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Can We Fix It
A leftist podcast that breaks down local issues for folks NOT in the know, hosted by former RI Representative, Moira Walsh.
Dec 2, 2022
The Final Episode
What's kickin' chickens? It's been a wild ride these last two years but now it's time to say our goodbyes. In this episode, Jen and I cover the disastrous general election business. We scold volunteers and voters alike (as is our salty way) and then we take a lovely stroll down memory lane to discuss our favorite moments from the Can We Fix It podcast. All salt and cynicism aside, it has been our pleasure to bring you the best and worst stories from the General Assembly. We are eternally grateful that you continued to tune in, episode after episode, to hear our takes on what's going on in RI politics. Please continue to be good to each other, remember to be a good neighbor and please for the love of God VOTE. We hope you enjoy this final installment. We miss you already. The post The Final Episode appeared first on Uprise RI.
1 hr 6 min
Oct 7, 2022
Primary Results: Salty Edition
Welcome back! We've been away for so long! It's time to tell you all our favorite thing: we were right! About a bunch of different races. We were also very wrong about some others. Tune in to hear us get salty about races big and small across the state. The post Primary Results: Salty Edition appeared first on Uprise RI.
Sep 2, 2022
This week Moira and Jen make their predictions for the winners of some key RI races. They talk about who should win, who WILL win, and why. Tune in to see if you agree with their choices and to see how close they are to being right in just a few short weeks. The post The Bracket appeared first on Uprise RI.
Aug 19, 2022
The RI Democratic Party is Falling
This week, we give you some insight into how the campaigning process works for incumbents, and why it's not going well for them this year. Jen and Moira also cover the list of people fined by the Board of Elections for campaign finance violations (yes we know we're hypocrites) and explain the audacity of some of these expenses. Tune in and enjoy the weird and wild ride. The post The RI Democratic Party is Falling appeared first on Uprise RI.
Jul 8, 2022
Things Women Aren’t Allowed to Do With Their Bodies
Well, it's time we talked about the rules around here. Being a woman means there are things you cannot do with your body, and in this episode Jen and Moira cover as many of those things as possible so that you can be sure you're being a woman the "right" way. We cover everything from Roe v Wade being overturned to the sinful twerking of a sitting senator. Sit down, pour a drink and learn the list of things women should not be doing today. The post Things Women Aren’t Allowed to Do With Their Bodies appeared first on Uprise RI.
Jun 24, 2022
Back to the Races: Morgan vs. Douglas III
This week, we sit down with the most amazing woman ever to run in Senate district 34, Can We Fix It's very own, Jennifer "The Volpinator" Douglas. We discuss her priorities once elected, why she blows the competition Elaine Morgan out of the water, and what she would do if she were ever the Dictator of Rhode Island. This episode is a little late, but it's absolutely worth your time. Pour yourself a glass of champagne and tune in to Can We Fix It. The post Back to the Races: Morgan vs. Douglas III appeared first on Uprise RI.
May 27, 2022
Fuck Your Thoughts and Prayers
This week's episode hits a little different. There are no jokes, no co-host, no witty banter. The episode is shorter than most, and sadder. This week, Moira talks candidly about how hard it is to live in a country that cares more about the rights of gun owners than it does the rights of children to go to school without fear. This week is about reminding ourselves and our listeners that it doesn't HAVE to be this way, but rather, living in a country with a mass shooting event every week is a distinct choice that is being made. This week, we don't ask for subscribers or patrons or for you to testify at the Statehouse…but rather this week our question is "How?" How do we carry on waking up, packing our lunches, and heading off to work knowing that we as a society have decided that 19 dead kids is just "business as usual?" Unfortunately, we have no answers for you, but you should tune in anyway. The post Fuck Your Thoughts and Prayers appeared first on Uprise RI.
May 20, 2022
Nothing But Dessert
This week we have a bunch of delicious political dessert stories so we hope you saved room. We talk about the gubernatorial race, the Democratic party trying to fundraise off of Roe V. Wade and of course, the WPRI investigation into Rep. Carlos Tobon. Tune in to catch up on all the delicious details in this week's Can We Fix It. The post Nothing But Dessert appeared first on Uprise RI.
