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BOLTON BOLTS THE DOLT OR THE DOLT BOLTS BOLTON

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John Bolton bolts the dolt or is it the Dolt Bolted Bolton? That is the operative question this week as Halli and her partner in politics veteran White Correspondent Matthew Cooper tackle the top political stories of the week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. And, we welcome the esteemed editor of the New York Times Book Review and author Pamela Paul in a conversation about one of our favorite topics: Books. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

John Bolton

In the world of politics, there’s a lot to talk about this week beginning with the controversial exit of Donald Trump’s third National Security Advisor, John Bolton. Did Bolton bolt the dolt or did the dolt bolt Bolton? How long will Bolton keep quiet about what’s going on behind the scenes in the White House? Polls are pretty consistent, former Vice President Joe Biden still maintaining his lead in the race and still causing a lot of agita. Is Biden up for the job? Lingering in the background is Montana Governor Steve Bullock, a moderate with a record to sell. Impeachment? Guns? The Taliban? And we’re just beginning.

John Bolton

GAME OF THRONES author George R.R. Martin once said: “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one.” That is no small truth. Esteemed New York Times Book Review Editor and children’s books editor for the New York Times Maria Russo, share GRRM’s point of view and are on a mission to reach out to the young. Together they have written HOW TO RAISE A READER, a book on fostering a lifelong love of books from birth to teens. But make no mistake. This isn’t a primer only for parents. It is a celebration of the book, a reminder for us all that there is a vast world available to us all one bookstore, library, ebook away. In a world where way too much time is spent staring at a screen by teenagers and adults alike, HOW TO RAISE A READER might just be the gift book for all who would rather experience a thousand lives before they die, not just one.

Join me, Halli Casser-Jayne, Matthew Cooper, and the New York Times Book Review editor, Pamela Paul this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps.

IS TRUMP A RACIST? RALPH PETERS, MATT COOPER

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Is Donald Trump a racist? Is the country as fractured as it was in the lead up to the Civil War? These questions and more are discussed when joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show are New York Times bestselling author, longtime Fox News political analyst, Ralph Peters, and veteran White House corespondent and Halli’s partner in all things politics, Matthew Cooper.

Is Donald Trump a racist?

If you haven’t read one of New York Times bestselling author, retired U.S. army officer, political talking head Ralph Peters Civil War novels, you don’t know what you are missing. There is a reason Ralph Peters has been called “the finest Civil War novelist writing today.” Now the author of  33 books that include award winning bestselling fiction, military strategy, memoir and over 1,000 published articles and essays, an expert on Russia, is out with a gripping new Civil War novel, DARKNESS AT CHANCELLORSVILLE, his latest historical fiction nominally the story of the last great Confederate triumph in the Civil War, more importantly, a story of the social and economic challenges that were not resolved by the wartime deaths of 750,000 Americans, challenges that continue to face our nation today.

Is Donald Trump a racist?

From there Halli and Matt move on to review the week in politics beginning with the question of the week: Is President Donald Trump a racist? Or is he a demagogue? The President told four Democratic Congresswomen of color to go back to the countries where they came from. Was Congress right to condemn Trump for his incendiary tweet, that many say was racist? And what of the “Squad” the four freshman Congresswomen continually stirring the pot? Are they racists, too? What’s happening to Bernie Sanders? Is Kamala Harris Trump’s new target? And we’re just beginning. What a show! See you there!

Is Trump a racist? Is the country as fractured as it was in the lead up to the Civil War? Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, which is the Democrat best hope to defeat Donald Trump? All this and more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

IMPEACH THE MOTHER F*CKER, ALREADY!

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Impeach the Mother F*cker already! That’s what many Democrats are saying. Nancy Pelosi doesn’t seem to be listening and that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show as Trump continues to stonewall the House investigation, while Trump’s number one nemesis and possible opponent in the 2020 run for President, Joe Biden, continues to surge in the polls…these stories and more when Halli and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, and author of THEY WERE HER PROPERTY Stephanie Jones-Rogers join Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. Trump Inc. continues to defy subpoenas and in doing so, appears to want to push Democrats to impeachment. There are cracks in Trump’s wall, small but there. Republican Representative Justin Amash dared to cross Trump and and called for Trump’s impeachment. It got dirtier: Rep. Jerry Nadler accused Trump of “witness intimidation” and we’re just beginning. What a show!

