Posts Tagged ‘books’

KATE ANDERSEN BROWER -THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB

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The President’s Club in the age of Trump, Melania Trump, Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020 are just some of the topics we explore this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is NY Times bestselling author, out with a new book TEAM OF FIVE, Kate Andersen Brower and former White House correspondent, and Time and Newsweek veteran, Matthew Cooper. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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We begin with The Halli Casser-Jayne Show’s old friend, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, THE RESIDENCE, Kate Anderson Brower, back to talk about her new, juicy presidential tell-all, her latest book TEAM OF FIVE, THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB IN THE AGE OF TRUMP. Kate Andersen Brower has become a brand, the writer you want to read when you’re looking for the human interest side and the fun background tidbits we all love and rarely get — the in-depth personal stories of those who inhabit our political world. Kate, a CNN contributor, spent four years covering the Obama White House for Bloomberg News and is a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. She has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, the Washington Post, and more. In TEAM OF FIVE she explores the  the most exclusive fraternity in the world made up of the formers, the five — Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama— who most recently served as president, as well as at the man who has upended all things presidential, the current Oval Office norm-breaking occupant, Donald Trump, and a look at Melania Trump, too.

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In our second half-hour, Halli and her partner in politics, Matthew Cooper do as they do every week, catch you up on the latest news in politics, slicing and dicing it all, and sometimes, Donald Trump, too.

The President’s Club in the age of Trump with Kate Andersen Brower, Melania Trump, Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020, Mike Flynn, sex, history, politics, police brutality, racism, the death of George Floyd — all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on whichever is your favorite app and on your Alexa device too.

FASCISM, IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE – SCOTT TUROW

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Fascism. With apologies to Upton Sinclair and his semi-satirical 1935 political novel published during the heyday of fascism in Europe, IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE…yes it can! And that’s just one of the topics we explore this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is NY Times bestselling author and legal genius, Scott Turow, and former White House correspondent, and Time and Newsweek veteran, Matthew Cooper.

FASCISM IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE WITH SCOTT TUROW

We begin with Halli and Matt and their weekly take on all things politics. There are a lot of questions to ask. Has Donald Trump succeeded in turning the United States into a fascist state? Will the cold-blooded killers of African-American, George Floyd suffer the consequences for their actions? Has history finally caught up with Donald Trump, Trump now the wrong president for the times? Can Joe Biden continue his momentum into the fall election? Remember the Coronavirus pandemic? We do. And will General Mattis have the final word over Trump? Tune in.

FASCISM IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE WITH SCOTT TUROW

Nobody writes courtroom drama like Scott Turow. Turow is the author of eleven bestselling works of fiction, notably PRESUMED INNOCENT, and THE BURDEN OF PROOF. His books have sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into movies and television projects. He has frequently contributed essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. And just so you know, his writing only gets better and better as he proves in his latest thriller, THE LAST TRIAL, the best courtroom drama he’s written to date. But first, Scott Turow, was and is a great lawyer. The Harvard graduate served from 1978 to 1986 as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, acting as lead prosecutor in several high-visibility federal trials. He has much to say about the pharmaceutical industry, key to his latest book. And he isn’t shy to talk about Donald Trump, Fascism, Attorney General William Barr, and the trial of former NSA advisor, Michael Flynn. Do not miss this interview!

Fascism. Can it happen here? NY Times bestselling author and attorney, Scott Turow. History, politics, fiction, Election2020, police brutality, racism, the death of George Floyd, all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on whichever is your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too.

SEX AND CORONAVIRUS IN THE CITY

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It’s sex and coronavirus in the city this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is her partner in politics, journalist and former White House corespondent, Matthew Cooper. And in our second half-hour, when we take a much-needed breather from politics and turn to sex, Halli catches up with SEX AND THE CITY author Candace Bushnell.  

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We begin with Halli and Matt. As the amount of Americans dead from Covid-19 rises to above 85,000 and Trump’s pandemic advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before Congress that the real number of deaths are probably much higher, Trump tries to turn the conversation from the Coronavirus Pandemic. Trump’s favorite diversion? Conspiracy politics this time in the guise of Obamagate, Flynngate and Russiagate, his new Hillarygate. The stories are compounded when Trump’s personal attorney, the Attorney General of the United States,William Barr, launches a scheme to exonerate Trump’s once NSA chief, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. What is Trump up to?  Halli has a theory. Does Matt concur? And that’s just where we begin.  

