This is the rundown for Radio Boston on November 29, 2021. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- The Friday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, used to be the holiday season's main shopping event, but with the rise of online shopping, Cyber Monday is now another day to snag deals on electronics, clothes, and pretty much everything as the holiday shopping season kicks into full gear. But as the pandemic rages on, supply chain issues slow things down, and inflation rises, is this Cyber Monday different from last year's? And how do you keep your information safe online? We discuss with Sucharita Kodali, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester, and Hiawatha Bray, tech writer for the Boston Globe.
- As Jewish families around the region prepare to mark night two of Hanukkah, a bill that would mandate the teaching of the religion's greatest tragedy sits on Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The legislation would require middle and high school students learn about the Holocaust and genocide. We discuss with Neema Avashia, an eighth grade history and civics teacher in Boston Public Schools, and Chris Mauriello, head of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University.
- We end our show with a remembrance of Phil Saviano. He was the founder of the New England chapter of SNAP, the Survivors' Network of Those Abused by Priests. He died on Sunday at 69, after a battle with gallbladder cancer. Phil Saviano was the whistleblower who played a pivotal role in exposing decades of predatory assaults by Roman Catholic priests in the United States. We bring you a conversation he had with with us on Radio Boston back in November of 2015, as part of our series on the movie Spotlight, the multiple Oscar-winning film which tells the story of the Boston Globe's 2002 investigation of what later became the world-wide clergy sex abuse crisis.
This program aired on November 29, 2021.