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SCOTT PRUITT, GLOBAL WARMING, EPA with ANDREW REVKIN

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Scott Pruitt

We’re taking on Scott Pruitt, the Trump administration, the EPA, global warning, weather and climate change this week on TALKish with Halli Casser-Jayne when Andrew Revkin, the prize-winning science reporter and the author of a truly fascinating new book, WEATHER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY FROM CLOUD ATLASES TO CLIMATE CHANGE joins me at my table at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Andrew Revkin has spent a quarter of a century covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon to the Asian tsunami, from the troubled relationship of science and politics to climate change at the North Pole. Since 1995, he has been covering the environment for the New York Times, but his first prize-winning magazine articles on the human influence on climate were published more than 20 years ago, before the creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Scott PruittHe has written acclaimed books on the Amazon, global warming, and the changing Arctic. His multimedia work on the Web has also been widely lauded, particularly his New York Times blog, Dot Earth. He is the first science reporter to win a John Chancellor Award for sustained excellence in journalism.

Now following his prize-winning 21-year stint at The New York Times, Revkin has taken a new position at National Geographic Society as the Strategic Adviser for Environmental and Science Journalism to help expand grants and support for journalism worldwide, focusing on our human journey on this fast-changing planet. And he is out with a new book, WEATHER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY FROM CLOUD ATLASES TO CLIMATE CHANGE co-written with his wife Lisa Mechaley in which he presents an intriguing illustrated history of humanity’s evolving relationship with Earth’s dynamic climate system and the wondrous weather it generates.

Oh, and in his spare moments, he is a performing songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who occasionally accompanied the late Pete Seeger at regional shows and plays in a folk-blues band, Uncle Wade.

Scott Pruitt, the EPA, global warning, weather and climate change, and, of course, Halli’s commentary this week on TALKish with Halli Casser-Jayne. For more information visit  Halli Casser-Jayne dot com

EDDIE MONEY ROCKSTAR LEGEND ON TALKish

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Eddie Money

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.

HUFFPOST’S EMMA GRAY’S GIRL’S GUIDE TO THE RESISTANCE

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Resistance

It’s Women’s History Month and women are making history. The “Me Too” movement, the “Times Up” Movement, and in 2017 the largest protest in US history took place, the historical outcry supporting women’s rights, The Women’s March. In celebration, TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show talks to the author of A GIRLS GUIDE TO JOINING THE RESISTANCE Emma Gray, HuffPost Senior Women’s Reporter and to acclaimed psychotherapist Susie Herrick, author of YOUR STORY IS YOUR POWER.

So, the presidential election of 2016 happened. You’re one of those who cried, you ranted, you marched. Your Facebook’s Number One resistor. On Twitter the opposition bots have singled you out. And now, a little more than a year after that horrible man with the orange comb-over took possession of the Oval Office, with a little help from his comrades, you are, in a word, exhausted. How do you keep fighting the good fight? How do you fight and maintain a life? How do you get involved when maybe you’re too far from the action? How do you contain your abject anger? In celebration of Women’s History Month, for her new book A GIRL’S GUIDE TO JOINING THE RESISTANCE: A FEMINIST HANDBOOK ON FIGHTING FOR GOOD, Gray interviewed some of the most prominent thought leaders and activists of our time—including Women’s March Co-Chair Carmen Perez, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Black Lives Matter Network co-creator Alicia Garza, Marlo Thomas—to find out the best ways to listen, join in, and create sustainable action, providing a comprehensive guide for women everywhere, young and old, new feminists and seasoned protesters alike.

ResistanceWhether we realize it or not, we define ourselves through stories. Understanding your own story is the key to understanding yourself, your world, and your capacity to act within that world. And in the heart of your story, you will find you—your voice, your power, and your truth. In YOUR STORY IS YOUR POWER: Free Your Feminine Voice acclaimed psychotherapist Susie Herrick shows readers how to discover their own story, use it to cultivate their own power, and move forward both as an individual and as part of a strong female community seeking positive change. In celebration of Women’s History Month, YOUR STORY IS YOUR POWER confronts the cultural narrative that a woman’s worth can be measured by her beauty and submissiveness, while also calling attention to how girls and women often feel held back by feelings of what they “should” do, be, or say. At a juncture where we need women’s voices, women’s intelligence, women’s compassion, and women’s courage to help us navigate the difficult issues that face humankind and the planet we call home, Herrick, with humor, measured outrage, proven psychology, and hope for the future, empowers women to seek out deep psychological truths in YOUR STORY IS YOUR POWER.

