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FROM BAT FEVER TO BAT SH*T CRAZY TO HOPE…

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With Covid-19 surging in so many states and a president who tells us the lethal virus is “fading away,” and Trump’s former National Security Advisor, John Bolton, confirming what we already know, that the POTUS is not “fit for the job,” things are looking pretty bleak in the U.S.. But don’t despair. Just when you need it, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you an inspiring story, the tale of a true American hero, Dr. Aaron Berkowitz, his story told in his new book ONE BY ONE BY ONE, MAKING A SMALL DIFFERENCE AMID A BILLION PROBLEMS. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on whichever is your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too.

Up first, Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time veteran Matthew Cooper slice and dice all things politics. This week we talk Bat Fever (aka Covid-19), Blabbermouth John Bolton, Election2020, police reform, and the passing of an American icon, the end of an era, Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy, and so much more.

Then in our second half-hour: The name Dr. Aaron Berkowitz may not be familiar to you, but he’s someone you want to meet. His story is powerful, and in these wretched times, it’s an inspiring story. It begins here: Dr. Aaron Berkowitz has just finished his medical training when he was sent to Haiti on his first assignment with Partners In Health, a global health organization that brings health care to the most vulnerable around the world. There, he meets Janel, a 23-year-old man with the largest brain tumor Berkowitz or any of his neurosurgeon colleagues at Harvard Medical School have ever seen. Determined to live up to PIH’s mission statement, Berkowitz tries to save Janel’s life. And that’s just the beginning, the whole story told by Dr. Berkowitz in his inspiring new book ONE BY ONE BY ONE: MAKING A SMALL DIFFERENCE AMID A BILLION PROBLEMS.

It’s a jam-packed show. Covid-19, John Bolton, Election2020, the Montana Senate race, John F. Kennedy, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020, Haiti, an inspirational story, Jean Kennedy Smith — 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.

FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE TO PITTSBURGH – POLITICS REVIEW

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From Charlottesville to Pittsburgh to November 6th and the 2018 midterm elections, Halli and Matthew Cooper take a look at the state of our politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

As we they do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Halli and Matt slice and dice all things politics. This week they cover the state of our politics as we approach the midterm elections from Charlottesville to Pittsburgh and the horrific massacre of eleven Jews, the MAGAbomber, a look at anti-Semitism in the Age of Trump, Vice President Pence, Donald Trump, Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, Andrew Gillum, the plight of the migrants, and so much more. With only six days to go, Halli and Matt’s midterm update includes a conversation about Beto O’Rourke, Heidi Heitkamp, will Claire McCaskill pull off her re-election?, Trump and his genius of dangling shiny objects before the press and Trump’s dog whistling and bogeyman tactics.

It’s from Charlottesville to Pittsburgh and the mid-term elections, right-wing conspiracies, White Supremacists, the Republican Party, will Nancy Pelosi be the next Speaker of the House?… all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Showthe podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

WASHINGTON POST POLITICAL BLOGGER GREG SARGENT

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Washington Post political blogger and author Greg Sargent and Washingtonian Magazine’s Matthew Cooper talk all things politics in the Age of Trump as we approach the midterm elections on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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.

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In AN UNCIVIL WAR: TAKING BACK OUR DEMOCRACY IN AN AGE OF TRUMPIAN DISINFORMATION AND THUNDERDOME POLITICS, journalist Greg Sargent who writes the popular “Plum Line” blog at The Washington Post doesn’t fool around. He says that American democracy is facing a crisis as fraught as we’ve seen in decades and Donald Trump’s presidency has raised the specter of authoritarian rule. He notes that extreme polarization and the scorched-earth war between the parties drags on with no end in sight. And makes the case that at the heart of this dangerous moment in American history is a paradox: It took a figure as uniquely menacing as Donald Trump to rivet the nation’s attention on the fragility of our democracy. Yet the causes of our dysfunction are long-running and predate Trump. It is these ‘causes’ that helped facilitate the rise of Trump, and, distressingly, will outlast his presidency. In an account that includes numerous interviews with political operatives and strategists in both parties, political scientists and historians, Sargent argues why we cannot shy away from big arguments over our democratic future and considers what must be done to save it.

Washington Post, politics, Election 2018, Trump, Civil War, democracy, Democrat vs. Republican, Progressive, Conservative on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Washington Post journalist and author AN UNCIVIL WAR Greg Sargent and Washingtonian magazine journalist Matthew Cooper,this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

POLITICS AND WOMEN IN TRUMP ERA

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Politics and women in Trump Era are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at  Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, when joining Halli at her table is author Hallie Iglehart Austen, THE HEART OF THE GODDESS, and for our weekly political review, 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,  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.

