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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.

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.

BIOGRAPHY JACKIE, JANET & LEE & HIT MAKERS

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A dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the twentieth century Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother, Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwell and an investigation into the science of popularity are the subjects of TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, when joining Halli at her table is the New York Times bestselling author of JACKIE, JANET & LEE, J. Randy Taraborrelli. And at the bottom of the hour, also joining Halli is the author of HIT MAKERS, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson.

It begins like this: The year is 1951, at one of their “Mother Daughter Teas,” a favorite tradition of shopping and gossip, when the mother, Janet Norton Lee Bouvier Auchincloss Morris asked her daughters, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier one day to add Kennedy and Onassis to her name and Caroline Lee Bouvier one day to add Canfield then Radziwill then Ross to her name: “Do you know what the secret to ‘Happily Ever After’ is?” Before they could answer, Janet did: “Money and Power.” The daughters learned their mother’s lesson well, their stories told in the Oh, my gosh you cannot put it down biography JACKIE, JANET & LEE by the author of nearly 20 biographies that became New York Times bestsellers, J. Randy Taraborrelli. Taking a page from their mother’s playbook and her marriage to their handsome, philandering socialite father, “BlackJack” Bouvier and the fabulously rich Standard Oil heir Hugh D. Auchincloss, Jackie would marry John F. Kennedy who would become the most powerful man in the world as U.S. President and one of the richest men in the world, Greek Shipping Magnate, Aristotle Onassis. Younger sister Lee would add Princess to her title. Beauty, style, fashion, wealth, the world was their stage. But behind every curtain there is much to be revealed. Taraborrelli does just that.

BIOGRAPHYOriginal, fascinating, and deeply entertaining, Derek Thompson’s HIT MAKERS, THE SCIENCE OF POPULARITY IN THE AGE OF DISTRACTION is a confetti of an astonishing thinker’s ideas that uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like, a revelatory cornucopia of the economics of cultural markets that invisibly shape our lives. Hit-making, or why some things become popular and others do not, shatters the sentimental myths of popularity that have dominated pop culture and business in the past. Thompson shows quality is insufficient for success and slams the body culture, boldly asserting that nobody has “good taste.” Thompson believes that some of the most popular products in history were one bad break away from utter failure. And, there’s this: The consumers that matter the most aren’t the early adopters but rather their friends, followers, and imitators. Yet, although it may be a new world, there remain many enduring truths to what audiences and consumers want. We’ll ask him about that. Applying cutting edge science to stories of hits across the decades, including recent sensations, Thompson reveals how each blockbuster actually has a secret history – of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. Taking us from the dawn of impressionist art to the future of Facebook, from small Etsy designers to the origin of Star Wars, HIT MAKERS is a captivating jaunt through the last century of pop culture and the most valuable currency of the twenty-first century—people’s attention. Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine.

Biography, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli, Hit Makers, science of popularity, Derek Thompson on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

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

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

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

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

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

POLITICS IS THE FOCUS OF HALLI’S NEW SHOW

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In the opening of her brand, new politics show, ONE BROAD TALKING, the respected host of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show proclaims her declaration of Independence. She says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, the pursuit of Happiness and the BLOOD SPORT OF POLITICS.” Now comes the second installment,  a show you won’t want to miss.

The author of the celebrated book A YEAR IN MY PAJAMAS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA, and the writer of the bi-weekly fun, irreverent political column INSIDE THE HOPPER, Halli has long been commentating in the way only she can on all things politics.

Throughout her professional career, Halli has worn many hats: reporter and photographer; actress and documentary producer; radio personality; author, editor and publisher. Her many accomplishments include writing and producing the six-hour rockumentary on The Doors as well as collaborating with Doors drummer John Densmore on his autobiography Riders on the Storm. She is the author and photographer of STILL LIFE: IMAGES OF ANTIETAM.

As a foreign correspondent during the 1980s, Halli showed her fearlessness when she reported in the danger zones of war-torn Central America. Her frankness and feistiness have been expressed via her opinions and commentary on The Halli Casser-Jayne blog.

