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  • 01:03

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

    in Entertainment

    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

    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.  

  • 00:54

    NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS & HISTORIANS BRAD MELTZER AND DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN

    in Books

    History is at the heart of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 1, 3 pm ET when New York Times bestselling author and The History Channel's host Brad Meltzer joins Halli at her table to talk about his new thriller THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW, the third chapter following archivist Beecher White and the Culper Ring. And what would a conversation about history be without a visit with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin? You will love our chat about politics, baseball, history and more.


    Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE INNER CIRCLE, THE BOOK OF FATE and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, he is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for non-fiction, advice, children’s books and even comic books. Meltzer is also the host of “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History” on H2 and “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on their list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. Now Meltzer returns to the thrillers — “the house that I built with my own two hands” as he calls them — with the release of THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW.


    NO ORDINARY TIME: FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN are two of the books that Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian, political commentator and baseball enthusiast Doris Kearns Goodwin has given to the world. Her latest bestseller is THE BULLY PULPIT: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF JOURNALISM. 


    Fascinating history with two of the great historians/authors of our generation Brad Meltzer and Doris Kearns Goodwin, Wednesday, July 1, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. 

  • 00:58

    OSCAR PREVIEW WITH OSCAR NOMINEE DIANE LADD & DIRECTOR CHARLES MATTHAU

    in Movies

    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.

  • 00:56

    B.B. KING: PRODUCER-DIRECTOR JON BREWER

    in Entertainment

    B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. From his roots as a sharecropper’s son, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi, he rose to become a living legend — the most renowned blues singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer of the past 40 years — earning the moniker “King of the Blues.” Wednesday, February 10, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at the life of the King of Blues with rock and roll legendary manager Jon Brewer, the award-winning producer/director of American Masters: B.B. KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY, premiering nationwide during Black History Month on Friday, February 12 at 9 p.m. on PBS. Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates and appears in the film.


    Director/Producer Jon Brewer is a well-established music & media industry veteran with a career in Music, Film and Television spanning 4 decades. He began in management with names such as David Bowie, Mick Taylor of The Rolling Stones, Alvin Lee (Ten Years After), Gene Clarke, Yes, and Gerry Rafferty before moving into publishing and the burgeoning video industry, where he was at the helm of the 3rd largest video distributor in the UK. Film Production soon followed. Ultimately he turned to making the most authentic series of music documentaries made with the full participation of the icons of Rock and Roll (The Classic Artists Series). He worked on B.B. KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY the film with King for two years. Filming was completed shortly before King passed on May 14, 2015.


    A conversation with Jon Brewer, music & media industry veteran and producer/director of the new American Master’s documentary, B.B. KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY Wednesday, February 10, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:00

    THE TRUE STORY OF ATOMIC BOMB, HIROSHIMA SURVIVOR SHINJI MIKAMO

    in Entertainment

    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. 

  • 00:57

    KIM GOLDMAN TALKS O.J. SIMPSON & THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY

    in Entertainment

    With the launch of the much ballyhooed and highly-controversial series on the FX network, THE PEOPLE VS. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, for which the Goldman family was NOT consulted, Wednesday, February 3, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show talks to Kim Goldman in a conversation you won’t soon forget when Ms. Goldman joins Halli at her table to talk about her book 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, February 3, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:02

    MIKE NICHOLS: INTERVIEW WITH JULIAN SCHLOSSBERG

    in Entertainment

    Since its premiere in 1986, Emmy-winning documentary series PBS THIRTEEN’s AMERICAN MASTERS has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Now, launching its 30th Anniversary season, American Masters celebrates the career of award-winning director Mike Nichols. Wednesday, January 27, 3 pm ET entertainment icon and raconteur Julian Schlossberg, the producer of the film, and longtime friend of Nichols joins Halli for at her table to talk about the documentary and much more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.


    Everyone knows who Mike Nichols was. From the beginning of his career as part of the satiric duo Nichols and May moving on to become one of the Twentieth Century’s legendary, award-winning directors of stage and screen. But Schlossberg is himself a legend. Shows produced by Schlossberg have earned many honors, including six Tony Awards, two Obie Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards and five Outer Critics Circle Awards. His work in film is equally notable. He is the founder of major film production and distribution companies, a well-known music label and for years was the host of the beloved, nationally syndicated radio program MOVIE TALK.

