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 remember Sen. John McCain and his life’s work and the importance of reaching across the aisle. Plus, they look at the primary returns and what we can expect in the midterms. Then, the Senator talks with Attorney General Xavier Becerra about the places Republicans seem to be intentionally rolling back important progress. Nicole’s Hot Race talks with Mike Levin who is taking on Diane Harkey to replace Darrell Issa’s soon to be vacant seat.
Barbara and Nicole discuss the recent decision to roll back coal emission restrictions and what that could mean for our lives and our health and how who we elect matters to these important decisions. Plus, the Manafort sentencing. Then, the Senator talks with former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Nicole's Hot Race talks to The Young Turks co-host and producer Ana Kasparian .
Barbara and Nicole talk about the primary race results in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Vermont and the progressive turns we’re seeing with candidates like Christine Hallquist. Plus, Omarosa’s big reveals on Trump. Then, the Senator and Nicole speak with Jamie Raskin, representative of Maryland’s 8th district and Nicole’s Hot Race talks to Stephany Rose Spaulding and her race for Congress in Colorado’s 5th district.
Barbara and Nicole about the historic numbers of women running in 2018 and what it could mean for our Country moving forward. Then, The Senator talks with Georgia Gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams about her fight for her state. Nicole's hot race speaks with documentarian Kimberly Reed and her new film, "Dark Money".
Barbara and Nicole talk about the Blue Wave and how it won’t mean anything if people don’t show up to vote. Then, the Senator talks with American Bar Association Hilarie Bass about the challenges of reuniting children with their families at the border and the difference between male and female lawyer’s experiences. Nicole’s Hot Race talks to Tatiana Matta who is running against Kevin McCarthy in CA’s 23rd Congressional District.
This week Barbara and Nicole talk climate change before they are joined by the President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Ilyse Hogue. They talk about why it is so important for women to have the right to choose. Then hear Nicole's Hot Race talks with Katie Porter about her campaign in Orange Couty, CA.
Barbara and Nicole go over the latest Trump/Russia debacle as well as the ongoing difficulty of getting immigrating children reunited with their parents. Then, the Senator talks to journalist Michael Isikoff to get more clarification on what Trump’s blunders and backtracking on Russia mean for our Country. Nicole’s Hot Race talks with challenger Andrew Janz who is running against Devin Nunes in California.
Barbara and Nicole discuss Trump's recent Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and what it might mean for Roe v Wade. Then, Senator Boxer talks with Representative Adam Schiff about the horrors we see when children are separated from their parents at the border and that not much of this will end so long as Congress does nothing about it. Nicole then focuses on women's reproductive rights with Civia Tamarkin about her new film, "Birthright."
Barbara and Nicole reflect on the nations birthday as they discuss what the 4th of July means to them. Then, the Senator talks to women's rights attorney Marcia Greenberger about the work and history of getting representation for women throughout history. In the hot race this week, Nicole talks to Dr. Hiral Tipirneni who is running in the 8th Congressional District in Arizona.
Barbara and Nicole sit down and go over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ taking her place as the Democratic giant slayer, Democrats needing to win with unity and authenticity, and the recent Supreme Court rulings. Then, Senator Boxer speaks with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts on Trump’s impending Supreme Court Justice nominee and the potential of reversing Roe v Wade and how to effectively fight back. Nicole’s Hot Race speaks with Debra Halaand, who could make history if she wins and become the first Native American woman in Congress.
Barbara and Nicole recap all the difficulties we’re seeing at the border and talk with friend Christine Pelosi about the importance of following the money and not losing our compassion. Then, Senator Boxer speaks with Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon to talk about doing what’s right when no one else is willing to stand up and do it. Nicole’s Hot Race talks with Erin Vilardi, founder of VoteRunLead, about women running for seats and not sit in dysfunction.
Barbara and Nicole catch up on their eventful weeks and the importance of denying freedom to NO ONE. Then, the Senator talks with author Ana Marie Cox about her podcast and her work and addressing our differences without arguing. And Nicole speak with Dr. Nadia Hashimi who is running for the House in Maryland's 6th Congressional District and the assault we're under from the Trump administration.
Barbara and Nicole wrap up Super Tuesday and the outlook of California in November. Then, Barbara talks with Historian and author Douglas Brinkley about History's affects on his work and its effect on today's politics. After, Nicole talks to co-founder of March For Our Lives, Charlie Mirsky about the importance of young activism.
Barbara and Nicole talk about their upcoming FX TV show and the importance of teaching character. Then the Senator talks with former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes on his time in the White House and his take on the state of the Nation today. Then Nicole talks to Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety in America.
Barbara and Nicole tackle Russiagate as Trump takes a page out of “How to Be a Dictator”. They also discuss the optimism of the incoming Blue Wave. The Senator also talks with Senator Barbara Mikulski about the importance and history of women in Congress and what their future looks like. Then, Nicole’s Hot Race focuses on Cindy Axne and her race for Congress in Iowa’s 3rd district and her grassroots approach.