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.
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How many days of sanity have we had since Trump took office? His protecting the swamp rather than draining it seems to have no end. Then, Barbara and Nicole talk to former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards about how to get women involved in voting and their communities to encourage them to use their voices at the polls. Plus, the necessity of having a woman on the 2020 ticket.
Barbara and Nicole are catching you up on the Impeachment vote and Romney’s historic move to stand up against a President of the same party. And how does Trump command the cultish response he did at the SOTU? Then they speak with Richard Ben-Veniste about the state and legality of Trump’s presidency and his complete lack of leadership and ethics. They also speak with Angela Lang of BLOC, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, about getting communities involved in voting and ensuring their voice matters and how we can affect change via building relationships with our neighbors.
Impeachment hearings continue! How is the Republican Senate rationalizing giving Trump such a pass and why is Mitch McConnell always on the moral losing side? Then, Nicole talks to Nebraska’s Democratic Party Chair and founder of the non-profit Bold Nebraska, Jane Kleeb about her new book, “Harvest The Vote” looking at how Democrats can win in rural America and the importance of reaching the people and voices there that we might typically neglect.
It’s impeachment-palooza! With a Ken Starr connection, how do the Trump and Clinton impeachments compare? It’s also affecting purple state senators. And how are Democrats letting the little things distract them? Then, Swing Left’s “How We Win” podcast hosts Steve Pierson and Mariah Craven join the show to talk about their show and how action is the best solution to anxiety as well as strategies for 2020.
It’s a Boxer Podcast Double Header with two exclusive scoops from our most trusted colleagues! First, they speak with journalist and author David Corn about the vulnerabilities of our elections to Russia and what we need to do to limit their interfering. Then, they talk to Senator Ben Cardin about Trump’s recklessness with Iran and how we need to show restraint moving forward.
The Boxers are back! Fresh from vacation, Nicole is bringing us the top things you will and won’t see in Paris. Also, let’s talk about Trump’s bizarre behavior in his statement on Iran. Then, they speak with California Representative Anna Eshoo about Trump’s rash decision despite the lack of an imminent threat that got us into this trouble in the first place. Are there parallels between this and the Iraq war in our desire to get involved? Plus, her thoughts on the articles of impeachment.
Happy 2020 to all our Boxer Podcast listeners! This week, screenwriter and organizer Allison Begalman sits down with Nicole to talk about her work, how she got started, bridging the gap between activism and entertainment, and how Hollywood is having a few different conversations.
Happy Holidays from the Boxers! Today we chat with United Dwelling CEO Steven Dietz about his innovative approach to quickly and meaningfully addressing the housing crisis in California via ADU’s, accessory dwelling units. Learn how he came to his unique solutions and how they can be replicated and used across the country.
The House has impeached Donald Trump. Nicole and Barbara are giving their reactions and analyzing how the Republican party has fully given themselves to him regardless of his wrong doing. Then, Nicole speaks with filmmaker and director Janice Engel about her documentary, "Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins" and how they discovered her story, her life changing work for others, and the challenges and rewards of piecing together such a story.
The hearing for the articles of impeachment is on, so what will that mean for us and for Trump? It can't be reiterated enough how critical 2020 is, not just to unseat Trump but to flip the senate. Then, Barbara and Nicole speak further with former CA Rep. George Miller about the impeachment proceedings, his 40 years in the House, and the power of Nancy Pelosi.
Barbara and Nicole catch us up on the continuing impeachment process and the seriousness of Trump’s misdeeds. Plus, Nancy Pelosi’s powerful position in opposition to him and Biden’s new ad taking him down. Then, they talk with Matt Littman who wears many hats when it comes to politics. He’s a speechwriter, pundit, campaigner and most recently the executive director of 97%, an organization dedicated to passing smart gun reform that amplifies the voices of gun owners who want gun reform.
It's Thanksgiving! And Barbara and Nicole want to celebrate with you. What are you thankful for? But before that, let's breakdown the impeachment hearings. Plus, a flashback interview with Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi!
Big impeachment breakings have the Boxers talking with Mueller, She Wrote and The Daily Beans podcast creator, A.G., about what this means for the President and Republicans and how to effectively move forward with further impeachment proceedings. Plus, how Robert Mueller’s tactics and report helped paved the way for future juries to potentially prosecute him as a private citizen.
Barbara and Nicole address the recent shooting at Saugus High School and how the Republicans hope we stay numb to tragedy. How can we drive young people to the polls to change this and put a stop to the NRA? Then, activist, commentator, and campaign organizer Karine Jean-Pierre joins Nicole and Barbara to take a look at the 2020 field and what it’s going to take to bring people to the polls and start a new movement. The two primary focuses are the issues and getting Trump out of office.
Barbara and Nicole are recapping the recent election and how this paves the way for hope in 2020. As the Democrats say, “when people vote, we win.” Plus, Donald Trump and the Republicans effort to discredit Nancy Pelosi with “stupid” comments. Then, they speak to Congressman Jared Huffman about the progression of the US pulling out of the Paris Accord and the ongoing impeachment pursuit of Trump. Plus, his work now representing the district Barbara did while she was in Congress.