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  • 00:08

    A Book and a Chat with Halli Lilburn

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    Halli was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She currently resides on a small farm somewhere in southern Alberta with her mountain man husband and three genius children. She enjoys painting, singing, sewing and working at the local library.
    Halli Lilburn always dreamed of being a published author and SHIFTERS is her first novel.
    Reality shifting could destroy Lina's life—or help her overthrow a government conspiracy…

    While coping with classes and crushes at an elite private school that has a 'big brother' approach to surveillance and implants strange I.D. tags under each student's skin, Lina Pawlak discovers that students are disappearing. A government agency, Special Force, is creating a superior race of humans by weeding out those with “corrupt” DNA.

    Lina yearns to be a normal teenage girl, though she's anything but "normal." She's a shifter, and her realities are about to multiply. Shifting from one reality to the next, she clings to sanity, tries to prevent a mass genocide and deals with a reoccurring dilemma—she can’t save everyone in every reality.

  • 01:00

    WHEN MY BOYFRIEND WAS A GIRL, A TRANSGENDER LOVE STORY

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    They were both looking for love. She is a bisexual woman, he is a transgendered man. What could possibly go wrong? The answers Wednesday, April 29, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is the author of a profound new book WHEN MY BOYFRIEND WAS A GIRL, Sunshine Mugrabi.


    In her mind-blowing memoir, Mugrabi shatters any preconceived notions you have about gender, relationships, and love. Part love story, part Rorschach relationship test, and a psychological mirror for everyone who has ever been in love -- WHEN MY BOYFRIEND WAS A GIRL gives readers an extremely rare and intimate glimpse into the lives of transgendered people and those who love them. Sunshine Mugrabi has a B.A. in Philosophy from Vassar College and a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. She has been a freelance and staff writer for such publications as Red Herring, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Curve Magazine, and The Daily Hampshire Gazetter. Her short story, “The Last Time,” was published in The Lullwater Review. 


    Bruce Jenner gave us one side of the story, there’s another. WHEN MY BOYFRIEND WAS A GIRL on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with the wife of a transgendered man, Sunshine Mugrabi Wednesday, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:59

    JERUSALEM POST COLUMNIST DR. MARTIN SHERMAN

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    Wednesday April 22, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show looks at alternatives to the two-state solution, assesses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, explores Israel’s relationship with the U.S. and President Obama and the pending deal with Iran when joining Halli at her table is Jerusalem Post columnist Dr. Martin Sherman.


    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 TelAvivUniversity in Political Science, International Relations and Strategic Studies. With a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Geology, and MBA and Finance and a PH.D in political science and international relations, Sherman was the first academic director of the internationally renowned Herzliya Conference and is the author of two books and numerous articles and policy papers on a wide range of political, diplomatic and security issues. Born in South Africa Dr.Sherman has lived in Israel since 1971 and is the founder of the independent policy center – the Israel Institute of Strategic Studies.


    A discussion about Israel, Iran, the Israel-Palestinian conflict and resolution, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama and more with Jerusalem Post columnist Dr. Martin Sherman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 22, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:02

    FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD TO THE WHITE HOUSE

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    Wednesday April 15, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will take you on a journey from the back stages of glamorous old Hollywood to the residence of the White House when joining Halli at her table are the authors of IN THE COMPANY OF LEGENDS, Joan Kramer and David Heely, and author of THE RESIDENCE, INSIDE THE PRIVATE WORLD OF THE WHITE HOUSE Kate Andersen Brower.


    Joan Kramer and David Heely documented the lives and careers of some of Hollywood’s greatest legends, establishing a reputation for finding the un-findable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships with the stars long after the end credits rolled. Their programs have received five Emmy awards and twenty Emmy nominations. IN THE COMPANY OF LEGENDS with a foreword by Richard Dreyfuss, the authors share amusing and poignant portraits of the kings and queens of old Hollywood. 


    Kate Anderson Brower covered the White House for Bloomberg News and Businessweek. As part of the White House press corps she traveled on Air Force One, accompanying President Obama on dozens of trips worldwide. She was assigned to cover First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Brower, a graduate of Barnard College with a Master’s Degree from Oxford University, worked at CBS News in New York and as a producer at Fox News in Washington, D.C.  In THE RESIDENCE Brower sheds light on the 96 full-time staff members devoted to the maintenance of the White House and to the comfort of the families who inhabit it, offering a never before seen glimpse behind the scenes at The People’s House and a never before seen look into the personal lives of the president’s and the families which they serve.  