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In our second half-hour we turn from politics to sex. She’s back. That’s Candace Bushnell is back! BUSHNELL, the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of SEX AND THE CITY, LIPSTICK JUNGLE, THE CARRIE DIARIES, and more gets real with Halli. SEX AND THE CITY, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies, her characters the women we all wished we might be and whose lives we just might want to have. Now Bushnell, a middle-aged woman, brings us IS THERE STILL SEX IN THE CITY? in which she looks at love and life from a more seasoned view in yet another winner for the irrepressible Bushnell. By the way, a new TV series is in the works with Paramount TV with Bushnell as executive producer and writing the pilot. You go girl! Join us for some much needed fun.

Sex and coronavirus in the city, Flynngate, Obamagate, Russiagate. Remember Election2020 and Democratic hopful Joe biden? Is Trump still being audited? Trump’s tax returns saga makes it to the Supreme Court. Senator Richard Burr, now there’s a story. And Florida, Florida, Florida…tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

IMPEACHMENT TRAIN ROLLS ALONG

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Impeachment train rolls along. Yep, the train is rollin’ down the impeachment tracks, the Democrats conducting an effective campaign against President Donald Trump, while Trump appears to flounder in response more than anytime in his presidency. It’s a whole new political world this week. Will Trump be tossed from office, don the orange jumpsuit, take up residency in the old pokey? Joining me at my table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is my partner in politics, former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper for our weekly commentary on the state of American politics and in our second half-hour, how’s this: A look inside the business of punishment with the author of AMERICAN PRISON, Shane Bauer. Perhaps Donald Trump ought to tune into this show!

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Impeachment train rolls along, and a fast moving train it is. As the train winds around the track, there are many stops along the way and quite a cast of characters: Rudy Giuliani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General Barr and the big man himself, Donald Trump, already off the rails only a couple of weeks in. My partner in politics, former White House correspondent and I slice and dice it all for you. Find your seat.

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In our second half hour, I talk with the author of AMERICAN PRISON, A REPORTER’S UNDERCOVER JOURNEY INTO THE BUSINESS OF PUNISHMENT. In 2009, journalist Shane Bauer and two other young Americans went hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan and unknowingly crossed into Iran. They were captured, and Bauer was held for over two grueling years in Iran’s Evin prison. In 2014, Shane Bauer went undercover as an entry-level guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. His story is simply jaw-dropping. Don’t miss this interview!

As the impeachment train rolls along, travels down the track, we are in a whole new territory. The players include President Trump, an unidentified whistle-blower, Attorney General Bill Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Adam Schiff and we’re just beginning. Strap yourselves in and enjoy the ride, and our look inside America’s prison system on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast with Matthew Cooper and New York Times bestselling author of one of the 10 best books of 2018, one of Barack Obama’s favorites, AMERICAN PRISON. You can listen to the podcast on all your favorite apps and always at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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.

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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.

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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.

TRIAL OF THE CENTURY with ABC NEWS’ DAN ABRAMS – POLITICS REVIEW

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The Trial of the Century? In his new book THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOR THE DEFENSE, THE COURTROOM BATTLE TO SAVE HIS LEGACY ABC News anchor Dan Abrams talks Teddy Roosevelt, Donald Trump and Joe Biden and what was then The Trial of the Century, no not the O.J. Simpson trial that made Abrams a household name, but the one starring President Theodore Roosevelt and that’s we’re we begin this week when Abrams joins Halli in conversation and Halli and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper slice and dice all things politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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We begin this week with a conversation with ABC News anchor Dan Abrams, entrepreneur and author of the new book THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOR THE DEFENSE, THE COURTROOM BATTLE TO SAVE HIS LEGACY. It is clear Dan Abrams never sleeps. The chief legal affairs correspondent for ABC News as well as the host of top-rated Live PD on A&E Network and The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets the Law on SiriusXM in his spare time writes book. On the heels of his New York Times bestselling LINCOLN’S LAST TRIAL: THE MURDER CASE THAT PROPELLED HIM co-authored with his writing partner David Fisher, the new book explores what was considered “the trial of the century” before that other trial that made Abrams a household name, The O.J. Simpson Trial. Roosevelt, always fascinating, takes on a new light in Abrams eminently readable and eye-opening new book.

