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The Italian American Podcast

The Italian American Podcast Team: Passionate Italian Americans

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The Italian American Podcast

The Italian American Podcast

The Italian American Podcast Team: Passionate Italian Americans

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The first podcast dedicated to helping Italian Americans share and learn about their heritage.

Latest Episodes

IAP 136: Finding Your Family—Tips and Tricks for the Novice Genealogist

Discovering your past lays out a road map for your future! In this week’s episode, we'll prove that while reconstructing your family history might take effort, the rewards are priceless! Podcast co-host Anthony Fasano asked the gang to get together to share their first-hand experiences discovering family history, and how seeking out and finding his own Italian relatives changed his life, as well as that of his children and future generations. The team shares their tips and tricks into how they dove deep into their family histories and how their hard work paid off in terms of unforgettable experiences in Italy that they might never have otherwise experienced. They'll also share the moving experiences sent in by members of the Italian American Podcast's "New Neighborhood" Membership group, revealing just how many listeners are undertaking this important research! They'll also shares invaluable information on where and how to find important documents, and how anyone can figure out their family history... as long as they have the passion to do so. In true Italian American Podcast style, we veer off into a conversation on Italian and Italian American culinary traditions and how going back to the Motherland also shows us how family recipes stayed intact, despite getting passed from generation to generation. We also tackle the question “Why go back?” and offer suggestions on connecting with town historians and the value of a home-base AirBnB host. Finally, we suggest additional resources you can tap into right from home during these long days of quarantine! What's the wait? Start your own Family History search today! We promise, you'll thank us! Forty Days in Italy Con La Mia Famiglia by Anthony Fasano Grazie mille, The Italian American Podcast Team

67 MIN2 d ago
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IAP 136: Finding Your Family—Tips and Tricks for the Novice Genealogist

IAP 135: Le Belle Lingue - Dialects, Regional Languages, and Italian American English, Part 2

If any language proves that there’s room at the linguistic table for everyone... it’s Italian! This week, we continue our examination of the languages of Italy as we take a closer look at her many Regional Languages and Dialects, including the unique blend of Italian and English spoken by Italian Americans through the generations. We’ll discus the state of Italy’s diverse Regional Languages, both before and after Italian Unification, as well as their contemporary renaissance thanks to social media. Plus we’ll explore the rich patrimonies of Sicilian poetry and Neapolitan music and how both these forms, and many others, are vehicles for linguistic survival. We’ll focus on Italy’s constitutional commitments to protect her linguistic minorities, and even see some of the enduring aspects of “Italianness” in Italy’s former colony Eritrea. Heading back to the United States, we talk about how the Italian American dialect changes depending on geographic location and how certain Italian American-born words have cemented themselves as part of the American vernacular. And, for our weekly off topic ramble, we’ll discuss Italian clothing culture and how it is seen as a source of identity and pride in the Italian American community, how this translates back across the ocean in the Motherland. Finally, we’ll look at the state of the Italian language in the United States today, it’s status on the “endangered programs list” at American schools, and how Italian and Italian American groups are seeking to ensure its academic survival. We’ll also opine on how to teach your children Italian, especially in these days of quarantine! Parli italiano? You’ll certainly want to after this week’s episode! Grazie mille, The Italian American Podcast Team

59 MIN1 w ago
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IAP 135: Le Belle Lingue - Dialects, Regional Languages, and Italian American English, Part 2

IAP 134: Le Belle Lingue – Language, History, and Identity in Italy and the Italian Diaspora, Part 1