As for fun and entertaining, Halli has hosted and interviewed a wide variety of distinguished guests from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah to Newsweek’s political director Matthew Cooper, social critic and political activist Naomi Wolf,  legendary comic, writer, producer Carl Reiner,  and three time Academy Award nominee actress Diane Ladd on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. She will continue to host The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posting new shows, Wednesdays, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

For more information on One Broad Talking and The Halli Casser-Jayne Show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

FROM HOLLYWOOD TO THE WHITE HOUSE…

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We’re taking a trip to Hollywood on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when we take a peek behind the curtain of the immensely powerful corporation known as Creative Artists Agency. In POWERHOUSE, THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOLLYWOOD’S CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY, award-winning journalist James Andrew Miller spins a tale of boundless ambition, ruthless egomania, ceaseless empire building, greed, and personal betrayal, and that’s just the beginning. And in our second half-hour, it’s FOUR BROADS TALKING politics and more with our panel of smart, feisty, broads.

The movies you watch, the TV shows you adore, the concerts and sporting events you attend—behind the curtain of nearly all of these is an immensely powerful corporation known as Creative Artists Agency. Started in 1975, when five bright and brash employees of a creaky William Morris office left to open their own strikingly innovative talent agency, CAA would come to revolutionize the entertainment industry, and over the next several decades its tentacles would spread aggressively beyond film and television into music, advertising, and investment banking. In POWERHOUSE, THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOLLYWOOD’S CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY, James Andrew Miller, the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller THOSE GUYS HAVE ALL THE FUN: INSIDE THE WORLD OF ESPN and LIVE FROM NEW YORK, who has written for The Washington Post, the New York Times, and Vanity Fair – draws on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled with CAA, and tells the story of prophetic brilliance, magnificent artistry, singular genius, entrepreneurial courage and above all, daring.

FOUR BROADS TALKING

With less than three months to go until Election Day, with Donald Trump shaking up politics as usual and with Hillary Clinton quickly rising in the polls, oh what fun our FOUR BROADS TALKING™ panel of brilliant political pundits will have when they sit down for their weekly chat on all things politics and culture in our second half hour. Look for sparks to fly with this tell it like it is panel Sheila Weller, Lisa Schiffren, Suzanna Andrews and your host, Halli Casser-Jayne.

Hollywood, film, TV, stars, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, politics, Election 2016, we have it all for you on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 17, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE WHITE HOUSE GARDENS & 4 BROADS TALKING™

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From the earliest plans of the Founding Fathers to Michelle Obama’s organic kitchen garden, the story of how the White House grounds were conceived and how they have changed from administration to administration is explored in gardener, writer, historian Marta McDowell’s fascinating new book ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ GARDENS, HOW THE WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS HAVE GROWN WITH AMERICA. Marta McDowell visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 10, 3 pm ET in our first half-hour. And in our second half-hour it’s our smart, feisty, fabulous, Four Broads Talking™ panel  with Suzanna Andrews, Lisa Schiffren, Sheila Weller and our host Halli Casser-Jayne taking their look at the state of the race of Election 2016.

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The author of EMILY DICKINSON’S GARDENS and BEATRIX POTTER’S GARDENING LIFE, Marta McDowell lives, gardens, and writes in Chatham, New Jersey. She lectures on gardening topics and teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, where she studied landscape design. She also consults for public gardens and private clients. In her new fascinating book, ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ GARDENS, McDowell reveals how the White House gardens have reflected America from the most momentous events in our nation’s history to our fleeting cultural obsessions and have influenced garden trends nationwide.

FOUR BROADS TALKING

With less than three months to go until Election Day, with Donald Trump shaking up politics as usual and with Hillary Clinton quickly rising in the polls, oh what fun our Four Broads Talking panel of brilliant analysts will have when they sit down for their weekly chat on all things politics and culture in our second half hour. Look for sparks to fly with this tell it like it is panel of political pundits.

Gardens, politics, history, presidents, Election 2016, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show,

Wednesday, August 10, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

FROM OLYMPIAN TO CALL GIRL, SUZY FAVOR HAMILTON

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She went from star athlete to high-priced call girl. Three-time Olympian for women’s distance running, wife, mother, real estate agent, the simple life wasn’t enough for Suzy Favor Hamilton. Suzy Favor Hamilton tells her shocking and inspiring story on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 3, 3 pm ET. Also back our fun, fabulous, brilliant panelists in our Four Broads Talking™  segment to dice and dissect all things Election 2016 and more.

