lines, Lizz Winstead, Lila Garrett and Cynthia Helms.
Lizz Winstead is one of the giants of American comedy, a woman who has had an enormous influence on today’s popular culture. She dreamed up a new satirical genre on television when she created The Daily Show in 1996. She was a co-founder of the Air America radio network, and gave Rachel Maddow her first national audience. The woman is amazing, as is her book Lizz Free or Die, the paperback edition out May 7th.
Lila Garrett, Emmy award-winning writer, director, and producer has lent her prodigious talents to television since her tenure as an interviewer on the early 1960s Johnny Carson–hosted game show Who Do You Trust?. In the years that followed, she has written for such programs as Bewitched, All in the Family, Maude, Get Smart, Diff’rent Strokes, and The Nanny, My Favorite Martian, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father. Barbra Streisand’s political firebrand Katie in the classic film The Way We Were was inspired by the politically-minded Garrett currently the host of the radio program Connect the Dots for the Pacifica Network.
From wartime England to Nixon’s America and beyond, Cynthia Helms was witness to some of the seminal moments of our time. World War II, The Cold War, Vietnam, Watergate were the backdrop to her life. She had a front row seat as the wife of Richard M. Helms, the director of intelligence for the United States. Her supporting cast is a Who’s Who of Washington society; among her closest friends Nancy and Ronald Reagan, Sandra Day O’Conner, Kay Graham, Pamela Harriman the Shah of Iran, Paul McCartney, her life story chronicled in her candid new memoir, An Intriguing Life.
Conversation is an art and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, April 17, 3 pm ET, for an hour of intriguing radio.
Latest HC-J Show: Jenny’s Story: Life is a Terminal Illness
On Wednesday, April 10, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds will introduce you to The Mulligan Family on a radio show you won’t soon forget.
September 2012, Jenny Mulligan, 51, mother of five was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. What happened thereafter is not at all what one might expect. A family whose spirituality is at the very core of who they are came together in a way from which we can all learn. Death is a part of life, but a terminal diagnosis is something only some of us face. What you will learn from The Mulligan Family is that a sentence of death is not an end but merely a beginning. And it is very much a family affair with the real head of that family, Gd.
Guests for the hour include Jenny Mulligan; her husband Ray Mulligan; their oldest son, Charlie, 24; Pastor Nick Swann; Jenny’s physician Dr. Dan Haggstrom and Jenny’s sister Maria Parker, holder of four UMCA world endurance cycling records who is leading the family’s grassroots campaign to raise $1 million for brain cancer research, 3000 Miles to a Cure, Race Across America.
Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, April 10, 3 pm ET for an hour of riveting radio and a powerful lesson in hope, courage, faith and love.
Latest HC-J Show: Israelis on Israel
Former Israeli Ambassador (Retired) Yoram Ettinger, Dr. Martin Sherman, Ruthie Blum and Michael Freund, a rare gathering of Israel’s most influential voices, will headline a special 90-minute forum, Wednesday, April, 3. Billed as Talk Radio for Fine Minds, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show’s discussion, Israelis on Israel will air 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET on The BlogTalkRadio Online Network and is available to international listeners.
Ambassador (Retired) Yoram Ettinger is an insider on US-Israel relations, Mideast politics and overseas investments in Israel’s high tech. He is a consultant to members of the Israeli Cabinet and Knesset, and regularly briefs US legislators and their staff. Ambassador Ettinger served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in Washington. He is the editor of “Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom and Boardroom” newsletters on issues of national security and overseas investments in Israel’s high-tech industry.
Dr. Martin Sherman served for seven years in operational capacities in the Israeli Defense establishment. He was a ministerial adviser to Yitzhak Shamir’s government and lectured for 20 years at Tel Aviv University in Political Science, International Relations and Strategic Studies. Sherman was the first academic director of the internationally renowned Herzliya Conference. He writes and lectures on political, diplomatic and security issues. Dr. Sherman is currently involved in establishing The Israel Institute of Strategic Studies, an independent policy center.
Michael Freund served as Deputy Communications Director in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office under Binyamin Netanyahu during his first term. He is the Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel (www.shavei.org), a Jerusalem-based group that reaches out and assists “lost Jews” seeking to return to the Jewish people. In addition, Freund is a correspondent and syndicated columnist for the Jerusalem Post and authors a popular blog on Middle East affairs, Fundamentally Freund.
Ruthie Blum, an American-Israeli journalist, columnist and former features editor of the Jerusalem Post, is the daughter of the former editor of Commentary Magazine, Norman Podhoretz. She has been described by left-wing journalist Craig Unger as “doyenne of the right-wing Bohemian set in Jerusalem.” She is the author of To Hell in a Handbasket: Carter, Obama, and the ‘Arab Spring.’ She writes for Israel Hayom.
Latest HC-J Show: Renowned Chef Nathalie Dupree Serves Up Dessert
Dessert…dessert…dessert is what Halli is serving up Wednesday, March 27, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Yep, Halli and her guests will be talking about that satisfying, sinful, sensational, sometimes salty, sometimes sweet and always seductive special treat that is dessert. Joining Halli in the conversation three delicious and delectable guests including author, chef, TV and radio personality Alex Hitz; chef, author and personality Nathalie Dupree, one quarter cup Southern sweetness, one tablespoon spunk; owner, founder and chef of one of the premier catering companies in North America, Soiree Catering and Events: the scrumptious and charming Mary Hataway.
Nathalie Dupree is the author of ten cookbooks selling over half a million copies, and host of three hundred television shows, which have aired on PBS, The Learning Channel and The Food Network. She has won innumerable awards for her work, including two James Beard Awards. She is most famous for having started the New Southern Cooking movement now found in many restaurants.
Alex Hitz has single-handedly made entertaining fun again. Whether using the extraordinary offerings from his luxury gourmet food line, The Beverly Hills Kitchen, or getting back in the kitchen and cooking from his new book My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist.
Chef Mary Hataway owned the renowned Atlanta restaurant The Patio by The River for twenty years. Mary has been honored by many top tier publications including Vogue, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Wine Spectator as one of America’s top female chefs, and she has had numerous appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America. Mary has catered events for luminaries such as Julia Child and the Emperor of Japan, Akihito.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Join the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Dessert, Wednesday March 27 from 3 to 4 pm ET on BlogTalkRadio.com.
Latest HC-J Show: Gun Control
Gun Control legislation is the topic of discussion on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, March 20, 3 pm ET when Halli hosts a panel discussion featuring Omar Samaha an advocate for gun violence prevention who co-founded Students for Gun-Free Schools (SGFS) after losing his youngest sister Reema killed in the mass shooting on the VT campus in April 2007; Cliff Schecter, President and Founder, Libertas LLC, a public relations strategist, author and nationally syndicated columnist, also a consultant for Mayors Against Illegal Guns; Margie Omero, a Democratic pollster and Founder Momentum Analysis whose focus is women and gun control, and author Brad Parks, former reporter for the Washington Post and the Newark Star-Ledger and author of the new thriller The Good Cop.
Omar Samaha, a Grassroots Coordinator for Coalition to Stop Gun Violence helped expose the “Gun Show Loophole” on ABC’s 20/20 by filming undercover at a Virginia gun show in April 2009, purchasing 10 guns in one hour without undergoing a single background check. Cliff Schecter’s opinions have been quoted in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun. He’s been profiled in U.S News & World Report, Wired.com and The Huffington Post. He’s been a regular guest on PBS, MSNBC, CNN Fox News, BBC and NPR; Margie Omero’s focus is women and guns. Polls show that women have voted much more favorably than men on broad support of stronger gun laws as well as specific legislature; Brad Parks is the first author to have won the Nero and Shamus Awards for the same book. That novel, FACES OF THE GONE, launched the career of investigative newspaper reporter Carter Ross, who has now starred in four books. The most recent book, THE GOOD COP, was hailed as “a great read” by the Associated Press..
Conversation is an art and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Join the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, March 20, from 3 to 4 pm ET on BlogTalkRadio.com.
Latest HC-J Show: Growing up the Child of a Celebrity Superstar
Growing up the child of a celebrity superstar is the topic of conversation, Wednesday, March 13, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds when Halli is joined by three dynamic children of famous celebrities actor-writer Chris Lemmon the son of actor Jack Lemmon, actor and film director Charlie Matthau the son of actor Walter Matthau and handbag designer Marin Hopper the daughter of actor, director, photographer Dennis Hopper.
