• 01:03

    IT'S MY PARTY ON THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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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.

  • 01:03

    IT'S MY PARTY ON THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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    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.

  • 01:03

    TOP POLITICAL PUNDITS – THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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    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.  

  • 01:03

    THE 87TH ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW SHOW

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    Hooray for Hollywood and hooray for the Oscars! This year’s 87th Academy Awards is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, February 18, 3 pm ET. Joining Halli at her table are Betsy Sharkey, esteemed film-critic for The Los Angeles Times and  director, writer, producer, actor and reconteur Charles Matthau.


    Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey is an award-winning entertainment journalist and bestselling author. She began her career as a feature writer for the Dallas Morning News and has since written for The New York Times, TV Guide and Esquire among others. She is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.


    Director, writer, producer, actor and raconteur Charles Matthau was weaned on film. His father was actor Walter Matthau. He appeared as a child actor 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.


    No one gives a party like Oscar, except The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Join us for our Oscar celebration, February 18th 3 pm ET. The party takes place at 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.

  • 01:02

    THE GOLDBERGS' ACTOR STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY

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    You might not know his name, but you’ve seen his face a thousand times on both the big and small screen because Stephen Tobolowsky is one of America’s most prolific Hollywood character actors. But you will recognize the voice of some of your favorite characters, and the storyteller behind the popular podcast “The Tobolowsky Files” when Mr. Tobolowsky joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, February 11 3 pm ET.


    Stephen Tobolowsky is everywhere, having appeared in productions that range from TV’s Californication, Glee and The Goldbergs, and on the big screen in such celebrated films as Mississippi Burning, Thelma and Louise, Basic Instinct and Ground Hog Day in the part of the annoying but endearing insurance salesman Ned Ryerson, playing annoying characters his trademark.


    And still Tobolowsky is so much more. As a dazzling storyteller and writer, he has earned a devoted fan base for his original stories recorded in the popular podcast: The Tobowlowsky Files. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for the 2002 revival of Morning’s at Seven. He is the author of THE DANGEROUS ANIMAL CLUB, the book billed as a “creative mitzvah, a work of art, and a narrative feat that combines biography and essay.” But that’s not all. In March he will be joining the cast of Comedy Central’s new series Big Time in Hollywood Florida, executive produced by Ben Stiller.


    Actor, writer, podcaster, director, producer Stephen Tobolowsky, the guest for the hour on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, February 11, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:56

    COCO CHANEL: HER LIFE AND TIMES

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    The intriguing life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel and a look at Nazi occupied Paris during World War II are the focus of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, February 4, 3 pm ET. Joining Halli at her table is Rhonda K. Garelick, author of a sensational new biography of Chanel MADEMOISELLE: COCO CHANEL AND THE PULSE OF HISTORY, and author of THE PARIS ARCHITECT, Charles Belfoure.


    Rhonda K. Garelick's books include RISING STAR: DANDYISM, GENDER, AND PERFORMANCE IN THE FIN DE SIÈCLE and ELECTRIC SALOME: LOIE FULLER’S PERFORMANCE OF MODERNISM. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times,, The Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, International Herald Tribune, and The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as in numerous journals and museum catalogs in the United States and Europe. She is a Guggenheim fellow and has received awards from the Getty Research Institute, the Dedalus Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Whiting Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Garelick received her B.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature and French from Yale University.


    Charles Belfoure has published several architectural histories, one of which won a Graham Foundation Grant for architectural research. He graduated from the Pratt Institute and Columbia University, and he taught at Pratt as well as at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. His area of specialty is historic preservation. His work has been published in The Baltimore Sun and the New York Times.


    The fascinating story of the real life of fashion designer Coco Chanel with author Rhonda K. Garelick, and a look at occupied Paris and her life and times through the fictional voice of author Charles Belfoure on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, February 4, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:02

    DAVID HUME KENNERLY, PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER

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    When he was a mere-25-year-old UPI photographer, David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War and the Ali-Frazier figh, one of the youngest people to ever receive that honor. Two years later he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal White House photographer. Wednesday, January 28, 3 pm ET, the iconic imagemaker will join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for an intimate conversation.


