Listen to the radio commentary of Reverends Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III every Monday on WGBH (89.7 FM), on Boston Public Radio, now a podcast.

Rev. Irene Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist who writes for Huffington Post and Bay Windows. She is sometimes accompanied by Rev. Emmett G. Price III is a professor of music at Northeastern University, and the author of The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture.


06.17.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Phoenix Mayor Apologizes For Police’s Violent Confrontation With Young Family

06.10.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: A ‘Straight Pride’ Parade In Boston?

06.03.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Should Robert Smith’s Morehouse Philanthropy Become A Model For Student Loan Forgiveness?

05.13.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: We Have Never Reached The Status Of Integration In Schools

05.06.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: A Civil War Monument Is Dividing Martha’s Vineyard

04.22.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: When ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ Are Not Enough

04.08.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Cambridge’s N-Word Controversy Falls In Much Larger Context

03.18.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: The College Admissions Scam And Affirmative Action

03.11.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: All Revved Up: Boston Should Have A Memorial To Malcolm X?

03.04.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: All Revved Up: Navigating Michael Jackson’s Legacy After ‘Leaving Neverland’

02.27.2019 – Irene on the Boston Public Radio Bookclub:
‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’

02.25.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: All Revved Up: Can The Catholic Church Be Redeemed?

02.18.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: All Revved Up: Is The Catholic Church Irredeemable?

02.11.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: All Revved Up: Cambridge’s N-Word Controversy

02.04.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up:
‘He Is Out The Door’: Will Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Resign Amidst Racist Photo Scandal?

01.28.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: All Revved Up: Covington Catholic High School Teens A ‘Classic Case of White Male Entitlement’

01.21.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: ‘Green Book’ Presents A Whitewashed Version of History

01.14.2019 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: ‘Green Book’ Presents A Whitewashed Version of History

01.07.2019 – Irene on WGBH’sAll Revved Up: What Impact Will ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Have?

12.17.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Elizabeth Warren Had The Wrong Place, Wrong Time, Wrong Message

12.10.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Kevin Hart’s Non-Apology Apology

12.03.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: White Liberals ‘Downgrade’ Their Speech To Sound ‘Folksy’ To Minorities

11.28.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: What White Liberals Can Do To Fight Racism

11.26.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: In ‘Becoming,’ Michelle Obama Tells Her Own Story

11.19.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Should Black Churches Arm Themselves?

11.12.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Trump and Black Women in the Media

11.05.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Can the Catholic Church Redeem Itself?

10.29.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Do Houses of Worship Need Armed Guards?

10.22.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test ‘Gives Trump The Upper Hand’

10.15.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: We’re Still Reeling From Kanye’s Meeting With Trump

10.08.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: The Trumps Worry About Young Men In The Wake Of Kavanaugh

10.01.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Controversies Around Bill Cosby’s Sentencing

09.24.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Are We Going Through The Clarence Thomas Hearings Again?

09.17.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: The Catholic Church Fails To Act On Pervasive Sexual Abuse

09.10.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: How Are Catholics Responding To Latest Church Scandal?

08.06.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: How Do You Explain The President’s Insults To Children?

07.23.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans Announced Today That He Will Be Retiring

07.16.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Re-opening The Emmett Till Case

07.09.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Does God Have A Gender?

06.25.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: The Impact Of Shootings On The African American Community

06.18.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Sessions Uses ‘Terror Text’ To Defend Immigration Policy

06.11.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Boston’s New MLK Memorial

06.04.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Supreme Court Ruling On Baker And Same-Sex Couple Sets Up ‘God vs. Gay’ Narrative

05.02.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Did Larry Wilmore Go Too Far?

04.02.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: How MLK’s Anti-Poverty Message Has Been Sanitized | WGBH News

03.12.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: March Madness Will Generate A Huge Amount Of Money For the NCAA — But Not For Any Of The Players | WGBH News

03.05.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Could Arming Teachers Put Students Of Color At Risk? | WGBH News

02.26.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: The Cultural Significance Of ‘Black Panther’ | WGBH News

02.13.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: BPD Fumbles Black History Month Tweet By Honoring A White Man | WGBH News

02.05.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: The Dodge Ad That Tried To Use MLK’s Words To Sell Trucks | WGBH News

01.29.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: The Message Trump Is Missing In Jay-Z’s Comments | WGBH News

01.21.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: What The Pope’s ‘Slander’ Comment Means For Sexual Abuse Victims | WGBH News

01.08.2018 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Rev. Irene Monroe Breaks Down Cornel West’s Criticism Of Ta-Nehisi Coates

12.18.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Why Some Evangelicals Don’t Want To Be Called Evangelicals

12.11.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: A Spotlight On Racism In Boston

12.04.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Should Churches Practice Activism By Protesting Trump’s Immigration Policies?

