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WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, CREATE A CRISIS EDITION

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When All Else Fails

When all else fails, create a crisis might be the the definition of Donald Trump’s presidency. In this the When All Else Fails, Create a Crisis Edition of the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Halli, along with Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper address the Trump Government Shutdown, the Buzzfeed Story, Rudy Giuliani, the Mueller investigation and so much more and that’s just the first half-hour of the show. Also joining Halli at her table is  former CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider the author of STANDOFF: HOW AMERICA BECAME UNGOVERNABLE. 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 Trump’s government shutdown, now the longest in history, explore the Buzzfeed story about Trump possibly suborning perjury, take a look at all the Democratic women who have announced their run for the presidency, and to throw in a little humor, we bring Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani into the conversation. And that’s just where we begin.

When All Else Fails

In the second half-hour, Halli is joined by veteran CNN political Analyst, Bill Schneider whose book STANDOFF: HOW AMERICA BECAME UNGOVERNABLE takes a look at how in the last fifty years, American politics has gone from Camelot to Game of Thrones. It’s not a pretty picture, and Schneider pulls no punches. From Schneider’s perspective of covering American politics since 1964 we get a bird’s eye view of what went wrong — and right — and even some ideas on how the American people can be the arbiters of change, if their politicians won’t be. Hint: When all else fails, create a crisis.

When all else fails, create a crisis, the Buzzfeed Report, the Mueller Investigation, the Trump Shutdown, Rudy Giuliani, Trump MAGA hats, Democratic Party women running for president, these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper, and former CNN Senior Political Analyst and author of STANDOFF, Bill Schneider talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

MIKE FLYNN TO THE POKEY EDITION

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MIKE FLYNN TO THE POKEY

Mike Flynn to the pokey? Why is Trump sticking with Flynn when he ditched longtime fixer Michael Cohen? Did Nancy Pelosi outsmart Trump? These are just some of the questions answered this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast when Halli and her partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper offer a funny, insightful and engaging journey into the world of politics and do it with a smile and a martini glass, the podcast posted on all your favorite sites and apps at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli in slicing and dicing all things politics. And what a week it was. A lot of questions, still waiting for answers. Is former Trump NSA chief Mike Flynn headed to the pokey?Will it be the shady Trump Foundation that ultimately brings down the President? Will Trump ever get his infamous wall built? It was just another week in the storied presidency of Donald J. Trump. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and we’re just beginning.

Mike Flynn to the pokey, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Rudy Giuliani, James Comey, Melania Trump 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 the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

TRUMP TRADES MONEY FOR MURDER

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Trump Trades Money for Murder

Trump trades money for murder in the death of American resident, Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, the first daughter has an email problem and proves herself a titanic chip off the old block, the Trump virus spreads throughout the GOP,  many who should be quarantined, including Sen. Marco Rubio are just some of the topics this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper offer their fresh take on the week’s news, the podcast posted on all your favorite sites and apps, Wednesday, November 21, 3 pm ET and at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli for their politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and Halli slice and dice all things politics. And what a week it has been. The President of the United States stood up for Saudi Arabian values; the Dems took more seats in the House, officially making the Midterm elections  2018 a tsunami against Trump; The New York Times broke a huge story: ‘President Trump Wanted to Order Justice Department to Prosecute Comey and Clinton’ — if carried out an act that would have been a blatant abuse of power, as well might be Trump’s mere intent; in a surprise move Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) endorsed Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker in the next Congress abandoning the idea of challenging her; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of President Trump’s staunchest allies, warned the president on Tuesday that ignoring Saudi Arabia’s bad behavior would risk America’s moral leadership on the world stage; and, finally, and we really mean finally, Trump sent in his answers to Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller — just another week in the storied presidency of Donald J. Trump. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and we’re just beginning.

Trump trades money for murder, the Democrats penchant for shooting themselves in the foot, First daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump has an email problem, Nancy Pelosi again fighting off insurgents in the Democratic Party — join Halli and Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 21, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

WIN SOME, LOSE SOME – ELECTION 2018 REVIEW

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Win Some, Lose Some Election 2018

Win some, lose some, change is a comin’ to Washington, D.C. and Donald Trump’s life. A day after the Midterm Election 2018, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, Halli and her partner in politics journalist Matthew Cooper take a look at the state of the nation after the historical vote that put the Democratic Party back in control of the House of Representatives but allowed Republicans to maintain control of the Senate.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and Halli slice and dice all things politics. And what a week it has been. Democratic stars Andrew Gillum in Florida, Stacey Abrams in Georgia, and Beto O’Rourke in Texas were spotlight races because they seemed impossible, but Gillum and O’Rourke didn’t quite pull it off. The Blue Wave really was a wave, but not quite as big a wave as pollsters thought. The Democrats took back the House after 8 years and the Republicans maintained control of the Senate. It appears health care has been saved, Democrats get subpoena power, the Robert Mueller investigation is protected, a ton of Democratic women and minorities will take their place in Congress and in State Houses in both blue and red states. Yes, Democrats permeated the red wall, and what has been called Trumpism might be on the run. Yep, it is true, you win some and you lose some.

