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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 dinner party here on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and you’re invited along with my guests our 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 a simply delightful woman. Also joining us because what is a party without music: jazz pianist Tony Rosales. There will be lots of fun, lots of talk, great music…it’s party-time on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 3 pm ET. Don’t miss it.
Wednesday, January 2, 3 pm ET, right here on The BlogTalkRadio Network you’re invited to a party. That’s right, we’re having a dinner party here on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and you’re invited along with my guests our 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 a simply delightful woman. Also joining us because what is a party without music: jazz pianist Tony Rosales. There will be lots of fun, lots of talk, great music…it’s party-time on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, January 2, 3 pm ET. Don’t miss it.
Politics will be the focus of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show 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. Walsh is the author of What’s the Matter With White People? In his new book, Bill and Hillary, the Politics of the Personal, William H. Chafe gives us an uncommon look at Bill and Hillary Clinton. Matt Cooper, the veteran Washington journalist who found himself at the center of the "Plamegate" CIA leak investigation is editor of “National Journal Daily.” Cooper has held reporting and editorial positions, including White House correspondent. All willjoin host Halli Casser-Jayne, the author of A Year in My Pajamas with President Obama. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Politics.
Travel with The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, October 29, 3 pm ET when Halli takes you on a tour of Cuba. Joining Halli at her table are photography collector Ramiro A. Fernandez; Cuban immigrant Cecilia M. Fernandez; food blogger and author Ana Sophia Pelaez; writer, photographer, dissident and author Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo; and Caribbean design expert and historian and author Michael Connors.
Ramiro A. Fernandez’s CUBA THEN: RARE AND CLASSIC IMAGES FROM THE RAMIRO A. FERNANDEZ COLLECTION offers a celebration of the intensely colorful culture that was the pre-Castro Cuba, a dynamic collage of images, experiences and memories that presents the glamour and the grit of the island’s tumultuous history.
Cecilia M. Fernandez tells the story of growing up a Cuban refugee in her heart wrenching memoir LEAVING LITTLE HAVANA: A MEMOIR OF MIAMI’S CUBAN GHETTO.
Ana Sophia Pelaez was raised in Miami and transplanted to New York. Her blog Hungry Sophia catapulted her to culinary fame. With photographer Ellen Silverman, her new book THE CUBAN TABLE is a visual as well a gastronomic pleasure.
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo was born and raised under the thumb of the Castro Regime in Havana, Cuba. After obtaining a degree in biochemistry, he began to voice his differences with the government founding VOCES, a dissident e-magazine. He won awards for his book BORING HOME, banned in Cuba. He currently is a Visiting Fellow at the International Writers Project, Department of Literary Arts, Brown University. He is the editor of CUBA IN SPLINTERS, ELEVEN STORIES FROM THE NEW CUBA and the photographer of AVANDONED HAVANA.
Caribbean design expert and historian Michael Connors takes readers on an unprecedented tour of some of the most architecturally significant private homes and buildings that remain in Cuba in his new book HAVANA MODERN: 20TH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS.
He is known as ‘The Killer,’ and he changed music as we know it. His name: Jerry Lee Lewis. In a special edition of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Sunday, October 26, 8 pm ET we will take a look at the life and times of Jerry Lee Lewis. Joining Halli at her table is one of the great Southern storytellers of our time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg, whose new book JERRY LEE LEWIS, HIS OWN STORY officially launches October 28.
Interviewing the seminal musician over the course of two summers, Bragg recreates the almost impossible to believe story of the hell-raising Southern boy who would galvanize the world and give the devil’s edge to rock and roll with songs like “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.” Together Bragg and Lewis have created an amazing biography of the music legend: JERRY LEE LEWIS: HIS OWN STORY for this groundbreaking new book.
