JENNIFER PALMIERI, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR HRC CAMPAIGN

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Jennifer Palmieri is one of the most accomplished political and communications strategists in America today, and maybe one of the most powerful woman in politics. Jennifer joins me at my table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com to talk about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Election 2016, her astonishingly honest new book MADAM PRESIDENT and more.

A little background…Jennifer served as head of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and White House communications director under President Barack Obama. She was also White House deputy press secretary for President Bill Clinton and national press secretary for the Democratic Party. She is currently President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and has been a frequent contributor to the Washington Post and other national print outlets, and is a frequent guest commentator on MSNBC news shows.

Jennifer PalmieriIn her new book MADAME PRESIDENT, a profound and deeply honest memoir of the 2016 Presidential election, Palmieri uses her hard-earned experiences won in a stellar career to pen an empowering letter to the first woman president and, by extension, all women seeking positions of power. She aims to forge a new model of leadership that fully embraces their feminine qualities and demonstrates that women can best serve by being themselves.

Jennifer Palmieri talks Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, women in leadership roles and more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

SCOTT PRUITT, GLOBAL WARMING, EPA with ANDREW REVKIN

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We’re taking on Scott Pruitt, the Trump administration, the EPA, global warning, weather and climate change this week on TALKish with Halli Casser-Jayne when Andrew Revkin, the prize-winning science reporter and the author of a truly fascinating new book, WEATHER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY FROM CLOUD ATLASES TO CLIMATE CHANGE joins me at my table at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Andrew Revkin has spent a quarter of a century covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon to the Asian tsunami, from the troubled relationship of science and politics to climate change at the North Pole. Since 1995, he has been covering the environment for the New York Times, but his first prize-winning magazine articles on the human influence on climate were published more than 20 years ago, before the creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Scott PruittHe has written acclaimed books on the Amazon, global warming, and the changing Arctic. His multimedia work on the Web has also been widely lauded, particularly his New York Times blog, Dot Earth. He is the first science reporter to win a John Chancellor Award for sustained excellence in journalism.

Now following his prize-winning 21-year stint at The New York Times, Revkin has taken a new position at National Geographic Society as the Strategic Adviser for Environmental and Science Journalism to help expand grants and support for journalism worldwide, focusing on our human journey on this fast-changing planet. And he is out with a new book, WEATHER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY FROM CLOUD ATLASES TO CLIMATE CHANGE co-written with his wife Lisa Mechaley in which he presents an intriguing illustrated history of humanity’s evolving relationship with Earth’s dynamic climate system and the wondrous weather it generates.

Oh, and in his spare moments, he is a performing songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who occasionally accompanied the late Pete Seeger at regional shows and plays in a folk-blues band, Uncle Wade.

Scott Pruitt, the EPA, global warning, weather and climate change, and, of course, Halli’s commentary this week on TALKish with Halli Casser-Jayne. For more information visit  Halli Casser-Jayne dot com

EDDIE MONEY ROCKSTAR LEGEND ON TALKish

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Eddie Money legendary rock star with a pile of hits including “Baby Hold On” has come to reality TV and he’s now TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. to talk about his new hilarious series “Real Money.

With a legendary career spanning over 40 years, Eddie Money has long-established himself as one of rock’s most beloved entertainers. Money’s journey to rock superstardom began in 1968 when he decided to follow his lifelong dreams of becoming a musician after serving as a New York City policeman for two years. Exchanging his native Brooklyn for the blossoming Berkeley music scene, Money tirelessly worked the local clubs until 1976 when a chance encounter with legendary producer Bill Graham changed his life forever. Under Graham’s guidance, he signed with Columbia Records and took the world by storm with his celebrated self-titled debut album—a double-platinum success featuring the signature Money singles “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets To Paradise.” His star continued to rise on the strength of a slew of smash albums, Top 40 hits including “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Shakin’,” “Think I’m In Love,” “I Wanna Go Back,” and many more, and over 28 million records sold. Eddie and his music have been featured in films and series such as Take Me Home Tonight, Grown Ups, Joe Dirt, Bob’s Burgers, The King Of Queens, and The Drew Carey Show, as well as the blockbuster video game franchises Grand Theft Auto and Guitar Hero, among others.

