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Latest edition: Cherry Lane 90th/Women Repro Rights/Chef Raffaele

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 24, 2014.

First aired: July 30, 2014.

Angelina Fiordellisi recounts the history of the famed Cherry Lane Theatre on the occasion of its 90th Anniversary. Dr. Stacy De-Lin of Planned Parenthood brings us up to date on women’s reproductive health rights. And Chef Raffaele Ronca of Ristorante Rafele prepares some fresh summertime dishes that make us feel like we’re in Italy.

Since 1924, the Cherry Lane Theatre on Commerce Street in New York City’s West Village has been a radial point for some of the most revered talents in international theatre. Founder and Artistic Director of the multiple-award-winning theatre, Angelina Fiordellisi, invites “Italics” to the theatre to recount the Cherry Lane’s 90 years.

Stacy De-Lin, an Associate Director at Planned Parenthood of New York City, brings us up to date on where we, as a nation, stand right now regarding women’s health care rights.

Chef Raffaele Ronca shows us how to make garden-to-table recipes that bring us a bit of summertime in Italy.

On occasion of Mayor Bill De Blasio’s trip to Italy, Dr. Anthony Tamburri’s editorial on the combinatio nova — a new family paradigm — exemplified by both the De Blasio family and that of Italy’s Minister Cécile Kyenge that transcends not only national origin but also race.

Guest List

Dr. Stacy De-Lin Associate Director, Planned Parenthood of New York City

Angelina Fiordelisi Founding Artistic Director, Executive Director, The Cherry Lane Theatre

Lucia Grillo Producer & Correspondent, "ITALICS" Calandra Institute, Queens College, CUNY

Chef Raffaele Ronca Executive Chef and Owner, Rafele Restaurant

Cav. Anthony J. Tamburri Dean & Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute