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TRUMP ONE YEAR LATER

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Trump

Trump, one year later. Oh, what a year! And they said it wouldn’t last. This week on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Allan J. Lichtman, author of THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT returns to the show to talk politics, Trump, Mueller, impeachment and how Trump’s presidency has effected these United States. In the second half-hour, the authors of TREATING PEOPLE WELL, former White House social secretaries Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard. Is civility a thing of the past in the brash age of Trump?

Distinguished Professor of History at American University, Allan J. Lichtman, has correctly forecasted thirty years of presidential outcomes. And he continued his forecasting winning streak in the fall of 2016 when he predicted that Donald J. Trump would defeat the heavily favored Democrat, Hillary Clinton, to win the presidential elections. The pollsters wish they could have fared as well. Hillary acolytes wish he had broken his winning streak. Then in his bestselling book THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, Professor Lichtman turned his focus to President Donald Trump and his next forecast – that it is not a question of IF President Trump will be impeached but a question of WHEN! Now on the year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, Lichhtman remains convinced that President Trump’s days are numbered and that an impeachment investigation will be launched. In his updated version of his national bestseller, THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, Professor Lichtman lays out the factors that will lead to Trump’s removal from office and assesses how Trump’s first year in office has strengthened the case for his impeachment, and goes so far as to explain in detail exactly how he could be removed from office.

TrumpIn the age of Trump is civility dead or just temporarily out-of-fashion? Maybe it’s a lost art one day to be recovered.Two people out to make civility fashionable again are former White House social secretaries Lea Berman, who served President George Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who served President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Together they have written TREATING PEOPLE WELL, THE EXTRAORDINARY POWER OF CIVILITY IN WORK AND IN LIFE, a guide to personal and professional empowerment through civility and social skills, a book that conveys an important fundamental message—everyone is important and everyone deserves to be treated well — not a book of old school etiquette. For lovers of White House history, this is a treasure of never-before-published anecdotes as they describe pearl-clutching moments with presidents and first ladies both a fun and informative book, and dishy too.

The White House and Trump one year later with Professor Allan Lichtman and Civility in these uncivil times on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

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Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the best medicine. And so in the interest of my listener’s health, Talkish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you a chuckle when joining me at my table at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com is the co-author of LIFE IS A JOKE, 100 LIFE LESSONS (WITH PUNCH LINES), Gordon Javna, and Jeremy Dauber, the author of JEWISH COMEDY: A SERIOUS HISTORY.

Did you hear the one about the Italian Chef? He pasta way. Bada bada bing. Did you laugh at the classic one liner? Maybe, maybe not so much. Jokes. Who writes this stuff? And what is the difference between a good joke and a great joke. According to brothers Gordon and John Javna, in their new book seriously funny book LIFE IS A JOKE, 100 LIFE LESSONS (WITH PUNCH LINES) a great joke not only will make you laugh, a great joke will make you think. Jokes, they assert, are portals of discovery—they can get a message across in a way that’s clear, humorous, and often practical. A work of wit and wisdom with 100 life lessons accompanied by 100 hilarious jokes, LIFE IS A JOKE straddles self-help and entertainment while offering a refreshing new take on a book of wisdom. Oh, and by the way, the book is hysterically funny.

Laughter is the Best MedicineIs laughter the best medicine? And another age old question: Are the Jewish people funnier than everyone else? And if they are, why? If not, are they almost as funny as everyone else? Bada bada bing. The truth be told, over the last century the Jewish people have become known for humor—and, perhaps, for a particular kind of humor — Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers, Groucho Marks, Woody Allen, Sarah Silverman, Larry David, Nichols and May, Jerry Seinfeld and John Stewart are just a few names we recognize. And the story of Jewish comedy is as vast and variegated as the many Jewish comics and their individual style. In his new book JEWISH COMEDY: A SERIOUS HISTORY, Jeremy Dauber, professor of Yiddish language, literature and culture at Columbia University explores, defines, and catalogs the history of Jewish humor, taking us on a smart and funny ride.

Laughter is the best medicine, Jewish comedy, life is a joke, an exploration of humor on Talkish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

WHAT DO EUROPEANS THINK OF PRESIDENT TRUMP?

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What do Europeans think of President Trump?

What do Europeans think of President Trump? Politics and history intertwine on this week’s Talkish with Halli Casser-Jayne when joining me at my table are Dr. Alan Mendoza, Founder and Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society in London — the UK’s most influential foreign policy think tank, and Jason Fagone, the author of the riveting true story, as told in his book THE WOMAN WHO SMASHED CODES, A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, SPIES, AND THE UNLIKELY HEROINE WHO OUTWITTED AMERICA’S ENEMIES.

What do Europeans think of President Trump? Brexit, the Israel-Palestinian Conflict, terrorism, immigration, the subject of refugees are the topics we discuss in a free-wheeling political conversation when joining me on Talkish with Halli Casser-Jayne is Dr. Alan Mendoza, Founder and Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society in London — the UK’s most influential foreign policy think tank. Dr. Mendoza is a frequent speaker at high-profile national and international events and conferences. He is a graduate of Cambridge and a frequent speaker on various foreign policy topics often commenting on the BBC, ITN, Sky, CNBC and al-Jazeera networks amongst others.

