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This edition: January 2009

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 27, 2009.

A.) The National Organixation of Italian American Women (NOIAW) hold their Annual Epiphany/3 Wise Women Holiday Celebration at the Columbus Citizens Foundation's Townhouse.. The Epiphany Celebration is an highlight of NOAIW's annual schedule of events and uses the opportunity to focus on and honor the contributions of "3 Wise Women" from the community. The Honorable Rosa DeLauro, United States Congresswoman, Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut, Angelina Fiordelisi, Founder & Artistic Director of the Cherry Lane Theatre, and Dr. Silvia Formenti, M.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology/NYU Langone Medical Center
B.) Dr. Tamburri explores the ramifications of the recent decision by the College Board to suspend the Advanced Placement Test in Italian throughout the United States after it is administered this upcoming May 2009. Educational Leaders met with Consul General of Italy in New York Francesco Maria Talo to further illucidate the situation with the future of the AP Test in Italian, working together to develop possible re-instatement strategies for the test, but to also, and most importantly to otherwise continue achieveing the many successes the community has achieved recently in teaching the italian language throughout the educational system in the USA.    
C.) ItalicsNewsBriefs
           1.) "Mussolini, l'ultimate notte...", RAI/ World Film Preview at CUNY Graduate Center/NYC
           2.) Expanded Calandra Institute Winter/Spring Semester 2009 Calendar, Incld. Writers Read Series, Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series, Documented Italians Film Series, Neapolitan Postcards Conference, and Land of Our Return Conference. 

Guest List

Barbara Bricco Actress

Linda Carlozzi, Esq.

Ugo De Vita Director/Actor

Hon. Rosa DeLauro US Congresswoman, 34th Dist./CN

Angelina Fiordellisi Founder & Artistic Director, The Cherry Lane Theatre

Dr. Silvia Formenti Professor of Radiation Oncology, NYU Langone Medical Center

Carol Salvagni Macleod President, NOIAW

Dr. Berardo Paradiso President, IACE

Cav. Uff. Joseph Sciame President/Chairman, Italian Heritage and Culture Month Committee

Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey Chairwoman/Founder, NOIAW

Hon. Francesco Maria Talo Consul General of Italy to New York

Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean and Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute