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Mary Nichols

18 Podcast Episodes

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The Bishop's Bridge Poisoning Case - Mary Nichols - Pt 1

Morpeth Moments

Email from a listener: ‘What is it about Maitland women and their love of strychnine?’ ‘The Bishop’s Bridge story is interesting in that Sarah Nagle, store-keeper of West Maitland, was also involved in the Burton/Keep poisoning case, 16 years later. There was a witness in the Police court hearing that said that he had seen Sarah Nagle and Mary Nichols over his fence on the day before he found his dog poisoned. Sarah Nagle nee Keep was William Henry’s Keeps aunt’.On 27 December 1866, Mary was brought before the West Maitland Police Court and charged with having administered poison to the water cask of Terence O'Brien at Bishop's Bridge. The case came to trial on 23 October 1867 and Mary was found guilty on the lesser charges. She was "sentenced to be imprisoned in Sydney gaol for the space of 18 months".WARNING: Listener discretion is advised as this story contains information that informs accusations of animal cruelty.References:Trove newspapers: https//trove.nla.gov.auMusic: Lone Harvest & This House: Kevin McLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0Email: marleneduncan@live.comFacebook group: Morpeth Moments


3 Jun 2021

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Mary Nichols on California's Climate Leadership and Biden's 'Inflection Point'

Political Breakdown

Scott and Marisa discuss the growing spectacle of the recall campaign, including John Cox stumping with a live bear and Caitlyn Jenner's interview on Fox News. Then, former California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols joins to discuss how she arrived in California, working for Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger, how Joe Biden has followed California's lead on climate policy and the potential for ongoing collaboration with China on lowering emissions.


6 May 2021

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Episode Two: Climate Dialogues with Jerry Brown: Featuring Mary Nichols

Climate Dialogues with Jerry Brown

In episode 2, Mary Nichols, the former Chair of the California Air Resources Board and Institute Vice Chair, joins Institute Chair Jerry Brown to discuss carbon markets, low-carbon transportation, and California climate policy. Over a career spanning more than four decades, Mary Nichols has played a pivotal role in shaping California’s environmental and climate policy, following her training as an environmental lawyer.


17 Mar 2021

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Mary Nichols - "When We Listen Longer"

Everyday Peacemaking

This week on the Everyday Peacemaker podcast, Mary Nichols offers a beautiful reminder that the greatest peacemaking work any of us can do starts within, with the inner work we do as we move toward a place of peace within our own bodies.


15 Mar 2021

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Mary Nichols: A Climate Champion’s Legacy

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Mary Nichols is not a household name, but she arguably has done more than any other public official to reduce America's carbon pollution. As she puts it, “I took on the one topic that everybody agreed was really important, but they didn't know what to do about, and that was air pollution,” Nichols first served as chair of California's Air Resources Board, or the Air Board, from 1979 to 1983 in Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown's first term. When she returned to the job, almost 25 years later under a Republican governor, the board had evolved into a much more powerful and important player, in what had become an urgent struggle against climate change. The Board played a crucial role, for example, in exposing the Volkswagen “Dieselgate” scandal. “The Air Resources Board and our engineers are the ones who uncovered the fraud and figured out how it actually worked,” she recalls, “and we immediately brought in the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and in turn, the Department of Justice.” More recently, Nichols has been busy battling the Trump administration’s attempt to water down California’s fuel economy rules -- which often become national standards because of that state’s big car market. “It's about the merits, it’s about getting the results and the environmental benefits,” Nichols says, “but it's also about protecting California's right to set standards because that has been time and time again the one tool that we the people as a whole have had to really force progress on the part of the industry.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


5 Jan 2021

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Big Decisions in Air Quality Regulations, with Mary Nichols

Resources Radio

In this week's episode, guest host Richard G. Newell talks with Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board and an environmental lawyer with prior experience at the US Environmental Protection Agency and in the California state government. Nichols and Newell discuss what comes next when a new law is "ready to be interpreted" and what it's like for a lawyer to bring some of the first cases under a new statute, regulating environmental health in a cost-effective way, the viability of carbon pricing and market-based policies, and how recognizing that global systemic injustice contributes to pollution is critical to identifying environmental solutions.This episode continues our month-long spin-off series, “Big Decisions: The Future of US Environmental and Energy Policy.” For this series, which will air in our same Resources Radio time slot every Tuesday in October, RFF President Richard G. Newell and RFF Board of Directors Chair Sue Tierney will share guest-hosting duties; they will talk with leading decisionmakers, analysts, researchers, and reporters about the big decisions that will impact US environmental and energy policy in the years to come.References and recommendations:"All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions to the Climate Crisis" edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson; https://www.allwecansave.earth/Octavia Butler; https://www.octaviabutler.com/work"Squeeze Me" by Carl Hiaasen; https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/558233/squeeze-me-by-carl-hiaasen/


19 Oct 2020

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California Climate Policy: A Conversation with Mary Nichols

Columbia Energy Exchange

Mary D. Nichols has been called “the most influential environmental regulator of all time.” As chair of the powerful California Air Resources Board, she has pioneered several landmark climate initiatives, including the state’s cap-and-trade program, and worked to set stronger automative emission standards, triggering a pitched battle with the Trump Administration as it seeks to roll back Obama-era fuel economy standards and take away California’s ability to set its own pollution rules. In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff is joined by Chair Mary Nichols, the chair of CARB since 2007, a position she also held from 1979 to 1983. Over a career as an environmental lawyer spanning nearly a half century, Mary Nichols has played a key role in California and the nation’s environmental policymaking. In Mary’s extensive career as an environmental lawyer and policymaker, she founded the LA office of the Natural Resources Defense Council as a senior attorney, served as Executive Director for the Environment Now Foundation, served as the Assistant Administrator of Air and Radiation in the Clinton Environmental Protection Agency, worked in private practice, among many other distinguished roles. Mary is a graduate of Yale Law School and serves on the faculty at the UCLA School of Law.


15 Jun 2020

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Open Forum: The Current Situation in America with Mary Nichols and Super Joe Pardo

The Indie Pod Podcast

[svp]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-xPMeA7F7k[/svp]Open Forum: The Current Situation in America with Mary Nichols and Super Joe PardoAlways trying to bring the community together Super Joe and Mary Nichols hosted an open forum to discuss everything that is currently happening in America and how we got here.Connect with Mary Nicholshttp://www.fuseboxradio.co/Connect with Super Joe PardoSuperJoePardo.comJoin our facebook group: IndiePodCon.com/groupRegister today and get 10% off your Indie Pod Con 2020 ticket with offer code: ippShop for your favorite podcaster swag: IndiePodCon.com/shopEpisode 66

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3 Jun 2020

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Living in Harmony // Conversations with Kate+ | with guest Mary Nichols

St. James' in the City

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. So how are we doing? Join me as we ask Mary Nichols, California’s #CleanAir Warrior.


12 May 2020

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Thucydides' Pursuit of Freedom: A Conversation with Mary Nichols

Liberty Law Talk

In this Liberty Law Talk, Mary Nichols discusses her new book, Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom, which explores the idea of freedom in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War. This work, which Thucydides offered as a possession for all time, permits us, Nichols observes, to consider the manifestations of freedom in both cities and individuals.


12 Jan 2020