Eddie MoneyNow, at 68 years young, you’d think that was enough. Not so. Money continues to tour across the country backed by a talented band that includes his sons, Dez and Julian, and his daughter, Jess, three of his five children with his wife of over 30 years Laurie, and, and, on Sunday, April 8th 9:30 ET on AXS TV Eddie begins a whole new career as the star of his own original realty series “Real Money.” The program captures the daily lives of the Money family—which includes Eddie; Laurie, his wife of over 30 years; their five kids, Zach, Joe, Jesse, Dez, and Julian; and eight pets—as they live, laugh, bicker, and rock. Hilarity and hijinks ensue, that’s a promise.

Eddie MoneyEddie Money, Baby Hold On, we’re in for a wild ride when music legend, rock star, star of the new AXS TV reality series “Real Money” comes to TALKish with Halli Casser-Jayne at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

CAN CHRISTIANITY SURVIVE TRUMP? BART EHRMAN RABBI BIRNHOLZ

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Can Christianity survive Trump? How is it that against all odds, Judaism has survived? A look at religion in these fractious times when joining Halli at her table on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com is controversial historian Bart Ehrman, the author of THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY and Rabbi Michael Birnholz of Temple Beth Shalom Vero Beach, Florida.

In his new book THE TRIMPH OF CHRISTIANITY, Bart Ehrman – a leading authority on early Christianity – investigates the story of how Christianity grew from a religion of 20 or so peasants in rural Galilee to the dominant religion in the West in less than 400 years. He opines that Christianity didn’t have to become the dominant religion in the West. It easily could have remained a sect of Judaism fated to have the historical importance of the Sadducees or the Essenes. Instead, the religion, whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries becoming what Ehrman says is the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law. After Trump, can Christianity survive? The controversial BART D. EHRMAN is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling MISQUOTING JESUS and GOD’S PROBLEM. He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a leading authority on the Bible and the life of Jesus. He has been featured in Time and has appeared on Dateline NBC, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, the History Channel, NPR’s Fresh Air, and more.

ChristianityRabbi Michael Birnholz arrived at Temple Beth Shalom in Vero Beach, Florida in 2002 following his ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Over the years that Rabbi Birnholz has served the Jews in the largely rural Indian River County, Florida, he has enthusiastically shared his ruach and koach – spirit and strength – with the many diverse generations and facets of the Jewish community. He has participated in a wide variety of opportunities to teach and preach Jewish values and wisdom not only to his congregation but to the diverse community. How have the Jewish people survived against all odds? Is the Rabbi worried about the rise of anti-Semitism at home and abroad? What is the meaning of Passover? Is organized religion losing its way?

Can Christianity survive Trump? Do not miss this astonishing and honest conversation. Religion, spirituality, evangelical Christians, Judaism, politics, Bible, Trump on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with historian and author Bart Lehrman and Rabbi Michael Birnholz, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

M.L.B. OPENING DAY 2018 MARTY APPEL KEVIN COOK

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M.L.B. OPENING DAY 2018

M.L.B. Opening Day 2018, Baseball World Series history, two great authors and two great books to celebrate America’s National Pastime come together on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining me at my table, at bat first, Kevin Cook to talk about his book ELECTRIC OCTOBER, SEVEN WORLD SERIES GAMES, SIX LIVES, FIVE MINUTES OF FAME THAT LASTED FOREVER and up second New York Yankee’s historian and former publicity director Marty Appel, author of the great biography CASEY STENGEL, BASEBALL’S GREATEST CHARACTER. Let’s play ball.

Kevin Cook’s eminently readable book ELECTRIC OCTOBER, SEVEN WORLD SERIES GAMES, SIX LIVES, FIVE MINUTES OF FAME THAT LASTED FOREVER takes us out to the ballgame. when we celebrate M.L.B. Opening Day 2018.  The year: 1947. The World Series “the most exciting ever” in the words of Joe DiMaggio, with a decade’s worth of drama packed into seven games between the mighty New York Yankees and underdog Brooklyn Dodgers. The players: Six men who found themselves plucked from obscurity to shine on the sport’s greatest stage. For some of these men, the ’47 Series was a memory to hold on to. For others, it would haunt them to the end of their days. And for us, Kevin Cook offers insights—at once heartbreaking and uplifting—into what fame and heroism truly mean. Small-town boys, most of them, each one a hometown hero, they spent a week in the national spotlight and then faded away, forgotten. Yet Cook’s deep reporting and lively narrative goes beyond baseball history to explore how an encounter with greatness can change a man’s life forever. These six lives combine to tell a great American story of fame, friendship, teamwork, memory, and life’s biggest challenge: how we deal with the cards that fate deals us. Kevin Cook is the author of the award-winning TOMMY’S HONOR (now a feature film). He is a former senior editor at Sports Illustrated who has written for The New York Times, Men’s Journal, GQ, Playboy, Smithsonian, and Details.

