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Can We Fix It - Fridays @ 12pm EST

A leftist podcast that breaks down local issues for folks NOT in the know, hosted by former RI Representative, Moira Walsh and Jennifer Douglas.

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....

Up for Discussion...

Bill Gilbert
covid-19
Dan McKee
distance learning
General Assembly
RI Rank
schools

Can We Fix It: A. Black Friend

01/07/2022 - This weeks episode wrote itself. Literally. We went to bed one night and woke up in the morning and the whole episode was left...
January 7, 2022

Can We Fix It: Fa La La La F*cked Up

12/24/2021 - 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...
December 24, 2021
Can We Fix It: Houselessness

Can We Fix It: Houselessness

12/17/2021 - 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...
December 17, 2021

Can We Fix It: Healthy, Wealthy, and LIES

12/03/2021 - 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...
December 3, 2021

Can We Fix It: Black and (Matt) Brown Friday

11/26/2021 - 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...
November 26, 2021

Can We Fix It: Queens of Controversy

11/19/2021 - 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...
November 19, 2021

Can We Fix It: Invoice for Emotional Labor

11/05/2021 - 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...
November 5, 2021

Can We Fix It: The Decoder Episode

10/29/2021 - You guys asked and we delivered. After hearing that the Thunderdome episode required a “PhD in Rhody Twitter,” we decided to bring you a...
October 29, 2021

Can We Fix It: There Can Only be One Democrat

10/22/2021 - This week on can we fix it, we have facilitated a Democratic thunderdome. We organized representatives from each wing of the party to officially...
October 22, 2021

Can We Fix It: There Can Only be One Gubernator

10/08/2021 - There are a billion candidates but there can only be one GUBERNATOR. In this episode, we cover all the candidates for Governor: the good,...
October 8, 2021

Can We Fix It: Holding Progressivism for Further Study

10/01/2021 - Progressivism is a word that gets thrown around a LOT these days. This week, we are joined by our delightful producer Greg Brailsford and...
October 1, 2021

Can We Fix It: Back to the Races: LG Lite

09/24/2021 - We will give you a real policy deep dive on the LG race soon, but the Twitter beef overflowed and we just HAD to...
September 24, 2021

Can We Fix It: Back to the Races Part 1: Providence Mayoral

09/17/2021 - This week got HEATED. Turn your volume down cuz we get LOUD. We talk, once again, about the Democratic Party eating itself alive, cover...
September 17, 2021

Can We Fix It: So Much Sh*t to Talk, So Little Time

09/10/2021 - Ok, so Moira and Jen missed a few fun gossipy bits over the last few weeks. Sure, they could have just let these moments...
September 10, 2021

Can We Fix It: LEOBOR

09/03/2021 - This week, we wrap up our policing the police series with a fire interview with Senator Tiara Mack. Senator Mack teaches us what LEOBOR...
September 3, 2021

Can We Fix It: Policing in Providence: A Chat with Rep. Jose Batista

08/27/2021 - This week is part two of our three-part “Policing the Providence Police” special. This week, Jen and Moira sit down with former Executive Director...
August 27, 2021

Can We Fix It: Providence Problems?

08/20/2021 - This week we are joined by Harrison Tuttle of BLMRIPAC to talk about all things Providence. We get down into the nitty gritty historical...
August 20, 2021

Can We Fix It: Where’s the Beef?

08/15/2021 - Don’t tell your doctor, but this episode is FULL of political dessert. Jen and Moira took a week off, and boy, did things pop...
August 15, 2021

Can We Fix It: The 2021 Excellence in Politicking Awards

08/06/2021 - Join Moira and Jen, with special guest Steve Ahlquist from the MJW Amphitheatre as they award the best and worst (mostly worst) that Rhode...
August 6, 2021

Can We Fix It: Nobody Puts Tanzi in a Corner

07/23/2021 - This episode gets a little personal. Rhode Island progressives (the red-headed step children of the Democratic party) aren’t doing so great without adult supervision....
July 23, 2021

Can We Fix It: Nice Budget…Shame if Something Were to Happen to it

July 16, 2021
07/16/2021 - This weeks episode is all about that budget. We find out from senators and reps, Democrats and Republicans alike, what the budget winners and...
Can We Fix It: Brutality: Policing the Police

Can We Fix It: Brutality: Policing the Police

July 9, 2021
07/09/2021 - This week, Jen and Moira discuss the tragedy of police brutality within our state. They break down the police budget, talk about training inadequacies,...
Can We Fix It: Welcome to the Kimono Club

Can We Fix It: Welcome to the Kimono Club

July 2, 2021
07/02/2021 - This week, in honor of America and freedom, Moira and Jen took some artistic freedoms with this episode. This one is nothing but political...
Can We Fix It: I Don’t Wanna Die! I Just Wanna Ride My Bicycle.