Win some, lose some, change is coming to Washington, D.C. and Donald Trump’s life. Join Halli and Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted 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.

 

DAN PFEIFFER – POD SAVE AMERICA – YES WE (STILL) CAN

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Dan Pfeiffer

When Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to President Obama (now co-host of the popular podcast Pod Save America), shut the door to the Oval Office for the last time—closing the chapter on our first African-American President, and leaving the highest office in the land to Donald J. Trump, racist and reality TV star—it was more bitter than sweet. Pfeiffer tells the story of his fascinating years serving President Barack Obama and gives his take on many subjects including how Democrats can win back the Oval Office in his smart, witty, revealing new memoir YES WE (STILL) CAN: POLITICS IN THE AGE OF OBAMA, TWITTER AND TRUMP, an irreverent, no B.S. take on the politics of our time. Pfeiffer will be joining Halli at her table, Wednesday, July 25, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, along with author Brian Abrams whose new book is OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017.

On November 9, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer, like many of us, woke up wondering WTF had just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How had a decent and thoughtful president been succeeded by a buffoonish reality TV star, and as many of us wondered, asked himself: What do we do now? But instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country, which he admits were his first and second thoughts, Pfeiffer decided to tell to tell his surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here. In his new book YES WE (STILL) CAN.

Dan PfeifferObtaining unprecedented access to Obamaworld, interviewing aides and advisers in the administration and on the campaigns as well as several elected members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican, journalist Brian Abrams set out to compile an oral history of Barack Obama’s presidency. The result is his book OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017 an immersive chronology of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency, manna for those who revere President Obama and even those who do not, certainly an important read for all historically minded. Offering behind-the-scenes stories, this amazing compilation illuminates the inner-workings of an administration through more than one hundred exclusive interviews with senior staffers including Jon Favreau, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, and David Plouffe; cabinet members such as Leon Panetta, Jack Lew, and Arne Duncan; and key lawmakers: Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman, Scott Brown, and Barbara Boxer, among many others.

Dan Pfeiffer, Pod Save America, Brian Abrams, President Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Democrats, Republicans, politics, history, books, authors — we have it all for you on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the new podcast posted Wednesday, July 25, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

ROBIN WILLIAMS, A LIFE – HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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Robin Williams

Robin Williams, Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, we’ve lost a lot of our creatives to suicide. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show focuses on the life and laughter of comedian Robin Williams when joining Halli at her table is New York Times culture reporter and author of a ROBIN, Dave Itzkoff.

If life is an improvisation, and it is, no one improvised his life, and, maybe death more creatively than the brilliant tour de force that was comedian Robin Williams. In his new devastating biography, ROBIN, New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff delivers a fever-pitched riff into the life that was Williams’. When Robin dies suddenly, a suicide, in August of 2014 at the age of sixty-three, his passing stunned millions of people in the United States and around the world. His shocking death not only raised questions about how and why it had had happened, but also prompted reassessments of his extraordinary life and career.

Robin WilliamsIlluminating both the man and the performer, Itzkoff draws on more than one hundred interviews with Robin’s family, friends, and colleagues, as well as his own encounters and interviews with Williams over the years. Williams’ friends were  a who’s who of the entertainment biz, and their names crop p throughout the book…Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Pam Dawber, Dana Carvey, Eric Idle, Jeff Bridges to name a few. David Itzkoff is the author of MAD AS HELL, COCAINE’S SON, and LADS.

Itzkoff is a culture reporter at the New York Times, where he writes regularly about film, television, theater, music, and popular culture. He previously worked at Spin, Maxim, and Details, and his work has appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired among others.

As Robin Williams life was, we’re off on a wild ride as we explore the life and untimely death of the late, great, brilliant Robin Williams with the author of ROBIN, David Itzkoff on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

CNN’S SALLY KOHN THE OPPOSITE OF HATE

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hate

Hate has consumed America, and it’s time we took a good hard look at hate and bigotry and all its ugly incarnations. One of the leading progressive voices in America today, Sally Kohn sits down with Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about her new book THE OPPOSITE OF HATE: A FIELD GUIDE TO REPAIRING OUR HUMANITY. To fight against bigotry and hatred Kohn asserts, we must first understand its roots. In her new book, she sets out to do just that.

Writer Sally Kohn is a long-time activist, a CNN political commentator and the host of the “State of Resistance” podcast. In researching her powerful book, she spoke with leading scientists and researchers and investigated the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate in its most subtle and obvious forms, from implicit bias and racism to violence and full-blown genocide.