The parent-child relationship is never easy. But imagine growing up in the glare of the limelight when you father is Academy Award winning actor Jack Lemmon? Or your father is the lovable man who played the iconic role of Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple? The players in Marin Hopper’s world were not only her iconic father the Easy Rider himself, Dennis Hopper but her mother is actress/writer Brooke Hayward daughter of legendary former agent turned film, television, and stage producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan.
Their stories of growing up in the circle of fame and fortune will intrigue you. Their personal journeys to a sense of self-empowerment will astound you. Their talent will astonish you.
Chris Lemmon, Charlie Matthau, Marin Hopper, Growing Up in the Limelight the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Fascinating Conversation, Wednesday, March 13, 3 pm ET.
Latest HC-J Show: An Intimate Conversation with Actress Diane Ladd
There is only one Diane Ladd and Halli has her on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, March 6, 3 pm ET. The three-time Oscar® and three-time Emmy® nominee who has received more than 37 International awards will be Halli’s guest for the entire hour when Ladd joins Halli for an intimate conversation. From stage to screen, director to producer Ladd is now co-starring with her daughter Laura Dern and actor Luke Wilson in the much-talked about HBO TV series Enlightened. A multifaceted talent, her new book of short stories “A Bad Afternoon for a Piece of Cake” – has garnered rave reviews.
Her avocation is health. Ladd has worked with doctors in hospitals for two decades and advocates lecturing on the subject. She has a degree in Esoteric Psychology, a Nutritional Certificate from the State of Florida, and is an ordained minister.
Ladd hails from Mississippi garnering an indelible taste for all things Southern. She’s fond of saying, “I can entertain you – if it makes you sick, perhaps I can heal you – and if that doesn’t work, by Golly, I can bury you – so, I’m a very good friend to have!” She resides in Ojai, California with her husband and partner in their film company, Exxcell Entertainment, Inc. and relishes her time with their ten grandchildren, ages 2 to 16, and their four dogs.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Join the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of True American Treasures Wednesday March 6, 3 pm ET on BlogTalkRadio.com.
Latest HC-J Show: An After Oscar Party with Alex Hitz, Victoria Brynner and Nikki Haskell
Wednesday, February 27, 3 pm ET, right here on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds I’m having a party – an AFTER OSCAR Party – and you are invited! That’s right, you’re invited to my party along with The Halli Casser-Jayne Show’s best friend author, radio and TV personality Alex Hitz; daughter of legendary Oscar winner screen actor Yul Brynner, author and the founder of Stardust Visions who is the ultimate Hollywood insider the amazing Victoria Brynner; and socialite, weight loss expert and internationally recognized hostess the darling Nikki Haskell. Also joining in the fun, because what is a party without music, jazz pianist Tony Rosales. There will be lots of fun, lots of talk, gossip and great music because it’s party-time Wednesday, February 27, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of a Good Time.
Latest HC-J Show: A Conversation with Four Broadway Stars
Wednesday, February 20, 3 – 4 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds will host four of Broadway’s most talented performers when Halli welcomes to the show Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera star Rebecca “the Voice” Pitcher, Jersey Boys Russell Fisher, Jersey Boys Jared Bradshaw and Wicked’s Lindsay Northen for a Broadway round table conversation. Music and ambiance provided by jazz pianist Tony Rosales.
In living up to its reputation as the radio show akin to the great salons of times past, listeners can pour themselves a martini, grab a spot on their favorite sofa and listen to four of Broadway’s great performers engage in a free-wheeling chat focused on the art and culture of The Great White Way. Who better to represent the theatre world than Rebecca Pitcher best known for her incomparable portrayal of Christine Daae in the Andrew Lloyd Webber production of the Phantom of the Opera where she performed over 3000 performances? Russell Fischer, currently in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys whose credits include the Music Man, Children of Eden, the second national tour of Big – the musical, and the Sound of Music. Currently a member of the cast of Jersey Boys, for three years Jared Bradshaw starred in the off-Broadway hit, Forbidden Broadway. Wicked’s Lindsay Northen, the wife of Jared Bradshaw, has also performed in the Sound of Music and appeared in the episodic television show CSI Miami. She and has been seen in various TV commercials.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Join the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of the Art and Culture of Broadway, Wednesday, February 20, 3 to 4 pm ET on BlogTalkRadio.com
Latest HC-J Show: Washington, Jefferson, Layfayette: The REAL Greatest Generation
You hear their names and you stand just a little bit taller, experience a shiver of awe and respect and know instinctively that they were men of greatness, a greatness to which we can only aspire. You don’t need to say their first names; their place in history affords them single name recognition. They are Washington, Jefferson and Lafayette.
Wednesday, February 13 at 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds will delve into the character and minds of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette, The Real Greatest Generation, with three notable scholars: Nancy Hayward, the Director of Educational Outreach at Mount Vernon, Susan R. Stein the Richard Gilder Senior Curator and Vice President of Museum Programs at Monticello and Marc Leepson author of Saving Monticello and Lafayette, The Idealist General.
In what promises to be a thought-provoking conversation, we will take a candid look into the nature of these three great historical figures so much a part of American history. Does the reality of who they were live up to the hype? What made them great? What would they think of the country they birthed as it is today?
These questions answered and many more with our guests, Nancy Hayward, Susan R. Stein and Marc Leepson. Wenesday, February 13, 3 pm ET, The Real Greatest Generation, on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of History.
Latest HC-J Show: Women Who Do It All
Women Who Do it All is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, February 6, 3 p.m. ET. Featuring interviews with three dynamic, artistic, creative, multi-talented, multi-focused and driven women whose lives take a variety of roles including wife and mother, high-powered career women, charity organizers, fitness aficionados and more, the show will explore the questions: Are today’s women overachievers? Do they know when enough is enough? Are they perfectionists? Do they know when to say no or even how to say no? Are modern women out to prove something? What is driving them to keep taking on more and more? Are men carrying their fair share of the burden in our complicated modern society?
Joining the show are Staci Lawrence co-founder of Flash Mob America who produces flash mobs for such clients as “Modern Family,” “Rachael Ray,” and “The Bachelorette,” just to name a few. Lawrence has performed in, directed, and produced the first American tribute to the late King of Pop by recreating Sweden’s “Beat It” flash mob. Lawrence is currently a cast member of NBC’s new comedy series “1600 Penn.” She is also a wife and mother; Tanna Frederick, an actress, director, surfer, marathoner, philanthropist and founder of The Iowa Film Festival, and Lisa Callif a high-powered Hollywood entertainment attorney, college professor and speaker who was named by Variety as one of The Best and The Brightest (2011) and whose credits include the Academy Award-winning film Inside Job and the Grand Jury Prize winner at the prestigious Sundance film Festival, How to Die in Oregon. Callif is also a wife and mother.
Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio Show for Fine Minds and Lovers of Women Who Do It All, Wednesday, February 6, 3 – 4 pm ET on BlogTalkRadio.com.
Latest HC-J Show: Anger!
Are we an angry nation? Anger will be the topic of discussion on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, January 30, 3 pm ET when Halli welcomes her guests, Harriet Lerner, Ph.D, one of our nations most loved and respected relationship experts and author of the iconic book “The Dance of Anger” and Dr. Ronald T. Potter-Efron, a clinical psychotherapist who specializes in anger and resentment counseling. Also on the show, Matthew Cooper, journalist and editor of National Journal Daily and a Vet of Time, Newsweek, Washington Monthly, and New Republic and associated with the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s name.
With Harriet Lerner, whose most recent work is “Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up,” we’ll take a look at anger, communication and conflict resolution in our personal lives. Author of several professional books on anger management, a clinical psychotherapist for twenty years in private practice, Ron Potter-Efron will share his high level of expertise on the issue of anger. With Matthew Cooper we’ll explore our government’s dysfunction and the seemingly never-ending state of anger fueling our politics.
Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio Show for Fine Minds, Wednesday, January 30, 3 to 4 pm ET on BlogTalkRadio.com. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is one of the premiere shows on the BlogTalkRadio Network, the world’s largest live online talk radio network with over 50 thousand show episodes created each month that attract over 20 million listeners. Podcasts of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show are available on multiple networks including iTunes, and via apps in multiple formats. For additional details and to download previous interviews, visit www.hallicasser-jayne.com.