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In our second half-hour, drawing on the recorded recollections of formerly enslaved individuals, as well as on financial and legal documents, author Stephanie Jones-Rogers opens up a new conversation in the exhaustive study of slave-holding in the United States, myth-busting at its best. In THEY WERE HER PROPERTY, WHITE WOMEN AS SLAVE OWNERS IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, Ms. Jones-Rogers presents an eye-opening, highly-detailed and vivid account that challenges assumptions about the role of white women in the buying, selling, managing, and hiring of enslaved people, prompting a rethinking of women’s history and the history of slavery. You will be astonished!

Impeach the Mother F*ucker. What is Nancy Pelosi up to? Does Jerry Nadler have what it takes to go nose to nose with Donald Trump and this week in anti-Semitism and a very special guest, Stephanie Jones-Rogers talks her provocative new book THEY WERE HER PROPERTY…always insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, TR ROOSEVELT, ILHAN OMAR, SOCIALISM, TRUMP?

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Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg chooses to become a kingmaker rather than a presidential candidate…the Democrats play footsie with socialism…Ilhan Omar and anti-Semitism, House Democrats open a sweeping corruption probe into Trump’s world, and a look at the life of Theodore Roosevelt with historian David Pietrusza and his book TR’S LAST WAR: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, THE GREAT WAR, AND A JOURNEY OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY and we’re just beginning. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and our weekly political review with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. There’s a lot of news and a lot of questions. Now that Michael Bloomberg is out, will former Vice President Joe Biden toss his hat into the presidential ring? Do the Democrats have an anti-Semite in their midst and what to do about Rep. Ilhan Omar?

Michael Bloomberg

In our second half-hour, Halli speaks with author and historian David Pietrusza about his fascinating book TR’S LAST WAR: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, THE GREAT WAR, AND A JOURNEY OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY, a lively, witty, take on one of America’s greatest presidents. As seen through the lens of the Bull Moose, the 1916 presidential campaign, America’s entry into the Great War in 1917, Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, Pietrusza not only transports readers with his dramatic portraits of TR, his hated rival Wilson, and politics in wild flux, but also poignantly chronicles the horrific price a family pays in war and so much more.

Michael Bloomberg as kingmaker, Jerry Nadler writes 81 letters, is Roger Stone on his way to the pokey sooner rather than later? these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics and Halli talks Theodore Roosevelt with author David Pietrusza on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

HOWARD SCHULTZ AND STARBUCKS COFFEE EDITION

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HOWARD SCHULTZ STARBUCKS

Howard Schultz and Starbucks politics, Roger Stone and Fred Flintstone as gadfly, Donald Trump and his Humpty Trumpty sat on his wall Barney Rubble Cave…welcome to Looney Tunes America and another week in Trumplandia — these subjects and more in our political review on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, and an important conversation with Kevin M. Kruse, the co-author of FAULT LINES: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1974. The podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. This week we begin with Trump’s Barney Rubble cave and the temporary end of the government shutdown, the longest in history. We take up the indictment and the political history of Roger ‘Fred Flinstone’ Stone and many of you will be surprised. Starbucks creator Howard Schultz has thrown his coffee mug into the presidential ring and Democrats are freaking out…a little decaf might go a long way here. Kamala Harris is the new Princess Kiara of the Democratic Party… and that’s just where we begin.

HOWARD SCHULTZ STARBUCKS

In the second half-hour, Halli is joined by Kevin M. Kruse an award-winning scholar on twentieth-century American political history and the co-author of one of the most talked about new political books FAULT LINES: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1974. There is nothing dull here. You are going to love Kevin and Halli and Kevin’s lively exchange.

Howard Schultz and Starbucks politics, Roger Stone, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, the Mueller Report, presidential contenders — these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper, and the co-author of FAULT LINES, Kevin M. Kruse talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

WASHINGTON POST POLITICAL BLOGGER GREG SARGENT

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Washington Post political blogger and author Greg Sargent and Washingtonian Magazine’s Matthew Cooper talk all things politics in the Age of Trump as we approach the midterm elections on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I slice and dice all things politics. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