 

SuzyCallgirlpicturesIn her New York Times bestselling book FAST GIRL, A LIFE SPENT RUNNING FROM MADNESS, Suzy Favor Hamilton bares it all. A natural athlete driven by an insatiable need to win, she became the ultimate track-and-field sweetheart. But success masked the doubt, self-sabotage, and constant anxiety that plagued her. After living in the fast lane as a world-class athlete, Suzy felt normal life in the Midwest to be mind-numbingly dull. Married, the mother of a daughter, it was on a trip to Las Vegas that she found the rush she needed to feel alive. Re-creating herself as a glamorous escort, she recklessly crafted an exciting double life, until she was caught. Her story, in a word, is unbelievable.

Suzy herself1And in our second half-hour, our smart, feisty, fabulous, Four Broads Talking™ Suzanna Andrews, Lisa Schiffren, Sheila Weller and our host Halli Casser-Jayne are back! Hold onto your hats when we talk Melania Trump’s nude photos, explore whether Donald Trump is becoming unhinged, and take a hard look at Hillary Clinton. Is she a serial liar? Who knows what we will dice and dissect, but whatever we do, we promise, it will be fun!

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Sports, memoir, mental illness, prostitution, bipolar disorder, Olympics 2016, politics, Election 2016, Islam, foreign policy, Khizr Kahn, Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton and Four Broads Talking™  all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 3, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

DAVID CAMERON’S EX-RIGHT HAND MAN STEVE HILTON AND TOM NICHOLS, THE FEDERALIST’S

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Trump, Cruz, Clinton, Sanders…it’s politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are two outspoken voices on government the Steve Jobs of politics, the guy who remade Britain’s leading political party who now has his eyes set on America’s political system, Steve Hilton, and Tom Nichols, a senior contributor at the FEDERALIST, his latest piece “If I Lose Friends Over Trump, So Be It,”

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Out with his brand new book MORE HUMAN: DESIGNING A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE COME FIRST, Steve Hilton is one of UK’s most known political figures — probably only behind David Cameron and Boris Johnson. As Cameron’s senior adviser, he literally remade the Tory party into a modern, winning conservative party with Cameron after decades in exile. He is cofounder and CEO of Crowdpac, a Silicon Valley political tech start-up, and teaches at Stanford University.

TomNicholsTrumpvsHillaryTom Nichols is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and at the Harvard Extension School. He has written widely, including five books, on international relations, Russian affairs, and nuclear weapons. In addition to his academic posts, he has been a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Relations, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In Washington, he served as personal staff for defense and security affairs in the United States Senate to the late Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania.

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It’s politics out-of-the-box on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 4, 3 pm ET with Halli’s guests Steve Hilton and Tom Nichols. For more about the show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: NEWSWEEK’S ZACH SCHONFELD AUTHORS STEPHANIE DRAY & LAURA KAMOIE

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It’s politics and history on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday April 20, 2016, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table is journalist Zach Schonfeld whose latest piece in Newsweek magazine is 14 CELEBRITIES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP (OR NOT), a fascinating read for more reasons than the obvious. And also on the show are two women who have written one of the most talked about books of the year, AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.

AmericanFirstDaughterBookHistorian LAURA KAMOIE and STEPHANIE DRAY, an award-winning, bestselling and two-time RITA award nominated author of historical women’s fiction have penned a compelling, engaging, sweeping family saga. In AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER they reveal the fascinating, true story of Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph, America’s third president Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, one of the most influential women in American history who was not only the progeny of a founding father but a key player in the shaping of our nation’s legacy.

Zach Schonfeld is a senior writer for Newsweek. Previously, he was an editorial fellow for The Wire and an editor for PopMatters.com. He’s a graduate of Wesleyan University where he was editor of the campus blog Wesleying and a recipient of an Olin Fellowship to study historic preservation. His writing has also appeared on The AV Club, Rolling Stone, The Nation, TIME, The Atlantic, The Rumpus, Noisey, and other publications.

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Politics, history, books, authors, presidents, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, celebrity, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show has it all Wednesday, April 20, 2106 3 pm ET. For more about the show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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