    From Hollywood to the White House on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 15, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:56

    FUNNY LADIES ANNABELLE GURWITCH & LIZZ WINSTEAD

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    Wednesday, April 8, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show joining Halli at her table are two very funny ladies: actress, comedienne and writer Annabelle Gurwitch and comedienne and author Lizz Winstead.


    Annabelle Gurwitch is the author of YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP now a play receiving its third national tour, and FIRED! which became an acclaimed documentary and Showtime comedy special. She gained a loyal comedic following during her years hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS and has been a regular commentator on NPR and contributor to The Nation, More and Glamour among other national publications. Her acting credits include over fifty guest roles in shows including Seinfeld and Boston Legal. Recently, she starred in the world premiere of A Coney Island Christmas at The Geffen Playhouse. And then Annabelle turned 50, became a statistic, one of the many Americans who every seven and a half seconds reaches the milestone, the subject of her book I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, COMPLIMENTS, INDIGNITIES, AND SURVIVAL STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF 50.


    A stand-up comedienne by trade, Lizz Winstead is one of the giants of comedy. Winstead got her start in her native Minneapolis, honing her skills in what she calls the “punk rock ghetto” of the early 1980s. She dreamed up a new satirical genre for television when she created THE DAILY SHOW back in 1996 and was co-founder of the Air America Radio network, giving Rachel Maddow her first national audience. In her book LIZZ FREE OR DIE, Winstead writes of her early years, growing up Catholic, getting pregnant the first time she had sex, her move to New York City to follow her calling in comedy, and the many challenges she faced along the way.


    For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:58

    KIM GOLDMAN: WHY I CAN'T FORGIVE O.J. SIMPSON

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    Wednesday, April 1, 3 pm ET, tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for a conversation you won’t soon forget. Joining Halli at her table is Kim Goldman author of CAN’T FORGIVE! 


    Don’t tell Kim Goldman she needs to find closure. Don’t ask her to forgive and forget. When Kim Goldman was just 22, her older brother, Ron Goldman was brutally murdered by unconvicted football legend and film star O.J. Simpson. Ron and Kim were very close, and her devastation was compounded by the shocking not guilty verdict in what was to be called The Trial of the Century. Now twenty years later, Kim Goldman shares what she calls her “twenty year battle” with O.J. Simpson in her book CAN’T FORGIVE.


    Counseled by friends, strangers and even Oprah to “find that closure,” Kim chose a different route. She chose to fight and that fight would be subject of tabloid fodder now nearing a quarter of a century. Repeatedly, Kim and her family pursued Simpson by every legal means possible. Foiled over and again, they ultimately achieved a small measure of justice.  


    Closure? Who says? Let’s talk! Kim Goldman’s fight with O.J. Simpson on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 1st, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:10

    FORMER RADICAL ISLAMIST TURNED UNDERCOVER AGENT MUBIN SHAIKH

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    The fascinating true story of Mubin Shaikh, former militant jihadi turned undercover agent with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 25, 3 pm ET, when joining Halli at her table are the co-authors of UNDERCOVER JIHADI, Mubin Shaikh and Dr. Anne Speckhard.


    Mubin Shaikh, Ph.D. is one of the very few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell, infiltrating the Toronto 18. Because of this courageous experience, Shaikh is considered a primary source of the study of Islamist radicalization and terrorism by academics worldwide. He remains an active trainer of military and security intelligence on violent Islamist extremists. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBC, CNN, and multiple media outlets.


    Ann Speckhard, Ph.D. is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School and of Security Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Dr. Speckhard has been working in the field of posttraumatic stress disorder since the 1980’s and has extensive experience working throughout the world. She is the author of TALKING TO TERRORISTS, FETAL ABDUCTION and co-author of WARRIOR PRINCESS.


    A look into the mind of a former radical Islamist and the behind the scenes story of a terror cell with former Muslim militant turned undercover agent Mubin Shaikh and psychologist Dr. Anne Speckhard, the authors of UNDERCOVER JIHADI on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 25, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:54

    MASTERS OF SUSPENSE: DENNIS LEHANE & JAMES GRADY

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    It’s Masters of Suspense on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, March 18, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table are two celebrated authors of the genre Dennis Lehane and James Grady.


    Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston. Since his first novel, A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR, won the Shamus Award, he’s published nine more novels including GONE BABY GONE; MYSTIC RIVER; SHUTTER ISLAND;  and LIVE BY NIGHT, which won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2013. MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE, AND SHUTTER ISLAND have been made into award-winning films, and the film rights for LIVE BY NIGHT are under option to Warner Bros. with Ben Affleck producing, writing, directing, and starring. Lehane was a staff writer for HBO’s The Wire, and is a writer/producer on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. His latest book WORLD GONE BY. 


    Montana born, author and screenwriter James Grady captivated America with his New York Times bestseller SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR, his book-turned-into the popular film Three Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford & Faye Dunaway. directed by Sydney Pollack. The movie became the father of modern spy thriller films. Besides working as a screenwriter for CBS, FX, HBO, and major studios, Grady’s journalism includes street time as a muckraker for columnist Jack Anderson after Watergate and being a cultural columnist for AOL's PoliticsDaily.com. He’s written for The Washington Post and the New Republic. He returns to the character that became a household name with his new book LAST DAYS OF THE CONDOR. 


    Mystery, suspense, a thrilling hour with two celebrated authors James Grady and Dennis Lehane on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 18, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:59

    ACTOR LORENZO LAMAS: A CONVERSATION

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    The life, loves, and the new autobiography RENEGADE AT HEART of Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Lorenzo Lamas are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, March 11, 3 pm ET when Lamas joins Halli at her table. 


    Lorenzo, the son of films stars Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl and stepson of swimmer and actress Esther Williams, was born to Hollywood royalty. He entered the family business in his teens and has played many roles over the course of his rollercoaster career. Five time husband and father of six children, the reality-show star has been tabloid fodder for decades. Fans believe they know every side of him, but the truth is far more interesting…and surprising. 


    The engaging life story as unpredictable as the plotline from one of the soap operas in which he starred, heartthrob Lorenzo Lamas shares his life story on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 11, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:57

    TV WRITER RICK ROSNER: THE MAN WITH THE WORLD’S SECOND-HIGHEST IQ

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    Wednesday, March 4, 3 pm ET the man with the world’s second-highest IQ and the highest IQ in America, television writer Rick Rosner joins Halli at her table when he visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.


    In 2012, The Huffington Post ranked Rosner, along with brainiacs like theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov, as one of the ten smartest people on the planet. According to the Giga Society, he has an 198 IQ which makes it all the more remarkable that, after graduating high school, Rosner forged documents, fabricated records, created disguises, and lied to officials so he could to return to high school over and again. From his teens through most of his 20s, Rosner spent time in five different high schools from Hollywood to Harlem. 


    All of that education and work as a stripper, a bouncer, a roller-skating waiter and a nude model somehow prepared him for his adult career as a TV writer. Rick’s credits include shows such as Remote Control, Crank Yankers, The Man Show, The Emmy Awards, The Grammy Awards and Jimmy Kimmel Live! All in all, Rosner has contributed more than 2,500 hours of broadcast television, earning himself 7 Writer’s Guild Awards and Emmy nominations.


    TV Writer, brainiac, former stripper, nude model and more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday March 4th 3 pm ET. For more information and to listen to the show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:02

    THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY FROM LBJ TO HRC?

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    The American Presidency: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, February 25, 3 pm ET. Joining Halli at her table is the man the New York Times called “LBJ’S “Deputy President for Domestic Affairs” Joseph A Califano, Jr., author of the celebrated first hand account of the LBJ presidency THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF LYNDON JOHNSON: THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS and Matthew Cooper, political editor for Newsweek magazine.


    Joseph A. Califano, Jr., served in the Kennedy administration as general counsel of the army and special assistant to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense. He served as special assistant for domestic affairs to President Lyndon Johnson and secretary of health, education, and welfare in the Carter administration. He is founder and chairman of the board of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. He is the author of more than a dozen books.


    Matthew Cooper has worked for some of America's most prestigious magazines including Time, The New Republic, National Journal, U.S. News & World Report. He wrote for Newsweek in the 1990s and rejoined the magazine in 2014. A veteran White House correspondent, he's known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case where his refusal to name his sources went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on "60 Minutes," "Meet the Press" and a host of broadcast and cable shows.


    From LBJ’S ’64 Civil Rights and ’65 Voting Rights Acts to the Obama presidency and a look ahead to Election 2016 and the possibility of America’s first woman president it’s politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.