Washington Post

In AN UNCIVIL WAR: TAKING BACK OUR DEMOCRACY IN AN AGE OF TRUMPIAN DISINFORMATION AND THUNDERDOME POLITICS, journalist Greg Sargent who writes the popular “Plum Line” blog at The Washington Post doesn’t fool around. He says that American democracy is facing a crisis as fraught as we’ve seen in decades and Donald Trump’s presidency has raised the specter of authoritarian rule. He notes that extreme polarization and the scorched-earth war between the parties drags on with no end in sight. And makes the case that at the heart of this dangerous moment in American history is a paradox: It took a figure as uniquely menacing as Donald Trump to rivet the nation’s attention on the fragility of our democracy. Yet the causes of our dysfunction are long-running and predate Trump. It is these ‘causes’ that helped facilitate the rise of Trump, and, distressingly, will outlast his presidency. In an account that includes numerous interviews with political operatives and strategists in both parties, political scientists and historians, Sargent argues why we cannot shy away from big arguments over our democratic future and considers what must be done to save it.

Washington Post, politics, Election 2018, Trump, Civil War, democracy, Democrat vs. Republican, Progressive, Conservative on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Washington Post journalist and author AN UNCIVIL WAR Greg Sargent and Washingtonian magazine journalist Matthew Cooper,this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

TALKING ACROSS THE DIVIDE – POLITICS

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Talking Across the Divide

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Election season is upon us again, rearing its ugly head, and America is more polarized today than ever before! Whether the issue is Donald Trump, healthcare, abortion or gun control, it can be hard to voice an opinion without ruffling someone’s feathers. This week The Halli Casser-Jayne Show offers up one contentious interview highlighting the great divide and one interview with a man who through experience has learned how to talk across the great divide. Joining Halli at her table is Dr. Richard Kradin, right-wing zealot and author of OUT OF CONTROL: APOCALYPTIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP and Justin Lee, author of TALKING ACROSS THE DIVIDE. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps, including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.

Talking Across the DivideRichard Kradin, M.D. is a Harvard professor, senior physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a trained psychoanalyst and the author of a controversial new book OUT OF CONTROL: APOCALYPTIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP, and controversial is an understatement. In OUT OF CONTROL, Dr. Kradin attempts to explains the psychological roots of political divisiveness that threatens to rend the fabric of American society. In the opening of his book Dr. Kradin states “All human behavior is ultimately driven by psychology. My goal is to explain the present conflict from a psychological perspective.” Good so far. And then Kradin goes on to say that change is occurring rapidly on the political left, asserting that there has been a progressive breakdown of traditional moral values, concurrent with the emergence of feminism, identity politics, and peer-pressure mediated via social media. These changes have increased existential societal stress producing a perfect neurotic storm on the left that aims to cleanse society of any traces of chaos, strong emotion, or natural human bias, via a strategy of “political correctness” that threatens American freedom of expression. You won’t want to miss Halli going nose to nose with Dr. Kradin, talking across the divide.

Is communication a lost art? In TALKING ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE, HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE YOU DISAGREE WITH AND MAYBE EVEN CHANGE THE WORLD, social activist Justin Lee known for building bridges between conservatives and progressives on matters of faith and public policy, centers on how you can get through to people who think differently from you, one productive conversation at a time. At the heart of the book are Lee’s tried and true strategies to help readers break down the five most common barriers (and yes, fake news is one of them) that prevent their target audience from being able to hear—let alone accept— differing opinions. In a world where people too often retreat to their self-affirming echo chambers when their beliefs are challenged, this focus on productive dialogue and mutual understanding is more important than ever. Because echo chambers don’t just nurture conformity; they can also nurture extremism.

Talking across the divide, communication, elections, Trump, Liberals vs. Conservative, social media, progressives, Republicans, Democrats, politics…The Halli Casser-Jayne Show has it all, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne and available via all your favorite apps.

BARACK OBAMA – BRIAN ABRAMS – JONATHAN CHAIT

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Barack Obama

In his first major speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Barack Obama slammed ‘strongman politics’ — an obvious dig at the current President of the United States Donald Trump — and defended globalization. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we are taking a look at Barack Obama, the man and his presidency when joining me at my table is the author of the hot new book OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017, Brian Abrams. And in the second half hour, I am joined by Jonathan Chait, a political columnist for New York magazine here to talk about his book AUDACITY, HOW BARACK OBAMA DEFIED HIS CRITICS AND CREATED A LEGACY THAT WILL PREVAIL. The podcast will be posted July 18, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Obtaining unprecedented access to Obamaworld, interviewing aides and advisers in the administration and on the campaigns as well as several elected members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican, journalist Brian Abrams set out to compile an oral history of Barack Obama’s presidency. The result is his book OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017 an immersive chronology of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency, manna for those who revere President Obama and even those who do not, certainly an important read for all historically minded. Offering behind-the-scenes stories, this amazing compilation illuminates the inner-workings of an administration through more than one hundred exclusive interviews with senior staffers including Jon Favreau, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, and David Plouffe; cabinet members such as Leon Panetta, Jack Lew, and Arne Duncan; and key lawmakers: Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman, Scott Brown, and Barbara Boxer, among many others.