Latest HC-J Show: Positive Aging Meets The Botox Generation
Redefining aging is the subject ofThe Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, January 23, 3 pm ET when Halli and her guests explore a new definition of aging. It’s 2013 and growing older isn’t what it used to be. Aging is now for the YOUNG at heart. With our guests Esther Kane, MSW; Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer are the hosts, writers and producers of Growing Bolder; Phoebe Baker Hyde author of The Beauty Experiment, and dentist and Botox queen Dr. Patsy Blake founder of Goddess2go.com we will iron out the wrinkles of maturing, exploring a new grace and style – aging esteem – to the aging process.
Esther Kane has a Masters in Social Work, is a Canadian psychotherapist, and author of three self-help books for women. Her upcoming book is How to Midwife Your Midlife in a Youth-Obsessed Culture in which she strives to help men and women navigate midlife in a healthy and empowering way. Marc Middleton is Founder and CEO of Bolder Broadcasting and Bolder Media Group. Marc is an award-winning reporter and author who is a featured blogger on active lifestyle for Huffington Post. He speaks regularly on marketing to boomers, discussing the power of storytelling and positive aging. Bill Shafer is a broadcast veteran of nearly three decades. He has been a news anchor, sportscaster and field reporter and is now Executive Vice President of Bolder Media Group. Phoebe Baker Hyde articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. Her debut memoir, The Beauty Experiment has been written up in The Boston Globe, Salon.com, and The New York Post. She recently appeared on The Katie Couric show. The book recounts the year she abandoned all beauty products in the quest to discover her inner beauty.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Aging with Style!
Latest HC-J Show: The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Lovers Show
Wine: that delicious, mysterious, mystifying fruit of the gods is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 16, 3 pm ET when our guests for the hour will be the equally delicious Executive Wine Editor for FOOD & WINE magazine, Ray Isle; the Wine Wise Guy wine expert Anthony Giglio; Laura Werlin, the cheese maven because does anything go better with wine than cheese? And FOOD & WINE Editor Kristin Donnelly who will offer up some tips for cooking with wine.
FOOD & WINE magazine’s Executive Wine Editor, Ray Isle was the managing editor of Wine & Spirits magazine. He is a frequent guest on the Today show with his pals Hoda Kotbe and Kathy Lee Gifford. Anthony Giglio is one of the most entertaining wine and spirits authorities on the planet. He is a journalist, sommelier, educator, author and raconteur who has written several books. Lauren Werlin is a James Beard award-winning author and one of America’s foremost authorities on cheese. She is the award-winning author of six cheese-centric books including her latest Mac & Cheese. FOOD & WINE magazine associate editor Kristin Donnelly completed the professional program at The Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. She loves to cook with wine.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show airs Wednesdays at 3 pm on Blog Talk Radio. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Fine Wine and Cheese.
Latest HC-J Show: Amelia Earhart: What Happened to the Missing Aviator?
The life and times of one of America’s icons, aviator Amelia Earhart, will be the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, January 9, 3 pm ET when joining Halli will be Susan Butler, the author of East to Dawn, The Life of Amelia Earhart, the book upon which the movie was based; Louise Foudrey, Earhart historian and keeper of the Amelia Earhart Museum; Bram Kleppner, great-nephew of Amelia Earhart; aviator and author Ann Pellegreno who in 1967 recreated Earhart’s 1937 flight plan; Tod Swindell, a twenty year member of the Directors Guild of America and a veteran of over fifty major productions who has researched extensively the disappearance of the famed aviator and has his own ideas about what happened to Amelia Earhart.
Gorgeous, an adventurer, a feminist, aviator Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. In 1923, Earhart, fondly known as “Lady Lindy,” became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot’s license. She had several notable flights, becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, as well as the first person to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific. In 1937, she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator. Since then, several theories have formed regarding Earhart’s last days, many of which have been connected to various artifacts that have been found on Pacific islands—including clothing, tools and, more recently, freckle cream. Earhart was legally declared dead in 1939.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of American icons.
Latest HC-J Show: Come to My Party!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 3 pm ET, you’re invited to a party. That’s right, we’re having a party on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and you’re invited along with my good friend, Alex Hitz, author and TV personality to share in our holiday fun because Alex never-evah misses a party; the hilarious Susan Fales-Hill author and former writer for The Cosby Show, a woman you are just going to adore; Adriana Trigiani, author of The Shoemaker’s Wife which debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list this year and is simply a delightful woman. Also joining in the fun, because what is a party without music, jazz pianist Tony Rosales. Yep. there will be lots of fun, lots of talk, great music…it’s party-time on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 2, 3 pm ET. Don’t miss it!
Wednesday, December 26, 3 pm ET, right here on The BlogTalkRadio Network you’re invited to a party. That’s right, we’re having a party here on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and you’re invited along with my guests my good friend, Alex Hitz, author and TV personality and now radio personality to share in our holiday fun because Alex never-evah misses a party; Susan Fales-Hill author and a woman you are just going to adore; Adriana Trigiani, author of The Shoemaker’s Wife which debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list this year and is simply a delightful woman. Also joining in the fun, because what is a party without music, jazz pianist Tony Rosales. Yep. there will be lots of fun, lots of talk, great music…it’s party-time on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 3 pm ET. Don’t miss it!
Latest HC-J Show: Renegade Catholics
Renegade Catholics is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, December 19th 3-4:30 pm in a special 90 minute discussion with Catholics who have broken ranks with their church. There is a new game in town for Catholics, an alterative to the traditional Roman Catholic Church that offers options for married, gays and women in the framework of Catholicism.
Joining in the discussion will be Bishop Bernard E. Sheffield of the Florida Diocese of the North American Old Catholic Church who has led the way and removed walls and barriers that once existed for married, divorced, and disenfranchised Catholics; Father Thomas Johnson, a newly-ordained married priest who will speak of his journey from cradle Catholic to Old Catholic and his trials and tribulations with the Roman Church when he was called to the ordained religious life; Margie Johnson, wife of Father Thomas Johnson will share the cost of her husband’s journey on their marriage, their family, and their relationship with the priests of the local parish and what it feels like to be a pariah in the church she still loves; successful orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Harvey Montijo, a Catholic with a Pentecostal background who found refuge in the Old Catholic Church drawn to its values and positions on social justice. Dr. Harvey is now a Deacon and is in seminary training to become a priest; Bishop Olivia Doko, a member of Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP), an international movement within the Roman Catholic Church that supports women called by the Holy Spirit and their communities to a renewed priestly ministry rooted in justice and faithfulness to the Gospel.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Religious Independents.
Latest HC-J Show: Hollywood Wives
They are smart, they are gorgeous, they are talented and they are the wives and ex-wives of some of Hollywood’s Prince Charmings. Join us Wednesday, December 12, 3-4 pm ET when The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds speaks with Hollywood Wives Alana Stewart once married to George Hamilton and Rod Stewart; Eliza Roberts, wife of Hollywood hunk Eric Roberts and sister-in-law of Julia; Daphne Wayans the newest star of Hollywood Exes and ex-wife of Keenan Ivory Wayans; and the irrepressible Joan Benedict Steiger, wife of the late Academy Award winner Rod Steiger each a force in their own right.
They are Hollywood’s Cinderellas who marry their Prince Charmings, but as in all of our lives, there is the proverbial wicked stepmother – life – that challenges their happily ever after. Who are these women who land the Big Catch? What makes them tick? How do they cope when they wake up from the Hollywood Dream and are met with the reality of life that doesn’t necessarily deliver on happily ever after.
Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Hollywood Wives, Wednesday December 12, 3-4 pm ET on BlogTalkRadio.com. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is one of the top shows on the BlogTalkRadio Network, the world’s largest live online talk radio network with over 50 thousand show episodes created each month that attract over 20 million listeners. Podcasts of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show are available on multiple networks including iTunes, and via apps in multiple formats. For additional details and to download previous interviews, visit www.hallicasser-jayne.com.
Latest HC-J Show: Popcorn! Popcorn! Popcorn!
Wednesday, December 5, 3 p.m. ET take a merry trip with The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds because ‘tis the season for popcorn, gifting, and trimming the tree. Yep, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is taking you holiday shopping for that delicious, delectable, delightful pleasure: Popcorn! Popcorn! Popcorn!our gift to you. All of you popcorn connoisseurs sit back and enjoy when The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is joined by our favorite food editor Tina Ujlacki of Food & Wine magazine to discuss the tastes and creations for the pallet of popcorn lovers with artisan popcorn makers Dan and Angie Bastian of Angie’s Artisan Treats; Mike Fitzgerald of HALFPOPS.com; Cassandra Chen of CCMADE.COM; and The Days’ of the Pittsburgh Popcorn Company. Don’t miss this treat of a show on everything you always wanted to know about popcorn but didn’t know you should ask! The Halli Casser-Jayne Talk Radio Show for Fine Minds and Lovers of Popcorn, Popcorn, Popcorn, Wednesday, December 5, 3 p.m ET.
