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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.
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.
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
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes an in-depth look into the thousands of years old practice of yoga pursuing the question: Is Yoga All It’s Cracked Up To Be? with a panel of distinguished guests including two time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times senior writer, William J. Broad, renowned physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Dr. Loren Fishman, bestselling author and creator of the Yoga Cardiac program for Cedars Sinai Medical Center Cardiology Unit, Nirmala Heriza and author and yoga instructor Melissa Carroll.
William J. Broad is a senior writer at the New York Time. He has won every major award in print and television as a science journalist. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as an Emmy and a DuPont. He is the author the important THE SCIENCE OF YOGA, THE RISKS AND AWARDS, that created a scandal in the yoga world.
Dr. Loren Fishman integrates yoga into his physical medicine and rehabilitation practice in New York City, where he teaches at Columbia Medical School. He has published over 85 papers and conducted clinical trials studying the benefits of yoga for osteoporosis, scoliosis, piriformis syndrome, and rotator cuff tears and is considered a creative pioneer in the field of yoga therapy.
Nirmala Heriza's bestselling book DR YOGA, A COMPLETE PROGRAM FOR DISCOVERING THE HEAD-TO-TOE HEALTH BENEFITS OF YOGA, with a foreword by Dr. Dean Ornish is based on the Yoga Cardiac program that she created for Cedars Sinai Medical Center Cardiology Unit. She developed the Integral Yoga program for Fitness Icon “Jane Fonda’s legendary Beverly Hills Workout Studio.
Melissa Carroll is a yoga instructor and writer based in Tampa, FL, where she guides more than 300 students every week. Her latest book, GOING OM, REAL-LIFE STORIES ON AND OFF THE YOGA MAT features a unique collection of never-before-seen personal narratives from celebrated authors.
Poet, philosopher, author, cancer survivor, Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years. He has inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his The Book of Awakening, which in 2010 catapulted to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list when Oprah Winfrey chose Nepo's book as one of her Ultimate Favorite Things. Wednesday, August 27, 3 pm ET the beloved teacher visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for an hour-long in-depth conversation.
Considered “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher,” Nepo’s 15 books and recorded nine audio projects have been translated into more than twenty languages.
His latest book is The Endless Practice, Becoming Who You Were Born to Be, a guide to how the soul works in the world, a revelatory piece focused on steering each of us to become who we were born to be through the endless practice of engaging our heart and soul in the world.
Nepo will be joining Oprah Winfrey’s 2014 The Life You want Weekend Tour. He has appeared four times on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. He has also been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.
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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 live Wednesdays, 3 pm ET.as is available ON DEMAND.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will tackle the question: Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism? when Halli welcomes her esteemed guests: Ruthie Blum, Alan Kaufman, Joshua Muravchik, Thane Rosenbaum and Jonathan Tobin.
Joining in the conversation is Ruthie Blum, the current affairs columnist for Israel Hayom. Her articles appear in the Jerusalem Post. She is the author of “To Hell in a Handbasket: Carter, Obama and the ‘Arab Spring.’”
Alan Kaufman is an American-Israeli author and the son of a Holocaust survivor. His books include Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman was an infantry soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. His op-eds and essays have appeared in The Los Angeles Times among others. He writes a blog on Jewish and Israeli affairs for The Times of Israel.
Joshua Muravchik is a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies. His latest book is Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel. He has contributed to the New York Times and more.
Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist, and law professor, the author of the critically acclaimed novels, The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, The Golems of Gotham. His articles, reviews and essays appear frequently in the New York Times.
Annika Henroth-Rothstein is a political advisor and writer. A native of Sweden, she writes on the topic of Israeli politics, European Jewry and human rights.
Jonathan S. Tobin is the award-winning senior online editor and chief political blogger of Commentary magazine. His work appears regularly in The New York Post and more. He lectures and appears on CNN, Fox News Channel, the BBC, NPR and more.
Wednesday August 20, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at World War I through the eyes of history and the voice of a poet. Marking the 100th anniversary of World War I, Halli 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.
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.
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, 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 book DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL was released on the same day that Mirabai’s fourteen year old daughter, Jenny, was killed in a car accident.
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. Jamal is the author of several books. 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.”
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