barack obamaJonathan Chait is a political 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. Jonathan Chait comes to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about his brand new book AUDACITY, HOW BARACK OBAMA DEFIED HIS CRITICS AND CREATED A LEGACY THAT WILL PREVAIL, in which he 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.

Barack Obama, POTUS, Obama administration, politics, Donald Trump, authors, books, The Halli Casser-Jayne has it all for you, Wednesday, July 18 the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE FLYING TIGERS – SAM KLEINER – HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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The Flying Tigers

The Flying Tigers, Claire Chennault, China, a dramatic story symbolic of a generation of heroes and heroines is the subject of an eminently readable new book by author Sam Kleiner, THE FLYING TIGERS. Kleiner is Halli’s guest on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE FLYING TIGERS is the unforgettable true account of the swashbuckling band of volunteer American pilots who crossed the Pacific before Pearl Harbor to risk their lives defending China in its war with Japan. It is the thrilling tale of the men and women who were secretly recruited to defend the nation’s desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific

Led by legendary army pilot Claire Chennault, these men left behind an America still at peace in the summer of 1941 using false identities to travel across the Pacific to a run-down airbase in the jungles of Burma. In the wake of the disaster at Pearl Harbor this motley crew was the first group of Americans to take on the Japanese in combat, shooting down hundreds of Japanese aircraft in the skies over Burma, Thailand, and China. At a time when the Allies were being defeated across the globe, the Flying Tigers’ exploits gave hope to Americans and Chinese alike.

The Flying TigersTaking readers into the cockpits of their iconic shark-nosed P-40 planes—one of the most familiar images of World War II—as the Tigers perform nail-biting missions against the Japanese, Kleiner profiles the outsize personalities involved in the operation, including Chennault, whose aggressive tactics went against the prevailing wisdom of military strategy; Greg “Pappy” Boyington, the man who would become the nation’s most beloved pilot until he was shot down and became a POW; Emma Foster, one of the nurses in the unit who had a passionate romance with a pilot named John Petach; and Madame Chiang Kai-shek herself, who first brought Chennault to China.

Aviation history, World War II, The Flying Tigers, China, Japan, heroes, heroines, Pearl Harbor, it’s history and heroes on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

ROBIN WILLIAMS, A LIFE – HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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Robin Williams

Robin Williams, Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, we’ve lost a lot of our creatives to suicide. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show focuses on the life and laughter of comedian Robin Williams when joining Halli at her table is New York Times culture reporter and author of a ROBIN, Dave Itzkoff.

If life is an improvisation, and it is, no one improvised his life, and, maybe death more creatively than the brilliant tour de force that was comedian Robin Williams. In his new devastating biography, ROBIN, New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff delivers a fever-pitched riff into the life that was Williams’. When Robin dies suddenly, a suicide, in August of 2014 at the age of sixty-three, his passing stunned millions of people in the United States and around the world. His shocking death not only raised questions about how and why it had had happened, but also prompted reassessments of his extraordinary life and career.

Robin WilliamsIlluminating both the man and the performer, Itzkoff draws on more than one hundred interviews with Robin’s family, friends, and colleagues, as well as his own encounters and interviews with Williams over the years. Williams’ friends were  a who’s who of the entertainment biz, and their names crop p throughout the book…Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Pam Dawber, Dana Carvey, Eric Idle, Jeff Bridges to name a few. David Itzkoff is the author of MAD AS HELL, COCAINE’S SON, and LADS.

Itzkoff is a culture reporter at the New York Times, where he writes regularly about film, television, theater, music, and popular culture. He previously worked at Spin, Maxim, and Details, and his work has appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired among others.

As Robin Williams life was, we’re off on a wild ride as we explore the life and untimely death of the late, great, brilliant Robin Williams with the author of ROBIN, David Itzkoff on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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