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  • 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.

  • Klarque Garrison of "Survive 365"

    in Books

    Mr. 365, D. Klarque Garrison, host of the blog, Survive 365, and the blog talk radio show, Survive 365: The Conversation of Survive 365 discusses his book, How to Survive the Next 365 | Your Lifeline to a Better Life.

  • 01:03

    TOP POLITICAL PUNDITS – THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

    in Elections

    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.  

  • 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.

  • 00:57

    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.

  • 01:03

    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.


     

  • 01:00

    WHEN MY BOYFRIEND WAS A GIRL, A TRANSGENDER LOVE STORY

    in Entertainment

    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

    in Entertainment

    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.

  • 00:58

    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

    in Entertainment

    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.