    Named “One of the Most 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine, Kennerly was a contributing editor for Newsweek, and a contributing photographer for Time and Life magazines. He has published several books of his work, SHOOTER, PHOTO OP, SEINOFF: THE FINAL DAYS OF SEINFELD, PHOTO DU JOUR, and most recently, EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES: THE PRESIDENCY OF GERALD R. FORD. He is a producer and one of the principle photographers OF BARACK OBAMA: THE OFFICIAL INAUGURAL BOOK. His latest book is David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He recently produced “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers,” a four-hour documentary about White House chiefs of staff that ran on The Discovery Channel. Kennerly serves on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, and the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His archive is housed at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin.


    Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly for the hour on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, January 28, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:35

    ANNE RICE, A CONVERSATION WITH THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES AUTHOR

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    Perennial New York Times bestseller Anne Rice, the writer who single-handedly reinvented the vampire universe beginning with the now iconic INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE joins Halli at her table Wednesday, January 14, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.


    The author of 32 novels, Anne Rice is a force to be reckoned with. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, published in 1976, has gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time. She continued her saga of the Vampire Lestat in a series of books, collectively known as THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE was made into a motion picture in 1994, directed by Neil Jordan, and starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst and Antonio Banderas. Some of her other titles include THE VAMPIRE LESTAT and THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED.


    The gift that keeps on giving to her many fans, Rice is out with a new an exhilarating novel that deepens Rice’s vampire mythology and gives us a chillingly hypnotic, rich mystery-thriller in PRINCE LESTAT, the long-awaited return to the all-encompassing realm of the Vampire Chronicles.


    Celebrated author Anne Rice on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 14, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:04

    HOWARD J. ROSS CHRIS FARRELL: A BETTER YOU

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    Welcome to 2015! It’s a new year and it’s time for a new you. With that in mind, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you two men with dynamic ideas to lead you to a better you. Joining Halli at her table Wednesday January 7, 3 pm ET are thought leaders Chris Farrell and Howard J. Ross.


    As founder & Chief Learning Officer of Cook Ross Inc., Howard J. Ross has served for almost 30 years as an influential business consultant to hundreds of organizations worldwide, specializing in leadership, diversity, and organizational transformation. He is a recognized thought leader on exploring and addressing unconscious bias. He is the author of RE-INVENTING DIVERSITY: TRANSFORMING ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNITY TO STRENGTHEN PEOPLE, PURPOSE & PERFORMANCE. His latest book: EVERYDAY BIAS: IDENTIFYING AND NAVIGATING UNCONSCIOUS JUDGMENTS IN OUR DAILY LIVES takes a look at the reality that if we are human, we are biased, and what we can do about it.


    Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and personal finance programs. He is also economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio. An award-winning journalist, Chris is a contributing editor for Bloomberg Businessweek and a personal finance columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. His eye-opening, thought-provoking and surprisingly inspirational new book UNRETIREMENT, HOW BABY BOOMERS ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT WORK, COMMUNITY, AND THE GOOD LIFE takes a look at the dire warnings about an older American workforce but is a book for all ages. 


    A new year, two new books, new ideas, a new you with authors Chris Farrell and Howard J. Ross on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, January 7, 3 pm. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. 

  • 01:05

    SOPHIE TUCKER: THE LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS

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    She was nicknamed “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas” and hot she was. Bette Midler so revered her talent that she named her daughter after her. Who is “her?” Her name is Sophie Tucker, the Ukrainian-born American singer, comedian, actress, and radio personality. Known for her raunchy, rowdy, risqué delivery of comical songs, she was one of the most popular entertainers in America the first half of the 20th century. Joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday January 21, 3 pm ET are the authors of I AM SOPHIE TUCKER and the film producers of THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER Susan and Lloyd Ecker; producer, writer, performer, director TRAV SD, and a legend in his own right American radio and television host Joe Franklin.


    In 1973, Susan and Lloyd Ecker’s first date was a Bette Midler concert. They fell in love with one another, with the Divine Miss M and Miss Sophie Tucker. Forty years later, three children, the sale of a million dollar business, their obsession with Tucker still intact, they are a two-man band to bring The Last of the Red Hot Mamas to the Twenty-first century audience with their new book and film. 


    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.”  He writes and speaks on theater, arts and culture. His work has appeared in among other publications The Village Voice, American Theatre, Time Out New York and The New York Sun.


    Legendary talk show host Joe Franklin is an American treasure. His first show began in 1951. Billed as the “King of Nostalgia,” Franklin has interviewed such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Barbra Streisand, and Marilyn Monroe. He was a personal friend of Sophie Tucker’s. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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