POLITICAL JUNKIES AND FASHIONISTAS THIS ONE’S FOR YOU

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More than political junkies are mystified by the election of Donald Trump. Who are the people who voted for Donald Trump and why?  The Halli Casser-Jayne Show tackles that question with journalist Brian Alexander author of GLASS HOUSE and also visits with the dynamic first and only American woman ever to fill the coveted position of Editor-in-Chief of Paris Vogue, fashionista Joan Juliet Buck.

Political junkies fashionistaIn 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In GLASS HOUSE, THE 1% ECONOMY AND THE SHATTERING OF THE ALL-AMERICAN TOWN, journalist Brian Alexander traveled back to the home of his youth, lived there, and put all that he had learned to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding national cohesion. Alexander takes us behind the scenes into the desperate lives of many of the town’s residents as they wrestle with heroin, politics, high-interest lenders, low wage jobs, technology, and the new demands of American life. When hope turned to desperation they turned to billionaire, Donald Trump for salvation, one of the master capitalists who were the very culprits who tore their world apart. What were they thinking? Do they already have regrets? Political junkies tune in for an eye-opening conversation.

political junkies fashionistaJoan Juliet Buck, the only child of larger-than-life film producer Jules Buck, was born into a world of make-believe. Her childhood was a whirlwind of famous faces: John Huston, Peter O’Toole, Lauren Bacall, Federico Fellini, Angelica Huston, and many more; ever-changing home addresses: London, Paris, Cannes, Los Angeles; and the unspoken lesson that appearances mattered more than reality. When Joan became the first and only American woman ever to fill the coveted position of Editor-in-Chief of Paris Vogue, she quickly became a force in the cult of fashion and beauty. Joan’s world was the land of illusion. But illusions cannot be sustained indefinitely, and they always come at a cost. In her new book THE PRICE OF ILLUSION Joan offers up a dazzling compulsively readable memoir spanning six decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, and more. But what is the price of illusion? Tune in to find out.

Politics, fashion, fame, Vogue, Paris, illusion, memoir, Donald Trump, there’s something for everyone on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 22. The podcast will be posted at 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY + THE ‘MONA LISA’ OF STAMPS

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A look at the history of American foreign policy and a journey inside the quest to own the most valuable stamp in the world are the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 15, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table are award-winning former New York Times foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer author of THE TRUE FLAG and New York Times reporter James Barron author of THE ONE-CENT MAGENTA.

American Foreign PolicyIn THE TRUE FLAG: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, MARK TWAIN, AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN EMPIRE Stephen Kinzer turns his attention to the formative events of American imperialism. Today’s debate over intervention – in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, or the next major conflict – is only the latest episode in a debate that has divided the American soul for more than a century. According to Kinzer, every argument about whether or not the US should intervene in other countries, or allow them to shape their own futures, is a pale shadow of the first and greatest debate at the turn of the twentieth century in 1898, following its victory in the Spanish-American War.

American Foreign policy and stamp collectingIn 2014, a stamp known as “The One-Cent Magenta” was sold at Sotheby’s for nearly $9.5 million, the largest amount ever paid for a postage stamp at auction. Today, it is the most expensive object in the world by weight, but when it was first printed in 1856, the stamp cost (as its name suggests) just a penny. What is it about our compulsion to collect, the human desire to own what is most rare, that can give an item—including a tiny, beat-up postage stamp—such extraordinary value? IN THE ONE-CENT MAGENTA: INSIDE THE QUEST TO OWN THE MOST VALUABLE STAMP IN THE WORLD James Barron pulls back the curtain on the secretive and often bizarre world of high-profile stamp collecting. It’s a fascinating tale of immense wealth and obsession, told through the stories of the eccentric characters who have bought, owned, and sold the world’s most sought-after piece of philatelic history. Written with wit and irony, Barron’s signature style, ONE-CENT MAGENTA tells a surprisingly scintillating story in improbable and delicious detail.

The history of American foreign policy as told by a master storyteller Stephen Kinzer and a look inside the obsessive, secretive and often bizarre world of high-profile stamp collecting with James Barron on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 15. The podcast will be posted 3 pm Eastern at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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ADVENTURE TIME ON THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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Join The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when we go on an adventure into the world of artist Andrew Wyeth and into the Honduran rain forest when two New York Times bestselling authors Christina Baker Kline and Douglas Preston join Halli at her table.

adventure with Douglas Preston The Lost City of the Monkey GodSince the days of conquistador Hernan Cortes, rumors have circulated about an ancient White City of immense wealth hidden in the Honduran interior. Indigenous tribes spoke of ancestors who had fled there to escape the Spanish, warning that anyone who disturbs this sacred city will fall ill and die. In THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD: A TRUE STORY Douglas Preston brings us the almost unbelievable, danger-filled narrative about the incredible discovery of the lost city and the life-threatening events that followed when Preston, along with a team of scientists ventured into the jungle on a pioneering journey filled with personal danger, venomous snakes, lethal pathogens and more. What happened to Preston on his return to civilization is even more harrowing than his trip into the rain forest. Preston is also the co-author with Lincoln Child of the famed series of novels featuring FBI agent Pendergast.