M.L.B. OPENING DAY 2018Casey Stengel once said that “There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them,” and indeed he did. There was nobody like Casey before him, and certainly there has been no one like him since, and no one defined baseball more than he did. For more than fifty years, Casey Stengel lived baseball. First as the only person in history to play for or manage all the New York teams, including the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets, and then as a manager, where he made his biggest mark on the game revolutionizing the role in New York and beyond, all while winning an astounding ten pennants and seven World Series Championships – including five consecutive titles with the Yankees. But who was Charles ‘Casey’ Stengel? As the historian of the NY Yankees, no one is more qualified than Marty Appel to write, CASEY STENGEL: BASEBALL’S GREATEST CHARACTER the definitive biography. Marty Appel takes us back to the old ballgame on M.L.B. Opening Day 2018.

M.L.B. Opening Day 2018 Baseball World Series history, baseball books, baseball reference, Marty Appel, Electric October by Kevin Cook on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com,.

LUCIE ARNAZ MICHELLE LEE CY COLEMAN: GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

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Great American Songbook Cy Coleman

Great American Songbook composer Cy Coleman is the subject of TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are Lucie Arnaz, Michelle Lee and Andy Propst the author of YOU FASCINATE ME SO, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CY COLEMAN and some surprise guests too!

Great American Songbook composer Cy Coleman who wrote the great standards  “Witchcraft” and “The Best Is Yet To Come,” the writer of such classic musicals as Sweet Charity, On the Twentieth Century, Barnum, City of Angels, and The Will Rogers Follies is finally the subject of an important biography YOU FASCINATE ME SO by Andy Propst.  Andy Propst is a journalist whose career has encompassed work with New York Shakespeare Festival founder, Joseph Papp and Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe, as well as five years on-air at XM Satellite Radio’s XM 28 On Broadway channel. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Backstage and the Sondheim Review.

Great American Songbook Cy ColemanAward-winning actress and performer Lucie Arnaz is the daughter of Hollywood royalty. Her mother, Lucille Ball and her dad, Desi Arnaz were the infamous pranksters Lucy and Ricky on the favorite comedy TV series of all times, I Love Lucy. Ball starred in Cy Coleman’s WILDCAT. Lucie Arnaz built her own career with grit and grind, acting in television, and film, including in THE JAZZ SINGER with Neil Diamond for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe. Ultimately she made her mark on Broadway in a host of productions beginning with the musical THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG. She headlined the first national tour of Cy Coleman’s mega-hit musical SEESAW.

Great American Songbook Cy ColemanEmmy Award Nominee and a two-time Tony nominee Michele Lee starred as the loveable and quirky Gittel Mosca in the original production of the Coleman/ Dorothy Fields musical SEESAW, for which she won the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Award for Best Actress. Lee has been a favorite of audiences since she caught their attention on the 50s TV show THE MANY LOVES OF DOBBIE GILLIS. She made her Broadway debut in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING with Rudy Valle and a young Robert Morse. Later she joined us in our living rooms as Karen Fairgate on the long run of the nighttime soap opera KNOTT’S LANDING.

Great American Songbook, Cy Coleman, Broadway, Michele Lee, Lucie Arnaz, Andy Propst, Shelby Coleman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show…it’s witchcraft when we look at the life, times and music of composer Cy Coleman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

AUTHORITARIANISM IN AMERICA? CASS SUNSTEIN STEVE PHILLIPS

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Authoritarianism. Can it happen here? A new American majority? Is brown the new white? These questions and more answered on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are Harvard professor and founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy, Cass Sunstein, author of AUTHORITARIANISM IN AMERICA, CAN IT HAPPEN HERE? and national political leader, civil rights lawyer, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and the founder of Democracy in Color, Steve Phillips, the author of BROWN IS THE NEW WHITE, HOW THE DEMOGRAPHIC REVOLUTION HAS CREATED A NEW AMERICAN MAJORITY.

