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Every 66 seconds someone in the United States gets Alzheimer ’s Disease. Five million Americans are living with it. One of those Americans is country music legend, The Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Part One of a two-part special on this equal opportunity destroyer. Joining Halli at her table are Mr. Campbell’s oldest children Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell, as well as Campbell’s friend and former lover country music legend Miss Tanya Tucker.

Glen Campbell Alzheimer's DiseaseAlzheimer’s disease affects not only its victims, but their families and all whom they love. An Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis tears some families apart and brings others together. Its effects are always heart-wrenching. Long the subject of tabloid fodder, Glen Campbell’s oldest children have been engaged in an epic fight with their stepmother Kimberly Woolen Campbell over the care of their father and their right to see him. In two extremely candid interviews they tell their story, share their agony, and reveal things that have never been spoken before regarding the dramatic family feuds that have ensued. Still, once you strip away the sensationalism that colors celebrity, the Campbell story is no different than what is happening to families all over the world. Anguish comes with the territory of an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.

Tanya Tucker and Glen Campbell Alzheimer's DiseaseIn Part Two, airing Wednesday, October 29, 3 pm ET we’ll speak with Catherine Falk, the daughter of the late actor Peter Falk who initiated the Campbell-Falk Bill legislation to help protect the rights of children when an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis is made, with Tennessee Senator Rusty Crowe the politician who helped get the bill passed into law, and with Patti Davis the daughter of President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. President Ronald Reagan passed away after a long public battle with Alzheimer’s.

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Political gridlock, polarization, the culture war are three of the ways America defines its politics today, none of them pretty. Wednesday, July 6, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at how we got here and explores solutions to our nation’s extreme politics when joining Halli at her table is the author of an enlightening new book SACRED AMERICA, SACRED WORLD, Stephen Dinan, and our panelists, 4 BROADS TALKING, Sheila Weller, Lisa DePaulo, Lisa Schiffren, along with our host, Halli Casser-Jayne.

In SACRED AMERICA, SACRED WORLD, with a foreword by Marianne Williamson, noted social entrepreneur and visionary political strategist, CEO of the Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and the Evolutionary Leaders Group, Stephen Dinan analyzes America’s internal political conflicts, opting for a tranpartisan movement that will transcend our damaging polarities and will hold to a vision that honors the ideals of both the left and the right, forwarding an evolution that is both political and spiritual. A graduate of Stanford, Dinan also directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research.

FOUR BROADS TALKING POLITICSSee what happens when you have FOUR BROADS TALKING politics, celebrity and whatever fuels their fancy when moderate liberal “gal-ographer,” the author of GIRLS LIKE US and THE NEWS SORORITY, Sheila Weller; Lisa “she calls ‘em like she sees ‘em” DePaulo, journalist and one of New York’s sharpest and most incisive long-form writers on politics, true crime, and celebrity; Republican Lisa Schiffren, the former speechwriter for Vice President Dan Quayle who crafted Quayle’s enduringly famous takedown of Murphy Brown for being a single mom and sparked meaningful debate about welfare reform sit down with our fun, frank, fearless, feisty host Halli Casser-Jayne moderating it all.

Can America be saved from herself? Can we move beyond our winner-take-all-politics? Can America grow up and evolve? Politics, Election 2016, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, all on The Halli Caser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 6, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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Singer/songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson

In the first official statement concerning the rumored memory problems of singer/songwriter, musician and actor Kris Kristofferson, longtime publicist Tamara Saviano says he is suffering from “short term memory problems due to undiagnosed and untreated Lyme Disease. He’s been getting treatment and is much, much better.” Her comments came in an explanation addressed to the host of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Halli Casser-Jayne.

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Saviano was responding to a request to clarify Kristofferson’s condition, following her written denial that the Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipient has Alzheimer’s Disease, as originally asserted by and later retracted by four-time Emmy Award winning producer Jim Brown to Halli Casser-Jayne on her show.


The Highwaymen special produced and directed by Emmy-winner Jim Brown

In a subsequent communication with Casser-Jayne, Brown backed off his 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.”

