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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.  

  • 00:58

    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.

  • 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. 

  • 00:56

    FUNNY LADIES ANNABELLE GURWITCH & LIZZ WINSTEAD

    in Entertainment

    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

    in Entertainment

    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

    in Entertainment

    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.


     

  • 01:36

    9/11 Ten Years Later, An Unusual Show

    in Politics

    In 1950, an animated turtle named Bert taught American children to "duck and cover" in case of atomic attack. Comic yet terrifying, Bert's lessons reflected an abiding national concern with civil defense that reached back to the Minutemen, spread nationwide during World War II, and rose and fell with the tensions of the Cold War. 2011, in the Aftermath of 9/11, is America still taking Bert’s advice and “Ducking and Covering?” Are our politicians trading on a cottage industry at the victim’s expense? Is America suffering from a mass case of PTSD? Has America become a nation of wimps? Did bin Laden win? On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will take an honest look at the nation and where it stands ten years after one of America's darkest days. Joining us will be Liz Goutvenier-Reyer whose life was decimated by the events of that fateful day. Also Alix Michel, with a different story to tell.. and many others. Sunday – September 11th 2011 – at 5 pm Eastern – 2 pm Pacific

  • 00:02

    BITS: LITTLE RIVER BAND'S WAYNE NELSON

    in Entertainment

    Lead singer and bass guitar player, song writer and co-writer for the Little River Band, Wayne Nelson has been playing bass and singing lead vocals with the band for more than 30 years. Nelson reminisces with Halli when he joins her at the table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.


    The Little River Band originally formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. Nelson came on board in 1979 the first American to join the band. All told, LRB has sold more than 30 million records and achieved 13 U.S. Top 40 hits, most notably Reminiscing, Lonesome Loser, Cool Change, The Night Owls and Take It Easy on Me, the latter two songs featuring lead vocals by Nelson, along with his considerable talent as a bass guitarist, his funk bass skills distinguishing him early in the band’s history. Just as compelling as the story of the band is Nelson’s personal life a story of extreme highs and tragic lows. 


    Reminiscing with Little River Band’s Wayne Nelson, Halli’s guest for the hour when he joins Halli at her table Wednesday, May 20, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • REMINISCING WITH LITTLE RIVER BAND'S WAYNE NELSON

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    Lead singer and bass guitar player, song writer and co-writer for the Little River Band, Wayne Nelson has been playing bass and singing lead vocals with the band for more than 30 years. Nelson will be reminiscing with Halli when he joins her at the table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 20, 3 pm ET.


    The Little River Band originally formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. Nelson came on board in 1979 the first American to join the band. All told, LRB has sold more than 30 million records and achieved 13 U.S. Top 40 hits, most notably Reminiscing, Lonesome Loser, Cool Change, The Night Owls and Take It Easy on Me, the latter two songs featuring lead vocals by Nelson, along with his considerable talent as a bass guitarist, his funk bass skills distinguishing him early in the band’s history. Just as compelling as the story of the band is Nelson’s personal life a story of extreme highs and tragic lows. 


    Reminiscing with Little River Band’s Wayne Nelson, Halli’s guest for the hour when he joins Halli at her table Wednesday, May 20, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:53

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS STEVE BERRY & RALPH PETERS

    in Entertainment

    History is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when New York Times bestselling author thriller writer Steve Berry and Civil War author Ralph Peters join Halli at her table Wednesday, May 13, 3 pm ET.


    Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of ten Cotton Malone novels, as well as four stand-alones. He has 19 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. He is the co-founder of History Matters, dedicated to historical preservation. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers. His latest thriller, THE PATRIOT THREAT, involves some fascinating and little known aspects of American history – things that will definitely surprise you.


    Ralph Peters is the New York Times bestselling author of CAIN AT GETTYSBURG and HELL OR RICHMOND. He is a retired U.S. Army officer, a strategist and veteran of the intelligence world, and a frequent contributor to Fox News. His fiction and nonfiction writing on the American Civil War, under his own name and as Owen Parry, has won numerous literary prizes. He returns with his third installment in his Boyd Award-winning series on the Civil War with VALLEY OF RHE SHADOWS, set during the battle for the Shenandoah Valley.


    Mystery, the Civil War, history and lots of surprises when New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry and Ralph Peters visit The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, May 13, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.