INTERVIEWS  

The story of Sabato Rodia needs to be known by every Italian, wherever they live. When he built the Watts Towers, Rodia achieved something very unique. That must have been why the Beatles decided to put him on the cover of their famous Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, together with other famous and celebrated people: he's the one on upper rig...

I've done almost 160 interviews in this exciting adventure discovering wonderful people who have described us so many different aspects of how Italy and the United States perfectly match together. I am always happy and glad when I meet young Italians born in Italy who had their success in the United States. They are the proof that Italy needs more...

In our journey to discover Italy in the 50 states, today we dive between the Delta Italians, our compatriots who with great effort and sacrifice settled in the wide area of the delta of the Mississippi River, which gives its name to the Magnolia State. The adventures of the Delta Italians described by Paul Canonici's books are intriguing and instru...

This February falls the one hundred year anniversary of the recording of the first Jazz song album ever recorded "Livery Stable Blues ", in the history of music. It was an Italian, James Dominick "Nick” La Rocca, who had this honor.  To celebrate this controversial artist, whom the great Renzo Arbore told us about when we met him, we speak with Mic...

Baltimore has a very lively Little Italy, and a promotion center that does a lot of interesting and important things to represent and promote what's Italian in "The city that reads", as once somebody nicknamed it. The President of this Promotion center is a young successful Italian very proud of his roots. We're thankful to Gianni Andracchio for...

As you all know, in our interviews we try to stay as far as we can from politics. It is a very sensitive topic, and We the Italians is completely impartial and unbiased, on both sides of the ocean. This is fundamental to understand the approach we are using regarding the topic of this interview, as to say the relation between Mussolini and the Unit...

Our virtual tour all around the United States today brings us to Atlanta, Georgia. The Peach State is not among the places with a huge history of Italian emigration back from the first years of the XX century, but there's a lot of Italian business going on, and a couple of new Italian institution coming soon in 2017.   Our guest today is Ryan Kur...

It is not easy to gather the Italian Americans in national organizations. They tend to be part of local ones, but to have them together in something bigger is not easy. This interview is about one of the few national Italian American organizations, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, and its very active President, Basil Russo. Basil is a gen...

The 2016 Presidential elections give us the opportunity to talk about the political behavior of the Italian Americans through their experience, from the first days to these years. It is a very interesting topic, which we address by meeting with one of the most prominent experts about this topic, Prof. Stefano Luconi. Watch out, this is going to be...

St. Louis hosted for 30 years Rita Levi Montalcini, who worked here at the science that gave her the Nobel Prize. But this is not the only Italian trace in the city of the Show Me State. When you get to Marconi Avenue, in The Hill, St. Louis' Little Italy, you start to understand that not every Italian neighbourhood in America has disappeared or re...

In the United States there are 144 places named after Columbus: cities, towns, lakes, rivers, provinces, villages, townships, counties and of course the District of Columbia. America also has more than 200 statues, busts, monuments, memorials, bas reliefs dedicated to him; while it's impossible to count paintings and other artworks. Nevertheless, i...

Delaware has a nickname that says everything: it is called the "First State". This is just one of the things we talk about with the guest of this new interview. Our friend Richard A. DiLiberto, Jr. is one of the major personalities of the Italian American community in Delaware.   Let's discover what he does to represent this wonderful community,...