11.27.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Celebrating The Life Of Della Reese

11.13.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Roy Moore Apologist Should Not Be Using The Bible To Defend Him

11.06.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: When Places Of Refuge Are No Longer Safe

10.31.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: One Year Since the Election

10.23.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: The Democratic Idealism Of Black Lives Matter

09.11.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Irene Monroe and Emmett Price discuss how religious leaders have reacted to the end of DACA.

08.21.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: The End Of Days Or Just A Solar Eclipse?”

08.14.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Trump Condemns Racism: Too Little Too Late?”

08.07.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: ‘Detroit’ Missed An Opportunity To Explore Black History”

07.31.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Should The N-Word Be Trademarked?”

07.24.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: What If The South Had Won The Civil War?”

07.16.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Does Bill Belichick’s Shirt Glamorize Violence?”

07.10.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: What to Make of Martha Stewart Using the N-Word?”

06.26.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Do Bostonians Think Their City is Racist?”

06.19.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: What Importance Does Cosby’s Career Have Now?

06.12.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: The Growing Influence Of The Religious Left

06.04.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: For Black Women, It’s Never As Simple As ‘It’s Just Hair’

05.22.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: All Revved Up: Why Mystic Valley’s Hair Extension Policy Is Wrong

05.08.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: Will Historically Black Schools Lose Important Funding?

05.01.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: Most Households Own A Bible, But Only Half Of Americans Have Read It

04.24.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: Why Did Aaron Hernandez Write ‘John 3:16’ On His Forehead Before He Died?

04.10.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: Theresa May’s Headscarf Comments Cause Controversy

04.03.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: Bill O’Reilly’s Comments About Rep. Maxine Waters’ Hair Were ‘Absolutely Rude And Disrespectful’

03.27.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: New York Museum Faces Protests Over White Artist’s Depiction Of Emmett Till

03.20.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: More Americans Than Ever Are Abandoning Religion

03.13.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: New Michael Brown Footage Is Eye-Opening, But Can It Change Minds?

03.06.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: All Revved Up: Can The Catholic Church Survive Much-Needed Criticism?

02.27.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: Pope Francis Tells Followers To Stop Living ‘Double Lives’

02.13.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: BPR Full Show 2/13/17: Politics, Space Savers, And A Grammy Win

02.13.2017 – Irene on WGBH News: Politically Charged Grammy Award Performance From A Tribe Called Quest Was ‘The Essence Of Hip-Hop’

01.30.2017 –  Irene on WGBH News: A Christian Exception From Trump’s Refugee Ban? Two Reverends Object

01.23.2017 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Don’t Pray For Donald Trump

12.12.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s In The Charleston Shooting Trial: Can Hate And Forgiveness Coexist?

12.5.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Prosperity Gospel, Politics and Private Jets

11.28.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Betsy DeVos Will Be Secretary of Education, But Her Background Raises Concerns

11.21.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: Mike Pence’s Not-So-Relaxing Night At The Theatre

11.14.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s All Revved Up: A Disastrous Opportunity

11.07.2016 – Betsy DeVos Will Be Secretary Of Education, But Her Background Raises Concerns Irene Monroe on WGBH News.

11.21.2016 – All Revved Up: Mike Pence’s Not-So-Relaxing Night At The Theatre Irene Monroe on WGBH News.

11.14.2016 – All Revved Up: A Disastrous Opportunity Irene Monroe on WGBH News.

11.07.2016 – One Day More Irene Monroe on WGBH News.

10.31.2016 – Are Boston Police Equipped To Deal With Mental Illness? Irene Monroe on WGBH News.

10.24.2016 – Is Donald Trump Having An Effect On Public Morality? WGBH News.

10.10.2016 – In St. Louis Presidential Debate, No Mention Of Race. Irene Monroe on WGBH News.

10.04.2016 – Serena Williams Speaks Out About Race in 2016, “Just because you’re a superstar and well-known, it doesn’t make… you immune to driving while black,” said Reverend Irene Monroe.

09.29.2016 – Irene Monroe: When It Comes To The Black Vote, Trump Has ‘Nothing To Lose’

09.19.2016 – All Revved Up: Is A Vote For Hillary A Vote For Obama’s Legacy?

09.12.2016 – What Is The Johnson Amendment And Why Is It Sending Trump To Heaven?

08.08.2016 – Irene on “Why Is Trump Polling Lower Than A KKK Leader Among Black Voters?”

08.03.2016 – All Revved Up: This is the New Civil Rights Movement, Says Irene Monroe

07.25.2016 – LISTEN: Would A ‘Pope Francis Catholic’ Help Or Hurt Clinton In The White House?

07.06.2016 – Alton Sterling’s Death Represents A Cultural Problem.

06.27.2016 – Rev. Irene Monroe discusses the implication and legacy of politically charged speeches like the one actor Jesse Williams made at the BET Awards.

06.20.2016 – ‘O.J.: Made in America’ Contextualizes The Juice | Rev. Irene Monroe on WGBH News

06.13.2016 – BPR: Reverend’s Irene Monroe and Emmett Price joined us to discuss the tragedy in Orlando.