Apr 29, 2022
Back to the Races, District 62
This week Jen and Moira sat down with General Assembly candidate, Kinverly Dicupe. They play dictator of Rhode Island, they learn about what lead her to local politics and the hour honestly just flies by. Tune in to hear why she should be the next representative of Pawtucket and/or dictator of our small state. The post Back to the Races, District 62 appeared first on Uprise RI.
Apr 22, 2022
This week Jen and Moira are joined by Lisa Peterson COO of Victa, an organization paving the way for mental health and drug rehabilitation services. They discuss budget values, the data around harm reduction locations, and why this is EVERYONE'S problem. Tune in for a powerful, yet still funny episode about why we should ALL care about harm reduction. The post Safe Sites appeared first on Uprise RI.
Apr 1, 2022
Are You Big Mad?
This episode Moira and Jen circle back to the people they made BIG mad last week. A few apologies are doled out and they both admit to being wrong about a few things (don't get used to it). They also break out the tin foil hats to talk about whether our Governor and the head of ILO group are the same person and whether one or both of them is going to jail. Tune in for a wild ride this week. The post Are You Big Mad? appeared first on Uprise RI.
Mar 18, 2022
Reverse Psychology Republican
Whenever it gets too quiet, you have to assume that the State House Republicans are up to some wild stuff. Jen and Moira cover the list from weird tweets to measuring everything in BGUs, tune in to find out what the State House Republicans are doing lately. The post Reverse Psychology Republican appeared first on Uprise RI.
Feb 25, 2022
Sitting Down with Lenny Cioe (Back to the Races)
This week Jen and Moira continue their "Back to the Races" series as they sit down with Senate District 4 candidate, Lenny Cioe. We ask Lenny all the burning policy questions that you NEED the answers to. Once again, CWFI has it's finger on the pulse of political activity. Tune in, pour yourself a cocktail, and enjoy the ride. The post Sitting Down with Lenny Cioe (Back to the Races) appeared first on Uprise RI.
Feb 11, 2022
Sitting Down with Cynthia Mendes
This week Jen and Moira sit down with Senator Cynthia Mendes and ask your possible future LG all the burning questions you need to know. Tune in to discover who she REALLY wants to win, what her post-election plans are and so much more. The post Sitting Down with Cynthia Mendes appeared first on Uprise RI.
Jan 28, 2022
This week Jen and Moira cover a wide range. Starting with women in the work-froce. With Dr. Alexander Scott resigning, it's worth having a conversation about what women can be expected to tolerate in the American workforce and why they shouldn't have to. They also cover Dan dan the forgettable man, and his latest stupid blunder and check in on the houselessness crisis (hint: it's not going great). Tune in, pour a drink, and find out what we're pissed about this week. The post Working Women appeared first on Uprise RI.
Jan 21, 2022
Are You High??
Jen and Moira clear up the rumors about which of them is running for Langevin's abandoned seat, they list the 400 dudes who they will be in competition with, and they also read you a spicy excerpt from Ramon "Porn tabs" Perez's sexy new sci-fi book. This is an episode you are not going to want to miss. The post Are You High?? appeared first on Uprise RI.
Jan 14, 2022
Dessert Served First
This week, Moira and Jen had a lot of political dessert to catch up on so we served it first. We cover everything from twitter beef to Session floor fights and so much more. Then we round out the episode with the newest RI Rank rankings for your local legislators. Tune in and catch up on all the "important" stuff. The post Dessert Served First appeared first on Uprise RI.
Jan 7, 2022
A. Black Friend
This weeks episode wrote itself. Literally. We went to bed one night and woke up in the morning and the whole episode was left for us like a gift with a beautiful bow. For Christmas this year, Rep Patricia Morgan gave us one of the best tweets ever written. Seriously, Jen and Moira consider themselves to be pretty funny and they could never on purpose write something as funny as what Patty wrote by ACCIDENT. Tune in to enjoy the absolute DEVASTATING burns from the furthest corners of the internet. The post A. Black Friend appeared first on Uprise RI.
