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With the exception of Louis Zamperini in 2014 "Unbroken", it has been almost impossible to find Italian American positive characters in the Hollywood storytelling of last decades. While Italian Americans have proved their talent and their hardworking attitude with an exceptional positive contribution to American society, economy, culture in any pos...

Genealogy undoubtedly is an important part of how a big number of Italian Americans relate to their Italian roots. As time goes by, the distance between today and the mass migration era between XIX and XX century grows bigger and bigger. This means that grandparents and parents are leaving this earth, the memories of those who are still with us bec...

During the years of mass emigration from Italy to the US, one of the peculiarities of the Little Italies all over the US definitively was the street market. Many used to spend several hours on the street: people would work hard, start their small business, socialize with other "paisanos", meet friends and maybe future spouses, get a life away from...

In our interviews we often celebrate an Italian American who has had success in a part of the US, has achieved fame for his or hers accomplishments, represents with pride the Italian American community. Well, this time we have two of them, in a single person. Tony Lo Bianco has had a long, successful career. He has won awards, he has been a star fo...

Every time I speak with a member of the Italian American community, what impresses me most is the reference to the region of his/her family comes from. I find it interesting as it explains very well how strong the sense of belonging to the local community is, when we speak about a quite young country such as Italy. As a matter of fact, Italy is th...

One of the personalities I recently interviewed asked me if I wanted to look for Italian traces in every one of the 50 States. I answered that maybe I would have, and started to think about the one State where maybe it would have been more difficult to do that. Maybe Hawaii, I thought. But then no: Italians have been and are everywhere in the world...

In our discovery of new points of view from which to analyze the relationship between Italy and the US, today we want to talk about Sister Cities programs. There is an American institution, called "Sister Cities International", which takes care of these aspect of how the US partner up with other countries. So we are happy today to have as our gues...

I'm starting to see a pattern, a wonderful, very interesting pattern, in discovering that very often behind a cultural organization that celebrates Italy somewhere in the US, there's a force of nature embodied by an American woman of Italian heritage, proud of being both Italian and American. Italian American women have always been celebrated less...

For our 100th interview (happy birthday to us!!) we talk about a documentary that will be aired in two parts: the first two hours on February 17th at 9 P.M.EST and the second two hours a week later on February 24th at 9 P.M. EST. The documentary is called "The Italian Americans" and, in our honest opinion, will be a milestone for the Italian Americ...

Innovation in America has always been synonymous with Silicon Valley, but recently Harvard surpassed the legendary Californian area regarding the biotech industry: indeed, thanks to a new huge campus dedicated to entrepreneurship that will rival that of MIT, the Boston/Cambridge area is likely to become the main center of attraction of investments...

The promotion all over the world of the Italian system, crucial for such a rich country that can offer so much to the world, has definitely been improving in these last few years. This is one of the cases where the crisis has had the effect of developing creativity, cutting where it had to be done, and watch a new leadership growing. We have alrea...

During my last trip to the US, thanks to my good friends Roberta and Robert DiBiase I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful Italian American woman, who is a true icon for the community in New Jersey: Gilda Rorro Baldassari. I found very interesting and important to start this new year offering our readers the story of this proud Italian personal...