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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...

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...

"I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" used to say Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz". Well, today we actually are: we're in Kansas City, shared between Kansas and Missouri, where we meet the guest of our interview. Gino Serra is the Italian Honorary Vice Consul here. Even in the Midwest area, Italians left their mark and continue to do that, as...

Browsing the web from Italy searching for everything Italian in the USA, attending as many meetings as you can we you go there, talking and chatting with everyone who has something interesting about the Italian community in America, you end up recognizing a few names that constantly recur. Only a few, who - is easy to understand - have dedicated th...

Lately, Detroit has been several times in the news that describe the relations between Italy and the United States. The merger between Fiat and Chrysler, the default of the city, the feared risk of closure of the Italian Consulate have often brought in the foreground the city that once was the richest in America, while today lives a difficult momen...