Brown is the producer of ‘American Masters, The Highwaymen – Friends Till the End,’ documentary, featuring Kristofferson that recently aired on PBS stations and is now available online. Brown interviewed Kris Kristofferson and his wife Lisa for his documentary.

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 alluded to his “memory loss.”

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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…”

The Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Research Center at New York’s Columbia University Medical Center states that “The cognitive problems [most commonly associated with Lyme’s Disease] include problems with short-term memory, problems with verbal fluency such as in name or word retrieval, and problems with slower speed of thinking.” Patients typically report that they have “Brain Fog.” Untreated Lyme Disease can become a chronic problem leading to neurological disorders. Most cases of Lyme Disease that are caught early are curable.

According to Saviano, Kris Kristofferson, who turns 80 on June 22nd just stepped in for the recently deceased Merle Haggard with Merle’s band the Strangers and Merle’s sons. He is going on tour with Willie Nelson in June, and then doing solo dates around the US for the rest of the summer. He will travel to Norway in the fall. In addition to the Highwaymen and Sony reissues, Kris Kristofferson also has a new studio album coming out for his 80th birthday.

Journalist Halli Casser-Jayne, host of the show of the same name is not new to journalism. War correspondent, documentary producer, and radio host, Casser-Jayne worked with Door’s drummer John Densmore on his bestselling autobiography, RIDERS ON THE STORM.

The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is a premiere show on multiple podcast networks. One of the early podcasters, Casser-Jayne is considered one of the best. Frequent guest and political editor or Newsweek magazine, Matthew Cooper says: “The Halli Casser-Jayne show is pure joy — smart, interesting talk with a great host. I love being a guest. I love listening to it even more.” Veteran newsman, Roger Simon calls Halli “one of the best in the biz.”

“I am a longtime fan of Kris Kristofferson’s and I am so glad we cleared all of this up,” Casser-Jayne said. “I love Kris, I want him to play on forever, but most of all, I want him to be well.”

To listen to Halli’s conversation with Jim Brown and author of WAYLON: TALES OF MY OUTLAW DAD, Terry Jennings, oldest son of country singer Waylon Jennings visit Halli Casser-Jayne. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show posts original episodes Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m., eastern time.


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Former heroin user, Maia Szalavitz, one of the premier American journalists covering addiction and drugs today visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 13, 3 pm ET to talk about her new, highly-controversial book UNBROKEN BRAIN: A REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAY OF UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION.

With addiction running rampant in our society, what better time to take a look at the Addiction Movement? Szalavitz who at one point in her storied drug career was shooting up as much as 40 times a day challenges both the idea of the addict’s “broken brain” and the simple notion of an “addictive personality.” The author of HELP AT ANY COST the first book-length expose of the “tough love” business that dominates addiction treatment, her work appears in publications such as Time dot com, the New York Times, Scientific American, Elle, VICE, and New York magazine, among others. She is a 2015-2016 Soros Justice Fellow.

HEROIN AAIs addiction trapped in outdated twentieth-century ideas and in equally antiquated treatment? Are Alcoholic’s Anonymous and other treatment modalities outdated? A conversation about heroin, painkiller overdoses, addictive behavior, legalization of marijuana and treatment, Wednesday, April 13, 3 pm ET with author Maia Szalavitz on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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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 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.


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Roll out the Halli, deck the halls, slice up the fruitcake, Wednesday, December 23, 3 pm ET because beloved Wall Street Journal sports columnist and author of LITTLE VICTORIES, PERFECT RULES FOR IMPERFECT LIVING, Jason Gay is joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

JasonGayWallStreetJournalLableGay joined The Wall Street Journal in 2009, writing a several-times-a-week column which shifts regularly from irreverent topics to more serious themes. He has covered events ranging from the Super Bowl and the Olympics to the Masters and the Tour de France. He has written for publications including Vogue, GQ, Rolling Stone, and the New York Observer. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Headliner Awards, the New York Press Club and the New York News Publishers Association. At once smart, irreverent, quirky, funny, witty, droll, and more his wit and insight are now brilliantly displayed in his new well received book: LITTLE VICTORIES, PERFECT RULES FOR IMPERFECT LIVING, which is own mom proclaimed to be “not bad.”