A columnist for Bloomberg View, a frequent witness before Congress, and an informal adviser to many public officials in national, state, and local governments, Cass Sunstein has served as Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, as a member of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, and as an Attorney-Adviser in the U.S. Department of Justice. His many books include the New York Times bestsellers THE WORLD ACCORDING TO STAR WARS and NUDGE.  Mr. Sunstein’s new book CAN IT HAPPEN HERE? AUTHORITARIANISM IN AMERICA is a compendium of essays by our country’s leading legal and political minds that include Samantha Power, Bruce Ackerman, Duncan J. Watts and others that explores such questions as How do democracies crumble? How does propaganda work? What is the role of our various national institutions in the modern political landscape? Under Trump is America on the brink of falling under authoritarian rule?

authoritarianismSteve Phillips was the man named one of “America’s Top 50 Influencers” by Campaigns & Elections. He is a co-founder of PowerPAC.org, a social justice organization that conducted the largest independent voter mobilization efforts backing Barack Obama, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris. In 2014, he co-authored the first-ever audit of Democratic Party spending. He has appeared on multiple national radio and television networks and is a regular contributor to The Nation and the New York Times. In his New York Times bestseller BROWN IS THE NEW WHITE, HOW THE DEMOGRAPHIC REVOLUTION HAS CREATED A NEW AMERICAN MAJORITY, Phillips has sparked a national discussion of race and electoral politics, and the misdirected spending priorities of the Democratic Party, Phillip’s addressing the aftermath of the 2016 election, attacking the “myth of the white swing voter” head-on.

Authoritarianism, demographics, Donald Trump, electoral politics, identity politics, race, Republican, Democrat, Samantha Power, progressive, conservative, Latinos, African Americans, it’s two amazing interviews on TALKish The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

HUFFPOST’S EMMA GRAY’S GIRL’S GUIDE TO THE RESISTANCE

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It’s Women’s History Month and women are making history. The “Me Too” movement, the “Times Up” Movement, and in 2017 the largest protest in US history took place, the historical outcry supporting women’s rights, The Women’s March. In celebration, TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show talks to the author of A GIRLS GUIDE TO JOINING THE RESISTANCE Emma Gray, HuffPost Senior Women’s Reporter and to acclaimed psychotherapist Susie Herrick, author of YOUR STORY IS YOUR POWER.

So, the presidential election of 2016 happened. You’re one of those who cried, you ranted, you marched. Your Facebook’s Number One resistor. On Twitter the opposition bots have singled you out. And now, a little more than a year after that horrible man with the orange comb-over took possession of the Oval Office, with a little help from his comrades, you are, in a word, exhausted. How do you keep fighting the good fight? How do you fight and maintain a life? How do you get involved when maybe you’re too far from the action? How do you contain your abject anger? In celebration of Women’s History Month, for her new book A GIRL’S GUIDE TO JOINING THE RESISTANCE: A FEMINIST HANDBOOK ON FIGHTING FOR GOOD, Gray interviewed some of the most prominent thought leaders and activists of our time—including Women’s March Co-Chair Carmen Perez, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Black Lives Matter Network co-creator Alicia Garza, Marlo Thomas—to find out the best ways to listen, join in, and create sustainable action, providing a comprehensive guide for women everywhere, young and old, new feminists and seasoned protesters alike.

ResistanceWhether we realize it or not, we define ourselves through stories. Understanding your own story is the key to understanding yourself, your world, and your capacity to act within that world. And in the heart of your story, you will find you—your voice, your power, and your truth. In YOUR STORY IS YOUR POWER: Free Your Feminine Voice acclaimed psychotherapist Susie Herrick shows readers how to discover their own story, use it to cultivate their own power, and move forward both as an individual and as part of a strong female community seeking positive change. In celebration of Women’s History Month, YOUR STORY IS YOUR POWER confronts the cultural narrative that a woman’s worth can be measured by her beauty and submissiveness, while also calling attention to how girls and women often feel held back by feelings of what they “should” do, be, or say. At a juncture where we need women’s voices, women’s intelligence, women’s compassion, and women’s courage to help us navigate the difficult issues that face humankind and the planet we call home, Herrick, with humor, measured outrage, proven psychology, and hope for the future, empowers women to seek out deep psychological truths in YOUR STORY IS YOUR POWER.

