A leftist podcast that breaks down local issues for folks NOT in the know, hosted by former RI Representative, Moira Walsh.
The Sam Bell Episode
This week they sit down with Senator Sam Bell to talk about VAN access, Providence schools, and the La Salle tax break. He breaks down the biggest issues in a nice digestible way and hits hard at Democratic leadership so be sure to pour a drink, tune in, and learn something!
Politicians Are People Too, Guys
Even typed, they recognize how sarcastic the title sounds coming from Can We Fix It. But this episode, Jenn and Moira get real. They do a lot of joking, but even they recognize the need for more civility in this world. This episode is all about growth. They talk about the curse of the State House, the propensity to treat our elected officials like crap, and the wholly predictable yet depressing consequences. Pour a stiff drink, guys, cuz this one is a little dark.
Get Inside the VAN, Kid.
This week on Can We Fix It, Moira and Jen are joined by their favorite producer, one half of the amazing Uprise RI team and all around good dude, Greg Brailsford. It’s a bit of an angry episode, with plenty of political vegetables and plenty of complaining. Be sure to stay to the end for some juicy tidbits and catch up on ALL the Uprise content ASAP. Pour a drink, pull up a seat, and ENJOY!
Rounding Up Loose Ends
This week, Jen and Moira tie up some loose ends from older episodes. They check in on the Republicans, chat about the OFFICIAL LG pick, and we review what’s going on with the RI [Act On] Climate act. They give props to politicians who are doing their jobs and DRAG the ones that aren’t. Tune in, pour yourself a drink, and find out the endings to some of the cliffhangers of past Can We Fix Its.
The Healthcare System
In what Moira describes as one of the darkest episodes in CWFI history, she and Jen are joined by Portsmouth Town Council members and healthcare advocates, Linda Ujifusa and Dr. J. Mark Ryan. They explain what we need to know about single payer healthcare and demonstrate how broken our current system is. Pour a STIFF drink cuz this is a little TOO real.
Can WEED Fix It?
Get your lighters and your Pearl Jam band tee shirts, we're talking about the wonderful world of weed. Jen and Moira are joined by cannabis advocate and friend, Maggie Kain. They talk about their personal experiences, the upcoming weed legislation rolling around the house, and what they would do if we were the dictators of the devil's lettuce. Tune in, don't be a narc, and enjoy the ride.
If you live in or love RI, you need to listen to this
I came upon this podcast by chance yesterday at 5am and I’ve listened to all the episodes since. It’s a brand new podcast with a brand new podcaster. But what Moira brings is a sincere and experienced perspective that completely falls in line with everything I have suspected that is happening in RI. I’m very excited to see how it evolves from here.
Ive become very politically engaged since 2016 (as many have) and listen to all the political podcasts (Crooked Media, NPR, Axios) and have learned a great deal about federal level politics. But without a poignant RI news media source I trust, I’ve been in the dark on RI politics - where I have lived all my 40 years. Well not anymore 😊 Thank you for what you guys are doing here.
Informative and Relatable
I recently discovered Moira's podcast and I find it incredibly helpful in keeping up with local/state politics. And, I'm gonna go ahead and directly address the 1/5 start review: What the **** is this "humanist progressive agenda" you're talking about? If curse words offend you then you're the reason supporters of the Democratic party remain so ineffectual and unrelatable. Straighten your tie and sit down, please.
Moira has personal and professional experience she shares with us in a way that your average, passionate, politically engaged person would. Give it a listen and decide for yourself.
The lack of professionalism in speaking about important issues for RI is astounding. Casual discussion is great but this lacked substance, focus, and was high schoolish in making fun of people. I found nothing here that impressed me and despite Walsh being a former state rep, she came across as profoundly unable to engage in coherent discussion.
For me, this doesn’t do anything meaningful to present a humanist progressive agenda in a positive light. It’s a black eye to the cause to turn the RI Democratic Party into an actual party of the left. It makes us look foolish.