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The official podcast of Uprise RI. A Rhode Island progressive podcast that aims to educate those on all sides of the political spectrum covering social justice and human rights issues that affect everyone. Tune in every Monday as reporter Steve Ahlquist and host Greg Brailsford discuss the week's political news and go in-depth on important topics.

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The official podcast of Uprise RI. A Rhode Island progressive podcast that aims to educate those on all sides of the political spectrum covering social justice and human rights issues that affect everyone. Tune in every Monday as reporter Steve Ahlquist and host Greg Brailsford discuss the week's political news and go in-depth on important topics.

    Taxing the Rich + Pollution at the Port of Providence

    Taxing the Rich + Pollution at the Port of Providence

    In this packed episode, we debate why taxing the rich is totally fine, how the Port of Providence facilitates environmental racism, and why are RI law enforcement agencies including the Department of Corrections utilizing facial recognition software?

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Debating the Minimum Wage and Cannabis Legalization

    Debating the Minimum Wage and Cannabis Legalization

    In the first episode of our all-new format, we debate the pros and cons of cannabis legalization, raising the minimum wage, and touch on a whole bunch of other topics. We argue for popular positions, unpopular positions, and try to expose multiple perspectives on these important issues.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    The Legalization of Cannabis in Rhode Island

    The Legalization of Cannabis in Rhode Island

    Join us as we discuss the ongoing process of legalizing marijuana in the ocean state, and the monumental positive effects this will have on the state budget, the justice system, policing, and more. We chat with Cherie Cruz and former Senate candidate for District 37, Maggie Kain from Yes We Cannabis RI on how current policy has harmed so many and the benefits that will come from legalization.

    • 57 min
    Healthcare and Health Insurance, a Conversation with Dr. J. Mark Ryan

    Healthcare and Health Insurance, a Conversation with Dr. J. Mark Ryan

    On this episode, we chat with Dr. Ryan about the need for Medicare for All, skyrocketing medical costs, and how the health insurance industry scams its customers. Plus, Steve and Greg review the most interest billing introduced by the RI Senate over the past week.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Abortion Isn't Healthcare? Plus, Our Hero + Villains of the Week

    Abortion Isn't Healthcare? Plus, Our Hero + Villains of the Week

    In a shocking move last week, Senate leadership and the Senate as a whole refused to acknowledge that an abortion bill related to healthcare. We chat with Senator Bridgett Valverde, who made the [defeated] motion to move her abortion bill to Health and Human services. Plus, we introduce our new feature: the hero and villains of the week. Don't miss it!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Bills of Note at the Statehouse + COVID-19 From a Kid's Perspective

    Bills of Note at the Statehouse + COVID-19 From a Kid's Perspective

    With a powerful slate of progressives now in office, many bills to help the people of Rhode Island are finally being introduced in the General Assembly. We discuss the most notable among them, plus we hear from a Kindergartener and a 4th grader on what school life has been like over the past year. An interesting interview you don't want to miss!

    • 1 hr 23 min

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Michellemybell222 ,

Absolutely the best!

Such a great podcast! Very informative about local politics. Highly recommend.

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