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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&r
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&rsquo
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,
On Wednesday, July 3 from 3-4 pm EST The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds presents the ultimate ice cream show. Join us as we take a look at the history of ice cream and the role it plays in our American lives with Daniel Gritzer of Food & Wine magazine. And learn about the newest trends in ice cream with artisanal ice cream makers Felecia Hatcher from Feverish Ice Cream, Sophia Brittan from Victory Garden NY and Michael Turback author of A Month of Sundaes. We'll be talking about 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 Halli's websiste for more on this show and all of our exciting shows at http://www.hallicasser-jayne.com
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: Scott Turow and just in time for HalloweenJohn Searles.
Scott Turow is the author of nine best-selling works of fiction including Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof, and two non-fiction books including One L. 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. Turow frequently contributes to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker. He is at the top of his game with his latest thriller, Identical, which is currently number two on the New York Times combined hardcover 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.
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 and other national publications.
Bring along your Dramamine when you tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, 10/23 at 3 pm ET. You are in for a whirlwind trip around the globe with three esteemed authors.
The inspiration for Robert Antoni’s writing is his family history in Trinidad, and his upbringing in the Bahamas. He is the author of three novels, Divina Trace, Blessed is the Fruit, and Carnival. His latest historical novel is As Flies to Whatless Boys, charts his family’s 1845 emigration from England to Trinidad as part of an experimental utopian society. Antoni was awarded the Commonwealth Writers Prize and a NEA Grant. His short fiction was chosen for the Aga Kahn Prize by the Paris Review.
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. 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. Behar is both an immigrant child uprooted from Cuba and 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.. 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.
Music is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, October 9, 3 pm ET when Halli is joined bytwice 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 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 The New Yorker, Vogue, Downbeat, and the New York Times. He has served as artistic consultant for programming at Lincoln Center 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. After coming of age in the Midwest in the tumultuous 1960s, she crashed the music scene in New York, emerging as one of its leading image-makers, chronicling Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan 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 Wednesday, October 2, 3 pm ET, 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.
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 columnis. 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, among others.
Delia Ephron is a bestselling author and screenwriter. H Her journalism has appeared in the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, The Huffington Post. 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. Katchor was described by author Michael Chabon as "the creator of the last great American comic strip."
Vladimir Alexandrov, the B.E. Bensinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at Yale University joins The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about his new book, "The Black Russian," in which he tells the little-known true story of Frederick Bruce Thomas, who left the color-conscious Mississippi Delta, seeking a better life.Frederick found freedom and extraordinary success in, of all places, Moscow where he renamed himself Fyodor Fyodorovich Tomas. But thans to the Bolshevik Revolution he was forced to escape his adopted country, leaving everything he'd built behind to start over in Constantinople. Once again his brain and brawn led him to success, when he opened what became a series of celebrated nightclubs and introducing jazz to Turkey. Sadly, the long arm of American racism, the xenophobia of the new Turkish Republic, and Frederick's own extravagance landed him in debtor's prison. He died in Constantinople in 1928. With the stamp of approval of some of the African-American communities most prominent voices, including those of Cornel West and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, "The Black Russian," is a story you won't want to miss.
Wednesday, June 5, 3 pm ET a legend of American comedy, actor, film director, producer and writer and author CARL REINER joins The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Funny Minds for an hour-long in-depth interview. MR. CARL REINER is best known as a co-star on the legendary television program, “Your Show of Shows,” as the creator and co-star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” as The Interviewer of “The 2000 Year Old Man,”as the director of feature films, including “The Jerk,” “All of Me,” “Oh, God!,” and “Where’s Poppa,” as the recipient of twelve Emmy Awards. 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.
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 Ground Zero. 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.
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