Adventure into Andrew WyethWriter Christina Baker Kline is best known for her beloved 2013 novel ORPHAN TRAIN. With more than three million copies in print, it has been published in 40 countries, appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years — five weeks at #1 new novel. Now she comes to us with the haunting, evocative novel A PIECE OF THE WORLD in which she turns her attention, as she did in ORPHAN TRAIN, to another little-known part of America’s history: the story of Christina Olson, the complex woman and real-life muse Andrew Wyeth portrayed in his 1948 masterpiece Christina’s World.

Adventure, art, books, authors, archaeology, there’s something for everyone on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 8. The new podcast will be posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S FORMER CEO GLORIA FELDT

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Planned Parenthood CEO Gloria Feldt

The future of Planned Parenthood, the future of the Women’s Movement and Women Power in the age of President Trump are some of the subjects The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at Wednesday, March 1, 3 pm Eastern when former CEO of Planned Parenthood and visionary leader for women’s equality Gloria Feldt joins Halli at her table.

Gloria Feldt’s journey from teen mom and high school dropout from rural Texas to president and CEO of the world’s largest reproductive health and advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to visionary leader for women’s equality is the stuff American dreams are made of. A woman who inspires both women and men, among Feldt’s other honors, she was named by Vanity Fair one of “America’s Top 200 Women Leaders, Legends, and Trailblazers,” Glamour’s “Woman of the Year,” a She Knows Media Inspiring Woman, and a Women’s eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st century. The author of four books, including New York Times bestseller SEND YOURSELF ROSES written with Kathleen Turner, Feldt teaches “Women, Power, and Leadership” at Arizona State University.

Both a newsmaker and a commentator, Gloria Feldt has been widely quoted and published in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Politico, The Daily Beast, Forbes.com, and more. She has appeared extensively on CNN, MSNBC, the Today Show, Good Morning America and The Daily Show. She is the co-Founder of Take The Lead, a women’s leadership organization which both teaches and inspires women to move forward in their careers into leadership roles.

The future of Planned Parenthood, women’s rights, on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday March 1. The podcast will be posted at 3 pm Eastern at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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AMERICAN PRESIDENTS QUIRKS + HIGH NOON THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST

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secret lives of american presidents

A look at the quirks of American Presidents and a conversation about the Hollywood Blacklist and the making of the iconic Western HIGH NOON are the subjects of  The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when the author of SECRET LIVES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS, Cormac O’Brien and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of  HIGH NOON: THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC Glenn Frankel join Halli at her table.

Cormac McCarthy’s book SECRET LIVES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS: STRANGE STORIES AND SHOCKING TRIVIA FROM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE is a fun, informative, quirky compendium of historical trivia of our American presidents. Murder, adultery, gambling, UFOs the SECRET LIVES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men who have occupied the Oval Office in one of the hardest jobs in the world, our presidents at once revered and often reviled around the globe.

American Presidents and high noon and the hollywood blacklistIn his new book HIGH NOON: THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC Glenn Frankel explores the making of the western classic starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, during the toxic political climate of the late 1940’s and 1950’s Hollywood Red Scare, the film written by Carl Foreman, a former Communist who intended the film to be a parable about the Hollywood blacklist. In fact, during filming, Foreman was forced to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities about his former membership in the Communist Party. Weaving together the stories of some of Hollywood’s most talented writers and producers — Carl Foreman, Stanley Kramer, Fred Zinneman and Cooper himself – HIGH NOON is at once Hollywood history, scholarly insight, and wonderfully dishy — in a word, fascinating.