    A conversation with Julian Schlossberg, raconteur and producer of the new American Master’s documentary NICHOLS, directed by Elaine May, Wednesday, January 27, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:47

    13 HOURS: THE TRUE BENGHAZI STORY WITH AUTHOR /JOURNALIST MITCHELL ZUCKOFF

    in Entertainment

    What really happened in Benghazi? Journalist and author Mitchell Zukoff says he knows. In his extraordinary book 13 HOURS, THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI, co-written with the surviving American security operators who fought that fateful night September 11, 2012 against the attack by Islamic militants on the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya, Zuckoff presented for the first time ever the true account of the events and offered a step by step look at how they unfolded. The source for the blockbuster film, 13 HOURS, the author of the book joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for an in-depth conversation, Wednesday, January 20, 3 pm ET. 


    Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University. His books include FROZEN IN TIME: AN EPIC STORY OF SURVIVAL about a US military airplane that crashed on the Greenland glacier during WWII, the subsequent hunt for the plane and Zuckoff's own role in helping to find the plane buried in the ice decades later and LOST IN SHANGRI-LA. Zuckoff received a master’s degree from the University of Missouri and was a Batten Fellow at the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Zuckoff's magazine work has appeared in The New Yorker, Fortune and elsewhere. 


    Written from the perspective of the surviving members of the security team who were involved in the fighting, Zuckoff insists the Benghazi contractor's story is credible. You decide when Mitchell Zuckoff, bestselling author of 13 HOURS, the basis for director Michael Bay's new controversial film, 13 HOURS, talks with Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 20, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:59

    PETER BECKETT & RONN MOSS OF THE ROCK BAND "PLAYER"& THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    in Entertainment

    Peter Beckett, the triple threat singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the rock band Player, which scored a U.S. #1 hit with “Baby Come Back” and fellow band member and former star of daytime television’s soap THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL as Ridge Forrester, Ronn Moss join Halli at her table Wednesday, January 6, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.


    Born in the Aigburth district of Liverpool, England, Beckett was greatly influenced by seeing the Beatles perform at the famous Cavern Club. At 16, he recorded his first record, “All Night Stand”, with a band called The Thoughts. He moved on to play with other groups before relocating to Los Angeles, ultimately teaming with JC Crowley, Ronn Moss (The Bold and the Beautiful’s chisel-jawed Ridge Forrester), and John Friesen in 1976 to form Player. And that’s just the beginning. He would go on to write for such notable artists as Janet Jackson, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations and Kenny Rogers as well as for films and television during the 1980s. He joined up with Little River Band in 1989 and toured with them for over eight years.


    Ronn Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles. He grew up surrounded by the theatre, concert, and rock & roll music world. At age 11, he started learning to play the drums, guitar and electric bass. In 1976, he joined PLAYER primarily as bassist and singer. In 1987, Moss was offered the role of “Ridge Forrester” on the then new soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. He accepted the part, which he played for 25 years, winning fans worldwide.


    Now the babies have come back to their roots — Peter Beckett and Ronn Moss on the road again with Player. They stop by The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 5, 3 pm ET for a little reminiscing. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:00

    JASON GAY: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SPORTS COLUMNIST

    in Entertainment

    Roll out the holly, deck the halls, slice up the fruitcake because beloved Wall Street Journal sports columnist and author of LITTLE VICTORIES, PERFECT RULES FOR IMPERFECT LIVING, Jason Gay is joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.


    Gay joined The Wall Street Journal in 2009, writing a several-times-a-week column which shifts regularly from irreverent topics to more serious themes. He has covered events ranging from the Super Bowl and the Olympics to the Masters and the Tour de France. He has written for publications including Vogue, GQ, Rolling Stone, and the New York Observer. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Headliner Awards, the New York Press Club and the New York News Publishers Association. At once smart, irreverent, quirky, funny, witty, droll, and more his wit and insight are now brilliantly displayed in his new well received book: LITTLE VICTORIES, PERFECT RULES FOR IMPERFECT LIVING, which is own mom proclaimed to be “not bad.”


    The inimitable Jason Gay visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show because we need a little Christmas cheer. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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