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MERYL STREEP AND KICK KENNEDY WITH BIOGRAPHERS MICHAEL SCHULMAN & BARBARA LEAMING

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The greatest actress of our generation, Meryl Streep and the life of JFK’s little-known sister Kick Kennedy are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are biographer Michael Schulman, HER AGAIN, BECOMING MERYL STREEP and Barbara Leaming, KICK KENNEDY, THE CHARMED LIFE AND TRAGIC DEATH OF THE FAVORITE KENNEDY DAUGHTER.

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Author Michael Schulman’s brand new portrait of one of the legends of our time, Meryl Streep, is the first thoroughly researched biography of the actress, with the narrative thrust of a novel. Beautifully written, Schulman peels back the curtain behind the greatest actress of her generation, granting us an intimate look into the formative years that shaped her into the icon she is today. Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at the New Yorker.

KickKennedywithbrothersYou will be riveted by the story author Barbara Leaming tells of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, second daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy, the high spirited and dynamic young woman – as ambitious and eager for power as her brother, Jack who would become the 35th President of the United States. Full of determination, and with her best asset her engaging personality, Kick Kennedy’s is a story of love and war, of politics and changing expectations socially and economically, a story that ends in tragedy, as too many Kennedy stories do. Leaming is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including her most recent book JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS.

Biographies, politics, film, history and the lives of two extraordinary women on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 11, 3 pm ET with authors Michael Schulman and Barbara Leaming. For more information, and to listen to past podcasts 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.


From our archives be sure to listen to more on Jefferson, Washington and Lafayette below.

THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES with AUTHOR JACK MYERS

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Is it a man’s world? Wednesday, March 30, 3 pm ET it’s the Battle of the Sexes, Twenty-first Century style on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is Peabody Award-winning and bestselling author Jack Myers, writer of THE FUTURE OF MEN: MASCULINITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

JackMyersBookAs traditional gender roles disappear, many men are confused, conflicted, and challenged. After being told all their lives to “be a man” and “man up,” today’s men are rejecting macho stereotypes, rewiring their emotional lives, and are more actively parenting. But are they also being left behind—a “lean out” generation? And what about women? Jack Myers goes where no man has gone before.

From shifting gender norms where women are generating greater income and more men stay home with the kids, to areas where women are growing in dominance, Meyers explores how the traditional roles of men and women are becoming blurred, and what young men can do to find their place in today’s new world. Myers, founder of MediaVillage.com and author of HOOKED UP: A NEW GENERATION’S SURPRISING TAKE ON S*X, POLITICS, AND SAVING THE WORLD, and several other books, is a recognized cultural visionary, award-winning documentary film producer, and advisor to hundreds of leading corporations on media and technology trends.  He is one of the foremost global experts on the impact of technological advances on culture, society, business, advertising, marketing, and human connections.

Fun, fascinating…a gender-bending conversation on the changing role of men and women in the Twentieth-first Century when author of THE FUTURE OF MEN, Jack Myers visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 30, 3 pm ET. For more about the show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

KIM GOLDMAN TALKS O.J. SIMPSON & THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY

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With the launch of the much ballyhooed and highly-controversial series on the FX network, THE PEOPLE VS. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, for which the Goldman family was not consulted,  Wednesday, February 3, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show talks to Kim Goldman in a conversation you won’t soon forget when Ms. Goldman joins Halli at her table to talk about her book CAN’T FORGIVE  and more.

ojsimpsongloveDon’t tell Kim Goldman she needs to find closure. Don’t ask her to forgive and forget. When Kim Goldman was just 22, her older brother, Ron Goldman was brutally murdered by unconvicted football legend and film star O.J. Simpson. Ron and Kim were very close, and her devastation was compounded by the shocking not guilty verdict in what was to be called The Trial of the Century. Now twenty years later, Kim Goldman shares what she calls her “twenty year battle” with O.J. Simpson in her book CAN’T FORGIVE.

OJSimpsonAmericanCrimeStoryCounseled by friends, strangers and even Oprah to “find that closure,” Kim chose a different route. She chose to fight and that fight would be subject of tabloid fodder now nearing a quarter of a century. Repeatedly, Kim and her family pursued Simpson by every legal means possible. Foiled over and again, they ultimately achieved a small measure of justice.