Below are the websites and Twitter and FB contacts for yesterday’s guests:
Food and Wine/foodandwine.com/facebook.com/foodandwine/Twitter@fandw
The Pittsburgh Popcorn Co./www.pghpopcorn.com/Facebook:Pittsburgh Popcorn Co./Twitter @pghpopcornco
Angie’s Artisan Treats/www.angieskettlecorn.com/Facebook:angieskettlecorn/Twitter @AngiesKettle and @Boomchicapop
Latest HC-J Show: Breaking Up is Hard to Do – The Art of Online Dating and Break-Ups
Breaking up is hard to do, we all know that. But how would you feel if the end of your long-term relationship came via a text message? Relationships 2012 have gone digital, and so have break ups. Ouch! The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will be exploring online dating and breaking up challenges with those who have been there and those who have advice on how to navigate the new world of dating, Wednesday, November 28, 3-4 pm ET. Guests on the show include Lisa Bonos, assistant editor for The Washington Post’s Sunday opinion section “Outlook” who has written about being unceremoniously digitally dumped; Ilana Gershon, author of “The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media”; Bradley Laborman founder of iDump4you.com who will dump for you; Laurie Davis founder and CEO of eflirtexpert.com who was nominated Best Dating Coach in the 2012 iDate Awards and is the author of a new book, “Love At First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating.” Also on the show is a 29-year-old gentleman who chooses to remain anonymous when he tells the story of how his four year relationship crashed in an instant with a phone call and his status changed unexpectedly.
Join Halli Casser-Jayne before your relationship crashes this Wednesday, November 28th at 3 – 4 p.m. ET on BlogTalkRadio.com. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds is top status on the BlogTalkRadio Network, the world’s largest live online talk radio network with over 50 thousand show episodes created monthly, which draws over 20 million national and international listeners. Podcasts of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show are available on multiple networks including iTunes, and via apps in multiple formats. Visit Halli at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Latest HC-J Show: Kristin Hannah, New York Times Bestselling Author
Joining The Halli Casser-Jayne Show roster of literary titans on November 21, 3 pm EST, is “It Girl” Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of such blockbusters as Night Road, Firefly Lane,True Colors and Winter Garden. Her latest novel Home Front, released earlier this year debuted at #1 on the bestseller list its first week out.
Born in Southern California and raised in Western Washington (where most of her novels are set), Hannah spent her early career working in advertising and as an attorney in Seattle. Hannah now divides her time between Bainbridge Island, Washington and Kauai, Hawaii.
This show will air on November 21 between 3:00-4:00 pm EST. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Books.
Latest HC-J Show: The Feminine Mystique: Naomi Wolf, Camille Paglia,Hanna Rosin,Brad Meltzer,Deborah Baker
The Feminine Mystique is the topic of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, November 14 at 3 pm when Halli is joined by some of the great literary voices of our time: Naomi Wolf, Camille Paglia, Hanna Rosin, Brad Meltzer and Deborah Baker.
All aspects of the feminine are on the table. Female sexuality with Naomi Wolf, author of the fascinating new book Vagina: A New Biography; the power of the feminine with Hanna Rosin, The End of Men and the Rise of Women; the art of the feminine with Camille Paglia author of Glittering Images; the courage of women withDeborah Baker, author of The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism. Joining this cast of women is celebrated mystery writer, Brad Meltzer whose new book Heroes for My Daughter explores the profound influence of a woman’s life well led.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of the Feminine Mystique.
Latest HC-J Show: Joan Walsh, Matt Cooper, Mike Grunwald Talk Election 2012
Joan Walsh, Matt Cooper, Mike Grunwald … The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, November 7th, 3 p.m. EST has gathered the top political minds to bring you your post-election coverage of Election 2012 and insight into what happens to the nation in the coming four years. Editor-at-large for Salon.com and MSNBC political analyst, Joan Walsh, also author of What’s the Matter with White People?; “National Journal” editor and former White House correspondent, Matt Cooper, and a senior national correspondent for Time magazine, Mike Grunwald, author of The New New Deal will join host Halli Casser-Jayne, author of A Year in My Pajamas with President Obama, for what promises to be a riveting exchange.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Politics.
Latest HC-J Show: Top Political Pundits — Guests for the Hour — The Halli Casser-Jayne Show
Joan Walsh, Matthew Cooper, William H. Chafe discuss the 2012 Presidential Election on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 3 p.m. EST.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will be discussing the 2012 presidential election, Bill and Hillary Clinton and the class war when politics becomes the focus as we gear up for November 6, Election Day, Wednesday, October 31, 3 pm ET. Joining host Halli Casser-Jayne are three icons of America’s political conversation: Joan Walsh, Matthew Cooper and author William Chafe.
Joan Walsh is an MSNBC political analyst and serves as editor-at-large for Salon.com, the pioneering, award-winning website. Walsh is the author of a new book, “What’s the Matter With White People? Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was.” Joan Walsh’s family participated in two of the great migrations of 20th-century American history. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but mostly raised in suburbia (first on Long Island and later in Wisconsin), Walsh watched many of her Irish-American family members morph from bedrock New Deal-JFK Democrats into Nixon-Reagan Republicans. In her book, Joan wrestles with this legacy as honestly and forthrightly as she can with a passionate commitment to social, racial and economic justice.
In his new book, Bill and Hillary, the Politics of the Personal, author William H. Chafe gives us an uncommon look of Bill and Hillary Clinton from their beginnings to the present in a textured journey of the Clintons’ personal lives. Chafe explores the question: How did Bill and Hillary Clinton achieve iconic status in the culture of American politics? Chafe, history professor at Duke University, theorizes that the personal and political lives of our politicians are inseparable.
Matthew Cooper, noted journalist for his coverage of CIA operative Valerie Plame is editor of “National Journal Daily.” Cooper has held reporting and editorial positions at several of Washington’s most respected news organizations, such as U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and Time. He has served as White House correspondent. Mr. Cooper is also a contributing editor to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Mr. Cooper will join in on a panel discussion including host Halli Casser-Jayne, the author of “A Year in My Pajamas with President Obama, The Politics of Strange Bedfellows.”
Join The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 31 at 3 – 4 pm ET and stay tuned as we track the development of the American political ethos in our society. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Politics.
Latest HC-J Show: The Death Penalty
Ready, Aim, and FIRE up your radio Wednesday afternoon, October 24, 3 to 4 p.m. EST as the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds searches for justice when we explore the death penalty. Joining the show is well-known L.A. Prosecutor Gil Garcetti of the O.J. Simpson and the Menendez Brothers trials who for 32-years served the Los Angeles community fighting for victims and families of murder and is now an ardent supporter of California’s Proposition 34, The End of the Death Penalty Initiative; with Jeanne Woodford, a cradle Roman Catholic and a former warden of San Quentin prison now the executive director for Death Penalty Focus, a nonprofit organization, opposing the policy she once had to impose; with Judy Kerr, a victim of her brother’s murder who will offer insight into our legal system, her thoughts on capital punishment and closure of her brother’s death; with Martin Foley, a former Massachusetts law enforcement officer and the lead detective of the infamous Murder in Wellesley case and the author of a book of the same title that presents a rare behind-the-scenes look at the investigation and prosecution of a high-profile murder case. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Justice.
A Conversation with Four Celebrity Chefs
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds is traveling North, South, East and West Wednesday, October 17, 3 pm ET when four of America’s top celebrity chefs join Halli for a delicious conversation on haute cuisine. Joining Halli on the show is the foremost Japanese food teacher in America with world-wide recognition, Hiroko Shimbo, whose latest cookbook Hiroko’s American Kitchen provides 125 new recipes that highlight the best of Japanese cuisine; the delightful Alex Hitz, chef, entertainment expert and raconteur who will share recipes from his new book My Beverly Hills Kitchen, Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist; chef Norman Van Aken, author of My Key West Kitchen the new cookbook that Chefs Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse are raving about; Raquel Roque author of Cocina Latina, the definitive book on Cuban cuisine. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Haute Cuisine.
Latest HC-J Show: A Look Inside the Lives of Julia Child, Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand!