It’s often said that language is the living history of a people, and the Italian language has had a very exciting life! In this week’s episode, we dive into the history of the Italian language, from its Latin roots to its standardization straight through to its evolution into the languages of Italy's 100 million person diaspora. Our team also discusses the complex relationship between standard “Florentine” Italian and its regional languages and dialects, showing how they all formed through the various tribes, trials and conquests that have taken place on the Italian peninsula since the days of Ancient Rome. We also explore the first written forms of Italian and Dante’s role as the “father” of the standard Italian language. In true Italian American Podcast style, we also take a road trip on the linguistic map of Europe and the Mediterranean world, making stops in Spain, France, and Israel. And we even visit the Accademia della Cruscia, the world’s oldest linguistic governing body, as we examine its relevance to modern Italian. And we will examine how television and social media have affected the development of "La Bella Lingua" and the resurgence of its regional languages. Returning Stateside, we even take on American regional accents and how they are influenced by our country’s geography and history. Parli italiano? Find out more about how that question has many answers in this week’s episode! Grazie mille, The Italian American Podcast Team

60 MIN2 w ago
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IAP 134: Le Belle Lingue – Language, History, and Identity in Italy and the Italian Diaspora, Part 1

IAP 133: “Coronavirus, Culture, and Cannoli”-- Experiencing Sicily with Allison Scola

Welcome to Italy—we’re open for business. That’s the message Allison Scola wants to share in this episode of The Italian American Podcast. With Coronavirus spreading throughout Italy and the world, we sit down with Scola, the founder, owner, and curator of Experience Sicily and the New York Cannoli Crawl (and 2019 New York Times Travel Show Expert) to get her thoughts on traveling to Italy in these uncertain times. We’ll discuss the Italian government’s handling the outbreak, share tips for travelers who are experiencing trepidation as a result of the virus, and explore how the outbreak is set to affect both Italian and Italian-American tourism and business. With a Sicily expert at the table, we look at “sustainable tourism," the art of experiencing a taste of daily life in the host country, a concept that is at the center of the renaissance of southern Italian tourism. In true Italian American Podcast style, the conversation can’t stay focused the entire time... so we’ll question what it truly means to be “Proud To Be Italian” in a global world, and spend an inordinate amount of time arguing about the many varieties and variances of cannoli... and just who makes the best one out there. Join us as we experience Sicily with Allison Scola! www.experiencesicily.com Grazie mille, The Italian American Podcast Team

57 MIN3 w ago
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IAP 133: “Coronavirus, Culture, and Cannoli”-- Experiencing Sicily with Allison Scola

IAP 132: “What Is America Without Pasta?” Defending Italian Food with Congressman Lou Barletta

What IS America without pasta? Without prosciutto? Or parmigiano?? In this episode, we’ll ask those very questions when we’re joined by former Congressman Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania, the new Chairman of the American Italian Food Coalition (AIFC), a consortium of over 450 Italian companies seeking to protect Italian pasta, coffee, biscuits and wafers from US’s new tariff policies. The “Protector of Parmigiano” tells us about the coalition’s recent success in preventing the expansion of import taxes to a broad range of Italian foods. Since last year, those taxes have added 25% to the price of genuine Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Scotch whiskey, Spanish olives and French wine as a result of retaliatory tariffs on European products in response to subsidies Airbus received from some Europe nations. He’ll share how the tariffs would have affected Italian American mom-and-pop businesses and how these taxes would have directly contributed to an eventual demise of Italian American culture. And, we’ll explore the continuing strength of Italy as a trade partner with the United States. Congressman Barletta also shares his Italian American upbringing in Hazleton, PA, and how his roots directly influenced the course of his life as a businessman, mayor, and straight through to his time in Washington, DC. Join us for a lively and enlightening conversation on just how important Italian products are to the fabric of our nation! American Italian Food Coalition Grazie mille, The Italian American Podcast Team

52 MINMAR 2
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IAP 132: “What Is America Without Pasta?” Defending Italian Food with Congressman Lou Barletta

IAP 131: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” -- Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results. (Part 4)

It’s all over but the counting! It’s our final episode examining the results of our ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, our amateur analysis of the present and future of the 25-million-person Italian American community. Drawing on findings from more than 1,600 respondents from throughout the nation, this final episode takes us into the traditions and trends of Italian America to understand how our culture manifests itself in our everyday lives. We will discover which Italian American customs still define our shared experience, how often we engage in the habits, happenings, and holidays that make us who we are... from basement wine making, to Easter Pie consumption, to the sacred ritual of the Sunday meal. We explore attitudes surrounding the acquisition of Italian dual citizenship, how respondents feel about the Columbus Day controversy, and the state of Italian American assimilation in the 21st Century. Then, we’ll move from cultural touchstones to the organs of engagement, to find ou...