Closure? Who says? Let’s talk! Kim Goldman’s fight with O.J. Simpson on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, February 3, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

TRAVEL TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: PHOTOGRAPHER DAN KAINEN & AUTHOR DAVID GOOD

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DanKainenBookPolarTravel to the ends of the earth on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday December 16, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table are inventor, artist, photographer, and industrial designer, Dan Kainen author of a new Photicular ™ book: POLAR and David Good, author of THE WAY AROUND, FINDING MY MOTHER & MYSELF AMONG THE YANOMAMI.

An alumnus of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Dan Kainen is at home in such diverse fields as fabric screen printing, electro-optic and laser systems design, and commercial lighting design and manufacturing. His art has been exhibited in the Ronald Feldman Gallery in Soho, among other New York galleries and private collections, and his lighting designs have been marketed nationwide. In the 1980s Kainen started experimenting with holography, and then with integrated images. This led to three patents in that field, the latest of which is the basis for the Photicular™ books, SAFARI AND OCEAN. Now from Dan Kainen a new Photicular book: POLAR, that takes readers on a stunning journey to the remote, mysterious, and severe Arctic and Antarctic.

DavidGoodBookTheWayAroundDavid Good is a Yanomami-American, his mother a Yanomami residing in the Amazon Rainforest of southeastern Venezuela. His father, Kenneth Good, is an American anthropologist whom studied the Yanomami people for decades, which is where he met David’s mom. Their family’s history has been televised in National Geographic and written about in People Magazine, New York Times, and the London Times. Now David tells his own story in his fascinating new memoir, THE WAY AROUND, FINDING MY MOTHER & MYSELF AMONG THE YANOMAMI a story of self-discovery, of being of two worlds, growing up in New Jersey, his mother’s abandonment and return to her tribe in the Amazon when he was six, the heavy toll that took on his childhood and the near-fatal car accident that gave him a purpose: to find a way back to his mom. Good is the founder and executive director of The Good Project, a nonprofit service organization dedicated to the education, health care, and preservation of indigenous groups in South and Central America.

Join us on a journey to the ends of the earth on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, December 16, 3 pm ET with Renaissance man Dan Kainen and memoirist David Good. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE & THE ENCHANTMENT OF WORDS

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MattKaplanBookScience, magic, words, love potions, we cover them all Wednesday, December 9, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is the esteemed science correspondent with The Economist and author of a fascinating new book SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL, FROM THE HOLY GRAIL TO LOVE POTIONS TO SUPERPOWERS, Matt Kaplan, and the venerated executive editor of the AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY out with their 500 new words of 2015, Steve Kleinelder.

MattKaplanhimselfMatt Kaplan is a science correspondent with The Economist and has contributed weekly articles to its science and technology section for a decade. He has also written for National Geographic, Nature, and the New York Times. Kaplan takes us on a tour across the world to explore the nexus between science and magic in his fascinating new book SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL, FROM THE HOLY GRAIL TO LOVE POTIONS TO SUPERPOWERS.

AmericanDcitinaryBookSteve Kleinedler is executive editor of the reference group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publishers of AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY and Webster’s New World reference works. Steve earned a BA in linguistics from Northwestern University and attended graduate school at the University of Chicago for linguistics. A professional lexicographer, he familiarizes himself with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, researches and analyzes new developments and usage, and works with expert consultants to ensure that the content of the dictionaries is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible. So, what’s new in 2015? A lot, as you’ll soon discover.

AmericanDictinarySteveKleinederhimselfThe magic of science and the enchantment of words Wednesday, December 9, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

PATRICIA CORNWELL, PETTY BIOGRAPHER WARREN ZANES, TERROR TALK with DAN HAMPTON

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Zanes pettycoverThe biography of rock ‘n roll icon Tom Petty, a great mystery from the “Queen of Crime” Patricia Cornwell, and the story of the Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War are the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 25, 3 pm ET.

Author and musician Warren Zanes was a member of the Del Fuegos from 1983 to 1989 and is set to release his fourth solo recording. His writing has appeared in the Oxford American, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, the Cleveland Plan Dealer and more. A former vice president of education and programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum he is currently the executive director of Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation. Add to his accomplishments the publication of a brand new book PETTY: THE BIOGRAPHY, a remarkable look at the life of the lead singer and guitar player of the iconic rock band Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

CornwellbookDepravedHeartIt’s been 25 years since bestselling author Patricia Cornwell launched the hugely popular Dr. Kay Scarpetta series – and a national obsession with forensic research. Yep, before there was CSI, NCIS and all the other copy cats, there was Cornwell and Scarpetta! Twenty-five years since her first book, POSTMORTEM was rejected by numerous publishers because no one wanted to read about a “woman who cuts people open,” 29 New York Times Bestsellers later, Patricia Cornwell is back with a new captivating Scarpetta thriller DEPRAVED HEART.

