Boston Public Radio on Phil Saviano

Boston Public Radio, WGBH [Boston MA]

November 29, 2021

By Jim Braude and Margery Eagan

[Note from BishopAccountability: Click on “Read original article” and scroll down to hear the 11-minute interview of BA co-director Anne Barrett Doyle about Phil. The interview opens with a wonderful clip from Phil’s remarks in accepting SNAP’s Pioneer Award in 2015. Here’s a link to the YouTube video of that powerful speech. The clip played by Boston Public Radio occurs at the 26:30 mark in Phil’s speech.]

Gov. Charlie Baker discussed why testing is not more widely available across the state, his efforts to create a single QR code showing proof of vaccination, and his dissatisfaction with the state legislature’s delay in spending the American Rescue Plan Act money. Baker is the governor of Massachusetts.

The Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III reacted to the conviction of Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers last week. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist, the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail and co-host of the All Rev’d Up podcast. Price is the founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston, the inaugural dean of Africana studies at Berklee College of Music and co-host of the All Rev’d Up podcast.

Keith Lockhart mourned the loss of composing giant Stephen Sondheim, who died on Friday. He also previewed Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops performance. Lockhart is conductor for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and will be leading the Boston Holiday Pops this season, which starts Dec. 2 and runs through Christmas Eve.

Anne Barrett Doyle shared memories of Phil Saviano, a survivor of clergy sexual abuse who played a large role in bringing the story to the public, who died on Sunday. Doyle is the co-director of, an online library tracking global clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.