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THERE’S A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE – TRUMP

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we begin with with the astonishing piece filed by journalist Jeffrey Goldberg for Atlantic magazine whose headline reads, “Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers.’” It’s quite a journey we take from there.

There's a Sucker Born Every Minute Trump

As we do every week, Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper take a deep dive into the current political landscape in their weekly snap, crackle and pop conversation. And what a week it has been. The United States  reached yet another milestone, a weekly event. There are more than 6.17 million cases of Covid-19 in the United States, more than 187,000 dead and the outbreaks are continuing to spread via classrooms, bar-rooms and via Trump and MAGA Super Spreader rallies. And as we go to tape, there are 59 days 15 hours and 07 minutes until Election 2020. Joe Biden headed out on the campaign trail and much to Trump’s chagrin, did not sound like the old, doddering fool Trump wants voters to think Biden is, Attorney General Barr is on the agenda are are Nancy Pelosi, Antifa, and, of course, Donald Trump.

Stars and Stripes, Jacob Blake, Joe Biden, Covid-19, Donald Trump, Putin, Florida, Election 2020, Black Lives Matter…it’s September and November is just around the corner. Join Halli and Matt this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too. Let’s talk!

TRUMP, COVID-19, MAXWELL, BIDEN & MORE

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. I am Halli Casser-Jayne.  On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show: Is Trump losing it? And we don’t mean only the election — Covid-19, mail-in voting, Joe Biden’s continued surge in the polls, Tucker Carlson, Ghislaine Maxwell and we’re just beginning in our weekly take on all things politics.

Ghislaine Maxwell

As we do every week, Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper take a deep dive into the current political landscape in their weekly snap, crackle and pop conversation. And what a week it has been. We buried an American icon, Congressman John Lewis, and lost a little more of what has been great about America. Trump continued to be Trump, threatening the possibility of postponing the November 3 election. And Covid-19 continued to ravage the nation, taking the life of an anti-masker and Trump acolyte Herman Cain. The country continued to struggle with the idea of opening up its schools. And throw in a little Trump race-baiting and oh what a show we have for you!

Covid-19, Election 2020, Congress, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Florida, Kamala Harris, Susan Rice, Michael Flynn…these stories and more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too.

FROM BAT FEVER TO BAT SH*T CRAZY TO HOPE…

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With Covid-19 surging in so many states and a president who tells us the lethal virus is “fading away,” and Trump’s former National Security Advisor, John Bolton, confirming what we already know, that the POTUS is not “fit for the job,” things are looking pretty bleak in the U.S.. But don’t despair. Just when you need it, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you an inspiring story, the tale of a true American hero, Dr. Aaron Berkowitz, his story told in his new book ONE BY ONE BY ONE, MAKING A SMALL DIFFERENCE AMID A BILLION PROBLEMS. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on whichever is your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too.

Up first, Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time veteran Matthew Cooper slice and dice all things politics. This week we talk Bat Fever (aka Covid-19), Blabbermouth John Bolton, Election2020, police reform, and the passing of an American icon, the end of an era, Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy, and so much more.

Then in our second half-hour: The name Dr. Aaron Berkowitz may not be familiar to you, but he’s someone you want to meet. His story is powerful, and in these wretched times, it’s an inspiring story. It begins here: Dr. Aaron Berkowitz has just finished his medical training when he was sent to Haiti on his first assignment with Partners In Health, a global health organization that brings health care to the most vulnerable around the world. There, he meets Janel, a 23-year-old man with the largest brain tumor Berkowitz or any of his neurosurgeon colleagues at Harvard Medical School have ever seen. Determined to live up to PIH’s mission statement, Berkowitz tries to save Janel’s life. And that’s just the beginning, the whole story told by Dr. Berkowitz in his inspiring new book ONE BY ONE BY ONE: MAKING A SMALL DIFFERENCE AMID A BILLION PROBLEMS.

It’s a jam-packed show. Covid-19, John Bolton, Election2020, the Montana Senate race, John F. Kennedy, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020, Haiti, an inspirational story, Jean Kennedy Smith — 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.

IT TAKES A WOMAN IN POLITICS

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It Takes A Woman is one of the great songs from one of the great Broadway musicals of all-time Hello Dolly and women are very much at the forefront of our political lives today. Think of the most powerful women in America today: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Dr.Deborah Birx who, love her scarves or not, holds our lives in her Trump-powered hands. And think that in January 2019, the largest number of women ever elected to Congress was sworn in—87 in the house and 23 in the Senate. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we take a look at the power of women in the 116th Congress with veteran New York Times Capitol Hill reporter, Jennifer Steinhauer, whose new book THE FIRSTS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE WOMEN RESHAPING CONGRESS is a must read. As always, Halli and her partner in politics, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics in this week’s conversation on the political scene. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and is available on all your favorite apps.

