The Halli Casser-Jayne Show
Summary: Listeners get an earful on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds. The radio show is akin to the great salons of times past. Pour yourself a martini, grab a spot on your favorite sofa and listen to the great artists, writers, politicians, and celebrities of our day discuss and debate the current political and economic scene, art and music, film and literature or maybe talk about the newest trends in fashion, design and haute cuisine. Whether it’s the current political cocktail or the latest must-read award-winning book, Halli tackles all topics and likes to stir — and sometimes shakes — things up. Discussions flow freely and sometimes get heated, but they’re always fun. It is talk radio for fine minds courtesy of Halli Casser-Jayne. The show airs Wednesdays @ 3 p.m. Eastern. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org She loves to hear from you!
The intriguing life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel and a look at Nazi occupied Paris during World War II are the focus of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, February 4, 3 pm ET. Joining Halli at her table is Rhonda K. Garelick, author of a sensational new biography of Chanel MADEMOISELLE: COCO CHANEL AND THE PULSE OF HISTORY, and author of THE PARIS ARCHITECT, Charles Belfoure. Rhonda K. Garelick's books include RISING STAR: DANDYISM, GENDER, AND PERFORMANCE IN THE FIN DE SIÈCLE and ELECTRIC SALOME: LOIE FULLER’S PERFORMANCE OF MODERNISM. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times,, The Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, International Herald Tribune, and The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as in numerous journals and museum catalogs in the United States and Europe. She is a Guggenheim fellow and has received awards from the Getty Research Institute, the Dedalus Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Whiting Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Garelick received her B.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature and French from Yale University. Charles Belfoure has published several architectural histories, one of which won a Graham Foundation Grant for architectural research. He graduated from the Pratt Institute and Columbia University, and he taught at Pratt as well as at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. His area of specialty is historic preservation. His work has been published in The Baltimore Sun and the New York Times. The fascinating story of the real life of fashion designer Coco Chanel with author Rhonda K. Garelick, and a look at occupied Paris and her life and times through the fictional voice of author Charles Belfoure on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, February 4, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
When he was a mere-25-year-old UPI photographer, David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War and the Ali-Frazier figh, one of the youngest people to ever receive that honor. Two years later he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal White House photographer. Wednesday, January 28, 3 pm ET, the iconic imagemaker will join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for an intimate conversation. Named “One of the Most 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine, Kennerly was a contributing editor for Newsweek, and a contributing photographer for Time and Life magazines. He has published several books of his work, SHOOTER, PHOTO OP, SEINOFF: THE FINAL DAYS OF SEINFELD, PHOTO DU JOUR, and most recently, EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES: THE PRESIDENCY OF GERALD R. FORD. He is a producer and one of the principle photographers OF BARACK OBAMA: THE OFFICIAL INAUGURAL BOOK. His latest book is David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He recently produced “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers,” a four-hour documentary about White House chiefs of staff that ran on The Discovery Channel. Kennerly serves on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, and the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His archive is housed at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin. Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly for the hour on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, January 28, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
She was nicknamed “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas” and hot she was. Bette Midler so revered her talent that she named her daughter after her. Who is “her?” Her name is Sophie Tucker, the Ukrainian-born American singer, comedian, actress, and radio personality. Known for her raunchy, rowdy, risqué delivery of comical songs, she was one of the most popular entertainers in America the first half of the 20th century. Joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday January 21, 3 pm ET are the authors of I AM SOPHIE TUCKER and the film producers of THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER Susan and Lloyd Ecker; producer, writer, performer, director TRAV SD, and a legend in his own right American radio and television host Joe Franklin. In 1973, Susan and Lloyd Ecker’s first date was a Bette Midler concert. They fell in love with one another, with the Divine Miss M and Miss Sophie Tucker. Forty years later, three children, the sale of a million dollar business, their obsession with Tucker still intact, they are a two-man band to bring The Last of the Red Hot Mamas to the Twenty-first century audience with their new book and film. Trav SD is the author of NO APPLAUSE, JUST THROW MONEY: THE BOOK THAT MADE VAUDEVILLE FAMOUS, which Bette Midler calls the “best showbiz book.” He writes and speaks on theater, arts and culture. His work has appeared in among other publications The Village Voice, American Theatre, Time Out New York and The New York Sun. Legendary talk show host Joe Franklin is an American treasure. His first show began in 1951. Billed as the “King of Nostalgia,” Franklin has interviewed such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Barbra Streisand, and Marilyn Monroe. He was a personal friend of Sophie Tucker’s. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Perennial New York Times bestseller Anne Rice, the writer who single-handedly reinvented the vampire universe beginning with the now iconic INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE joins Halli at her table Wednesday, January 14, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. The author of 32 novels, Anne Rice is a force to be reckoned with. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, published in 1976, has gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time. She continued her saga of the Vampire Lestat in a series of books, collectively known as THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE was made into a motion picture in 1994, directed by Neil Jordan, and starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst and Antonio Banderas. Some of her other titles include THE VAMPIRE LESTAT and THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED. The gift that keeps on giving to her many fans, Rice is out with a new an exhilarating novel that deepens Rice’s vampire mythology and gives us a chillingly hypnotic, rich mystery-thriller in PRINCE LESTAT, the long-awaited return to the all-encompassing realm of the Vampire Chronicles. Celebrated author Anne Rice on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 14, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Welcome to 2015! It’s a new year and it’s time for a new you. With that in mind, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you two men with dynamic ideas to lead you to a better you. Joining Halli at her table Wednesday January 7, 3 pm ET are thought leaders Chris Farrell and Howard J. Ross. As founder & Chief Learning Officer of Cook Ross Inc., Howard J. Ross has served for almost 30 years as an influential business consultant to hundreds of organizations worldwide, specializing in leadership, diversity, and organizational transformation. He is a recognized thought leader on exploring and addressing unconscious bias. He is the author of RE-INVENTING DIVERSITY: TRANSFORMING ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNITY TO STRENGTHEN PEOPLE, PURPOSE & PERFORMANCE. His latest book: EVERYDAY BIAS: IDENTIFYING AND NAVIGATING UNCONSCIOUS JUDGMENTS IN OUR DAILY LIVES takes a look at the reality that if we are human, we are biased, and what we can do about it. Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and personal finance programs. He is also economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio. An award-winning journalist, Chris is a contributing editor for Bloomberg Businessweek and a personal finance columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. His eye-opening, thought-provoking and surprisingly inspirational new book UNRETIREMENT, HOW BABY BOOMERS ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT WORK, COMMUNITY, AND THE GOOD LIFE takes a look at the dire warnings about an older American workforce but is a book for all ages. A new year, two new books, new ideas, a new you with authors Chris Farrell and Howard J. Ross on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, January 7, 3 pm. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
It’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 on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine takes a comprehensive look at 13 HOURS, THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI. Joining Halli at her table is journalist and author of the book of the same title, Mitchell Zuckoff. In 13 HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI, co-written with the surviving American security operators who fought that fateful night in the 2012 attack by Islamic militants on the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya, Zuckoff presents for the first time ever, the true account of the events and offers a step by step look at how they unfolded. The account in 13 HOURS “is not about what officials in the U.S. government knew, said, or did before or after the attack”, but is instead about the 13-hour Benghazi incident from the perspective of the surviving members of the security team who were involved in the fighting. Bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University. His books include FROZEN IN TIME: AN EPIC STORY OF SURVIVAL about a US military airplane that crashed on the Greenland glacier during WWII, the subsequent hunt for the plane and Zuckoff's own role in helping to find the plane buried in the ice decades later and LOST IN SHANGRI-LA. Zuckoff received a master’s degree from the University of Missouri and was a Batten Fellow at the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Zuckoff's magazine work has appeared in The New Yorker, Fortune and elsewhere. The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi with bestselling author of 13 HOURS, Mitchell Zuckoff. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds brings you a conversation with trailblazing journalist Gail Sheehy, the New York Times bestselling author of PASSSAGES who is out with her new autobiography DARING: MY PASSAGES. Gail Sheehy’s 1976 book PASSAGES had an exciting idea at its core: adulthood is dotted with predictable turning points. Now, after more than 45 years interviewing women and men about their lives, the journalist and best-selling author has turned the lens on herself. Her new memoir, DARING: MY PASSAGES reflects on her career as a trailblazing female journalist in the ’60s, a mother determined to balance work and family, and a caregiver to an ailing husband. Reflecting on desire, ambition, and wanting it all - career, love, children, friends, social significance - and coming to terms with waiting until midlife to achieve it all, Sheehy’s memoir is filled with candor and humor and describes her early failures; the pain of betrayal in a first marriage; her struggles as a single mother; the flings of an ardent, liberated young woman; the vertigo of becoming an internationally bestselling author; her adoption of a second daughter from a refugee camp; the emotional account of her tempestuous relationship with her mentor, her friend, her lover, her husband the founder of New York Magazine Clay Felker, and her ongoing passion for life, work and love. DARING: MY PASSAGES is a testament to guts, resilience, and smarts, and offers a bold perspective on all of life's passages and the daring that’s gotten Gail Sheehy through it all. Icon of journalism Gail Sheehy on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds. For more information on Halli Casser-Jayne visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Sunday, December 7, 8 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you a conversation with New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin, whose brand new mystery WOMEN WITH A GUN has just been released. Phillip Margolin’s rise to become one of America’s most respected mystery writers was a circuitous root. Margolin, raised in New York City and Levittown, New York graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor's Degree in Government. From 1965 to 1967, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, West Africa. Following his service in Africa, Margolin attended New York University School of Law. From 1972 until 1996, Margolin was in private practice in Portland, Oregon, specializing in criminal defense at the trial and appellate levels. As an appellate attorney he appeared before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals. As a trial attorney, he handled all sorts of criminal cases in state and federal court and represented approximately 30 people charged with homicide, including several who faced the death penalty. He was also the first Oregon attorney to use the Battered Women's Syndrome to defend a battered woman accused of murdering her spouse. Then to our great fortune, Phillip Margolin started writing. Eighteen novels later, many of them New York Times bestsellers, winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, Margolin outdoes himself with his newest contribution to fiction, his haunting WOMEN WITH A GUN. A conversation with bestselling author Phillip Margolin about his new book WOMEN WITH A GUN on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Sunday, 8 pm ET. For more information on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Wednesday, December 3, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is taking a look at World War II through the eyes of two well-known writers of historical novels, the award-winning author Pam Jenoff and James MacManus. Pam Jenoff has written several novels, including the Quill Award nominee, THE KOMMANDANT’S GIRL. Jenoff is a graduate of George Washington University, Cambridge and Penn Law. She served as the special assistant to the Secretary of the Army. In 1996, after moving over from the Pentagon to the State Department, she was assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Krakow, Poland where she developed an expertise in Polish-Jewish relations and the Holocaust. THE WINTER GUEST is her latest book, the story of twin sisters fighting for survival in Nazi occupied Poland and the mysterious American pilot that lands on their doorstep. London born James MacManus was educated at Westminster School and graduated from St. Andrews University. He has worked for the Daily Express and the Guardian first as a reporter and then as a foreign correspondent. He moved to The Times where he serves as Managing Director of the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of several novels including BLACK VENUS and OCEAN DEVIL made into a film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. His latest book SLEEP IN PEACE TONIGHT takes place in 1941 London, and brings to life the tale of Harry Hopkins, the adviser to Franklin D. Roosevelt dispatched to London on the eve of the Second World War and the history-making relationship he forms with Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill. History, romance, World War II with respected authors Pam Jenoff and James MacManus on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, December 3, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Sunday, November 23, 8 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds brings you A Conversation with Tavis Smiley, celebrated talk show host, author, philanthropist and Dancing With The Stars Contestant. Tavis Smiley is the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He has authored or coauthored sixteen books, including WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE: MY STORY OF GROWING UP IN AMERICAN and THE RICH AND THE REST OF US: A POVERTY MANIFESTO, both of which were New York Times bestsellers. Smiley is the founder of the nonprofit Tavis Smiley Foundation, which recently announced a #3 million, four-year campaign called “ENDING POVERTY: AMERICA’S SILENT SPACES. In 2009, Time magazine named Smiley to its list of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People.” In April 2014, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In his new book DEATH OF KING, THE REAL STORY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S FINAL YEAR, Smiley paints a powerful portrait of a leader and a visionary, casting an exceptional glimpse into King’s life, adding a new, nuanced view of Dr. King’s legacy as an American hero. A CONVERSATION with Tavis Smiley on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Sunday, November 23, 8 pm ET. Listen online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Wednesday, November 19, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds is taking a provocative, IMPROPER look at the fight for women’s rights with the award-winning author of THE SCARLET SISTERS Myra MacPherson and with journalist Jonathan Eig author of THE BIRTH OF THE PILL. In this, her fifth book THE SCARLET SISTERS: SEX SUFFRAGE AND SCANDAL IN THE GILDED AGE, award-winning and bestselling author Myra MacPherson returns to the compelling issues of women’s rights addressed in her first book THE POWER LOVERS: THE EFFECT OF POLITICS ON POLITICAL FAMILIES. From history and intrigue to sex and money, MacPherson takes the reader on a jaunty, fun, informative ride through the real-life saga of the sisters Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, whose radical views threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. Jonathan Eig is a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Chicago magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, and The Washington Post. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, NPR, and in the Prohibition documentary made by Ken Burns for PBS. He is the bestselling author of LUCKIEST MAN, OPENING DAY, and GET CAPONE. In his latest book, THE BIRTH OF THE PILL, HOW FOUR CRUSADERS REINVENTED SEX AND LAUNCHED A REVOLUTION, he takes a, yes, sexy look at one of the most important inventions of the twentieth century and how it changed everyone’s lives forever. My guests will be joining me at the Miami Book Fair International November 16-23 at Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. Listen online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Sunday, November 16, 8 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds explores the life of Prima Ballerina Irina Baronova. Joining Halli at her table to discuss her new book IRINA BARONOVA AND THE BALLETS RUSSES DE MONTE CARLO is Baronova’s daughter author and actress Victoria Tennant. Baronova was a Russian-born ballerina and actress who was one of the Baby Ballerinas of the Ballets Russe de Monte Carlo, discovered by George Balanchine in Paris in the 1930s. Baronova’s first principal role was Odette in Swan Lake, partnered by Anton Dolin, which she performed at just 14 years old. Born in Russia, forced to flee to Romania because of the Russian Revolution her parents took her to Paris to study ballet at the behest of her dance teacher. From there Baronova traveled the world adored by all, retiring from dance to marry Cecil Tennant, Victoria’s father. Victoria Tennant is an Emmy nominated and Golden Globe nominated film and television actress. Best known for her role in the iconic TV mini-series The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, in which she appeared as actor Robert Mitchum’s on-screen love interest, Pamela Tudsbury, Tennant also starred with her former husband, Steve Martin in two of his films All of Me and L.A. Story. Miss Tennant will be appearing at the Miami Book Fair International November 16-23rd in downtown Miami at Miami Dade College. A conversation with actress and author Victoria Tennant on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Sunday, November 16, 8 pm ET. Tune in at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Wednesday, November 12, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds takes a look at war through the eyes of three authors who bring unique perspectives to the discussion. Joining Halli at her table is Brian Turner author of MY LIFE AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY, Janet Burroway author of LOSING TIM, and Helen Thorpe author of SOLDIER GIRLS. American poet, essayist, and professor, Brian Turner, won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award for his debut collection, HERE, BULLET, the first of many awards and honors received for this collection of poems about his seven year experience as a soldier in the Iraq War. The director of the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College, his breathtaking memoir MY LIFE AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY retraces that war experience in a humane, heartbreaking and expertly crafted work of literature. Janet Burroway is the author of eight novels and numerous plays, poems, and essays, including THE BUZZARDS, which went up for a Pulitzer and RAW SILK, nominated for a National Book Award. In her memoir LOSING TIME, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN AMERICAN CONTRACTOR IN IRAQ Burroway recounts the life and suicide death of her elder son, US Army Captain Tim Eysselick. Helen Thorpe’s journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, The New Yorker, Slate, and Harper’s Bazaar. She is the author of JUST LIKE US, a winner of the Colorado Book Award. In SOLDIER GIRLS, Thorpe shares the battles of three women soldiers at home and at war -- they part of the new breed of soldiers, the Soldier Girls who are now more than 15 percent of America’s armed services. In celebration of Veteran’s Day, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at the realities of war. Tune in live November 12, 3 pm ET online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. All of our guests will be appearing at The Miami Book Fair International November 16-23rd.
Politics is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 5, 3 pm ET when Halli welcomes to her table New York Times bestselling author and former Counsel to President Richard M. Nixon, John Dean, and author and one of the premier scholars on the United States Senate, Ross K. Baker. John W. Dean served as White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, and his Senate testimony led to Nixon’s resignation. In 2006, Dean testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating George W. Bush’s NSA warrantless wiretap program. He is the New York Times bestselling author of BLIND AMBITION, BROKEN GOVERNMENT, CONSERVATIVES WITHOUT CONSCIENCE and WORSE THAN WATERGATE. In his new book THE NIXON DEFENSE, Dean breaks new ground on what President Nixon knew about the Watergate break-in that was his undoing and when he knew it. Ross K. Baker is one of the premier scholars on the United States Senate. In his new book IS BIPARTISANSHIP DEAD? A REPORT FROM THE SENATE the Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University gives a sharp assessment of today’s legislative process, gleamed from his on-the-record interviews with a dozen Democrats and Republicans. The past, the present, the future of politics in America with two eminent men from the world of politics: John Dean and Ross K. Baker on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, November 5, 3 pm ET. Tune in online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.