From there Halli and Matt move on to review the week in politics:  Democratic Party front-runner Joe Biden does what some call a flip-flop on his position on the Hyde Amendment, causing quite a stir on the left, as polls continue to show Biden way out in front in the presidential contest, and Donald Trump a loser against most of the Democratic Party’s possible presidential nominees. Trump goes even more loopy over the purported Mexico deal, than talking to a press gaggle appears more loopy than usual, his loopiness becoming par for the course, even off the links. Is Nancy Pelosi responsible for Trump’s slight gain in the polls as she continues to fight an impeachment inquiry, as Jerry Nadler starts to lose his cool at her resistance to There’s more. What a show! See you there!

Dan Abrams, the trial of the century, Theodore Roosevelt, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, lot’s of fun and always insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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.

POLITICS AIN’T SOYBEANS CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM

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Politics ain’t soy beans mid-west farmers are learning as Trump ups the ante in his trade war with China, Jr. to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, abortion, this week in anti-Semitism, Joe Biden continues to surge in the polls, Florida…Florida…Florida and a very special guest, Andrew L. Seidel talks about his provocative new book THE FOUNDING MYTH in which the author asks if Christian Nationalists are un-American…these stories and more when Halli and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, and Mr. Seidel join Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. As Trump Inc. Defies supoenas, is impeachment back on the table? Seriously, what’s up with Lindsey Graham? The lobby most feared in Washington D.C., the NRA is knee deep in grifters, activist Alyssa Milano calls for a sex-strike and the latest round of anti-abortion legislation nd we’re just beginning, here we go.

In our second half-hour: The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is all for challenging myths.This week’s guest is the author of THE FOUNDING MYTH, WHY CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM IS UN-AMERICAN, Andrew L. Seidel whose provocative new book seeks to bust the myth indelibly woven into the founding of the Republic that is the United States of America: That our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Here’s why: In today’s contentious political climate, understanding religion’s role in American government is more important than ever. Christian nationalists do indeed assert that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and advocate an agenda based on this popular historical claim. But is this belief true? Do the Ten Commandments, “In God We Trust,” George Washington’s “prayer” at Valley Forge, and other historical “evidence” prove that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles? Are the Ten Commandments the basis for American law? Andrew Seidel, a constitutional attorney, dives into the debate about religion’s role in America’s founding…and he argues that our founding fathers did not, as is previously thought, look to the Bible when they drafted the pillar of the United States – the Declaration of Independence.

Politics ain’t soybeans Mid-west farmers have learned as Trump ups the ante in his trade war with China, Jr. to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, abortion, this week in anti-Semitism, Joe Biden continues to surge in the polls, Florida…Florida…Florida and a very special guest, Andrew L. Seidel talks his provocative new book THE FOUNDING MYTH and Matthew Cooper and Halli have fun bringing you insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BARR IN THE HOT SEAT JESSICA YELLIN

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Attorney General Bob Barr in the hot seat, Joe Biden surges in the polls, anti-Semitism and so-called fake news are just some of the subjects we tackle when former CNN Chief White House Correspondent and author Jessica Yellin and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper join Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. Robert Mueller wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr — Barr is now in the hot seat. How will the letter’s contents shake up the political landscape? Did, as Mueller wrote, Attorney General William Barr misrepresent the Mueller Report to the public? Joe Biden takes a 26-point lead among Dems in new national poll; will it hold? Elizabeth Warren takes the number two position as Bernie Sanders takes a hit. Should Democrats cut a deal with Trump on infrastructure? And we’re just beginning, here we go.

In our second half-hour, Jessica Yellin, the former chief White House correspondent for CNN and an Emmy and Gracie Award-winning political journalist for CNN, ABC News, and MSNBC joins Halli at her table. Yellin is also the founder of Sage, a multi-platform media company. Yellin’s work has been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Hive, and Entertainment Weekly. She is a fellow with the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy and sits on the board of the Center for Public Integrity. And now she is a fiction writer, the author of a new book, very much the talk of the town SAVAGE NEWS. Yellin knows of what she writes, her story that of a smart, feisty and serious-minded female reporter jockeying for recognition in a world of rapid news cycles, short attention spans, and manufactured news who encounters cut-throat competitors and predators at every turn. Can she hold onto her journalistic ethics and still triumph in a landscape that has become one giant reality show?  

Attorney General Bob Barr in the hot seat, the Mueller Report, Joe Biden surges in the polls, anti-Semitism, so-called fake news, former CNN chief White House Correspondent and author Jessica Yellin and Matthew Cooper and Halli have fun bringing you insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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