Bragg is the author of the New York Times bestsellers ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN’, AVA’S MAN, THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN, and I AM A SOLDIER, TOO: THE JESSICA LYNCH STORY. He has twice won the prestigious American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award and more than fifty writing awards in his career. He is currently a professor of writing at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Jerry Lee Lewis helped define the wild frontier of rock and roll. His most recent albums, Last Man Standing (2006) and Mean Old Man (2010), were his most successful in thirty years. Still performing today, The Killer recently opened Jerry Lee Lewis’s Cafe and Honky Tonk on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
Jerry Lee Lewis biographer, Rick Bragg, Sunday, October 26, 8 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show,Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
We’re taking a look at ideas Wednesday, October 22 at 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds when Halli brings you two of the great intellects of our time. Joining Halli at her table is Steven Johnson, widely regarded as one of the world’s most perceptive and thought-provoking thinkers on new media and the evolution of information technology author of the new book and PBS TV series, HOW WE GOT TO NOW. And Barbara Erenreich, author of a provocative new memoir LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, A NONBELIEVER’S SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT EVERYTHING
Steven Johnson is the author of the bestsellers including WHERE GOOD IDEAS COMR FROM, THE INVENTION OF AIR, THE GHOST MAP, EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD FOR YOU, MIND WIDE OPEN. He is the founder of a variety of influential websites and writes for Time, Wired, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Barbara Ehrenreich is an American writer and political activist who describes herself as "a myth buster by trade", and has been called "a veteran muckraker" by The New Yorker. She has authored 21 books, perhaps best known for her 2001 book NICKEL AND DIMED: ON (NOT) GETTING BY IN AMERICA, a memoir of Ehrenreich's three-month experiment surviving on minimum wage. The New York Times bestselling author’s latest book is LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, A NONBELIEVER'S SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT EVERYTHING
a brave, frank, honest, and exquisitely written memoir that is sure to rattle your world.
Steven Johnson, Barbara Erenreich two of the thought-leaders of our day Wednesday, October 22, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show bringing you Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Laughter comes to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday October 15, 3 pm ET when Halli brings you two of the funniest people on the planet. Joining Halli is esteemed director and author John Waters and Seinfeld writer and author Peter Mehlman.
John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor, writer and visual artist best known for his cult films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Cecil B. DeMented. He is also the author of ROLE MODELS, CRACKPOT and SHOCK VALUE. His new book CARSICK tells the hilarious story of America’s most beloved eccentric’s mid-life crisis journey: a cross-country hitchhiking journey.
Peter Mehlman began his career at the Washington Post. He slid to television in 1982, writing for SportsBeat with Howard Cossell. He has written for numerous national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Esquire, and a multitude of women’s magazines. One year after moving to Los Angeles he ran into Seinfeld writer and producer Larry David, which led to Mehlman’s writing the first freelance episode of the popular TV Show, rose to executive producer and coined such phrases as “yada yada” and “double dipping.” His new novel IT WON’T ALWAYS BE THIS GREAT is a brilliantly funny story of the mid-life crisis of a Long Island podiatrist that begins on a sub-zero, wind-chilled Friday night when the podiatrist crosses paths with a bottle of horseradish.
We could all do with a dose of laughter. Laugh yourselves silly, Wednesday, October 15, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli talks with John Waters and Peter Mehlman. We are Talk Radio for Fine Minds and Lovers of Humor. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
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 three time Oscar nominee, actress Diane Ladd, longtime film critic of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Carrie Rickey, and film director/screenwriter/producer Charles Matthau.
There is only one Diane Ladd and The Halli Casser-Jayne Show has her!
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. Rickey was an early champion of women filmmakers including Kathryn Bigelow. A native of Los Angeles, Rickey was a film critic at the Village Voice and The Boston Herald before becoming the film critic at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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 The Bad News Bears and House Calls before he turned to directing with The Grass Harp and The Marriage Fool. A graduate of the film school at the UCLA, 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).
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds airs Wednesdays, 3 pm. For more information visit at the show’s website.
Wednesday, October 1, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes an in-depth look at the careers of three women who changed the trajectory of television news: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour the subject of journalist Sheila Weller’s fascinating new book THE NEWS SORORITY, DIANE SAWYER, KATIE COURIC, CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR – AND THE (ONGOING, IMPERFECT, COMPLICATED) TRIUMPH OF WOMEN IN TV NEWS, Weller, the guest for the hour.
Journalist Sheila Weller forged her career with her scintillating true life tales drawn directly from the news. She is the author of seven books - three of which are New York Times bestsellers - including GIRLS LIKE US: CAROLE KING, JONI MITCHELL, CARLY SIMON – AND THE JOURNEY OF A GENERATION, the book that made headlines presenting an insightful and detailed portrayal of music's three most trailblazing and beloved singer-songwriters borne in the stultifying 1950s, coming of age in the turbulent Sixties -- three women who brilliantly rode the second-wave of feminism.
Weller has covered domestic abuse, upscale marriages, wife killing, and secret rapes in storybook communities, as well as her own family's halcyon life and the tragic demise of the premiere Hollywood nightclub they owned in her acclaimed memoir DANCING AT CIRO’S. A Contributing Editor at Glamour, a writer for Vanity Fair, the New York Times Book Review Weller she is respected among her peers for her comprehensive, evocative investigative writing about all aspects of women's lives and issues.