Strange stories and shocking trivia from inside the White House with Cormac O’Brien and the making of the classic Western HIGH NOON in the toxic political climate of the 1950s on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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PLAGUES AND THE MAESTRO OF MAYHEM

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PLAGUES GET WELL SOON JENNIFER WRIGHT

A tour of history’s worst plagues with author Jennifer Wright and a conversation with the bestselling maestro of mayhem, Tim Dorsey, are the topics of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

Get out your face masks, buy stock in hand sanitizer and batten down the hatches, germs are catching and the next plague might be right around the corner. In GET WELL SOON, HISTORY’S WORST PLAGUES AND THE HEROES WHO FOUGHT THEM author Jennifer Wright takes us on a sometimes witty and irreverent tour of history’s worst plagues. Throughout time, humans have been terrified and fascinated by the diseases history and circumstance have dropped on them. Some of the responses to those outbreaks are almost too strange to believe in hindsight. Filled with some of the most notorious villains – will history ever let us forget Typhoid Mary? –  Wright, a contributor to The New York Observer, The New York Post, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Maxim, and more does the seemingly impossible: Informs, makes you laugh and scares you to death in GET WELL SOON.

MAESTRO OF MAYHEM TIM DORSEY CLOWNFISH BLUESThe bestselling maestro of mayhem Tim Dorsey has been called many things: A nut, a nice guy, the Artist of Literary Insanity. He has written nineteen laugh-riot thrillers, novels fueled by a cast of miscreants among them COCONUT COWBOY, ORANGE CRUSH and FLORIDA ROADKILL. Now he brings to us his twentieth book, the uproarious CLOWNFISH BLUES, featuring everyone’s favorite, gloriously unrepentant Florida serial killer, Serge A. Storms! Dorsey, a former reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune grew up in a small town about an hour north of Miami called Riviera Beach.

Plagues, murder, mayhem, history, laughs there’s something for everyone on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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A TRIP TO RUSSIA & A SAIL AROUND THE WORLD

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Lisa Dickey Bears in the Streets Russia

A trip to Russia and a sailing trip around the world are the two stories The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you Wednesday, February 8, 3 pm ET. Joining Halli at her table is Lisa Dickey the author of BEARS IN THE STREETS an eye-opening memoir of Dickey’s travels over twenty years through Russia and Jeremy Cage, entrepreneur, former Fortune 100 executive and President of The Cage Group, who had a dream to sail around the world and did.

In the fall of 1995, Lisa Dickey author and ghostwriter, whose talent has contributed to eight New York Times bestsellers, traveled across the whole of Russia, interviewing people from all walks of life in 11 different cities. In 2005, she made the entire trip again, interviewing all the same people to find out how their lives had changed. Ten years later, in 2015, she made the trip yet again, interviewing the same people she had met 20 years earlier, her goal to find out how life in Russia had changed in the ensuing years. Her new book BEARS IN THE STREETS: THREE JOURNEYS ACROSS A CHANGING RUSSIA, tells Lisa’s story and chronicles the changing lives of Russians in the ever-changing Russian political climate.

Jeremy Cage All Dreams on Deck RussiaEntrepreneur, former Fortune 100 executive and President of The Cage Group, Jeremy Cage had a dream to sail around the world. So, he did. With his wife and their two children the Cage family spent sixteen-months on their life-changing voyage. An expert in turning dreams into reality, since returning, Cage has become an advisor to thousands of people, showing them how to fulfill their dreams for their businesses and for themselves. Basing his advice on his years of corporate success as well as his around-the-world sailing adventure, Cage uses a boat metaphor to articulate his process in his book ALL DREAMS ON DECK, an inspiring, practical and enjoyable guide to making work and personal dreams come true.

Russia, Russian politics, Putin, sailing around the world, making dreams come true, adventure, don’t miss the next episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, February 8, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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THE BOOK OF JOY AND RETHINKING NARCISSISM

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The Book of JoyJoy and narcissism are the two topics explored on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, February 1, 3 pm ET. Joining Halli at her table is Doug Abrams the co-author of THE BOOK OF JOY, LASTING HAPPINESS IN A CHANGING WORLD written with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. And Dr. Craig Malkin author of RETHINKING NARCISSISM, THE BAD AND SURPRISINGLY GOOD ABOUT FEELING SPECIAL.

The Dalai Lama Desmond Tutu Douglas AbramsImagine: Two spiritual giants, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Five days. One timeless question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? The moderator: Douglas Abrams friend, author, editor, and literary agent. The occasion: The celebration of his Holiness’s eightieth  birthday. The place: the Dalia Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India. The year: 2015  — the conversations catalogued by long-time friend and now available in the New York Times bestselling book THE BOOK OF JOY. Douglas Abrams, author, editor, and literary agent is the founder and president of Idea Architects, a creative book and media agency helping visionaries to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world. He is also the co-founder with Pam Omidyar and Desmond Tutu of HumanJourney.com, a public benefit company working to share life-changing and world-changing ideas. Let’s talk.