IT TAKES A WOMAN IN POLITICS

We begin with Halli and Matt. Over sixty-thousand Americans are dead from Covid-19 and the virus continues to spread. Yet Trump is pushing to open up the economy. Is he trying to kill us all? Republican governors are going along with the plan, ignoring the standards set by Trump’s own task force. Presumed Democratic Party presidential candidate, Joe Biden, is rising in the polls, and Trump is not happy with his campaign’s team. Is long-time South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s re-election bid in trouble? Where oh where is Kim Jong Un? And we’re just beginning.

It Takes a Woman

It takes a woman doesn’t begin to cut it. But one hundred years after earning the right to vote, women make up only twenty-five percent of Congress. Still, the history-making Class of ’19 includes many remarkable firsts. And Rhashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Deb Haaland, Abigail Spamburger, Ilhan Omar, Kysten Sinema and her hot pink dress and metallic heels, Katie “Yes, We have to fix this shit” Porter became household names. How are they making a difference? The story of this transitional moment has been chronicled by veteran New York Times Capitol Hill reporter, Jennifer Steinhauer, who has been following this historic transition from day one. She reports her findings in her new book THE FIRSTS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE WOMEN RESHAPING CONGRESS, a dizzying ride into what makes a Congresswoman, and how they navigate that ride.Tune in.

It takes a woman, Nancy Pelosi, Dr. Birx, the Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Election 2020, Stacey Abrams, Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida, Florida, Florida, and we’re just beginning. 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.

WELCOME TO THE SCHIFF SHOW

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Welcome to The Schiff Show, and oh what a show it is! A testament to be careful what you wish for, the Republicans now have the open impeachment hearings they wanted and uh oh Donald Trump, it is totally Schiff’s Show. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli’s partner in politics Matthew Cooper, get out the popcorn, because Halli and Matt slice and dice The Schiff Show opening and what an opening it was. Drama, comedy, horror, political intrigue it’s all there. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and is available on all your favorite apps.

The Schiff Show

How did we get here? Are you tired of hearing about a quid pro quo? Does bribery work better for you? Nancy Pelosi thinks it’s a more apt description of Donald Trump’s ‘transgressions.’ The Republicans are demanding to hear from the whistleblower, but at this point, why?

In some ways watching the hearing was like reading an Agatha Christie novel. What a cast of characters! Central casting couldn’t have picked a better man to play the role of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent, with his bow tie and matching pocket square, a dapper man he is. And Ambassador Bill Taylor, currently the top US diplomat in Ukraine with the astonishing voice and courtly delivery. Compare the two diplomats to the undiplomatic Republican members of the committee: the uncouth, jacketless Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. John Ratcliffe, who never seems to measure up to his own hype, Rep. Mike Turner who has some morality issues not dissimilar to Trump’s, and the Republican’s moll with the big mouth, Rep. Elise Stefanik. And we’re just beginning.

Tune in for an informative and fun political podcast. This week, it’s The Schiff Show on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper this the podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

DONALD TRUMP MAKES A VISIT TO NANCY’S HOUSE EDITION

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump, The State of the Union, Governor Ralph Northam refuses to resign after a racist photo of him surfaces, Senator Cory Booker announces his campaign for president, Veronica Lake makes a television appearance….what? These topics and more in our political review  with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show 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 President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address: Trump’s crooked tie, Pelosi’s clap, a quack about Jared Kushner, when a wall by any other name is still a wall, when women rule and when Trump doesn’t get it, and from there we’re on to Ralph Northam and some fair questions raised about the Democratic Party. Will Mueller present his findings to Congress this month? Can Elizabeth Warren survive a presidential run? A word or two about the Democratic Party’s newest darling Stacey Abrams and that’s just where we begin.

Kamala Harris, Donald Trump State of the Union, The Mueller Report, the latest presidential contenders — these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

REP. JACKIE SPEIER – POLITICS

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper join Halli this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the last week’s political news. How did Donald Trump do in his first Oval Office speech? Will the government shutdown ever end? Can Nancy Pelosi control Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez? There sure are a lot of connections between Trumplandia and the Russians. When will Robert Mueller give us answers? And these are just some of the subjects tackled.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

In the second half-hour, Halli interviews Congresswoman Jackie Speier, the author of a new book UNDAUNTED:SURVIVING JONESTOWN, SUMMONING COURAGE, AND FIGHTING BACK. Jackie Speier is the U.S. Representative for California’s Fourteenth Congressional District. She is a recognized champion of women’s rights, personal privacy, and consumer safety—as well as an avowed opponent of government inefficiency and waste. In 2012, she was named to Newsweek’s list of 150 “Fearless Women” in the world. In November 2017, Congresswoman Speier co-authored the #MeTooCongress Act to overhaul how sexual harassment and assault are reported and mediated on Capitol Hill, and in 2018 she was named one of “Politico’s 50” for these efforts. Speiers was first elected in 2008, her journey to the halls of Congress coming after she survived being left for dead during the Jonestown massacre while she was serving as a congressional legal adviser. A story of personal struggle—as a widow, a mother, and an outspoken victim of gun violence— and service, this is an interview you don’t want to miss.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Donald Trump’s first Oval Office Address, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, those topics and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper present their fun and insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 9, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

NIKKI HALEY RESIGNATION – PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

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NIKKI HALEY RESIGNATION

Nikki Haley resignation, the mid-term election, and all things American politics as well as a look at the new book THE DISRUPTORS, 50 PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD — oh the fun we have this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com when my guests are author Alan Axelrod and joining me at my table for our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, journalist Matthew Cooper.

