The Boxer Podcast with Barbara and Nicole Boxer
Summary: A United States Senator for twenty four years until 2017, also served in the U.S. House and on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. She is known as a pioneer for women and a champion for the environment, human rights, civil rights and economic fairness. She is now speaking on current issues across the country and is a volunteer for a political action committee she founded called Pac For A Change.
Barbara and Nicole take a look at how Democratic rallies and campaigns can combat Trump, as well as how homelessness in California is becoming a shared political topic. Then, they talk to sisters Dianna and Julia Cohen about their work with the Plastic Pollution Coalition in helping to eliminate single use plastics, plastic pollution worldwide, and helping to protect our oceans. And what are some simple steps you can take to help toward reducing our global use of plastics? Learn more at plasticpollutioncoalition.org.
Barbara and Nicole take a look at the damage from Hurricane Dorian and its impact. Plus, preparations for the Democratic Primary debates. Plus, new bills on gun control and the Senate’s duty in helping to pass them. Then, friend and documentarian Michael Nash joins Nicole to talk about his film, “Climate Refugees” and what changes he’s seen since its production ten years ago. Most people are unaware of how much the entire planet needs the help of the U.S. Just how big is our human impact? And can we expect a sequel?
Barbara and Nicole are looking at hurricane Dorian and how climate change plays an important role in our disasters and in the 2020 campaign. Plus, Trump’s plan to rule by chaos and a global movement prediction that’s come true. Then, Nicole speaks with Amanda Nguyen, CEO and Founder of “Rise” and the author of Sexual Assault Survivor’s Bill of Rights. They address the work Rise is doing to help assault survivors and how our current mindset is aware of sexual assault but is still willing to let it happen.
Barbara and Nicole discuss how we need to deal with China, the fires in the Amazon, more Brexit drama. Then, Helena founders Henry Elkus and Sam Feinburg join to talk about how they are working toward creating global change through partnerships and innovation with important tips on how you can become active.
Nicole and Barbara talk about the flip flopping of Lindsey Graham, who could go toe to toe with Trump, and Beto’s time at a gun show. Then, they speak with Jaime Harrison who is running for Senate in South Carolina in 2020. He discusses his time as the chair of the Democratic party in his state, his desire to move from behind the scenes to the political front line, the downfall of Lindsey Graham, and how to win trust in the state.
Barbara and Nicole discuss upcoming possible gun control legislation, the GOP dragging their feet hoping people will forget, the Democratic candidates time in Iowa, and Stacy Abrams’ return. Then, they talk to Professor Joyce Vance about her work as an attorney, the legality and constitutionality of the Trump administrations dealing with immigration, what Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide means for the continuing legal fight ahead, and possible ways to pursue impeachment.
Barbara and Nicole reflect on the recent mass shootings and how Donald Trump has played a role in bolstering hate speech and acts of violence. How will the Democratic candidates react to help show us who they are? Then, they speak with California Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks about Democrats being outcome focused, our responsibilities to our issues and getting people to vote, and what we can do to reach young voters.
Barbara and Nicole are on vacation...but there ain't no rest for those who have Democratic debates to cover! Who were their standouts, who might be dropping off, and what does the future look like for a 2020 blue tsunami?
Barbara and Nicole go over the recent testimony by the special council Robert Mueller and what it means for both Democrats and Republicans. Christine Pelosi calls in to give her play by play on how his testimony will affect Donald Trump and what moves Democrats can make. Then, they strategize what efforts can be made in 2020 to take down Trump.
Barbara and Nicole talk about the size of the blue wave we’re going to need to turn the tides in 2020 and Trump’s recent remarks distracting the public from the atrocities at the border and the allegations against Jeffrey Epstein. Then they’re joined by friend and director of the Lawrence B. de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History, Natalie Fousekis to talk about the history of women in politics and elections. Is there a difference how women interact in politics on a national or local level? Learn how to get involved and why it’s important to help add to the voices of women in the history of politics.
Barbara and Nicole are talking about the nightmare of Jeffrey Epstein and William Barr’s shady behavior. Plus, how a charity event at the Trump golf course is making all this worse. Then, Comedian Kathy Griffin joins them in studio to talk about her new film, “A Hell of a Story” and the insanity resulting from the President trying to ruin her life. How did she manage to keep her sanity and stay true to herself when under assault by the President of the United State and fight for free speech while still bringing the laughs?
Happy 4th of July! Barbara and Nicole recap their thoughts on the first Democratic debates and discuss who came out ahead and who lagged. Plus, how Trump is trying to make the holiday about him and the chaos at the border. Then, they flashback to their October conversation with Presidential Candidate Cory Booker and their discussion of the midterm elections and how that will affect the 2020 field.
Barbara and Nicole prepare for the first few rounds of Democratic debates. With these many candidates over two nights, it’s a bit like speed dating. Who would you want to go on a second date with? Plus, the pressure being put on the Trump administration over the treatment of people at our borders. Then, they talk to political consultant Jim Margolis about their history together, working on Barbara’s campaign in 1992, his thoughts and predictions on 2020, and the surge of young voters we should see turning out in the future.
Barbara and Nicole chat about Trump’s reelection campaign launch and Hope Hicks’ fiasco. Plus, the increase in pollution thanks to the current administration’s EPA and Joe Biden’s recent campaign road bump. Then, they speak with POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci about the state of California Politics, especially as it affects farmers and immigrants. It’s good for Gavin Newsom when Trump slams California as Democrats continue to fight back. And her thoughts on the 2020 field.
Barbara and Nicole discuss the importance of documentarians and organizations like Global Witness and their role in social and environmental justice, including stopping the exploitation of natural resources and people. Then, Nicole talks with Global Witness CEO about this in depth and her work with the company and how we can take responsibility and stop unwittingly participating in this exploitation.