Women, Women’s History Month, The “Me Too” Movement, The “Time’s Up” Movement, activism, Women’s Rights, The Feminist Movement, Feminism, International Women’s Day, the Resistance, we celebrate them all on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE OSCARS with DIRECTOR CHARLES MATTHAU

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The Oscars

The Oscars! Hooray for Hollywood and hooray for the Oscars! This year’s 90th Academy Awards is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Joining Halli at her table is director, writer, producer, actor, and raconteur, Charles Matthau.

The OscarsHe attended The Oscars when he was but a boy. Director Charles Matthau was weaned on film. His father was Academy Award-winning actor and comedian, Walter Matthau, best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple. Charles began acting when he was a kid; as a child he appeared in such films as Charley Varrick, The Bad News Bears and House Calls before at the ripe young age of 24, 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 has directed Doin’ Time on Planet Earth, Her Minor Thing, Baby-O, and Freaky Deaky starring Christian Slater based on Elmore Leonard’s book, which Matthau also wrote. His latest film is The Book of Leah, starring Armand Assante currently in post production.

The Oscars

Film, Academy Awards, movies, actors, directors…it’s The Oscars on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Join Halli and director Charles Matthau for an Oscar celebration. The party takes place at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

MAX BOOT ON VIETNAM ROSEANN LAKE ON CHINA

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Vietnam War 50 years later, China,..we’re taking a trip east this week on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, when joining Halli at her table is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and renowned military historian, Max Boot, the author of THE ROAD NOT TAKEN, and in our second half-hour, The Economist’s Cuba correspondent and the author of LEFTOVER IN CHINA, Roseann Lake. The new podcast is available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on your favorite app.

Max Boot is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a renowned military historian, and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Foreign Policy, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. A conservative, he is a Never Trump. The author of SAVAGE WARS OF PEACE and the New York Times bestseller INVISIBLE ARMIES, Boot’s latest work, his contribution to the 50 year debate over why the Vietnam War went so wrong is THE ROAD NOT TAKEN: EDWARD LANSDALE AND THE AMERICAN TRAGEDY IN VIETNAM, a biography of profound historical consequence, rescuing the legendary CIA operative, Lansdale, the man claimed to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s THE QUIET AMERICAN and a co-conspirator in the Kennedy assassination (at least according to filmmaker, Oliver Stone) from historical disgrace. Might Vietnam have been different had we only listened to Edward Lansdale? After extensive research including Boot’s access to never before-seen documents, love letters, and dozens of interviews, the historian has recast this cautionary American story, tracking the daring rise and utter fall of the roguish “T.E. Lawrence of Asia” from the battle of Dien Bien Phu to the humiliating American evacuation in 1975.

VietnamWhat it is like to be a woman in today’s China? How do Chinese women’s lives compare to American womens’ lives in the Twenty-first Century? To coin a phrase, it’s complicated. In LEFTOVER IN CHINA; THE WOMEN SHAPING THE WORLD’S NEXT SUPERPOWER journalist Roseann Lake answers those questions and chronicles the lives of young Chinese women, whom she first met during her years working as a television reporter in Beijing. Women are on the move in China: highly-educated, acquiring wealth, property, and a measure of independence in record numbers. But in spite of an overwhelmingly large male population, many struggle to find suitable romantic partners. Known as “leftovers” if they fail to marry by age twenty-five, these women represent a China in which gender roles have not evolved as vigorously as society itself, and where new professional opportunities have made women less willing to compromise their careers or concede to marriage for the sake of it. The result is a mounting social quagmire: a generation of millions in limbo, torn between past and future, and whose lives at once seem straight out of a Jane Austin novel, a bevy of mothers hacking their daughters’ dating profiles to secure a quick proposal, and the Chinese version of Sex and the City.

Vietnam War 5o years later, China, Edward Lansdale, women, men, one-child policy, gender wars, Max Boot, Roseann Lake at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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