Dec 24, 2021
Fa La La La F*cked Up
Welcome to Moira and Jenn's drunken holiday spectacular! It was as much of a shit-show for us as it will be for you. We play a round of drunken dictator of Rhode Island and go off on wild side tangents for your enjoyment. Just remember, you literally asked for this. Tune in today. The post Fa La La La F*cked Up appeared first on Uprise RI.
Dec 17, 2021
In this week's episode we talk about the elephant in the room: covid burnout. With many Americans still living without healthcare, and the medical community taking both a physical and emotional beating, the health of Rhode Islanders and Americans at large is on the minds of many. In this episode Jen and Moira talk about how dire things are getting and how poorly this portends for the future of our healthcare system and those who depend on it. This is a dark and depressing, but ultimately really necessary and overdue episode. Pour a stiff drink and try not to get too sad for this week's episode of Can We Fix It. The post Houselessness appeared first on Uprise RI.
Dec 3, 2021
Healthy, Wealthy, and LIES
In this week's episode we talk about the elephant in the room: covid burnout. With many Americans still living without healthcare, and the medical community taking both a physical and emotional beating, the health of Rhode Islanders and Americans at large is on the minds of many. In this episode Jen and Moira talk about how dire things are getting and how poorly this portends for the future of our healthcare system and those who depend on it. This is a dark and depressing, but ultimately really necessary and overdue episode. Pour a stiff drink and try not to get too sad for this week's episode of Can We Fix It. The post Healthy, Wealthy, and LIES appeared first on Uprise RI.
Nov 26, 2021
Black and (Matt) Brown Friday
This week Jen and Moira talk about the new Governor's poll numbers. They talk about what NOT to do with ARPA money and how specific you have to be with our state's politicians. They introduce us to a depressing new game and Moira gets to do her very favorite thing: tell everyone she was right. Make a leftover turkey sandwich, tune in and find out who is definitely not going to be your next Governor. The post Black and (Matt) Brown Friday appeared first on Uprise RI.
Nov 19, 2021
Queens of Controversy
They're baaaaaaaaaack. And saltier than ever. This week Jen and Moira are reunited and it feels so good. They talk about their past criminal activity, their futures in politics, TOLLY, and the McKee/MgGee story that genuinely seems too weird to be true. Pour a drink, tune in, and welcome back your two favorite salty broads. The post Queens of Controversy appeared first on Uprise RI.
Nov 5, 2021
Invoice for Emotional Labor
Guys we're done. And in true Can We Fix It fashion, we're blaming the right people: YOU. This is a breakup. And not the kind where we spare your feelings by saying it's not you, it's us. It's not. It's definitely you. As women, we have done unpaid emotional and physical labor our entire lives. And because we're women, we've been making like 80 cents on the dollar. Well, not today, Satan. We talk a big game about socialism, but today? Today we are capitalists baby, and our emotional invoice is going out to you. This last year has been a wild ride, and if you want that ride to keep on chugging; then it's like the old adage says, "Gas, grass, or ass. Nobody rides for free." Ok, scratch that. DO NOT try to offer us a hot date in lieu of what we really want: money. Pony up. Can We Fix It is playing HARDBALL today. The post Invoice for Emotional Labor appeared first on Uprise RI.
Oct 29, 2021
The Decoder Episode
You guys asked and we delivered. After hearing that the Thunderdome episode required a "PhD in Rhody Twitter," we decided to bring you a decoder episode. For those of you who are long-standing fans of the pod, a lot of this will be a review. For those of you just getting into Rhode Island politics, this episode should serve as a good cheat sheet into the who's who of the ocean state's politicos. We cover everything from the newest gubernatorial candidate, to the latest twitter beefs broiling. Grab a drink, put on your finest kimono and saddle up for one wild ride. The post The Decoder Episode appeared first on Uprise RI.