63 MINFEB 24
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IAP 131: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” -- Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results. (Part 4)

IAP 130: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” -- Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 3)

It’s Part 3 of our four-part series examining the results of our ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, our exploration into the hearts and minds of Italian Americans in the 21st Century. With results drawn from more than 1,600 respondents from around the USA, this episode takes us into the souls of Italian America, to understand what respondents felt were the most important touchstones of the modern Italian American experience, how we see the difference between Italian and Italian American food, how they felt about Italian regional differences in modern Italian American life, who still believes in the "malocchio," and whether or not we can use the term “Medeegan” without offending our Anglo-Saxon countrymen. Then we will explore the results relating to Italian American religious affiliations and attitudes, digging deep into the historical and cultural roots of Italian Catholicism and how it has become such a distinct part of secular Italian American identity, and what impact the dual ide...

62 MINFEB 17
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IAP 130: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” -- Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 3)

IAP 129: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” - Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 2)

We’re back with Part 2 of our multi-episode series examining the results of our ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, our effort to ask the questions only we could ask of ourselves, and to understand what the Italian American community really looks like today, and what we will become in the future. With more than 1,600 respondents from around the nation chiming in, we’re moving into more nuanced territory as we look into questions regarding how important our Italian heritage is to those surveyed, whether or not they prioritized marriage to a fellow Italian American, what percentage had “married out" and what that means for the future of Italian America. We’ll examine the strength of Italian and regional languages revealed in the results, and what language means to our identity. We share results about political affiliation, how closely respondents identified with their political party, which issues facing the nation are most important to us, and which are most impacted by our Italian ide...

59 MINFEB 10
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IAP 129: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” - Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 2)

IAP 128: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” - Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 1)

At the start of Italian American Heritage Month last October, we created the ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, which is our effort to ask the questions only we could ask of ourselves, and to understand what the Italian American community really looks like today, and what we will become in the future. More than 1,600 passionate Italian Americans from around the country have made their voices heard, and we are poring over the responses with a fine-tooth comb, seeking to understand all we can learn about our Italian American culture from the results. In this episode, the first in a multi-part series dissecting the findings, we’ll discuss the demographic data our survey revealed-- which gender, age, and geographic locations responded to our call, where in Italy their families came from, what type of education they had achieved, what professions they practice each day, and what generation of the Italian American immigrant story they come from. It’s a fascinating introduction to the voices ...

61 MINFEB 3
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IAP 128: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” - Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 1)

IAP 127: "Our Paper of Record" A Visit with the Couple Behind the Italian Tribune - Marion and Buddy Fortunato

From its humble origins in Newark, New Jersey, for nearly 90 years, the venerable ‘Italian Tribune’ has grown to become perhaps the most important English-language voice in Italian American media. We’ll meet the inspiring couple who has made this multi-generational Italian family business into not just “the Paper of Record for the Italian American Community," but who has also bucked the trends of print media with a weekly newspaper that continues to attract a growing and ever-younger audience. They’ll share the history of this unique periodical, and why its place as a substantial English-language source for Italian American news has always kept it at the epicenter of the Italian experience in America. We’ll also explore the work of “Uncle” Floyd Vivino... the “Italian American Mark Twain," and how a tight-knit team of five passionate Italian Americans has continued to evolve this venerable institution for an ever-changing population. And, in true Italian American Podcast st...