Narcissism Dr. Craig MalkinIn the age of President Donald Trump, the word narcissism is thrown around a lot, the President’s detractors labeling him the King of Narcissism. But what is narcissism? Is being labeled a narcissist always a bad thing? We reach back into our archives to bring you an important conversation with Dr. Craig Malkin, author of RETHINKING NARCISSISM, THE BAD AND SURPRISINGLY GOOD ABOUT FEELING SPECIAL. Dr. Malkin—author, clinical psychologist, and Instructor of Psychology for Harvard Medical School —offers a radically new model for understanding what he asserts is an often misused term. With two decades of experience helping individuals, couples, and families, Malkin’s articles, advice and insights have appeared in Psychology Today, Marie Claire, Women’s and Men’s Health Magazines, Huffington Post and more. He’s been a featured commentator on NPR and Fox news.

the book of joy lasting happinessJoy, narcissism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu when joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show are Douglas Abrams author of THE BOOK OF JOY and Dr. Craig Malkin author of RETHINKING NARCISSISM. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

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POLITICS WITH JONATHAN CHAIT STEVE HILTON

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We return to politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 25 when joining Halli at her table is journalist Jonathan Chait, author of the brand new book AUDACITY HOW BARACK OBAMA DEFIED HIS CRITICS AND CREATED A LEGACY THAT WILL PREVAIL and Steve Hilton, Prime Minister David Cameron’s former senior adviser author of MORE HUMAN: DESIGNING A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE COME FIRST.

Jonathan Chait writes about politics and more as a columnist for New York magazine. Previously a senior editor at the New Republic he has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. He has been featured throughout the media, including appearances on NPR, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, HBO, The Colbert Report, Talk of the Nation, C-Span, Hardball, and on talk radio in every major city in America. In his new book AUDACITY, HOW BARACK OBAMA DEFIED HIS CRITICS AND CREATED A LEGACY THAT WILL PREVAIL, Chait makes the argument that most of Obama’s achievements will not only survive a Trump administration, but also the judgment of time, which will proclaim that Obama was among the greatest and most effective presidents in American history.

politics steve hilton conservatismSteve Hilton has been called many things and one is the Steve Jobs of politics. The T-Shirt clad Hilton is one of UK’s most known political figures. As former Prime Minister Cameron’s senior adviser, he remade the Tory party into a modern, winning conservative party. Now Hilton has his eyes set on America’s political system. In MORE HUMAN: DESIGNING A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE COME FIRST, Hilton posits that government, business, the lives we lead, the food we eat, the way our children are brought up, the way we relate to the natural world around us – it’s all become too big and distant and industrialized — inhuman. It’s time to put people first. Hilton is also the cofounder and CEO of Crowdpac, a Silicon Valley political, non-partisan tech start-up, and teaches at Stanford University.

Politics, liberal, conservative, left, right, Barack Obama, Tories whatever your political flavor, a conversation with Jonathan Chait and Steve Hilton on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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FRANK SESNO: EMMY AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST, AUTHOR, EDUCATOR

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Emmy Award-winning Frank Sesno on CNN

In the course of his storied career, Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno has interviewed heads of state including five U.S. Presidents and many other influential figures including Presidents Bush and Clinton, Bill Gates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Condoleezza Rice, Anderson Cooper, Karl Rove, Hillary Clinton, and Colin Powell. On Wednesday, January18, 3 pm ET, CNN’s former White House Correspondent, Frank Sesno, joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for a wide-ranging conversation.

Emmy Award-winning Frank Sesno's new book Ask MoreFrank Sesno has asked a lot of questions. During his 17 years at CNN, Sesno served as news anchor, analyst and reporter. For seven years he hosted the network’s flagship weekend interview program, “Late Edition with Frank Sesno.” Besides political leaders Sesno has interviewed scientists, celebrities, and best-selling authors along with leaders from a wide range of industries. In his new book ASK MORE, THE POWER OF QUESTIONS TO OPEN DOORS, UNCOVER SOLUTIONS, AND SPARK CHANGE with a foreword by Wolf Blitzer, Sesno offers a guide to unlocking the power of inquiry that’s both intriguing and instructive by asking the right questions at the right time that will lead to success.

Emmy Award-winng Frank Sesno with Hillary ClintonCurrently the Director of The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs Sesno leads nearly two dozen world-class faculty and teaches ‘The Art of the Interview’ in addition to conducting classes on journalism ethics, documentary, and sustainability reporting. He has also created PlanetForward.org, a user-driven web and television project that brings students and experts together to examine sustainable innovations that “move the planet forward.”

Emmy Award-winning Frank Sesno with Anderson CooperAsking the right questions, politics, journalism in the age of Donald Trump, the early days of CNN, a conversation with journalist, author, educator Frank Sesno on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show posted Wednesday, January 18, 3 p.m. ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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