Julia Child, Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, three of the natural wonders in the world of celebrity names! Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, October 10, 3 pm ET when three authors of bestselling biographies, Margaret Cardillo – “Just Being Audrey,” William J. Mann – “Hello Gorgeous, Becoming Barbra Streisand” and Bob Spitz – “Dearie, The Remarkable Life of Julia Child” stop by The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to explore the extraordinary lives and careers of three women who were born of a time when talent as well as style mattered, and the pursuit of greatness, not infamy, was rewarded. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Best Biographies.
Latest HC-J Show: BURLESQUE!
The glorious Queen of Burlesque Gypsy Rose Lee once said that to make it big in BURLESQUE “Ya gotta have a gimmick.” Join me 3 pm ET, Wednesday October 3 as The Halli Casser-Jayne Show explores the bumps and grinds and every aspect of Burlesque with writer and performer TravSD; with Michelle Carr, founder of neo-burlesque and L.A.’s burlesque house, the Velvet Hammer; with writer-filmmaker Liz Goldwyn author the book and film Pretty Things; with contemporary burlesque dancer Angie Pontani; and from the heyday of Burlesque, Dixie Evans, “The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque”.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of the Art of the Tease.
Latest HC-J Show: Linda Evans, Marsha Mason, Gil Garcetti: Second Acts
Up next on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show: LINDA EVANS, MARSHA MASON, GIL GARCETTI: SECOND ACTS. Yes, life gets lovelier the second time around. Don’t believe me? Ask my three marvelous guests when they join me August 1st, 3 pm ET and August 2nd, 9 pm ET. I’ll be talking second acts with the gorgeous Linda Evans of Dynasty fame; the darling four-time Oscar nominated Marsha Mason of The Goodbye Girl and the intrepid prosecutor of the OJ Simpson case, Gil Garcetti on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
Linda Evans has a whole new Recipe for Life, the title of her delicious memoir and a wonderful recipe for her second act. Marsha Mason left Hollywood and reinvented her wheel. Wait until you hear about Ms. Mason’s life on her farm and her new business Marsha Mason’s Resting In The River Organic Farm & Natural Products. And proving there is life after OJ Simpson and the Menendez Brothers, Gil Garcetti has become one of the world’s premier photographers, a producer (The Closer), an actor, and a philanthropist. Yes, life gets lovelier especially when you listen to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds.
Latest HC-J Show: Famous Political Cartoonists
It’s silly season on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, September 19 at 3 pm ET when four of our nation’s top political cartoonists will be Halli’s guests for the hour. Halli will be talking about the political cartoons of Jim Morin, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist and winner of the prestigious Herblock Prize. Morin is the internationally syndicated editorial cartoonist at the Miami Herald; with Ann Talnaes who in 2001 became only the second woman cartoonist to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning; with Chan Lowe, internationally syndicated cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize finalist whose work appears in the New York Times, The Washington Post and has been featured on 60 Minutes, Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show and The Rachael Maddow Show. The political cartoons of Chan Lowe appear in the Sun Sentinel where is a senior member of their editorial board; Jeff Danziger who went from serving in the United States Army as an intelligence officer and linguist during the Vietnam War for which he was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal in 1970 to being listed on Bernard Goldberg’s list of “100 People Who Are Screwing Up America” even if he won the esteemed Herblock Award.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and lovers of Political Satire.
Latest HC-J Show: Danny Danon, Israel: The Will to Prevail
Up Next on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, September 12, 3 pm ET – for the hour- we’ll be talking to a rising star in the State of Israel politics both in his homeland and abroad, Deputy Speaker of Israel’s Knesset and chairman of World Likud, Danny Danon. Danon will be talking about his new and highly-controversial book, Israel, The Will to Prevail. Praised by Mike Huckabee, Glenn Beck, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, and R. James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence, Danon’s passionate thoughts and take no prisoners approach to the Israel Palestinian Conflict, his candor concerning the Obama administration and Israel’s relationship to the U.S. is an eye-opening and thoughtful read. This is an interview you won’t want to miss, September 12, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Foreign Affairs.
Latest HC-J Show: Boxing, Inside the Sport of Kings
Up Next: September 5, 3 pm ET, move over HBO PPV. The Halli Casser-Jayne is giving you, for free, a ringside seat into the world of championship boxing. From the 1920s when boxing was king and prizefighters like Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey were household names to 2012 when prizefighter Glen Johnson, the Light Heavyweight champion retired, we’ll be exploring the world of boxing. Joining the show is Jay R. Tunney, the son of legendary boxer Gene Tunney who will talk about his book The Prizefighter and the Playwright that chronicles the unlikely friendship between the champion boxer and world-famous playwright, George Bernard Shaw, a book that offers an extraordinary insight into the World Heavyweight Champion – and even tells a love story! Also with us, the recently retired Light Heavyweight Champion, Glen Johnson, nicknamed The Gentleman and the Road Warrior. Rounding out the hour is Rick Encinosa. Rick is an author and boxing historian, considered one of the top ten boxing historians worldwide. It’s going to be a knockout of a show, we promise. That’s September 5, 3 pm ET. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Sports Lovers.
Latest HC-J Show: Four Men and Lady Liberty
Coming up on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, August 29, 3 pm ET: Liberty. In these turbulent times in American history, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will be exploring freedom, the one thing that all Americans believe in and the one thing that binds our often fractious nation together. Be it symbol, be it thought, be it an icon, be it relic, an individual, a cultural phenomenon — freedom is at the very heart of who we are as a people. We’ll be speaking with Professor Jonathan Zimmerman about his book American Small Wonder — the Little Red Schoolhouse and the impact that American wonder had on our history; with Professor Gary B. Nash about his work, The Liberty Bell; to Professor Edward Berenson author of The Statue of Liberty, A Transatlantic Story, and to Raymond W. Smock, director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies about the late Senator’s fear of the “slow unraveling of the people’s liberties” as he wrote in his book: Losing America. Join us August 29, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Freedom Lovers.
Latest HC-J Show: The Hammerstein’s: Broadway’s Something Wonderful
Wednesday, August 22nd, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will be talking raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, oh what a beautiful mornin’, you’ve got to be carefully taught and, oh, so much more when we celebrate truly something wonderful: the genius of the most influential lyricist of the American theater, Oscar Hammerstein II. Together with collaborator Richard Rodgers, Hammerstein helped define the modern musical, winning eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards. From Showboat to Oklahoma!, South Pacific to The King and I, and, of course, The Sound of Music, Hammerstein taught us all to whistle a happy tune. Joining Halli to celebrate the genius of his grandfather and the influence of the entire Hammerstein family is Oscar Hammerstein II’s grandson, author and painter, Oscar Andrew Hammerstein; currently starring on Broadway in Jersey Boys, Russell Fischer; President and Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Ted Chapin; and author and vaudeville historian, Trav S.D. It’ll be 90 minutes of sheer musical pleasure. So pour yourselves something cool and refreshing, kick back, and listen to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Broadway musical lovers.
Latest HC-J Show: Pirates and Treasure
Ahoy there, mates. Up next The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is talking Pirates & Treasures. Arr, we are. August 15th at 3 pm ET, we’ll be traveling the East Coast of the U.S. from Florida to North Carolina in search of pirates, pirate history, treasure, and maybe we’ll discover a ghost or two. Joining The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Park Ranger Edward Perry of the McLarty Treasure Museum in Sebastian, Florida; historian and writer Kevin Duffus whose The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate is a treasure of a book; from the U.K is historian Ed Fox who will share his knowledge of two female pirates: Ann Bonney and Mary Reid; Captain Horatio Sinbad, pirate and privateer; Casey Slone of The Tybee Island Pirate Festival in Tybee Island, Georgia. Also with us is raconteur Harry Chakides from Beaufort, South Carolina. Join us or you dance the hempen jig.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and landlubbers.
Latest HC-J Show: Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!
Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! Yep, Pizza! is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, August 8, 3 pm ET and Thursday, August 9, 9 pm ET. Pizza recipes, homemade pizza, pizza recipes gourmet, pizza dough recipes…we’re leaving no pizza stone unturned. We’ve got quite the guest line-up for you as we travel around the country in search of the most delicious, delectable and divine pizzas. We’ll talk to Mike of Mike’s Road Trip dot com; renowned cookbook author Diane Morgan; Food & Wine magazine editor, Tina Ujlaki; Ryan Hays – The “Ultimate” Pizza Fan. We are even going to introduce you to The Big Green Truck Company, a catering service with a fleet of antique trucks fitted with wood-fired brick ovens whose pizza is out-of-this-world. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and discerning palates.