POLITICS AND WOMEN IN TRUMP ERAPolitics and Women in Trump Era. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that women are at war with each other. Progressive women and Conservative women don’t see eye to eye on just about anything. Advocate pro-choice or abolish Roe v. Wade, the MeToo movement, Trump, stay at home to raise your children or become the next CEO of a large corporation are some of the issues at the heart of the division. It’s an either or, black and white division in which the middle ground lays bare who women are at their core. The only thing most thoughtful women can agree upon is that the division runs deep and threatens all women’s best interests. There are many roads to wonder down if we want to fix this massive schism. We begin first with who are women? How have women been seen by others throughout history? How have women seen themselves in the past and how do women see themselves now? How does our modern-day politics effect our realities? In her book THE HEART OF THE GODDESS, author Hallie Iglehart Austen takes us on a trip from the Ice Age to the present, from Nigeria to Hawaii sharing with us images of the Goddess, offering a soulful exploration of what it means to be women through the ages, offering us an empowering journey into the heart of women leading us to the one thing all women share in common: our sacred, divine feminism.

Politics and women in Trump Era, Roe v. Wade, women’s rights, feminism, Trump, misogyny, the women’s movement on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with author Hallie Iglehart Austen and journalist Matthew Cooper, this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE FLYING TIGERS – SAM KLEINER – HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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The Flying Tigers, Claire Chennault, China, a dramatic story symbolic of a generation of heroes and heroines is the subject of an eminently readable new book by author Sam Kleiner, THE FLYING TIGERS. Kleiner is Halli’s guest on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE FLYING TIGERS is the unforgettable true account of the swashbuckling band of volunteer American pilots who crossed the Pacific before Pearl Harbor to risk their lives defending China in its war with Japan. It is the thrilling tale of the men and women who were secretly recruited to defend the nation’s desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific

Led by legendary army pilot Claire Chennault, these men left behind an America still at peace in the summer of 1941 using false identities to travel across the Pacific to a run-down airbase in the jungles of Burma. In the wake of the disaster at Pearl Harbor this motley crew was the first group of Americans to take on the Japanese in combat, shooting down hundreds of Japanese aircraft in the skies over Burma, Thailand, and China. At a time when the Allies were being defeated across the globe, the Flying Tigers’ exploits gave hope to Americans and Chinese alike.

The Flying TigersTaking readers into the cockpits of their iconic shark-nosed P-40 planes—one of the most familiar images of World War II—as the Tigers perform nail-biting missions against the Japanese, Kleiner profiles the outsize personalities involved in the operation, including Chennault, whose aggressive tactics went against the prevailing wisdom of military strategy; Greg “Pappy” Boyington, the man who would become the nation’s most beloved pilot until he was shot down and became a POW; Emma Foster, one of the nurses in the unit who had a passionate romance with a pilot named John Petach; and Madame Chiang Kai-shek herself, who first brought Chennault to China.

Aviation history, World War II, The Flying Tigers, China, Japan, heroes, heroines, Pearl Harbor, it’s history and heroes on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

EDDIE MONEY ROCKSTAR LEGEND ON TALKish

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Eddie Money legendary rock star with a pile of hits including “Baby Hold On” has come to reality TV and he’s now TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. to talk about his new hilarious series “Real Money.

With a legendary career spanning over 40 years, Eddie Money has long-established himself as one of rock’s most beloved entertainers. Money’s journey to rock superstardom began in 1968 when he decided to follow his lifelong dreams of becoming a musician after serving as a New York City policeman for two years. Exchanging his native Brooklyn for the blossoming Berkeley music scene, Money tirelessly worked the local clubs until 1976 when a chance encounter with legendary producer Bill Graham changed his life forever. Under Graham’s guidance, he signed with Columbia Records and took the world by storm with his celebrated self-titled debut album—a double-platinum success featuring the signature Money singles “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets To Paradise.” His star continued to rise on the strength of a slew of smash albums, Top 40 hits including “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Shakin’,” “Think I’m In Love,” “I Wanna Go Back,” and many more, and over 28 million records sold. Eddie and his music have been featured in films and series such as Take Me Home Tonight, Grown Ups, Joe Dirt, Bob’s Burgers, The King Of Queens, and The Drew Carey Show, as well as the blockbuster video game franchises Grand Theft Auto and Guitar Hero, among others.

