Posts Tagged ‘political podcast’

A MOTHER’S STORY OF SEPARATION AT THE BORDER

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Donald Trump ripping families apart at the border and caging children, the Coronavirus surge, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020, Attorney General Barr and the Mike Flynn case are just a few of the subjects we tackle this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are Rosy Pablo Cruz and Julie Schwietert Collazo the co-authors of THE BOOK OF ROSY, A MOTHER’S STORY OF SEPARATION AT THE BORDER and Former White House correspondent and Time and Newsweek veteran Matthew Cooper.

We begin with our weekly take on all things politics when Halli and Matt slice and dice all things politics, and Donald Trump, too. The coronavirus is surging all across America and Donald Trump seems to care less, taking his re-election show on the road, contributing to the spread of the virus. His polls are devastating, but that isn’t stopping him. Joe Biden is leading in all the battleground states. We discuss, but that’s just where we begin.

immigration

In our second half-hour don’t miss a truly extraordinary interview with Rossayra Pablo Cruz, a Guatemalan refugee who along with two of her children, aged 5 and 15, made the arduous 5000 journey to America to save her family from the violence that has upended her country, and cost her husband his life. The first Central American mother who had her children ripped away from her by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) to tell her story in book form, Rosy’s account of her harrowing experience is a gripping shaming story of the human cost of inhumane U.S. policies. THE BOOK OF ROSY is co-written by the woman who rescued Rosy from the hovel that is the detention center prison the U.S. government locked her in, and reunited her with her children, Julie Schwietert Collazo, founder of Immigrant Families Together the grassroots organization that reunites mothers and children, who also joins us.

Immigration, Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020, Mike Flynn, history, politics, Mike Flynn, Attorney General Barr — 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.

THE UNMASKING OF AMERICAN POLITICS

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What if Jack Dorsey threw Donald Trump off Twitter? Would the world come to an end? What if Donald Trump wore a mask in public? Would he be the laughing stock of the world? What if ordinary American citizens stood on their balconies and shouted:  I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore? What if? What if? This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we take a look at a lot of what ifs, first in our weekly take on the political scene with Halli and her partner in politics, journalist and former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper. And in our second half-hour, a conversation with former editor-in-chief of Salon and author of UNRIGGED, HOW AMERICANS ARE BATTLING BACK TO SAVE DEMOCRACY.

THE UNMASKING OF POLITICS

To date 102,197 Americans have succumbed to Covid-19. There are 1,747,781 million confirmed cases in the U.S., more than any other country per capita. All 50 states are at least partially reopened, even though at least 20 of them had recorded a clear upward trend of average new daily cases over the prior week, some hospitals already overwhelmed by the new cases. Forty-one million Americans are unemployed, which translates to the equivalent of 1 in 4 workers have now filed for benefits. And in case you didn’t hear it, Trump is in a battle royal with Twitter because Trump has his priorities in the right place. And that’s just where Halli and Matt begin. Tune in,

THE UNMASKING OF POLITICS

David Daley joins Halli in our second half-hour. Currently, a senior fellow for FairVote. David Daley is the author of RATF**KED: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE SECRET PLAN TO STEAL AMERICA’S DEMOCRACY, the book which helped spark the recent drive to reform gerrymandering, the scourge of this Republic. Daley, a frequent lecturer and media source is the former editor-in-chief of Salon.com. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Guardian, New York magazine, the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Rolling Stone. He’s made frequent appearances on CNN and NPR. Oh, and here’s a bit of trivia for you. When writing for the Hartford Courant, he helped identify Mark Felt as the “Deep Throat” source for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. His new book, UNRIGGED: HOW AMERICANS ARE BATTLING BACK TO SAVE DEMOCRACY, offers a much-needed look into the inspirational citizen activists who are taking the bull by the horn and fighting back to unrig America’s fragile Democracy. Tune in and be inspired. We can all use a little inspiration these days.

Twitter, Jack Dorsey and Donald Trump. Who is that masked man, Joe Biden? Who will save America? Covid-19, gerrymandering, Vote-by-mail, Republican shenanigans, Florida, Florida, Florida and here we go. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on whichever is your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too.

DAVID IGNATIUS & MIKE POMPEO’S ANIMAL HOUSE

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David Ignatius is journalism’s treasure and fiction writing’s friend. Today on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show a conversation with the correspondent who broke the Mike Flynn story and the author of a new sure to land on the NY Times fiction bestseller list, THE PALADIN. But that’s just where we begin. In our second half-hour Halli and her partner in politics, journalist and former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics, and Donald Trump, too.