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.

NIKKI HALEY RESIGNATION“Until recently ‘disruption’ was a bad word, plain and simple.” That is how Alan Axelrod begins his new book: THE DISRUPTORS, 50 PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD. Nevertheless, Axelrod has titled his book THE DISRUPTERS and he defines disrupters as those who upend cultural, technical, spiritual, and scientific paradigms and thus alter the way we live forever. What does Charles Darwin have in common with Steve Jobs – or with Jackson Pollock, Martin Luther, Betty Friedan, Johannes Gutenberg and DJ Kool Herc? They were “DISRUPTORS.” From the invention of the printing press to the fight for women’s equality, from the smartphone to the invention of hip-hop, each visionary in Alan’s book upended our world as we knew it, changing our lives forever, some might say for the better, some for the worse. For those who don’t know ALAN AXELROD, Alan is the author of more than 100 books. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY as well as the Businessweek bestsellers PATTON ON LEADERSHIP and ELIZABETH I, CEO. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs and in magazine and newspaper articles.

Nikki Haley resignation, the midterm elections, politics, Roe v. Wade, people who have changed our world, a fascinating show with journalist Matthew Cooper and author Alan Axelrod this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted October 10, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

KAVANAUGH VOTE – BOOKS WITH AUTHOR JAMES MUSTICH

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Kavanaugh vote

Kavanaugh vote, FBI Report, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh and a look at a terrific new book every bibliophile will love, 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE — oh the fun we have this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, October 3, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com when my guests are author James Mustich and joining me at my table for our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper.

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. Among this week’s topics, the Kavanaugh vote.

Kavanaugh voteWe take a brief respite from politics in our second half-hour when I am joined by James Mustich, the author of 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE: A LIFE-CHANGING LIST. If as I do, you love books, boy do I have a book to recommend for you today and an interesting conversation when I speak with the book’s author James Mustich, the co-founder of the acclaimed book catalog, A COMMON READER. In his new catalogue of the greatest books of all times, as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the thousand books it recommends, organized A–Z by the author, the selections takes the reader on a rollercoaster of entries: For example, Flora Thompson’s LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD is followed by Hunters S. Thompson’s FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and then by the children’s favorite, ELOISE. The result is an unexpectedly revealing juxtaposition of literature packaged in a beautifully designed book, enlivened throughout with extensive illustrations, its compilation of brief, yet informed and thought-provoking essays accompanying each title, giving the reader a sense of the work’s historical and literary context and the reason why the book is on the list. Extensive, intelligent, it’s a lively library in a book in which readers of all ages will find books to add to their personal collections and to-be-read piles. It is the ultimate gift book for bibliophiles, a veritable treasure trove that brings reading back to the center of our cultural conversation.

Kavanaugh vote, accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, The Senate, the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, books and more books, a fascinating show this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted October 3, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD VS. BRETT KAVANAUGH

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 Christine Blasey Ford

Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, the Kavanaugh vote and a look at RULE MAKERS, RULE BREAKERS and how our classification effects our politics with cultural psychologist and author of the book of the same title, Michele Gelfand, the topics we explore on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Also joining me at my table in our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper will join 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.

Christine Blasey FordIn her provocative new book, RULE MAKERS, RULE BREAKERS: HOW TIGHT AND LOOSE CULTURES WIRE OUR WORLD, celebrated cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand shows that much of the diversity in the way we as a people think and act derives from a simple difference—“tight” (rigid social norms) versus “loose” (weak social norms). Sensing threats, tight cultures (whether large nations or small, close-knit groups) insist on social order. Feeling safe, loose cultures promote individual expression—sometimes to excess. Is this the source of America’s great divide and how, for instance, do we apply this theory to opinions on Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?

A Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, Gelfand used field, experimental, computational, and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture–as well as its multilevel consequences for human groups. Her work has been cited over 20,000 times and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, National Public Radio, Voice of America, Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, The Economist, among other outlets.

In an era that is more divided than ever, RULE MAKERS, RULE BREAKERS offers a startling new lens through which we can see exactly why others stake out the positions they do, and with that new perspective, reap—for the first time—the benefits other cultures have to offer.

Kavanaugh Accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, politics, sexual abuse, the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, are you a rule maker or a rule breaker…a fascinating show this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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