Her latest book THE NEWS SORORITY, DIANE SAWYER, KATIE COURIC, CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR – AND THE ONGOING, IMPERFECT, COMPLICATED TRIUMPH OF WOMEN IN TV NEWS does not disappoint.
Journalist Sheila Weller on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 1, 3 pm ET online @ http://bit.ly/hcjblog.
Two women, two memoirs, two extraordinary lives-the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 8, 3 pm ET when Halli is joined at her table by award-winning writers Elizabeth Nunez author of NOT FOR EVERDAY USE and Joanna Rakoff author of MY SALINGER YEARS.
Elizabeth Nunez, PhD, immigrated to the US from Trinidad after completing high school. She is the award-winning author of eight novels, four of them selected as New York Times Editors choice, among her books BOUNDARIES, nominated for the 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Fiction and ANNA IN-BETWEEN awarded the PEN Oakland Award. Nunez is a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College, CUNY, where she teaches fiction writing. Her latest book, the memoir NOT FOR EVERYDAY USE is an astonishing achievement. Tracing the four days from the moment she gets the call that every immigrant fears to the burial of her mother, Nunez tells the haunting story of her lifelong struggle to cope with the consequences of the “sterner stuff” of her parents’ ambitions for their children, and her mother’s seemingly unbreakable conviction that displays of affection are not for everyday use.
Joanna Rakoff’s novel A FORTUNATE AGE won the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers and the Elle Readers’ Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle best seller. She has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, and other publications. Hailed by critics, Rakoff’s new memoir, MY SALINGER YEAR, is a poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny coming of age story of a girl who at twenty-three, after leaving graduate school, dared to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet. A move to New York City, a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger, a love affair -- well, sort of -- Joanna Rakoff’s book MY SALINGER YEAR brillia
No one has cracked the encrypted language of plants. Insects chirp, bees buzz, animals grow, hiss, hum and even transmit low-frequency sound waves. But plants, as far as we know, never say a thing…or do they?
Flower Power is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, September 10, 3 pm ET when Halli welcomes her guests author of the celebrated book PLANT SPIRIT MEDICINE, THE JOURNEY INTO THE HEALING WISDOM OF PLANTS Eliot Cowan and Michael Largo, author of THE BIG, BAD BOOK OF BOTANY, THE WORLD’S MOST FASCINATING FLORA.
Eliot Cowan is the founder of the Blue Deer Center in Margaretville, New York, where he provided training in Plant Spirit Medicine and other traditions. For many years, he apprenticed with the shame Don Guadalupe Gonzalez Rios, who in 2000, ritually recognized Cowan as a guide to Shamanic apprentices in the Huichol tradition. He is a member of the Council of Elders for the Temple of Sacred Fire Healing.
Michael Largo is the author of GOD’S LUNATICS, GENIUS AND HEROIN, THE PORTABLE OBITUARY, the Bram Stoker award-winning FINAL EXITS: THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYLOPEDIA OF HOW WE DIE, and three novels. He is the former editor of New York Poetry and the researcher/archivist for the film company Allied Artists.
The Power of Plants on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, September 10, 3 pm ET online @ http://bit.ly/hcjblog
Wednesday, September 24, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you stories that will tear your heart in two. Joining Halli at her table is Nik Jans author of A WOLF CALLED ROMEO and H. Alan Day author of THE HORSE LOVER: A COWBOY’S QUEST TO SAVE THE WILD MUSTANGS.
Nik Jans is an award-winning writer, photographer, and author of numerous books, including THE GRIZZLY MAZE. A long-time resident of Alaska, he has studied and photographed wolves for more than thirty years. Jans is a contributing editor to Alaska magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including Backpacker and the Christian Science Monitor. His latest book A WOLF CALLED ROMEO tells the awe-inspiring account of Romeo, a lone black wolf and his six-year friendship with the author and an Alaskan community.
H. Allan Day formerly owned Mustang Meadows Ranch near St. Francis, South Dakota; Rex Ranch near Whitman, Nebraska; and Lazy B Ranch in Southern Arizona. With his sister, retired Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor, he co-authored the New York Times bestseller LAZY B: GROWING UP ON A CATTLE RANCH IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH WEST. In his latest book THE HORSE LOVER: A COWBOY’S QUEST TO SAVE THE WILD MUSTANGS, Day tells the cautionary tale of his attempt to save the wild mustangs when up against a government agency saddled with its own agenda.