Latest HC-J Show:Linda Evans, Marsha Mason, Gil Garcetti: Second Acts
Up next on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show: LINDA EVANS, MARSHA MASON, GIL GARCETTI: SECOND ACTS. Yes, life gets lovelier the second time around. Don’t believe me? Ask my three marvelous guests when they join me August 1st, 3 pm ET and August 2nd, 9 pm ET. I’ll be talking second acts with the gorgeous Linda Evans of Dynasty fame; the darling four-time Oscar nominated Marsha Mason of The Goodbye Girl and the intrepid prosecutor of the OJ Simpson case, Gil Garcetti on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
Linda Evans has a whole new Recipe for Life, the title of her delicious memoir and a wonderful recipe for her second act. Marsha Mason left Hollywood and reinvented her wheel. Wait until you hear about Ms. Mason’s life on her farm and her new business Marsha Mason’s Resting In The River Organic Farm & Natural Products. And proving there is life after OJ Simpson and the Menendez Brothers, Gil Garcetti has become one of the world’s premier photographers, a producer (The Closer), an actor, and a philanthropist. Yes, life gets lovelier especially when you listen to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds.
Latest HC-J Show: Bisexuality, the Worst Kept Secret
Coming up on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, July 25, 3 pm EST and July 26, 9 pm EST, we’re dealing in sexuality–bisexuality, that is! We’ll devote the hour to discussing a sexual orientation that’s often presented as a myth, a fiction, or a “confusion,” bisexuality, the worst kept secret. We’ll be joined by bisexual activist, author and speaker Robyn Ochs; by Frank Mastronuzzi, founder of dating site OneGoodLove and nationally recognized LGBT dating expert; by Mikaya Heart, lesbian activist, life-couch and author; and by Silvia M. Dutchevici, president and founder of the Critical Therapy Center created in recognition of the need to expand psychoanalytic praxis to include and be mindful of the ways race, class and gender interact with intrapsychic conflicts. The show promises to be eye-opening and boundary-pushing–join us, won’t you? The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is always Talk Radio for Fine Minds!
Latest HC-J Show: Girls Like Us: Women Who Have Rocked Rock and Roll
On next week’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, get ready to put another dime in the jukebox, baby. That’s right: on July 18th at 3 p.m. EST and July 19th at 9 p.m. EST, we’ll be bringing you GIRLS LIKE US…Women Who Have Rocked the Music World. The show is centered around the NY Times Bestseller GIRLS LIKE US, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon by award-winning journalist Sheila Weller. Ms. Weller will talk about her epic work, and the music of her generation.
Also joining the show will be Kathyrn Wat, Chief Curator of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, who’ll talk about their upcoming exhibit on loan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power. The exhibit highlights the flashpoints, the firsts, the best, the celebrated — and sometimes the lesser-known — women who moved rock and roll music and American culture forward.
Next up is Dr. Jeannie Poole, who will be discussing her documentary PEGGY GILBERT AND HER ALL-GIRL BAND. As a performer on saxophones, clarinet, violin, and vibes, as well as a singer, arranger, and contractor for women musicians, Peggy Gilbert had been a one-woman support network and staunch advocate for women since the 1920s. A professional tenor saxophonist for more than 80 years (she recently passed away at 102), she had been an inspiration for several generations of musicians. Dr. Poole herself is a force to be reckoned with: since 1980, she has organized many conferences and concerts, including International Congresses on Women in Music in New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City. She has produced LP, CD and cassette recordings for Cambria Master Recordings, an independent label in California which specializes in contemporary American music, and serves as an Advisor to the Board of the International Alliance for Women in Music, which she helped to establish. In 1995 she was honored by the National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA) for her work to promote American composers and music, and served as Chair and Secretary of their National Board of Directors. She currently serves on the Board of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC).
Finally, we will talk with music legend Darlene Love, whose number one single “He’s A Rebel,” topped the charts in 1962 and is still beloved today. Ms. Love has played with such greats as Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones and Sonny and Cher; she’s also had a long and rich Broadway career, including a stunning portrayal of herself in the Tony Award-nominated jukebox musical Leader of the Pack. It’s going to be a show you won’t want to miss–join us on the 18th at 3 PM ET and the 19th at 9 PM ET and find out for yourself!
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds.
Latest HC-J Show: Is Mitt Romney’s Mormonism Fair Game?
As the 2012 election season picks up steam, it becomes clear: there’s an elephant in this room. No, we’re not talking healthcare, the economy, or job creation–on Wednesday, July 11 at 3 PM EST and Thursday, July 12 at 9 PM EST, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is talking Mormonism. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a Mormon. If elected, he would be our nation’s first Mormon president. But too many are shying away from discussing Romney’s religion, leaving Americans in the dark about the reality of this often heavily sensationalized topic. Are Mormons real-life versions of hapless missionaries on an ill-conceived journey, as written by the creators of South Park in the hugely popular Book of Mormon? Are they polygamists? Cultists? Christians? What does Romney’s candidacy mean for the Mormon community, and for the White House’s unbroken streak of firmly Christian presidents? And what do American reactions to Mormonism–be they silence or sensationalism–mean for us, and for our country?
Joining us on the show is David Mason, of Rhodes College and author of “My Mormonism: A Primer for Non-Mormons and Mormons, Alike”; by Adam Christing, author and filmmaker behind the in-progress Romney campaign film “A Mormon President”; by Columbia University’s Professor Richard Bushman, himself a prominent member of the LDS Church and author of a host of books on Mormonism; and by Richard Packham, a noted scholar and member of the Ex-Mormon Foundation. Also on the show is Matthew Cooper, editor and commentator for The National Journal, to discuss the political liabilities and assets of Mormon Romney running for president.
Latest HC-J Show: Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!
Happy July 4th! In celebration the Halli Casser-Jayne is offering you a delicious show worthy of a July 4th dessert. Gourmet chocolate. Belgian chocolate. French chocolate. Swiss chocolate. Chocolate truffles. Dark chocolate. Need we go on? But of course, because who doesn’t love chocolate? According to recent health reports and the American Chemical Society, chocolate is far more than just a sweet treat to savor, but may help heart health too. On Wednesday, July 4 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST, we’ve assembled a decadent panel to discuss science’s most perfect snack. Tune in live for Sulpice Chocolat chocolatier Anne Shaeffer; University of Washington professor and author Dr. Kristy Leissle; dietitian and wellness coach Mary Barbour; author of The Chocolate Thief and Parisian chocolate aficionado Laura Florand; psychotherapist and self-help author Esther Kane; and Dr. Kristy Leissle aka Dr. Chocolate, world-reknowned chocolate expert with a PhD in chocolate. We promise you a bang-up of a show!
Latest HC-J Show: Beauty is Much More Than Skin Deep with Dr. Nicholas Perricone
It seems like there’s a new wrinkle cure and a new dieting movement everywhere you look these days, all claiming they can provide that ever-elusive standard, beauty. For a subject so loosely defined, there’s no arguing the American obsession with it; we are a beauty culture, always seeking the next angle on looking good. But can we be too vain? Or is looking good and having a positive body image, not vanity, but a road to a long, healthy and happy life? It’s a question for us all, whether we’re 27, 37 or 57. And Dr. Nicholas Perricone, the author of three New York Times #1 Best Sellers, “The Perricone Promise,” “The Perricone Prescription” and” The Wrinkle Cure,” the holistic healthcare pioneer, prominent dermatologist and founder of the science-based skin care company Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals will answer it on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show on June 27 from 3-4 pm EST and June 28 from 9-10 pm EST. Dr. Perricone, a frequent guest on Oprah and 20/20 has uncovered the secrets to aging gracefully, beautifully and feeling your absolute best with his holistic approach to living well. That’s why we’re bringing you an entire hour with the brilliant man, known as the father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging, who has changed the lives of women and men alike and might just change yours, too.
Latest HC-J Show: L.A.. Noir: The Life and Crimes of L.A.’s Notorious Mobsters
The scene: 1950s Los Angeles, a land of sunshine and shadows. A time when Hollywood sparkled and glamour girls Lana Turner and Ava Gardner seduced. Leading men and tough guys Frank Sinatra and John Garfield sauntered into Chasen’s, the watering hole of choice for high-rung Hollywood names. But L.A. was never all blue skies and make-believe. Beneath the glitter there was grit. La La Land was about big business and big deals: films, real estate, politics, and crime. In the red leather banquettes of Beverly Hills and in the smoke-filled rooms of joints on the Sunset Strip, some deals would be made with a pen and a handshake, while others with a slug and a gun. When the sun went down, the stars come out — and so did the Hoods. LA Sunshine turned into LA Noir—home of one of America’s most notorious gangsters – Mickey Cohen.