Eddie MoneyNow, at 68 years young, you’d think that was enough. Not so. Money continues to tour across the country backed by a talented band that includes his sons, Dez and Julian, and his daughter, Jess, three of his five children with his wife of over 30 years Laurie, and, and, on Sunday, April 8th 9:30 ET on AXS TV Eddie begins a whole new career as the star of his own original realty series “Real Money.” The program captures the daily lives of the Money family—which includes Eddie; Laurie, his wife of over 30 years; their five kids, Zach, Joe, Jesse, Dez, and Julian; and eight pets—as they live, laugh, bicker, and rock. Hilarity and hijinks ensue, that’s a promise.

Eddie MoneyEddie Money, Baby Hold On, we’re in for a wild ride when music legend, rock star, star of the new AXS TV reality series “Real Money” comes to TALKish with Halli Casser-Jayne 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.

BROWN BACKS OFF KRISTOFFERSON ALZHEIMER’S STATEMENTS

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Four-time Emmy Award winning producer Jim Brown is backing off his statement that Kris Kristofferson, 79, suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease as he stated in a recent interview with podcast host Halli Casser-Jayne on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Brown is the producer of ‘The Highwaymen – Friends till the End,” documentary, featuring Kristofferson airing on PBS stations Friday, May 27, 9 pm ET. He had recently interviewed Kristofferson and his wife Lisa for his film.

Brown’s revelation can be heard in the podcast audio interview at approximately 26 minutes in. When asked about Kristofferson’s mental agility Brown answered: “So I think he’s a happy guy, probably not happy he has Alzheimer’s, but personally his disposition seemed wonderful.”

In a subsequent communication with host Halli Casser-Jayne, Brown appears to be backing off his earlier statement. “I have no direct knowledge of Kris Kristofferson’s medical condition,” he wrote to Ms. Casser-Jayne. “I was mistaken to mention that he has Alzheimer’s. I don’t know more than that he has memory problems which he has spoken about.”

Calls to Kristofferson’s office to either affirm or deny Brown’s statement and Kristofferson’s condition have not been returned.

Rumors concerning Kris Kristofferson’s health have percolated through the music industry for years. Some have made the uneducated guess that the former boxer could be suffering from pugilistica, a neurodegenerative disease with features of dementia that can only be diagnosed after death.

Kristofferson has never issued an official statement concerning his memory loss, but in a 2011 interview with ABC’s World News Now he said: “I’m going to be right in the middle of a sentence, man – and it just goes, pew.” In another in 2013, with FOX411 he said, “I wish my memory weren’t so bad,” and he lamented, “They tell me it’s from all the football and boxing and the concussions that I got. A couple of years ago my memory just started going. But I can remember my songs so I can perform, but other than that…”

Brown also took issue with being referred to as a “longtime” friend of Kristofferson’s. “Although I have been lucky enough to work with Kris  on at least 4 projects in the past 25 years before this current film, I think it might be overstatement to say we are long time friends. We like each other, but I am not part of his inner circle. I am a total fan of his work who has also documented it and enjoyed his gracious nature in the process.”

To listen to the entire exchange and Halli’s conversation with author Terry Jennings, oldest son of country singer Waylon Jennings visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show airs original episodes Wednesdays, 3 pm ET.

 

IN THE HALF-LIGHT – A VIEW FROM MY WINDOW

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The artist in me plays varying roles. Sometimes the muse insists that I write. Sometimes she expresses herself in the way I dress…or design a space…or plan a garden…or create a meal. Most definitely, putting a radio show together for you is like creating a film or TV show – it’s art, it’s theater, it’s magic. Whichever muscle is at work, for me it’s the art of the endeavor that consumes. For the last couple of weeks, it has been my creative eye that has been at work, my vision dominating my senses. I live on the water, on a peninsula, where from whichever window I gaze there is an ever-changing landscape. From moment to moment the scenery alters, becoming a feast upon the eye. Light and shadow play havoc with my senses, sometimes sending me into spasms. And then the muse takes over and my camera becomes an appendage, the click of my finger my release.

From last evening: The View from My Window: “In the Half-light, with Apologies to Sting”

"In the half-light can we trust the way we feel? Can we be sure that anything is real?" ~ Sting

A VIEW FROM MY WINDOW

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When I’m not in my role as a talk radio host, or writing, or kayaking, or running on the beach, or gardening, or whatever (there’s a lot I love to do), I am a photographer. My book, Still Life, images of Antietam is my photographic essay on the Battle of Antietam, and the first serious book of photographs taken of the Antietam Battlefield since Alexander Gardner’s 1866 book Sketchbook of the Civil War. It’s available on Amazon.com for those of you who might be interested in obtaining a copy. As my Facebook friends know, from time to time I  include a photograph in my daily posts. “Like” my page, and see what I see in the View from My Window. I’m lucky to live on the Indian River lagoon in central Florida where the landscape is ever-changing, moment to moment. Here’s an image photographed today. I hope you like it.

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