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 discuss the recent challenges facing Joe Biden and what it might mean for him. Plus, it’s nothing in comparison to Donald Trump, who managed to get elected President despite the things he’s said. Then, they speak with Dan Abrams, web entrepreneur and TV presenter, about the college admissions scandal, if Biden’s dilemma relates to the Anita Hill at all, and how women and people with influence can help change the public’s perception for better or worse. Also, what does the recent movement on healthcare mean for us?
Barbara and Nicole talk about the recent Mueller report and how it’s actually more of the Barr report, the Trump administration’s enemies list and his desire for TV ratings, and the treatment of immigrants at the border. Then, the Senator speaks with Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis about the state of her state and the important message we've sent in challenging times.
Barbara and Nicole discuss Devin Nunes' Twitter lawsuit, how the children of Politicians are swept up in these conversations, and Trump's affect on the free press and the events in New Zealand. Then, Nicole talks with Ethan Todras-Whitehill from Swing Left and later Robert Reynolds of Vote Tripling as she looks at how we can bolster the makings of a more democratic republic by voting!
Barbara and Nicole go over recent prison time Paul Manafort is facing, the legal issues of “no collusion”, and the recent ban of the Boeing 737 Max. Then, the Senator speaks with Congressman Raul Ruiz about their long friendship, challenging the President’s executive orders, the energy drain of the impeachment process, and cracking down on the cost of prescription drugs.
Barbara and Nicole talk about Trump’s hyper apparent transgressions that people seem to consistently overlook despite their obviousness. Then, Nicole talks with Academy Award winning director Rayka Zehtabchi about her film, “Period. End of Sentence” and the work that went into getting it made, plus the difficulties women face worldwide in dealing with how people view them and their periods.
Barbara and Nicole go over the hearing of Michael Cohen and what the information he revealed means for Donald Trump. Plus, new background check legislation is headed to a vote but how will it fare in the Senate? Then, they speak with pollster and political strategist Celinda Lake about key issues driving 2020 and the groups we need to win over in order to win the election.
Barbara and Nicole go over the continuing hilarity that is Donald Trump and his desire for the Nobel Peace Prize. Plus, what does it mean now that Bernie is in the race again? Then, Senator Boxer speaks with 2020 Presidential Candidate Julián Castro about the race he’s running, his life story and how it influences him, his message for young voters, and how to turn a loss into learning.
Nicole and Barbara address the possibility of utilizing technology now to act on fixing climate change, furthering more effective gun control legislation, Then, Senator Boxer speaks with Planned Parenthood President, Dr. Leana Wen about their past, present, and future and the fact that they’re still in the fight for their lives 45 years after the Rowe v Wade decision.
Barbara and Nicole re-cap the State of the Union and what Trump's words mean for America. Plus, the mounting evidence against so many in, and out, of office when it comes to sexual assault and how we can better help victims. Then, Nicole talks with Guster's Adam Gardner about Reverb and their mission to make the world a better place through environmentalism in tandem with their tours.
Senator Boxer and Nicole speak with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about the challenge of the Government shutdown, the unification of their caucus, the importance of organizing via outside mobilization and helping to open up Government, and the changes she sees now with her second time being Speaker. Then, Barbara and Nicole give their thoughts on a potential Howard Schultz bid for President. And what it means if he runs as an Independent versus the more approachable message from someone like Kamala Harris. Also, how is Trump harming us on the National stage?
YOU can be an active participant in what is happening right now to help re-open the Government. Finally, Mitch McConnell is coming out of his shell and returning to politics despite Trump's continually unpopular wall forcing the Government shutdown. Trump is bringing a separation amongst the people that we have no control over, one that shouldn't be highlighted in a SOTU speech.
Democrats are starting to announce their run for President, what is the landscape going to look like in the coming months? Plus, just how much does Trump want to be in control and how much control does Russia have over him? Then guest Rose Kapolczynski joins to talk about her long friendship and work alongside Barbara and how candidates affect the voting mindset in myriad ways.
Barbara and Nicole discuss Trump’s recent speech and remarks about “the wall”, his false claims about immigrants and security, and the continuing government shutdown. Plus, the recent push for gun control and stronger background checks! Then, Nicole talks with Ragtag founder Brady Kriss about her tech start up that deploys volunteers for campaigns and movements, including March For Our Lives.
Barbara and Nicole welcome in 2019 with what they’re hopefully for in the future, and address both the immigration issues we’re facing and the subsequent Government shutdown. Then, they speak with communication strategist and public opinion researcher Mark Mellman about what we can expect to see both publicly and politically in the New Year.
Barbara and Nicole close out 2018 by talking about the difficulties women are still facing in the country and around the world, Betsy DeVos' rescinding of school protecting minority students, and the lame duck slump. Then, New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen calls in to talk about being a role model to young girls, how she came to New Hampshire and got involved, and the complications of Trump's actions in Syria.