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 are staying safe from the California fires, but our hearts to go out those suffering through them and the many evacuations. They also speak with Christine Pelosi to get an update on all the impeachment goings-on to distill the facts and follow all the incoming information. Then, they speak with #VoteProChoice co-founder and CEO Heidi Sieck about the upcoming 2019 election and why it’s so important not to just keep our focus on 2020 but take action to make change now for pro choice decisions!
Nicole and Barbara are talking about the problems we’re having with Trump and big oil, Republicans continuing to obstruct justice, and the success of their recent PAC event! Then, the Senator talks with Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of Policy Link, about their program advancing racial and economic equity, the principles of designing real programs so we are prepared to take them to the big stage when the opportunity presents itself, and keeping hopeful in seemingly hopeless times.
Barbara and Nicole are recapping the most recent Democratic debates. Who were the standouts and who were the weak links? Plus, Trump's insanity continues. Then, Barbara speaks with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who represents the 3rd Los Angeles County Supervisional District. She discusses her childhood acting career, leaving Hollywood for Law and Politics, and being the only openly gay member of the CA assembly and state Senate.
Barbara and Nicole consider the vote on the impeachment inquiry and how Donald Trump is running out of moves to combat his never-ending bad decisions. Then, Kathy Spillar joins them to talk about her work as the Executive Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation. How have the history of women’s rights affected our present and what must we do to create true equality in the future?
Impeachment is on everyone’s minds. But first, the flip flopping of Lindsey Graham, Trump not standing up against China, and Then, fellow PodcastOne host, comedian, and writer Brad Jenkins talks to Nicole about his show, “Fired Up”, getting to know candidates on a personal level not just a policy level, how to get non-voters involved, and the best approach for young voters.
Barbara and Nicole talk with Christine Pelosi about the recent trouble Trump has gotten himself into and what impeachment proceedings look like as the House moves forward. Then they talk with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo about Speaker Pelosi’s responsibility in moving toward impeachment. Plus, celebrating international voter registration day and a very funny upcoming Boxer PAC event!
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.