CornwellHamptonBookHunterKillersRetired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton flew 151 combat missions during his twenty years in the USAF, the recipient of. four Distinguished Flying Crosses with valor, a Purple Heart, eight Air Medals with Valor, five Meritorious Service Medals, and numerous other citations. He is a graduate of the elite USAF Fighter Weapons School, USN Top Gun School, and USAF Special Operations School. A frequent guest analyst on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, the bestselling author discusses his latest book THE HUNTER KILLERS, which recounts the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War.

Great reads for Thanksgiving week, and great gift ideas for bibliophiles for the holiday season on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 25, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE

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ThenewseniorwomenBookTired of feeling invisible? Sick of getting no respect? Not willing to take it anymore? Three women of a certain age come together on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show,  Wednesday, November 11, 3 pm ET, to talk about fighting back with attitude. Joining Halli at her table are the authors of THE NEW SENIOR WOMAN: REINVENTING THE YEARS BEYOND MID-LIFE: Dr. Barbara M. Fleisher and Dr. Thelma Reese, and Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato,” the founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”.

Barbara Fleisher and Thelma Reese, the founders of the popular website Elderchicks.com, for women over 60 are members of the fastest growing part of the population: senior women in their retirement years also known as “Women of a Certain Age.” Wives, moms, grand moms and successful college professors, the two “old” friends came together, serving as catalysts for witty, candid, and inspirational conversation for women entering their retirement years as told in their tantalizing book THE NEW SENIOR WOMAN, REINVENTING THE YEARS BEYOND MID-LIFE, a compilation of conversations with women from 60+ to 100.

ThenewseniorwomenImageThreetomatoesAfter running her own successful ad agency on Long Island, Cheryl Benton sold her agency to one of the largest ad agencies in the world, and spent nearly 25 year in the New York City ad agency world of mad men and women. Benton, aka the “head tomato” then founded and became publisher of The Three Tomatoes.com, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”. Having lived and worked for many years in the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes “just for the fun of it” as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. The rest, as they say, is history.

A conversation with three dynamic women of a certain age about being a certain age and loving it on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 11, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BRAD MELTZER & DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN

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BradMeltzerBookHistory is at the heart of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday July 1, 3 pm ET when New York Times bestselling author and  The History Channel’s host Brad Meltzer joins Halli at her table to talk about his new thriller THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW, the third chapter following archivist Beecher White and the Culper Ring. And what would a conversation about history be without a visit with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin? You will love our chat about politics, baseball, history and more.

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE INNER CIRCLE, THE BOOK OF FATE and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, he is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for non-fiction, advice, children’s books and even comic books. Meltzer is also the host of “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History” on H2 and “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on their list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. Now Meltzer returns to the thrillers — “the house that I built with my own two hands” as he calls them — with the release of THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW.

BradMeltzerDorisherslefNO ORDINARY TIME: FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN are two of the books that Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian, political commentator and baseball enthusiast Doris Kearns Goodwin has given to the world. Her latest bestseller is THE BULLY PULPIT: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF JOURNALISM.

Fascinating history with two of the great historians/authors of our generation Brad Meltzer and Doris Kearns Goodwin, Wednesday, July 1, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: DAVE BARRY

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DaveBarryhisbookIt’s sugar and spice and everything Dave Barry Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 3 pm ET when The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds welcomes the humorist to Halli’s table for a conversation that we promise you will bring you everything nice.
Does Dave Barry really need an introduction? Dave Barry is the Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has also written more than 30 books, including novels and non-fiction, his most recent bestsellers include INSANE CITY and I’LL MATURE WHEN I’m DEAD. Two of Barry’s books became the basis for the CBS sitcom Dave’s World.

Dave Barry is the gift that keeps on giving. The humorist is out with yet another hysterically funny book, a gem that will keep you laughing uproariously: YOU CAN DATE BOYS WHEN YOU’RE FORTY, which he bills as Dave Barry on parenting and other topics he knows very little about. Oh, boy, here we go…

Join us Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 3 pm ET for Dave Barry: A Conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Funny Minds. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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