68 MINJAN 27
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IAP 127: "Our Paper of Record" A Visit with the Couple Behind the Italian Tribune - Marion and Buddy Fortunato

Latest Episodes

IAP 136: Finding Your Family—Tips and Tricks for the Novice Genealogist

Discovering your past lays out a road map for your future! In this week’s episode, we'll prove that while reconstructing your family history might take effort, the rewards are priceless! Podcast co-host Anthony Fasano asked the gang to get together to share their first-hand experiences discovering family history, and how seeking out and finding his own Italian relatives changed his life, as well as that of his children and future generations. The team shares their tips and tricks into how they dove deep into their family histories and how their hard work paid off in terms of unforgettable experiences in Italy that they might never have otherwise experienced. They'll also share the moving experiences sent in by members of the Italian American Podcast's "New Neighborhood" Membership group, revealing just how many listeners are undertaking this important research! They'll also shares invaluable information on where and how to find important documents, and how anyone can figure out their family history... as long as they have the passion to do so. In true Italian American Podcast style, we veer off into a conversation on Italian and Italian American culinary traditions and how going back to the Motherland also shows us how family recipes stayed intact, despite getting passed from generation to generation. We also tackle the question “Why go back?” and offer suggestions on connecting with town historians and the value of a home-base AirBnB host. Finally, we suggest additional resources you can tap into right from home during these long days of quarantine! What's the wait? Start your own Family History search today! We promise, you'll thank us! Forty Days in Italy Con La Mia Famiglia by Anthony Fasano Grazie mille, The Italian American Podcast Team

67 MIN2 d ago
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IAP 136: Finding Your Family—Tips and Tricks for the Novice Genealogist

IAP 135: Le Belle Lingue - Dialects, Regional Languages, and Italian American English, Part 2

If any language proves that there’s room at the linguistic table for everyone... it’s Italian! This week, we continue our examination of the languages of Italy as we take a closer look at her many Regional Languages and Dialects, including the unique blend of Italian and English spoken by Italian Americans through the generations. We’ll discus the state of Italy’s diverse Regional Languages, both before and after Italian Unification, as well as their contemporary renaissance thanks to social media. Plus we’ll explore the rich patrimonies of Sicilian poetry and Neapolitan music and how both these forms, and many others, are vehicles for linguistic survival. We’ll focus on Italy’s constitutional commitments to protect her linguistic minorities, and even see some of the enduring aspects of “Italianness” in Italy’s former colony Eritrea. Heading back to the United States, we talk about how the Italian American dialect changes depending on geographic location and how certain Italian American-born words have cemented themselves as part of the American vernacular. And, for our weekly off topic ramble, we’ll discuss Italian clothing culture and how it is seen as a source of identity and pride in the Italian American community, how this translates back across the ocean in the Motherland. Finally, we’ll look at the state of the Italian language in the United States today, it’s status on the “endangered programs list” at American schools, and how Italian and Italian American groups are seeking to ensure its academic survival. We’ll also opine on how to teach your children Italian, especially in these days of quarantine! Parli italiano? You’ll certainly want to after this week’s episode! Grazie mille, The Italian American Podcast Team

59 MIN1 w ago
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IAP 135: Le Belle Lingue - Dialects, Regional Languages, and Italian American English, Part 2

IAP 134: Le Belle Lingue – Language, History, and Identity in Italy and the Italian Diaspora, Part 1

It’s often said that language is the living history of a people, and the Italian language has had a very exciting life! In this week’s episode, we dive into the history of the Italian language, from its Latin roots to its standardization straight through to its evolution into the languages of Italy's 100 million person diaspora. Our team also discusses the complex relationship between standard “Florentine” Italian and its regional languages and dialects, showing how they all formed through the various tribes, trials and conquests that have taken place on the Italian peninsula since the days of Ancient Rome. We also explore the first written forms of Italian and Dante’s role as the “father” of the standard Italian language. In true Italian American Podcast style, we also take a road trip on the linguistic map of Europe and the Mediterranean world, making stops in Spain, France, and Israel. And we even visit the Accademia della Cruscia, the world’s oldest linguistic governing body, as we examine its relevance to modern Italian. And we will examine how television and social media have affected the development of "La Bella Lingua" and the resurgence of its regional languages. Returning Stateside, we even take on American regional accents and how they are influenced by our country’s geography and history. Parli italiano? Find out more about how that question has many answers in this week’s episode! Grazie mille, The Italian American Podcast Team

