INTERVIEWS  

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...

Used, as we are, to study the impact that the American consumer society had on we Italians here in Italy, it is interesting to understand how it influenced our compatriots who had emigrated there in America, and whether and how they have in turn played a role in it. To do so, we are meeting Prof. Simone Cinotto, author of a very interesting book t...

The testimonies of Italian emigration to America (and to the world) are not just in the cities and in the countries where the lives of those who left developed after they landed. Even in Italy there is a (yet too small) network of museums regarding this topic, with an excellence standing: the Regional Museum of Emigration Pietro Conti in Gualdo Tad...

The 70's have been an important decade among the Italian Americans: a renewed sense of pride for their heritage grew through the community, and important organization were founded. One of these is NOIAW, the National Organization of Italian American Women. Aileen Riotto Sirey, Ph.D., is one of the founders and Chair Emerita of this beloved institu...

The United States have many Little Italy, not only in the larger and most famous cities. One of these less known is in San Diego, where the activities related to our country have a protagonist who, together with the community, represents Italy passionately and tirelessly. His name is Roberto Ruocco, and he explains us how even in Southern Californi...