This week The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will explore the shadowy underworld of 1950s Los Angeles with Pulitizer Prize nominee and investigative journalist Gus Russo, author of Supermob: How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America’s Hidden Power Brokers. Russo will tell the startling story of Sidney “The Fixer” Korshak, who from the 1940s until his death in the 1990s, was not only the most powerful lawyer in the world, according to the FBI, but a cunning and enigmatic player behind countless 20th century power mergers, political deals, and organized crime chicaneries; with Tere Tereba, author of Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.’s Notorious Mobster; and from the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Director of Education Dr. J. Victor McGuire, Ph.D will provide us with a fascinating history of the battle between organized crime and law enforcement. Rounding out the hour is John Buntin, crime and urban affairs writer at Governing Magazine and author of LA Noir, the story of the Los Angeles underbelly and America’s most admired—and reviled—police department: The LAPD.
Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, every Wednesday from 3-4pm EST and Thursday from 9-10 pm on www.hallicasser-jayne.com.
Latest HC-J Show: I Scream, You Scream, Let’s Scream ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On Wednesday, June 13 from 3-4 pm and Thursday June 14 from 9-10 pm EST, we’re discussing the history of ice cream and the role it plays in our American lives with Daniel Gritzer of Food & Wine magazine, artisanal ice cream makers Felecia Hatcher from Feverish Ice Cream and Sophia Brittan from Victory Garden NYC; and Michael Turback author of A Month of Sundaes. We’ll also discuss:What’s new in the ice cream world; ice cream success stories; the best-selling flavors and ice cream brands; and the resurgence of popsicles.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds airs on Blog Talk Radio every Wednesday from 3-4pm EST. Visit www.hallicasser-jayne.com for more info.
Latest HC-J Show: Adult Entertainment and the New Feminist Wave
Coming up on June 6 from 3-4 pm EST and June 7 from 9-10 pm EST, The Halli Casser-Jayne show goes where many fear to tread — Adult Entertainment! That’s right, we’re talking x rated films — from the feminist angle. We’ll be discussing female pleasure, women in the adult entertainment business, and x rated films orientated towards women with some of the most exciting and intelligent women in the adult film industry. We’ll be joined by celebrated feminist x rated film director Petra Joy; adult film star Leena Sky (who, by the way, has a doctorate, teaches psychology at Broward College and is a licensed mental health counselor); writer and sex educator Lux Alptraum, editor of Fleshbot, the web’s foremost blog about sexuality and adult entertainment; and, of course, Professor Joseph Slade, the author of the definitive book on the adult entertainment business, a comprehensive reference guide to court decisions, legislation, genres, social context and the history of x rated films in the US. The show will feature an in-depth discussion about women’s role in the adult entertainment business, and how (if?) new adult films embraces feminism. There’s no topic too taboo, and no door we aren’t willing to open, on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show–join us and listen for yourselves.
For Those of You Who Missed Yesterday’s Show: The Story of Rock ‘n Roll with Howard Kramer, Curatorial Director of The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
We were joined by Howard Kramer, the Curatorial Director at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Howard’s day to day life involves everything from coordinating the educational outreach the museum does (did you know 25,000 students pass through the Rock Hall every year?) to planning and putting together the exhibits that have made the Rock Hall famous. He makes the point that, in an artifact-based historical museum like the one he’s called home since he answered an ad in Billboard in 1996, you have to choose the story you want to tell, and how you want to tell it. This is apt, since Howard deftly guides us through the history of rock and roll for the first half hour of the show, expounding upon the assorted racial and cultural barriers the genre addressed and revolved around, and, of course, giving us the origin of the term.
For our second half hour, Howard talks up and coming artists, his own personal “guitar hero,” and the fantastic new Grateful Dead Exhibition at the Rock Hall, “The Long, Strange Trip.” He shares, too, some of his own history within the fascinating realm of rock and roll–ever wanted to know what people wear in James Brown’s world? How about how it felt to discover the presumed-lost original handwritten lyrics of the Beach Boys’ God Only Knows? Howard shares this (and more) with us, but there’s no recap that can possibly equal hearing this stellar episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for yourself; download our podcast [http://su.pr/2zQDgq], or tune in at Blogtalk Radio [http://su.pr/1UhtGn] anytime.
Latest HC-J Show: The Story of Rock ‘n Roll with Howard Kramer, Curatorial Director of The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
It’s peace, love and rock & roll as we celebrate the history of rock and contemporary music on Wednesday, May 30th from 3-4 pm EST and Thursday, May 31 from 9-10 pm on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show! We’re joined by Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Curatorial Director Howard Kramer for an hour of fascinating discourse on the museum’s new Grateful Dead exhibit and, of course, the legendary monument to culture that is the rock genre. Ever wondered who found the handwritten lyrics to the Beach Boy’s God Only Knows? Curious as to the difference between a game show contestant and someone who lives on PB&J and a solid beat? Join us for all this and more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds.
For Those of You Who Missed Yesterday’s Show: American Idol: The Street Version
Our first guest, Berkeley, California’s Michael Masley, is the self-proclaimed Artist General of the United States. After starting out with a flute, and then a hammer dulcimer, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michael moved out west and never looked back. He plays an instrument called the cymbalom, which looks like the inside of a piano and sounds like what it is–to wit, a heavy-duty hammer dulcimer. Though he originally wanted to be a poet, he’s found his calling in the truly ancient (no, really!) art of busking, and in the political activism he’s taken up since he was “flipped out by the Bush years” (and, really, weren’t we all?). He’s reached such notoriety that there’s a documentary about him in the works called Art Officially Favored, written and directed by…
…our next guest, Martín Yernazian, who has spent eight years with Michael, documenting his life. He said that the first time he met Michael, it was the music that captivated him first, one instrument that “sounded like a five, six piece orchestra…at first glance, it seemed like he had feathers in his fingers.” Martín’s production company, Atorrante! Films, is named for the spirit of sharp, fast, unexpected and mischievous wit that both of these men exemplify in their work. To learn more about Art Officially Favored–or to donate to the worthy cause of its post-production and release–check out their campaign on Indigogo, here [http://www.indiegogo.com/AOF].
Our third guest, Colin Huggins, is known across Manhattan as The Crazy Piano Guy–you can even follow him under that handle on Twitter! In conversation, though, the man is anything but crazy; he left a position as the Music Director at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School to pursue his ambient musical career, and can be found pulling his piano with him all over the great city of New York. He writes his own music, and says there is an art to street performing in and of itself–if you tune in, you can hear him break down the craziest interaction he’s had as The Crazy Piano Guy, and the story is well worth a listen. To learn more about Colin, or to listen to some of his gorgeous music, try his website [http://colinhuggins.com/].
Finally, we’re joined by Mary Luehrsen of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), who talks about the importance of funding arts education in our classrooms. As she points out out, we as people are wired for music the same way we’re wired for language and speech, and the opportunity for children foster art and innovation within their educational experience is proven to have a positive effect. To learn more about NAMM, or to pledge your support for arts education in school, go to www.supportmusic.com.
Of course, there’s no recap that can do justice to the full experience of hearing The Halli Casser-Jayne Show; download our podcast [http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/halli-casser-jayne-show-blog/id467926259] or tune in tonight at 9 PM EST on our site, www.hallicasser-jayne.com.
Latest HC-J Show: American Idol: The Street Version
On Wednesday, May 23 from 3-4pm EST and Thursday, May 24 from 9-10pm EST, we’re talking about the real American Idols—extraordinary people who make contributions to music and performance. We’ll be joined by Michael Masley, an unusual street musician from Berkeley, CA, who has influenced everyone from the common man to famous musicians such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith for the past 25 years with his world renowned “bowhammers” technique on his cymbalom. Michael is the subject of a new documentary, Art Officially Favored, written and directed by Martin Yernazian, who will also be our guest. In the second half-hour: Colin Huggins, who bills himself as “The Crazy Piano Guy”. Colin actually wheels his piano all over New York City, bringing music directly to the people of the Big Apple. And last (but not least) we have Mary Luehrsen of NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants. NAMM strives to promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. Mary will discuss the benefits of music education on growing minds and how budgets cuts are devastating music programs in schools across the nation. She’ll also highlight those schools across the nation that have made valuable contributions to arts education as part of the Best Communities for Music Education annual survey.
Latest HC-J Show: Addiction, Treatment Ain’t Like it Used to Be!
A startling statistic: approximately one out of every eight Americans is living with some form of addiction. Looking at the larger picture that means that drugs and/or alcohol is a problem for approximately 30 million people in the U.S. alone. Addictions to these substances and the mental health issues associated are one of the more serious health problems affecting families and our nation as a whole. And addiction is costly to society: One-quarter of all hospital admissions are related to alcoholism/addiction and that total cost is estimated to be $250 billion per year.
On The Halli Casser-Jayne Show on Wednesday, May 16 from 3-4 pm EST and Thursday, May 17 from 9-10 pm EST, we’re joined by Jerry Murphy, a recovering alcoholic and chemical dependency consultant and Dr. Joseph A. Troncale of Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania. Jerry and Joe co-host “Trudge the Road,” a breakthrough radio show that’s a 12-step program for the airwaves. The show was specifically created for addicts who are too uncomfortable to attend conventional meetings, and for family members who have never planned an intervention. Listeners of “Trudge the Road” can call from the privacy of their own homes to share their experiences with substance abuse and receive advice and recommendations to conquer their addictions. We discuss with Jerry Murphy and Dr. Troncale how they developed the concept for this dramatic new program, and how the anonymity of radio has helped addicts and their families. Join us to learn more about how talk radio has become a force in addiction recovery.
Latest HC-J Show: The Queen of Suspense Iris Johansen and Mystery Writer Brad Parks
On The Halli Casser-Jayne Show on Wednesday, May 9 3 -4 pm ET and Thursday May 10, 9 – 10 pm ET – we’re joined by two of the best-selling fiction authors on the market today. Kicking off the hour is the queen of suspense—Iris Johansen—multi-New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today bestselling author of the ever popular Eve Duncan forensic sculptor series. Her new book–WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU—features the fierce and wildly beautiful protagonist, CIA operative Catherine Ling. Packing the hour is mystery novel mastermind Brad Parks with his recently released THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. Brad is a winner of the Nero and the Shamus awards, and his novels are set in the world of Newark, New Jersey’s newspaper business, where Brad worked for years. He’s currently a contributor for the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and several other papers.
Latest HC-J Show: Is Your Therapy Hazardous to Your Mental Health? with Therapist/Author Jonathan Alpert
Coming up on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show on Wednesday May 2 and Thursday May 3 is controversial New York City psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert – who is also a columnist for METRO newspapers and the author of the just-released self-help book BE FEARLESS: Change Your Life in 28 Days. Alpert caused quite the online stir last week with his tell-all op-ed in The New York Times about the hazards of too much talk therapy. The article entitled, “In Therapy Forever? Enough Already” was one of the top stories on NYTimes.com and continues to cause a buzz among the mental health communities. Jonathan joins us to talk about a host “be fearless” topics including careers, money, relationships, dating and sex.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds airs Wednesday from 3-4pm EST and Thursday from 9-10 pm EST.
Latest HC-J Show: Kristin Hannah, New York Times Bestselling Author of Home Front
Joining The Halli Casser-Jayne Show roster of literary titans on April 25 and 26, is “It Girl” Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of such blockbusters as Night Road, Firefly Lane,True Colors and Winter Garden. Her latest novel Home Front, released earlier this year debuted at #1 on the bestseller list its first week out.
Born in Southern California and raised in Western Washington (where most of her novels are set), Hannah spent her early career working in advertising and as an attorney in Seattle. Hannah now divides her time between Bainbridge Island, Washington and Kauai, Hawaii.
This show will air on April 25 between 3:00-4:00 pm EST and on April 26 from 9:00-10:00 pm EST.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds.
Latest HC-J Show: For the Hour: Allison Samuels, Senior Writer The Newsweek Daily Beast Company
On The Halli Casser-Jayne Show this Wednesday, April 18 from 3:00-4:00pm EST, we’re talking with Newsweek/Daily Beast writer Allison Samuels about her new book What Would Michelle DO?: A Modern-Day Guide to Living with Substance and Style.
Ms. Samuels has interviewed such notable names as President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, The Dali Lama, Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and Denzel Washington. Her first cover for Newsweek was an interview with the iconic NBA legend Magic Johnson. Recently she’s written extensively on Whitney Houston and traveled to Sanford, FL to cover the Trayvon Martin story.
What Would Michelle Do? combines inspiring insights and solid advice in a fun package that will appeal to style mavens, soccer moms, and career women alike.
Latest HC-J Show:
The Road to the White House 2012 with Congresswoman Betty Sutton and Journalist Matthew Cooper
On The Halli Casser-Jayne Show this Wednesday, April 11 from 3:00-4:00pm EST, we’re talking politics—from the 2012 presidential election to job creation and the continued economic recovery with Northeast Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton (D, OH-13) and Matthew Cooper, editor of National Journal Daily.
Congresswoman Sutton, authored the “Cash for Clunkers” Program in 2009, which resulted in an estimated $3.8 billion to $6.8 billion increase in GDP and more than 60,000 jobs created or saved. Sutton will speak about: her work on behalf of public sector employees, introduction of several animal welfare protection bills, and her own struggle as a woman in politics leading to legislation that helps empower women and protects them from violence. Congresswoman Sutton is a strong proponent for the reauthorization of The Violence Against Women Act.
Cooper has held editorial positions at several of Washington’s most respected news organizations, includingU.S. News & World Report,Time, Washington Monthly,The New Republic, The Atlantic.com, and TalkingPointsMemo.com. Cooper along with The New York Times reporter Judith Miller was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for refusing to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation.
Latest HC-J Show: CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATE!
Gourmet chocolate. Belgian chocolate. French chocolate. Swiss chocolate. Chocolate truffles. Dark chocolate. Need we go on? But of course, because who doesn’t love chocolate? According to recent health reports and the American Chemical Society, chocolate is far more than just a sweet treat to savor, but may help heart health too. On Wednesday, April 4 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST, we’ve assembled a decadent panel to discuss science’s most perfect snack. Tune in live for Sulpice Chocolat chocolatier Anne Shaeffer; University of Washington professor and author Dr. Kristy Leissle; dietitian and wellness coach Mary Barbour; author of The Chocolate Thief and Parisian chocolate aficionado Laura Florand; psychotherapist and self-help author Esther Kane; and Dr. Kristy Leissle aka Dr. Chocolate, world-reknowned chocolate expert with a PhD in chocolate. We promise you a delicious show!
Latest HC-J Show: AUTHOR BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD: THAT WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE
Join us on March 28 from 3-4pm EST when New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford will be our guest for the entire hour. Barbara Taylor Bradford came on the literary scene in 1979 with the much beloved protagonist Emma Harte in A Woman of Substance. Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, books and movies with her husband legendary TV and film producer Bob Bradford. She is the recipient of an Order of the British E by Queen Elizabeth. Bradford releases her 27th book this week – Letter from a Stranger – a lush and evocative novel of family secrets and betrayals that stretch from the streets of World War II Berlin to the winding alleys of Istanbul. One of Ms. Taylor Bradford’s first stops on her press tour is The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds. We couldn’t be more delighted!
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is Talk Radio for Fine Minds and airs Wednesdays at 3 p.m. ET on BlogTalkRadio.com, the world’s largest internet radio network. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is a featured show on the network.
More about the HC-J Show:
When…The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is broadcast live on Wednesdays at 3 pm EST. Podcasts are available on multiple networks including iTunes, and via apps in multiple formats.
Where…The Halli Casser-Jayne Show airs on BlogTalkRadio.com, the world’s largest Internet radio network. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is not just any show on BTR. It is a “FEATURED SHOW” on the BlogTalkRadio Network.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is . . . talk radio for fine minds. Halli began her radio career on “The Dick Summer Show” on WYNY in New York City. Her current, celebrated radio show, “The Halli Casser-Jayne Show” features stellar guests from the world of politics, books, art, culture and celebrity. Recent guests include author Jackie Collins; former CEO of Planned Parenthood and author-activist Gloria Feldt; Roger Simon, Chief political correspondent Politico; The Bass Man, top angler J.P. Prouty. Her listeners are treated to smart, feisty, elevated discussions for their listening pleasure.