60 MIN2 w ago
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IAP 134: Le Belle Lingue – Language, History, and Identity in Italy and the Italian Diaspora, Part 1

IAP 133: “Coronavirus, Culture, and Cannoli”-- Experiencing Sicily with Allison Scola

Welcome to Italy—we’re open for business. That’s the message Allison Scola wants to share in this episode of The Italian American Podcast. With Coronavirus spreading throughout Italy and the world, we sit down with Scola, the founder, owner, and curator of Experience Sicily and the New York Cannoli Crawl (and 2019 New York Times Travel Show Expert) to get her thoughts on traveling to Italy in these uncertain times. We’ll discuss the Italian government’s handling the outbreak, share tips for travelers who are experiencing trepidation as a result of the virus, and explore how the outbreak is set to affect both Italian and Italian-American tourism and business. With a Sicily expert at the table, we look at “sustainable tourism," the art of experiencing a taste of daily life in the host country, a concept that is at the center of the renaissance of southern Italian tourism. In true Italian American Podcast style, the conversation can’t stay focused the entire time... so we’ll question what it truly means to be “Proud To Be Italian” in a global world, and spend an inordinate amount of time arguing about the many varieties and variances of cannoli... and just who makes the best one out there. Join us as we experience Sicily with Allison Scola! www.experiencesicily.com Grazie mille, The Italian American Podcast Team

57 MIN3 w ago
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IAP 133: “Coronavirus, Culture, and Cannoli”-- Experiencing Sicily with Allison Scola

IAP 132: “What Is America Without Pasta?” Defending Italian Food with Congressman Lou Barletta

What IS America without pasta? Without prosciutto? Or parmigiano?? In this episode, we’ll ask those very questions when we’re joined by former Congressman Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania, the new Chairman of the American Italian Food Coalition (AIFC), a consortium of over 450 Italian companies seeking to protect Italian pasta, coffee, biscuits and wafers from US’s new tariff policies. The “Protector of Parmigiano” tells us about the coalition’s recent success in preventing the expansion of import taxes to a broad range of Italian foods. Since last year, those taxes have added 25% to the price of genuine Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Scotch whiskey, Spanish olives and French wine as a result of retaliatory tariffs on European products in response to subsidies Airbus received from some Europe nations. He’ll share how the tariffs would have affected Italian American mom-and-pop businesses and how these taxes would have directly contributed to an eventual demise of Italian American culture. And, we’ll explore the continuing strength of Italy as a trade partner with the United States. Congressman Barletta also shares his Italian American upbringing in Hazleton, PA, and how his roots directly influenced the course of his life as a businessman, mayor, and straight through to his time in Washington, DC. Join us for a lively and enlightening conversation on just how important Italian products are to the fabric of our nation! American Italian Food Coalition Grazie mille, The Italian American Podcast Team

52 MINMAR 2
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IAP 132: “What Is America Without Pasta?” Defending Italian Food with Congressman Lou Barletta

IAP 131: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” -- Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results. (Part 4)

It’s all over but the counting! It’s our final episode examining the results of our ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, our amateur analysis of the present and future of the 25-million-person Italian American community. Drawing on findings from more than 1,600 respondents from throughout the nation, this final episode takes us into the traditions and trends of Italian America to understand how our culture manifests itself in our everyday lives. We will discover which Italian American customs still define our shared experience, how often we engage in the habits, happenings, and holidays that make us who we are... from basement wine making, to Easter Pie consumption, to the sacred ritual of the Sunday meal. We explore attitudes surrounding the acquisition of Italian dual citizenship, how respondents feel about the Columbus Day controversy, and the state of Italian American assimilation in the 21st Century. Then, we’ll move from cultural touchstones to the organs of engagement, to find ou...

