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Growing up in the shadow of my father’s New York Giants Baseball fandom, I’ve known the story of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” all my life. It was the home run hit by Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1951 National League pennant. In our house, my brother and I had to know a lot of sports facts just to ear...

I don't think I've ever met an old GI that I couldn't see the young man he used to be peering out from his eyes. There's often a glint of pride and mischief in WWII warriors who helped free the world, something that seems eternally young inside of them, even as they grow very old.  Maybe it's because they were raised in the era of John Wayne and Fr...

“Il taglio degli eletti all'estero è il prologo di una messinscena dal finale prevedibile. I 12 rappresentanti degli italiani nel mondo sono un contentino ingannevolmente consolatorio; sono il preludio della cancellazione totale della Circoscrizione Estero”. Così la senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta in Nord e Centro America, a seguito dell’...

The United States remains a growing and promising market for Italian food and beverage, whose exports continued to grow in the first quarter of 2019, confirming the positive trend seen in recent years. From 2009 to 2019, Italy’s F&B exports to the US market have doubled, according to estimates provided by the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), the governm...

Last Friday, legendary MIT computer scientist Fernando “Corby” Corbató passed away at his home in Newton, Massachusetts. He was 93. The Oakland-born researcher was responsible for several pivotal advances in the computer science space, most notably the password, which he invented during his pioneering work in computer time sharing. Corbató led the...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that the 2019-2020 NIAF on Campus Fellowship application is open now until September 13. The program is intended for future leaders who self-identify as active in the Italian American community through their choice of study, their participation in on-campus Italian Clubs, and th...

Michéal Castaldo will officially release his digital single of “Maria, Lo Sapevi Tu? (Mary, Did You Know?)” on Vital Records, July 19, 2019, just in time for the Christmas in July celebrations that typically take place around the world in July. This digital single will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and other digital online music e-tail s...

Carlo Piccolo (a sinistra nella foto), responsabile delle relazioni internazionali della Niaf, è stato insignito a New York del titolo di cavaliere dell’Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio, prestigiosa onorificenza borbonica.Il “Sacro Militare Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio”, questa la denominazione precisa, è un Ordine Equestre le cui origini...

True to the tradition of union-management relationships, in the late 1970s, United Auto Workers president Douglas Fraser and Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca had their share of clashes. But in a break from tradition, the two men also respected each other for what they stood for. Yale management professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld recalled a conversation with Fras...

In our 99th episode of The Italian American Podcast we highlight some of our favorite clips from our first 98 episodes. We also discuss some of the new and exciting developments which have been going on with The Italian American Podcast. It’s an episode full of fun, laughter, and heartwarming reflections that you should definitely check out. We bot...

The newest season of Netflix’s hit 80s science fiction-horror series Stranger Things dropped on Friday, July 4 in time for the Independence Day celebrations in America. The gang of once kids, now teenagers in Hawkins have to save the world once again in the Duffer brothers throwback that has become an instant cult classic. As usual, the third seaso...

July is an important month for St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, a nun who was known for her work for immigrants in New York City and who’s the namesake of a health foundation the Archdiocese of New York started last year. Mother Cabrini, as she is commonly known (she started her own order of nuns), was born on July 15, 1850 in Italy and was canonized on...