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Latest edition: Women's History Month 2015

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 25, 2015.

First aired: March 25, 2015.

Women’s History Month Special. This episode focuses on Italian American women in the public eye. Pop icon who often refers to, embraces, and sometimes seemingly desperately clings to her Italian roots: Madonna Louise Ciccone, aka Madonna. Kay Turner (The New School) and Chris Cuomo (University of Georgia) discuss the “Material Girl” as Italian American woman. Valerie Smaldone, one of America’s favorite voices, in radio, commercials, and television, on her multifarious career as a media personality and entrepreneur, women in media, and not being afraid to “be fabulous.” Professor Margherita gives us a lesson on Italian words for this month, dedicated to women.

Guest List

Prof. Margherita

Laura Caparrotti Artistic Director, Kairos Italy Theater

Prof. Chris J. Cuomo Professor of Gender Studies, University of Georgia

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

Valerie Smaldone TV Personality/Entrepreneur

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

Kay Turner Folklorist