Women, Women’s History Month, The “Me Too” Movement, The “Time’s Up” Movement, activism, Women’s Rights, The Feminist Movement, Feminism, International Women’s Day, the Resistance, we celebrate them all on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

MAX BOOT ON VIETNAM ROSEANN LAKE ON CHINA

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Vietnam

Vietnam War 50 years later, China,..we’re taking a trip east this week on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, when joining Halli at her table is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and renowned military historian, Max Boot, the author of THE ROAD NOT TAKEN, and in our second half-hour, The Economist’s Cuba correspondent and the author of LEFTOVER IN CHINA, Roseann Lake. The new podcast is available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on your favorite app.

Max Boot is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a renowned military historian, and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Foreign Policy, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. A conservative, he is a Never Trump. The author of SAVAGE WARS OF PEACE and the New York Times bestseller INVISIBLE ARMIES, Boot’s latest work, his contribution to the 50 year debate over why the Vietnam War went so wrong is THE ROAD NOT TAKEN: EDWARD LANSDALE AND THE AMERICAN TRAGEDY IN VIETNAM, a biography of profound historical consequence, rescuing the legendary CIA operative, Lansdale, the man claimed to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s THE QUIET AMERICAN and a co-conspirator in the Kennedy assassination (at least according to filmmaker, Oliver Stone) from historical disgrace. Might Vietnam have been different had we only listened to Edward Lansdale? After extensive research including Boot’s access to never before-seen documents, love letters, and dozens of interviews, the historian has recast this cautionary American story, tracking the daring rise and utter fall of the roguish “T.E. Lawrence of Asia” from the battle of Dien Bien Phu to the humiliating American evacuation in 1975.

VietnamWhat it is like to be a woman in today’s China? How do Chinese women’s lives compare to American womens’ lives in the Twenty-first Century? To coin a phrase, it’s complicated. In LEFTOVER IN CHINA; THE WOMEN SHAPING THE WORLD’S NEXT SUPERPOWER journalist Roseann Lake answers those questions and chronicles the lives of young Chinese women, whom she first met during her years working as a television reporter in Beijing. Women are on the move in China: highly-educated, acquiring wealth, property, and a measure of independence in record numbers. But in spite of an overwhelmingly large male population, many struggle to find suitable romantic partners. Known as “leftovers” if they fail to marry by age twenty-five, these women represent a China in which gender roles have not evolved as vigorously as society itself, and where new professional opportunities have made women less willing to compromise their careers or concede to marriage for the sake of it. The result is a mounting social quagmire: a generation of millions in limbo, torn between past and future, and whose lives at once seem straight out of a Jane Austin novel, a bevy of mothers hacking their daughters’ dating profiles to secure a quick proposal, and the Chinese version of Sex and the City.

Vietnam War 5o years later, China, Edward Lansdale, women, men, one-child policy, gender wars, Max Boot, Roseann Lake at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

TRUMP ONE YEAR LATER

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Trump

Trump, one year later. Oh, what a year! And they said it wouldn’t last. This week on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Allan J. Lichtman, author of THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT returns to the show to talk politics, Trump, Mueller, impeachment and how Trump’s presidency has effected these United States. In the second half-hour, the authors of TREATING PEOPLE WELL, former White House social secretaries Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard. Is civility a thing of the past in the brash age of Trump?

Distinguished Professor of History at American University, Allan J. Lichtman, has correctly forecasted thirty years of presidential outcomes. And he continued his forecasting winning streak in the fall of 2016 when he predicted that Donald J. Trump would defeat the heavily favored Democrat, Hillary Clinton, to win the presidential elections. The pollsters wish they could have fared as well. Hillary acolytes wish he had broken his winning streak. Then in his bestselling book THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, Professor Lichtman turned his focus to President Donald Trump and his next forecast – that it is not a question of IF President Trump will be impeached but a question of WHEN! Now on the year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, Lichhtman remains convinced that President Trump’s days are numbered and that an impeachment investigation will be launched. In his updated version of his national bestseller, THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT, Professor Lichtman lays out the factors that will lead to Trump’s removal from office and assesses how Trump’s first year in office has strengthened the case for his impeachment, and goes so far as to explain in detail exactly how he could be removed from office.

