INTERVIEWS  

Cleveland and Ohio have a great history of Italian emigration, perhaps not celebrated as much as it should be, as is often the case with Italian American communities that do not reside on one coast or the other. In Cleveland there is a beautiful Little Italy, still vibrant and buzzing, and our today's guest has her office right there. Angela Spital...

One of the problems in the United States is the enormous debt that weighs on the shoulders of those who choose to study medicine and related disciplines. It is a wonderful and lucrative career, but one that starts with a very large sacrifice that is repaid with years of expenses while one is not yet at the top of the profession. Our guest for this...

For me, the Carabinieri Corps has always been a symbol of the respect owed to the Italian institutions: and I am not the only one in Italy to believe so. It is always a pleasure, therefore, to be able to host a Carabiniere on We the Italians. This very welcome occasion is thanks to an exhibition that will be hosted by the UN Secretariate building i...

This new interview is particularly dear to me for three reasons. The first is that it tells how even young Italians can be guided to learn about the sacrifice that thousands of American heroes made to liberate Italy. The second is that very often I get suggested interviews that are not exactly in the flow of this column, which explores new and spec...

Boston and the State of Massachusetts have always been fundamental in American history but also in the narrative of Italian emigration and presence in the United States. Our guest today is one of the most important figures in the Italian American community in the Bay State, where he has also been our new Ambassador for a few weeks. Tom Damigella we...

I am always fascinated by young - in the meaning we give it in Italy, that is, under 40, more or less - Italian scientists or innovators, often men and even more often women, of whom the United States recognizes talent, passion and vision, rewarding them with well-deserved prestigious roles. I consider them to be one of the best parts of my country...

The National Museum of Italian Emigration (MEI) is a magnificent institution that finally pays tribute to the stories of millions of Italians who have left our country: in the distant past or even recently, from every place in Italy, heading for every place in the world. It is a diaspora that Italy has not yet fully come to terms with, a trauma tha...

Some time ago, while counting the number of interviews published, I realized that I was approaching the three hundredth, and that keeping the current pace I would get there with the second to be published in February 2023. That's why I'm so glad that the 300th interview of We the Italians is this one. Because it is truly one of the most important a...

As is often the case in the United States, the capital of California is not the largest city, and in this case not even the second largest. Sacramento is home to the California government, and also to a very active center of Italian culture, really very committed to promoting every aspect of our country. So, we welcome our guests in this new interv...

There are projects in the Italian American world that are not connected to one local community, but rather contain them all, telling a particularly important theme that has characterized throughout the United States the stories of our compatriots. The protagonist of this interview is Raymond Guarini, a fantastic and very proud Italian American wh...

We begin 2023 with an interview that is particularly dear to me. Those who know me know how much I cherish the history and celebration of American war efforts and the heroes who under the Star-Spangled Banner helped liberate many countries, starting with Italy. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a wonderful institution tha...

Un ponte di musica. Itinerari dell’Opera italiana in America is a beautiful book edited by Claudio Orazi, now Superintendent of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa after having led some of Italy's most important opera houses: the Sferisterio in Macerata, the Arena in Verona, the Teatro Verdi in Trieste and the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari. The book is in...