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As we already did with music, radio, religion, cinema, sport, literature, theater, consumerism and cuisine, today we analyze the relationship between Italy and the United States from the point of view of another fundamental paradigm for the last century: television.   We do this with a young Italian talent, Luca Martera: scholar, writer, director...

We rarely have true celebrities, admired and well known both in Italy and the US, in this column. We have met more than a hundred wonderful persons during this trip, from all of whom I learned a lot about so many interesting topics: people successful, dedicated, but today a true celebrity is with us. Still, she has welcomed us with the simplicity a...

There is a major city in the United States where the history of Italian emigration, very interesting and full of content, is undoubtedly embodied by a personality, universally recognized and appreciated. That city is Chicago, and the person who has been studying for a long time the Italian emigration and presence there, is Dominic Candeloro. We me...

Incontriamo John Viola a Washington, nella sede della NIAF. Fuori ci hanno accolto le due bandiere a noi più care, che simbolizzano ciò che da quasi 40 anni fa la National Italian American Foundation. Parliamo con un Presidente di 29 anni, e non possiamo non essere curiosi: il paragone con cosa accade in Italia è improponibile. Dobbiamo confessare...

Movies are a wonderful way to tell stories, and in the US many millions of people – either of Italian heritage or not – love to be told stories about and from Italy. That is why cinema is one of the most important tool of the promotion of our culture in America. Every year, hundreds of events involve the showing of an Italian movie somewhere in th...

Radio is a friend to carry with you everywhere: it keeps us company, informs us, entertains us. For the Italian-American community, for a long time it also has been a fantastic way to keep alive their link with Italy. The guest of our interview today is Tony Pasquale, who has been for many years a friendly presence via radio for many Italian Ameri...

Soccer is growing in the US, where generally sport has a critical role in the education of the young Americans.   As we think that this is one of the things Italy should import from the US, we're happy to talk to Stefano Radio, CEO and Co-founder of College Life Italia: a wonderful project made by Italians who now live in the US, that brings Ital...

We don't know how many of you know this, but there is a thing called "Passport Index" which ranks the passports of the world, based on their Visa Free Score. The higher the Visa Free Score, the better the Passport Power Rank. Italy is ranked third : not bad, right? Still, this is not why so many Italian Americans apply for their Italian passport: a...

Subito dopo la seconda guerra mondiale l'Italia era un Paese in grande difficoltà. Sollevati per aver lasciato alle spalle un terribile periodo, ma con una difficile ricostruzione davanti a loro, gli italiani contavano molte sacche di povertà e di grande disagio. Un Monsignore di origini irlandesi, Giovanni Patrizio Carroll-Abbing, prese l'iniziati...

In 1986 the Americans, always looking for new ways to measure competition in sports, invented a game for the top three shooters in the NBA, the "Three Point Shootout". During the All-Star Game week, the best shooters from afar were challenging each other with several series of shots from beyond the arc, with little time available and therefore unde...

As we're having a great time wandering all over the 50 States in search of Italian stories, our trip today stops by Portland, Oregon: we're far from the motherland, but that doesn't mean that there's no Italy, here in the Beaver State.   On the contrary, we're happy and grateful to meet our friend Tonya Russo Hamilton, who will help us understand...

The love for Made in Italy often comes from the admiration for the many wonderful things done in the past by the Italians. That's fine, but let's not forget the great things that nowadays Italy does in the world of innovation: and there are very good stories to be told. This time we want to talk about Italian Innovation not with a Silicon Valley h...