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The Second World War prompted the establishment of many new military installations throughout California and Nevada, including the Sierra Army Depot. It was built in Herlong, California in 1942 as a storage facility for ammunition. To learn more, we join professional historian Alicia Barber for this segment of Time & Place. Located about sixty mile...

Author’s note: This is the first installment of a serialized story that recounts my return to Italy and my grandfather’s journey to the U.S. My grandparents poured into me all the Italy they couldn’t fit into their children. To others they spoke broken English, but to me, the first born grandchild, it was always their Italian, so I became the only...

In the summer of 1994, as no football fan needs reminding (since the Republic of Ireland was there), North America hosted the World Cup for the very first time. This weekend marks the anniversary of the final and the concert that preceded it, the night the Three Tenors - Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti - who'd sung on the eve of the deciding match...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with National Italian American Foundation President John Viola, and Anthony and Patrick O’Boyle.  All three are members of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.  We have a candid conversation with these passionate and active members of the Italian-American community about w...

The performance is described as “A shamanic experience not to be missed. It will change your life” – “creative synergistic genius” – “(the performance) brings DaVinci and Michelangelo alive”. “WOW. What an amazing show. It was joyful, meaningful, powerful, and inspirational! Thank you for doing a magical job! Your words and visuals were fantastic,...

Nancy M. Cappello, PhD is being honored by the largest Italian American service organization in the United States, UNICO, with its Americanism – Civis Illustris Award for her outstanding work in communities in the US and around the world. This year, the national meeting and awards ceremony is being held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and S...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Anthony Scaramucci on his appointment to be the White House communications director. “Anthony Scaramucci has been an incredible supporter of our Foundation and the Italian American community, and we are proud of his accomplishments across so many different fields,” said John M. Viola, NI...

On October 25, 2007, Salvatore Giunta and his 173rd Airborne Brigade team went on a night patrol in the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan and stepped into history. The unit was ambushed and came under Taliban fire from all directions. In the heat of the battle, 22-year-old Giunta did something almost unimaginable. President Barack Obama described w...

Gabby Capuzzi figured her lacrosse-playing days were over when she completed a stellar career at Ohio State. The Pennsylvania native got into coaching and has steadily risen in the collegiate ranks, spending the last three years as the top assistant at the Naval Academy. Capuzzi certainly could not have imagined competing in the Federation of Inter...

Not so long ago, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti was a college student who delivered pizzas and sang along to the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin. Last summer, the 21-year-old Italian-American vocalist became a finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” and now he performs around the country. The Long Island native will be the featured p...

So finally, the mythical Joe Pesci has agreed to join the cast of one of the most hotly anticipated films of recent times; Martin Scorsese’s mob epic The Irishman. He will join none other than the two major figureheads of the acting world, let alone the gangster genre, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. The film will be the first time Pacino and Scorses...

Strap yourself in for one roaring, ring-tailed ruckus of a read: Master craftsman Stephan Talty uncorks a spectacular story with exhaustive research in “The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 298 pp., $28). And not the least remarkable thing about...