Can We Fix It: I Don’t Wanna Die! I Just Wanna Ride My Bicycle.

June 25, 2021
06/25/2021 - Forget what you know about sharing the road. Jen and Moira are joined by Liza Burkin, bicycle activist, planner and organizer for PVD streets...
Can We Fix It: Affordable Housing on the Rocks

Can We Fix It: Affordable Housing on the Rocks

June 18, 2021
06/18/2021 - This episode is a special treat just for you. For the first time, Jen and Moira are recording together live from one location!! There...
Can We Fix It: Letting the Cat Out of the Baginski

Can We Fix It: Letting the Cat Out of the Baginski

June 4, 2021
06/04/2021 - Well, this is embarrassing you guys. Jen and Moira pride themselves on having their fingers on the pulse of Rhode Island politics. Which is...
Can We Fix It: F*ck Them Kids

Can We Fix It: F*ck Them Kids

May 28, 2021
05/28/2021 - In this episode, Moira and Jen talk toe popping. Specifically, how it is exactly that Providence public schools hired a freaky, foot touching, child...
Can We Fix It: Our Weirdest Laws

Can We Fix It: Our Weirdest Laws

May 21, 2021
05/21/2021 - This week’s episode is AMAZING. Jen and Moira sit down with Samuel Howard, Moira’s fellow graduate at Classical High School (GO PURPLE) and all...
Can We Fix It: Mediocre White Men

Can We Fix It: Mediocre White Men

May 14, 2021
05/14/2021 - Men. Can’t live with em’….that’s it…end of adage. Moira and Jen discuss the Mediocre White Men who are damaging their calm and making that...
Can We Fix It: The Sam Bell Episode

Can We Fix It: The Sam Bell Episode

May 7, 2021
05/07/2021 - This week they sit down with Senator Sam Bell to talk about VAN access, Providence schools, and the La Salle tax break. He breaks...
Can We Fix It: Politicians Are People Too, Guys

Can We Fix It: Politicians Are People Too, Guys

April 30, 2021
04/30/2021 - Even typed, they recognize how sarcastic the title sounds coming from Can We Fix It. But this episode, Jenn and Moira get real. They...
Can We Fix It: Get Inside the VAN, Kid.

Can We Fix It: Get Inside the VAN, Kid.

April 23, 2021
04/23/2021 - This week on Can We Fix It, Moira and Jen are joined by their favorite producer, one half of the amazing Uprise RI team...
Can We Fix It: Rounding Up Loose Ends

Can We Fix It: Rounding Up Loose Ends

April 16, 2021
04/16/2021 - This week, Jen and Moira tie up some loose ends from older episodes. They check in on the Republicans, chat about the OFFICIAL LG...
Can We Fix It: The Healthcare System

Can We Fix It: The Healthcare System

April 9, 2021
04/09/2021 - In what Moira describes as one of the darkest episodes in CWFI history, she and Jen are joined by Portsmouth Town Council members and...
Can We Fix It: Can WEED Fix It?

Can We Fix It: Can WEED Fix It?

April 2, 2021
04/02/2021 - 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...
Can We Fix It: The Rift Between Republicans and Democrats

Can We Fix It: The Rift Between Republicans and Democrats

March 26, 2021
03/26/2021 - In this week’s episode, Moira and Jen are joined by the House Minority leader, Blake Fillipi, and they try to find common ground with...
Can We Fix It: Why is Politics So Crusty?

Can We Fix It: Why is Politics So Crusty?

March 19, 2021
03/19/2021 - This week was busy…and tragic…and crusty as hell. Can We Fix It discusses Governor Dan’s newest fails, the old timey mentality of the state...
Can We Fix It: Checking in on the Republicans

Can We Fix It: Checking in on the Republicans

March 12, 2021
03/12/2021 - Those of you who are parents know that when toddlers are quiet, they are probably being incredibly destructive. Well, the Rhode Island Republicans are...
Can We Fix It: Activism

Can We Fix It: Activism

March 5, 2021
03/05/2021 - Democratic Committeeperson Jackie Goldman joins Jen and Moira to talk about getting involved. Jackie introduces us to a bill tracking app for political newbies...
Can We Fix It: The Jeff Levy Episode

Can We Fix It: The Jeff Levy Episode

February 26, 2021
02/26/2021 - Can We Fix It is joined by Rhode Island’s #1 trophy husband, Jeff Levy. Senator Gayle Goldin’s husband (who they’re told has his OWN...