She traveled across the country and worldwide, interviewing fascinating people who have left extraordinary lives of hate behind, including a former neo-Nazi who began to change his life when a cashier at McDonald’s, upon seeing his swastika tattoo, told him, “You’re a better person than that. I know that’s not who you are.” He’s now a Buddhist. And she spoke with a former Palestinian terrorist who, after a prison sentence and even after his daughter was killed by the Israeli military, now works with Israelis to forge understanding and peace. And with survivors of the Rwandan genocide, including an unbelievable story of a man who fell in love with and married the daughter of the man who had slaughtered his entire family. She even spoke with some of her most vicious Twitter trolls, some of whom expressed regret or opened up about their personal hardships and demonstrated their own humanity to Kohn.

hateThe stories abound and are fascinating as well as enlightening.

Hate, bigotry, can this world be saved? Author Sally Kohn talks her new book THE OPPOSITE OF HATE, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

JENNA BLUM AUTHOR THE NEW BOOK THE LOST FAMILY

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Jenna Blum

Holocaust fiction is tough to write and there are few who write it better than New York Times and International bestselling author of THOSE WHO SAVE US, Jenna Blum. Jenna Blum sits down with Halli in her first official interview to launch her new book THE LOST FAMILY, on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the interview posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Also the author of the well-received novel THE STORM CHASERS and the novella, THE LUCKY ONE in GRAND CENTRAL, Jenna Blum is one of Oprah’s Top 30 Women Writers. She is also the 2005 winner of the Ribalow Prize, awarded by Hadassah Magazine and adjudged by the late Elie Wiesel. Based in Boston where she has long taught fiction and master novel workshops at the famed Grub Street Writers since the school’s founding in 1997, Jenna earned her MA in Creative Writing from Boston University, where she taught creative writing and journalism and was a fiction editor for AGNI Literary Magazine. From 1993 to 1997, Jenna interviewed Holocaust Survivors for the Steven Spielberg Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, an interview done back then from which Jenna’s latest book of historical fiction, THE LOST FAMILY derives.

THE LOST FAMILY, the story of the long-term effects of the Holocaust on the family dynamic is a book in which Jenna Blum once again expertly plays with her reader’s hearts, their minds, their souls in a brilliantly-rendered tour de force of a family saga, a searing tale of love, loss and renewal in the shadow of the ghastly ghost that haunts survivors of Hitler’s Nazi, Germany.

Holocaust fiction, books, authors, Nazi, Germany, Hitler, the 60s, the 70s, the 80s, the Holocaust,  when Jenna Blum is Halli’s guest for the hour on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY: WRITERS PAM JENOFF JESSICA SHATTUCK

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holocaust Remembrance Day

As we commemorate HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we visit with two authors best known for their Holocaust historical fiction, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff and New York Times Notable Author and PEN finalist Jessica Shattuck.

Holocaust Remembrance DayFor Pam Jenoff it all began with the astonishing success of her THE KOMMANDANT’S GIRL the World War II heartrending, Quill-nominated International Bestseller. Many successful books later she comes to us with her new title, THE ORPHAN’S TALE, already on the New York Times Bestseller List. THE ORPHAN’S TALE is set amid the unconventional world of a traveling circus, the novel bringing together two women—both refugees from their own pasts and each attempting to live under the radar during the Nazi incursion. Drawing on a little a little-known, real-life Nazi-run program, the Lebensborn Program, in which Jewish babies were ripped from their families and sent by train to concentration camps and the circuses of the era that sheltered Jews during the War, THE ORPHAN’S TALE exposes the light in the shadows of World War II.

Holocaust Remembrance DayAuthor Jessica Shattuck’s grandparents were Nazi’s. She admitted the truth in a recent New York Times op ed. “My grandparents were Nazis,” Shattuck wrote. “It took me until recently to be able to say — or write — this.” It was when Shattuck came upon a picture of her grandfather in his Nazi uniform that Shattuck could no longer deny the truth, even though she had had and loved her grandmother who Shattuck says did not seem temperamentally suited to hate. Understanding why and how this woman Shattuck knew and loved was swept up in a movement that became synonymous with evil led to Shattuck’s writing her gripping new novel THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE (currently on the New York Times Bestseller List). Turbulent, disturbing, fraught, haunting, THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE provides rarely seen insight into the lives of ordinary Germans during the Nazi era, providing a perspective rarely examined in the voluminous literature of the Second World War.

Holocaust Remembrance Day, Nazi, Germany, World War II, historical fiction, Jewish literature two interesting conversations with bestselling authors Pam Jenoff and Jessica Shattuck on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 19, the podcast posted 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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