06.13.2016 – “All Revved Up: LGBTQ Clubs Are A Sacred Space”

05.09.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Tupac Shakur’s Message For Donald Trump”

04.11.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “Pope Watch: Love and Marriage”

04.04.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “North Carolina And The Folly Of Legislating Behavior”

3.28.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Moral or Monetary? Georgia Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill”

3.21.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Is Cornel West Right To Criticize President Obama”

3.14.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “Anti-Semitic Chants Haunt Newton North Basketball Game”

3.7.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “Reverend Irene Monroe: Democratic Debate In Flint Was Pandering To African-Americans”

02.29.2016 – Irene on All Revved Up: WGBH’s “Chris Rock Oscars”

02.22.2016 – Irene on All Revved Up: Pope Approves Use Of Contraception For Zika

02.1.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “Black Votes Matter: Hillary vs. Bernie In Iowa”

01.25.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “Oscars White-Out Is The Perfect Storm”

01.18.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “On MLK, Deconstructing The Debates, And Syrian Refuges In Jordan

01.18.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “Martin Luther King: Flawed and Human”

01.13.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: When Will Donald Trump Denounce Islamophobic Robocalls?”

01.04.2016 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Cosby Charged” 

12.23.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up:Why Mormons Love Star Wars”

12.14.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Justice Scalia Reveals A Larger Problem With Race In Academia”

12.7.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Why The Black Community Won’t Call For More Guns”

11.30.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Laquan McDonald”

11.23.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “Donald Trump: Equal Opportunity Offender”

11.16.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Terrorism Has No Religion “

11.9.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Mizzou Controversy Is The Product Of A Racist Climate”

10.28.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: Cancerous Meat, Maura Healy, and All Revved Up”

10.19.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “Thoughtful Prayers and The Huxtables ”

9.21.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “Will Pope Francis Address Racial Justice During His Visit to the United States?”

9.14.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Bernie Sanders, Pope Watch, and Straight Outta Compton”

8.31.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “Does Donald Trump’s Religious Sincerity Matter?”

8.10.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “Ferguson Anniversary: A Step Ahead, And A Way Forward”

8.3.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “Civil Rights on the Funny Pages”

7.28.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up About the Death of Sandra Bland”

7.20.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up About Mayor Walsh’s Vatican Visit, The Confederate Flag and Franklin Graham”

7.13.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “How Well Did We Know Atticus Finch?”

7.6.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Flags, Cops and Papal Visits”

6.29.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: President Obama’s On A Mission”

6.22.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “Revs Talk About Way Forward After Gov. Haley Calls For Confederate Flag Removal”

6.15.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up: Mothers Turn In Sons, Former NAACP Leader Resigns, And Vatican Debates Climate Change”

6.1.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “All Revved Up About St. Francis X. Cabrini And the Pope”

5.18.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “Two Reverends Process The Moral Complexity Of The Tsarnaev Verdict”

5.11.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: Is ‘Negrotown’ Smart Satire Or Just Off-Key?”

5.4.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: How Close Is Boston To Another ‘Freddie Gray’ Moment?”

4.27.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: Finding Your Roots, Or Burying Them?, ‘All Revved Up’ Takes On Ben Affleck”

4.20.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Loretta Lynch Nomination Hold-Up, Scrutiny For Another North Charleston Cop”

4.13.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: The Death of Walter Scott, Hillary Clinton’s Faith, Pope Watch”

4.6.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Jesus Christ’s Politics, the Moynihan Report, Pope Watch”

3.30.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: Reacting To The Shooting Of A Police Officer in Roxbury, Plus BLM Video”

3.24.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Starbucks Takes A Shot At Race, Was It A Hit Or Miss?”

3.16.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: From a Patty’s Day Breakfast Post-Mortem To a Post-Papacy Pizza Party”

3.9.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Selma March”

3.2.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: The Civil Rights Legacy of AG Eric Holder”

2.23.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: ‘Selma,’ Malcolm X, Pope Watch”

2.20.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Why the ‘Selma’ Soundtrack Deserves an Oscar”

2.20.2015 – Irene on Basic Black’s “Rediscovering Black History Month in Color”

2.20.2015 – Irene on Basic Black After the Broadcast: Malcolm X for a New Generation”

2.20.2015 – Irene on Basic Black After the Broadcast: Malcolm X for a New Generation”

2.11.2015 – Irene on “The Ferguson Protests: The Christian Faith, Race Relations, and Civic Order” (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

1.26.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: Racial Profiling on Campus: ‘Every Black Man is a Suspect’”

1.19.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: Would Dr. King Approve of the I93 Blockade?”

1.19.2015 – Emmett featured in Watertown News Article, “Martin Luther King Celebrated at Watertown Unity Breakfast”

1.5.2015 – Irene on WGBH’s “BPR: Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III Talk About Late Sen. Edward Brooke”