The inimitable Jason Gay visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, December 23, 3 pm ET because we need a little Christmas cheer. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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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, 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, 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.


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RoizenBookwithDr. OzIs age just a number? Are we all doomed to become hunched over seniors who take 3-inch steps and eat dinner at 4 p.m.? Doctors Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen challenge this fatalistic assumption in their bestselling book YOU: STAYING YOUNG: THE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GREAT. Dr. Roizen joins Halli at her table, Wednesday, August 19, 3 pm ET to challenge the fatalistic assumption.

Michael Roizen, M.D., is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and cofounder and originator of the popular website. He is chief wellness officer and chair of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and chief medical consultant to The Dr. Oz Show.

Dispelling the myths of aging with NY Times bestselling author of YOU: STAYING YOUNG: THE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GREAT Dr. Michael  Roizen, Wednesday, August 19, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. If you’re getting older, can you get better? For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. 


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yogacloudsWednesday, September 17, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes an in-depth look into the thousands of years old practice of yoga pursuing the question: Is Yoga All It’s Cracked Up To Be? with a panel of distinguished guests that include two time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times senior writer, William J. Broad, renowned physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Dr. Loren Fishman, bestselling author and creator of the Yoga Cardiac program for Cedars Sinai Medical Center Cardiology Unit, Nirmala Heriza and author and yoga instructor Melissa Carroll.

William J. Broad has practiced yoga since 1970. A senior writer at the New York Times, he has won every major award in print and television as a science journalist. With Times colleagues, he has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as an Emmy and a DuPont. He is the author or coauthor of seven books, including GERMS: BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AND AMERICA’S SECRET WAR, a number one New York Times bestseller, and the important THE SCIENCE OF YOGA, THE RISKS AND AWARDS, that created a scandal in the yoga world.

Dr. Loren Fishman integrates yoga into his physical medicine and rehabilitation practice in New York City, where he teaches at Columbia Medical School. He has published over 85 papers and conducted clinical trials studying the benefits of yoga for osteoporosis, scoliosis, piriformis syndrome, and rotator cuff tears and is considered a creative pioneer in the field of yoga therapy. The author of six books about yoga and medical conditions, Dr. Fishman studied yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar for a year in India, and has practiced yoga daily since.

Nirmala Heriza’s bestselling book DR YOGA, A COMPLETE PROGRAM FOR DISCOVERING THE HEAD-TO-TOE HEALTH BENEFITS OF YOGA, with a foreword by Dr. Dean Ornish is based on the Yoga Cardiac program that she created for Cedars Sinai Medical Center Cardiology Unit. She was a student of yoga master Sri Swami Satchidananda’s Integral Yoga and developed the Integral Yoga program for Fitness Icon “Jane Fonda’s legendary Beverly Hills Workout Studio where she taught for 4 years. Her work on the clinically verified medical benefits of yoga has been featured in numerous magazines and Health related websites including Time, Fitness, Men’s Health, Yoga Journal, The Washington Post, Huffington Post. She is currently a referring therapist for physicians on their medical faculty as well as for Dr. Dean Ornish.

Melissa Carroll is a yoga instructor and writer based in Tampa, FL, where she guides more than 300 students every week. She also helps run the teacher training programs at The Yoga Loft and leads retreats all over the word. Her latest book, GOING OM, REAL-LIFE STORIES ON AND OFF THE YOGA MAT features a unique collection of never-before-seen personal narratives from celebrated authors.

Is yoga an art, a science or a scam? The answer on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, September 17, 3 pm ET online @


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Hi Everyone!

I did it…I took a day off. Oh my, oh my, admittedly for a workaholic such as I, not an easy thing to do. Truth be told, I missed you all, so I’m happy to be back here this morning.

It’s a beautiful day in South Florida and I hope that it is equally beautiful wherever you are this weekend.

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are some stories I ran across today and have bookmarked for myself and you.

Have  a lovely weekend, my friends.










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