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 address the dangers of our less-than-do-nothing congress and living in a post Facebook leak social world. Then the Senator talks to journalist and commentator E.J. Dionne about their history together and the challenge in reaching Trump supporters. Then Nicole talks to Leslie Cockburn about her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives for Virginia's 5th district for the 2018 midterm elections.
Barbara and Nicole catch us up on the Iran fiasco, as well as the "Tale of Two Michaels." Then, the Senator talks to the incomparable Suze Orman about how she built her empire and her new podcast. Nicole's Hot Race brings us into the world of Elissa Slotkin who brings us additional insight as a former CIA Officer now fighting for Michigan's 8th Congressional District.
Barbara and Nicole wrap up recent events involving Trump and the drama with his doctors. Then, Senator Boxer speaks with Dr. John Gartner about the question of President Trump's mental health and his ability to serve. And Nicole talks to challenger Katie Hill who is running against Steve Knight in California.
Comedian and activist Chelsea Handler joins Barbara and Nicole to talk about the importance of getting active, voting, and participating in today's issues. Then, Nicole talks with Headcount.org's founder Andy Bernstein about why registering to vote is so important if you want to make real change.
Barbara and Nicole spend a moment reflecting on the life of former first lady Barbara Bush before discussing Trump’s love of people who love him. Then the Senator talks with comedian and political humorist Will Durst about Conor Lamb’s victory in the Pennsylvania special election. And Nicole's hot race focuses on Massachusetts Democratic Congressional candidate Daniel Koh and the importance of his family’s immigrant story to his campaign.
Barbara and Nicole round-up the news of Paul Ryan’s not seeking re-election and an incoming “blue wave”. Then Senator Boxer talks to former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks about our current Russiagate scandal and the raid of the office of Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. Then Nicole talks with Representative Eric Swalwell about his must race win in congress this cycle.
Fight Back welcome Senator Chris Murphy and House challenger Lauren Underwood to the show but first Nicole and Barbara look at Ivanka Trump’s attempted Planned Parenthood bribery and the state of Donald Trump’s cabinet. Then, Sen. Chris Murphy and Sen. Boxer talk about his being one of the youngest Senators serving currently, social changes being lead by young people, President Trump’s empty promises, and how gun violence is going to affect him and Republicans in upcoming elections. Plus, House challenger Lauren Underwood talks to Nicole about her candidacy in Illinois as the first progressive woman of color to run this race.
Barbara and Nicole Boxer fight back, going over Rick Santorum's response to the kids who march for their lives. Then, Senator Dianne Feinstein joins Senator Boxer to talk about the march, her career fighting for gun control, and Donald Trump’s empty promises. And this week's Hot Race has Nicole Boxer talking with EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriok about her work to get pro choice Democratic women elected to office.