David Ignatius

We begin with David Ignatius and an in-depth conversation with one of the great journalists of our day, and one of our great suspense writers as well. The bestselling fiction writer is out with a new suspense thriller, THE PALADIN. A veteran corespondent and prize-winning Washington Post columnist with deep ties to the intelligence community, Ignatius has been covering the CIA for nearly four decades, delving deeply into the crevices few have gone before. Most recently and notably, Mr. Ignatius was instrumental in exposing the magnitude of Russian election interference in 2016, breaking the story of Michael Flynn’s clandestine communication with the Russian Ambassador to the US.

David Ignatius & Mike Pompeo's Animal House

And then it’s Halli and Matt and their weekly take on the political scene. To date there are nearly 95,000 dead American souls, 1.58 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S., more than any other country per capita. All 50 states are at least partially reopened, even though as of yesterday, at least 18 of them had recorded a clear upward trend of average new daily cases over the prior week. Some hospitals are already overwhelmed by the new cases. Thirty-eight million Americans are unemployed. Another 2.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week –– a 2.5 million increase from the prior week. And in case you didn’t hear it, Trump wants to cut-off unemployment insurance for all those unemployed Americans. And that’s just where we begin. Tune in

David Ignatius and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s animal house parties, Flynngate, Obamagate, Russiagate — there’s a lot to discuss. The infected states of America, more Covid-19 deaths, record unemployment, Joe Biden and Election 2020, 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.

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.  

Sex in the City

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.

DONALD TRUMP IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH

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This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show join Halli and her guests, her partner in politics, journalist and former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper. And in our second half-hour meet prominent scholar and author Dr. Stephen Krasner, who is challenging America’s longtime foreign policy in his provocative new book HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A DESPOT. 

Donald Trump Is Hazardous to Your Health

We begin with Halli and Matt and some startling statistics:  Seventy-seven thousand American souls are dead, The U.S. has more  confirmed cases of Coronavirus than any other country. Americans died from Covid-19 at the rate of about one every 42 seconds in the last month. Thirty-three million Americans are unemployed, and 1 in 5 American children are going to bed hungry. Given all of that, Trump is asking the American people to risk their lives and return to the workplace. What? For a plate of sushi? Trump blames China for it all, and that’s just where we begin.  

In our second half-hour we turn to foreign policy. In the age of a global pandemic, an important conversation on American foreign policy is warranted. Consider that since the end of the Second World War, the United States has sunk hundreds of billions of dollars into foreign economies in the hope that its investments would help remake the world in its own image. So far the returns have been disappointing. As country after country failed to conform to America’s Utopian hopes, a more Dystopian vision has taken hold, as America now recoils from engaging. Aware of these problems, prominent scholar Dr. Stephen Krasner, challenges America’s longtime foreign policy in his new book HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A DESPOT. The Stanford University professor and former diplomat urges policymakers to get real, accept the facts on the ground and recalibrate U.S. expectations to more achievable goals abroad. 

Donald Trump is hazardous to your health. The Coronavirus Pandemic, Election 2020, China, U.S. Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump, food stamps, Joe Biden, Mourning in America ad, 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.

KILLING PARTISAN DIVIDE – INSIDE STEVE BANNON

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When not even a pandemic that has killed almost 50,000 Americans can heal the partisan divide, America is in big trouble. And that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics in their weekly take on the political scene. Then it is on to a truly eye-opening conversation, an exploration into the mind and heart of Trump creator, Steve Bannon, with the author of the new book WAR FOR ETERNITY: INSIDE STEVE BANNON’S FAR-RIGHT CIRCLE OF GLOBAL POWER BROKERS, Benjamin R. Teitelbaum. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and is available on all your favorite apps.

KILLING PARTISAN DIVIDE - STEVE BANNON

Seriously, when not even a pandemic that has killed almost 50,000 Americans can heal the partisan divide, America has some soul-searching to do. But there might be a glimmer of hope. Nearly 75% of all Americans agree that they disagree with Donald Trump and his Republican governors who think “there are more important things than life,” and it’s time for America to go back to work. And though you might not have noticed it, there is an election going on. Trump has his daily campaign rallies disguised as Covid-19 briefings, but Democratic Party presumed nominee Joe Biden might be benefiting from those rallies, much to Trump’s chagrin. Biden is ahead in many key state polls. There’s a lot more to discuss, the newly-formed coalition government in Israel is on the list, too. Tune in.

STEVE BANNON

In our second half-hour Halli introduces you to the new book, WAR FOR ETERNITY: INSIDE STEVE BANNON’S FAR-RIGHT CIRCLE OF GLOBAL POWER BROKERS and the book’s author Benjamin R. Teitelbaum. Kirkus called the book “breathless and provocative, with thick coats of conspiracy theory, of the doctrines that drive Steve Bannon.” If you’re looking for the answer to some of Trump’s most crazy, WAR FOR ETERNITY is the book for you. As if there isn’t enough to scare us in this time of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the contents of Teitelbaum’s book will. From a series of interviews with his subject, Steve Bannon, Teitelbaum takes us deep into the foundations and guiding documents of the ideology that guides Bannon, the author and champion of Trump’s policies, including the border wall, the Muslim ban, his anti-immigrant nationalism.