63 MINFEB 24
Comments
IAP 131: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” -- Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results. (Part 4)

IAP 130: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” -- Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 3)

It’s Part 3 of our four-part series examining the results of our ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, our exploration into the hearts and minds of Italian Americans in the 21st Century. With results drawn from more than 1,600 respondents from around the USA, this episode takes us into the souls of Italian America, to understand what respondents felt were the most important touchstones of the modern Italian American experience, how we see the difference between Italian and Italian American food, how they felt about Italian regional differences in modern Italian American life, who still believes in the "malocchio," and whether or not we can use the term “Medeegan” without offending our Anglo-Saxon countrymen. Then we will explore the results relating to Italian American religious affiliations and attitudes, digging deep into the historical and cultural roots of Italian Catholicism and how it has become such a distinct part of secular Italian American identity, and what impact the dual ide...

62 MINFEB 17
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IAP 130: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” -- Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 3)

IAP 129: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” - Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 2)

We’re back with Part 2 of our multi-episode series examining the results of our ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, our effort to ask the questions only we could ask of ourselves, and to understand what the Italian American community really looks like today, and what we will become in the future. With more than 1,600 respondents from around the nation chiming in, we’re moving into more nuanced territory as we look into questions regarding how important our Italian heritage is to those surveyed, whether or not they prioritized marriage to a fellow Italian American, what percentage had “married out" and what that means for the future of Italian America. We’ll examine the strength of Italian and regional languages revealed in the results, and what language means to our identity. We share results about political affiliation, how closely respondents identified with their political party, which issues facing the nation are most important to us, and which are most impacted by our Italian ide...

59 MINFEB 10
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IAP 129: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” - Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 2)

IAP 128: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” - Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 1)

At the start of Italian American Heritage Month last October, we created the ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, which is our effort to ask the questions only we could ask of ourselves, and to understand what the Italian American community really looks like today, and what we will become in the future. More than 1,600 passionate Italian Americans from around the country have made their voices heard, and we are poring over the responses with a fine-tooth comb, seeking to understand all we can learn about our Italian American culture from the results. In this episode, the first in a multi-part series dissecting the findings, we’ll discuss the demographic data our survey revealed-- which gender, age, and geographic locations responded to our call, where in Italy their families came from, what type of education they had achieved, what professions they practice each day, and what generation of the Italian American immigrant story they come from. It’s a fascinating introduction to the voices ...

61 MINFEB 3
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IAP 128: “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going” - Examining the Italian American Identity Survey Results (Part 1)

IAP 127: "Our Paper of Record" A Visit with the Couple Behind the Italian Tribune - Marion and Buddy Fortunato

From its humble origins in Newark, New Jersey, for nearly 90 years, the venerable ‘Italian Tribune’ has grown to become perhaps the most important English-language voice in Italian American media. We’ll meet the inspiring couple who has made this multi-generational Italian family business into not just “the Paper of Record for the Italian American Community," but who has also bucked the trends of print media with a weekly newspaper that continues to attract a growing and ever-younger audience. They’ll share the history of this unique periodical, and why its place as a substantial English-language source for Italian American news has always kept it at the epicenter of the Italian experience in America. We’ll also explore the work of “Uncle” Floyd Vivino... the “Italian American Mark Twain," and how a tight-knit team of five passionate Italian Americans has continued to evolve this venerable institution for an ever-changing population. And, in true Italian American Podcast st...

68 MINJAN 27
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IAP 127: "Our Paper of Record" A Visit with the Couple Behind the Italian Tribune - Marion and Buddy Fortunato
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