What do Europeans think of President Trump?In 1916, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the U.S. government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her considerable language skills to an exciting new venture: code-breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the “Adam and Eve” of the NSA, Elizebeth’s story, incredibly, has never been told until now. In THE WOMAN WHO SMASHED CODES, A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, SPIES, AND THE UNLIKELY HEROINE WHO OUTWITTED AMERICA’S ENEMIES, Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman who played an integral role in our nation’s espionage history for forty years. using her talents first to catch gangsters and smugglers, and ultimately to crack multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German spies. Author Jason Fagone, named one of the “Ten young Writers on the Rise” by the Columbia Journalism Review, unveils America’s code-breaking history through the prism of Smith’s life.

What do Europeans think of President Trump? Politics, history, the Israel-Palestinian Conflict, foreign policy, Brexit, immigration refugees, spies, we cover it all on Talkish! with Halli Casser-Jayne, Wednesday, December 13. The podcast will be posted at 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE SIXTIES: A LOOK AT JERRY RUBIN AND ‘THE GRADUATE’

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The SixtiesIt’s The Sixties on Talkish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining me at my table is author Beverly Gray whose new book is SEDUCED BY MRS. ROBINSON, HOW THE GRADUATE BECAME THE TOUCHTONE OF A GENERATION and author Pat Thomas, his book DID IT: FROM YIPPIE TO YUPPIE, JERRY RUBIN, AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY.

Those of you of a certain age are not going to believe this: On December 22nd the film ‘The Graduate’ will celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary! Director Mike Nichol’s film was the most unexpected cinematic blockbuster of the sixties, the film contributing a wealth of iconic images to American popular culture. Mrs. Robinson, for instance played by the sultry and amused Anne Bancroft — the original “cougar,” the image of her titillation of glimpsing a hapless young man through her shapely arched leg. The young man, Benjamin Braddock,  portrayed by that mensch of a newly-discovered actor, the very young Dustin Hoffman. And the word ‘plastics” — the mere mention of “plastics”—all indelibly etched over the past half-century as part of our vernacular. And once seen, who can forget the wedding scene that punctuates the spicy 1967 Mike Nichols comedy? When ‘The Graduate’ was newly-released, it spoke to a generation of young people who questioned their place in a rapidly changing world. With that in mind author Beverly Gray puts, with gusto, ‘The Graduate’ into historical context, offering new insights and newly-revealed factoids.

The SixtiesTo those whom we call “Baby Boomers” the name Jerry Rubin is the personification of their generation. In DID IT! JERRY RUBIN: AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY, author Pat Thomas brings us an oral and visual history of the infamous and ubiquitous Rubin in the first ever biography of the co-founder of the Yippies, Anti-Vietnam War radical, Chicago 8 defendant, NewAge/Self Help proponent, and social-networking pioneer. Rubin, the flamboyant 1960’s radical who once preached distrust of “anyone over 30,”  carved himself a niche in the history of American radicalism with his energetic and sometimes comic gestures. In the Sixties he was a revolutionary, in the 70s he became part of the “me” decade got into self-help and health food, in the 80s he became an entrepreneur becoming part of popular culture. After being hit by a car, he died at 56 in 1994, one of the father’s of radicalism, unlike his former comrade Abbie Hoffman, branded a sell-out.

The Sixties, Jerry Rubin, ‘The Graduate,’ it’s a trip on Talkish: The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

ASTRONAUT SCOTT PARAZYNSKI NY TIMES JEFFREY KLUGER APOLLO 8

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A rare conversation with astronaut Scott Parazynski and the story of one of NASA’s most daring missions, the Flight of Apollo 8 are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

astronautIn his compelling new memoir, THE SKY BELOW: A TRUE STORY OF SUMMITS, SPACE, AND SPEED astronaut and adventurer Scott Parazynski takes us on a rocketship paced, adrenalin-filled adventure from the dizzying heights of Mount Everest where the wind whips climbers to their death, to the solitude and expanse of outer space where he was tethered to the International Space Station by an improvised leash to make emergency repairs. While his father worked as a Boeing engineer developing the Saturn V rocket, as a young boy Parazynski traveled the earth with his parents and was educated worldwide before returning stateside to earn his medical degree before training at NASA. In THE SKY BELOW Parazynski gives readers a front row seat to his seventeen year career at NASA: his training, leading the first ever US-Russian space-walk and taking us inside the “family escort” role astronauts solemnly perform for each other when disaster strikes Columbia. The climax of his space career comes with a mission that many regard as one of the most dangerous and challenging ever performed.

astronautThe story of Apollo 8 begins in August 1968. NASA was losing the space race with Russia, with earliest estimates of going to the moon still more than two years in the future, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade was sure to be broken. The United States was deep into the Cold War and in the middle of a year of violence abroad and at home: Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the Democratic convention in Chicago descending into violence. Then, in the midst of all of that turmoil NASA scrapped their meticulous mission schedules and asked astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders to orbit the moon, and they would do it in just four months despite the substantial risks, the Apollo 8 mission, equal parts fearless and reckless, ingenious and impulsive – told in APOLLO 8: THE THRILLING STORY OF THE FIRST MISSION TO THE MOON written by science editor and senior writer for Time Jeffrey Kluger, also the co-author of the bestselling book APOLLO 13, on which the beloved film is based.

Astronaut, aviation history, NASA, Apollo 8, the Cold War, The Right Stuff all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

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