The partisan divide, the radical Republican Party, Covid-19, has Dr. Birx turned into Trump’s Twirl Girl? Floriduh, Floriduh, Floriduh,  Election 2020, and a deep dive into the mind of Steve Bannon with author Benjamin R. Teitelbaum…all on 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.

NOT THE WORST OF TIMES, NOT THE BEST OF TIMES…

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It is not the worst of times, it is not the best of times, but these are scary times and that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and Halli’s partner in politics, former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics, and Donald Trump, too. And in our second half-hour a conversation with philanthropis, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, and the author of THE AMERICAN STORY: CONVERSATIONS WITH MASTER HISTORIANS, David M. Rubenstein, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

NOT THE WORST OF TIMES

America is under siege, the enemy a stealth virus that attacks the old and the young, the rich and the poor, a non-dicerning enemy. In our first half-hour, Matt and Halli take a look at how the administration is handling the pandemic. It’s a war being fought on two fronts: the effort to protect the health and safety of our citizens and the efforts to save the American economy. And by the way, while the nation fights for our lives and our well-being there is an election in progress. Former Vice President Joe Biden soundly defeated Senator Bernie Sanders in three primaries. What now? Does Sanders trot off gracefully into the sunset or go on fighting fin the hope of a better day?

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN

In our second half-hour we introduce you to an interesting figure of our times. His name is David M. Rubenstein and David is the co-founder and co-executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s most successful investment firms. He is also the Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations, and an original signer of The Giving Pledge. In his spare time he is the host of The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg TV and PBS. His book THE AMERICAN STORY should be on everyone’s bookshelves. And while we all hunker down to defeat the Coronavirus, this is a book that we recommend you read.

The Coronavirus Pandemic, an assessment of Trump in one of America’s scariest hours, the 2020 stock market plunge, Election 2020, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and David M. Rubenstein author of THE AMERICAN STORY and we’re just beginning this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

JOE BIDEN: A FRANK SINATRA SONG

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Joementum is real! So is the Coronavirus. Senator Elizabeth Warren is the last woman to exit the 2020 race for the presidency, leaving Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to battle it out, and that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper slice and dice all things politics, and Donald Trump, too, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

JOE BIDEN:  A FRANK SINATRA SONG

Joe Biden’s run for the presidency is proving to be like a lyric from a Frank Sinatra song. “I’ve been up and down and over and out and I know one thing. Each time I find myself flat on my face, I pick myself up and get back in the race. That’s life!” Now, after Elizabeth Warren exits the presidential race it’s Joe vs. Bernie and we’re all in for a wild ride, but not just because of Election 2020. The Coronavirus is quickly spreading across America, and despite the ample warning it was on the way, the Trump administration appears not to be prepared for the pandemic. Trump is trying to play down the severity of the disease, even telling Americans it is OK to go to work, it’s just a flu. The nation isn’t buying it; everyone is on edge, even Chuck Schumer and Chief Justice Roberts in a battle royale over comments the Minority Leader made. And what about that parlor game if Joe Biden becomes the Democratic Party nominee for president, who will he choose as his running mate? Oh, and Halli’s favorite, Montana Governor Steve Bullock is said to be throwing his hat in the ring for the Senate seat, even though he said he wouldn’t.

Joementum and a nod to Frank Sinatra. Can Bernie Sanders manage a comeback? Goodbye Elizabeth Warren, hello Coronavirus. What is the future of Roe v Wade? And we’re just beginning this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

REVENGE OF THE TURD TRUMP

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Revenge of the Turd Trump is the headline of the week following the acquittal of Donald John Trump in last week’s impeachment hearing and that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper slice and dice all things politics, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

REVENGE OF THE TURD TRUMP

Revenge of the Turd Trump is putting it mildly. Hot off his fake trial and not so “perfect” acquittal, Trump wasted no time plotting his revenge to all those he perceives as his enemies, particularly those who answered their subpoenas and testified against Trump in the impeachment hearing, decorated war hero Lt. Col. Vindman and Trump donor now the former Ambassador Gordon Sondland. And that’s just where we begin. The Democrats had their first primary and we take a look at what that means for the candidates going forward. And how about Trump’s interfering in the sentencing of his old pal Roger Stone? Did Attorney General William Barr intervene on the president’s behalf to lighten the sentence of the man who may be the person who holds the most secrets on Trump? The term “Banana Republic” has been tossed around a lot. Are we already there?

Revenge of the Turd Trump, the New Hampshire primary, is Bernie Sanders the left’s Donald Trump? Can Amy Klobuchar capitalize on her newly-found popularity? Is Joe Biden toast? Elizabeth Warren? And will Mike Bloomfield ride in on his limousine and save the Democrat’s day? Those stories and more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

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