TrumpIn the age of Trump is civility dead or just temporarily out-of-fashion? Maybe it’s a lost art one day to be recovered.Two people out to make civility fashionable again are former White House social secretaries Lea Berman, who served President George Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who served President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Together they have written TREATING PEOPLE WELL, THE EXTRAORDINARY POWER OF CIVILITY IN WORK AND IN LIFE, a guide to personal and professional empowerment through civility and social skills, a book that conveys an important fundamental message—everyone is important and everyone deserves to be treated well — not a book of old school etiquette. For lovers of White House history, this is a treasure of never-before-published anecdotes as they describe pearl-clutching moments with presidents and first ladies both a fun and informative book, and dishy too.

The White House and Trump one year later with Professor Allan Lichtman and Civility in these uncivil times on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

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Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the best medicine. And so in the interest of my listener’s health, Talkish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you a chuckle when joining me at my table at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com is the co-author of LIFE IS A JOKE, 100 LIFE LESSONS (WITH PUNCH LINES), Gordon Javna, and Jeremy Dauber, the author of JEWISH COMEDY: A SERIOUS HISTORY.

Did you hear the one about the Italian Chef? He pasta way. Bada bada bing. Did you laugh at the classic one liner? Maybe, maybe not so much. Jokes. Who writes this stuff? And what is the difference between a good joke and a great joke. According to brothers Gordon and John Javna, in their new book seriously funny book LIFE IS A JOKE, 100 LIFE LESSONS (WITH PUNCH LINES) a great joke not only will make you laugh, a great joke will make you think. Jokes, they assert, are portals of discovery—they can get a message across in a way that’s clear, humorous, and often practical. A work of wit and wisdom with 100 life lessons accompanied by 100 hilarious jokes, LIFE IS A JOKE straddles self-help and entertainment while offering a refreshing new take on a book of wisdom. Oh, and by the way, the book is hysterically funny.

Laughter is the Best MedicineIs laughter the best medicine? And another age old question: Are the Jewish people funnier than everyone else? And if they are, why? If not, are they almost as funny as everyone else? Bada bada bing. The truth be told, over the last century the Jewish people have become known for humor—and, perhaps, for a particular kind of humor — Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers, Groucho Marks, Woody Allen, Sarah Silverman, Larry David, Nichols and May, Jerry Seinfeld and John Stewart are just a few names we recognize. And the story of Jewish comedy is as vast and variegated as the many Jewish comics and their individual style. In his new book JEWISH COMEDY: A SERIOUS HISTORY, Jeremy Dauber, professor of Yiddish language, literature and culture at Columbia University explores, defines, and catalogs the history of Jewish humor, taking us on a smart and funny ride.

Laughter is the best medicine, Jewish comedy, life is a joke, an exploration of humor on Talkish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

WHAT DO EUROPEANS THINK OF PRESIDENT TRUMP?

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What do Europeans think of President Trump?

What do Europeans think of President Trump? Politics and history intertwine on this week’s Talkish with Halli Casser-Jayne when joining me at my table are Dr. Alan Mendoza, Founder and Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society in London — the UK’s most influential foreign policy think tank, and Jason Fagone, the author of the riveting true story, as told in his book THE WOMAN WHO SMASHED CODES, A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, SPIES, AND THE UNLIKELY HEROINE WHO OUTWITTED AMERICA’S ENEMIES.

What do Europeans think of President Trump? Brexit, the Israel-Palestinian Conflict, terrorism, immigration, the subject of refugees are the topics we discuss in a free-wheeling political conversation when joining me on Talkish with Halli Casser-Jayne is Dr. Alan Mendoza, Founder and Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society in London — the UK’s most influential foreign policy think tank. Dr. Mendoza is a frequent speaker at high-profile national and international events and conferences. He is a graduate of Cambridge and a frequent speaker on various foreign policy topics often commenting on the BBC, ITN, Sky, CNBC and al-Jazeera networks amongst others.

What do Europeans think of President Trump?In 1916, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the U.S. government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her considerable language skills to an exciting new venture: code-breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the “Adam and Eve” of the NSA, Elizebeth’s story, incredibly, has never been told until now. In THE WOMAN WHO SMASHED CODES, A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, SPIES, AND THE UNLIKELY HEROINE WHO OUTWITTED AMERICA’S ENEMIES, Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman who played an integral role in our nation’s espionage history for forty years. using her talents first to catch gangsters and smugglers, and ultimately to crack multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German spies. Author Jason Fagone, named one of the “Ten young Writers on the Rise” by the Columbia Journalism Review, unveils America’s code-breaking history through the prism of Smith’s life.

What do Europeans think of President Trump? Politics, history, the Israel-Palestinian Conflict, foreign policy, Brexit, immigration refugees, spies, we cover it all on Talkish! with Halli Casser-Jayne, Wednesday, December 13. The podcast will be posted at 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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