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This edition: September 2010

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 2, 2010.

First we take you to the newly dedicated Geraldine A. Ferraro United States Post Office in Long Island City, New York. Dedicated to honor the ground breaking contributions of former congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro from Queens, a staunch fighter for equal rights for women, and the first woman to run for the office of vice president as a major party candidate. The event was held on August 26th, Women’s Equality Day and Geraldine Ferraro’s 75th birthday.

Next we go to Baltimore, Maryland where rock musician and composer Frank Zappa was honored for his music and artistry with the unveiling of a bust sculpted in his likeness.
Frank Zappa was elected to the rock n roll hall of fame posthumously in 1995, and is respected around the world not only for his music, but for his innovation, creativity, and dedication to free speech and self expression. The city of Baltimore proclaimed September 19th, 2010, Frank Zappa Day, and it was selected because it’s the 25th anniversary of Zappa’s legendary testimony before the U.S. Congress on constitutional free speech and the censorship of the recording industry.

Then we take you to the Garibaldi Meucci Museums 2010 fundraiser, which honored Dr. Anthony J. Tamburri, Executive Director of the Calandra Institute at Queens College/CUNY, amongst others.

On Italics News Briefs we bring you an extended calendar of a myriad of events and presentations this semester at the Calandra Institute.

Guest List

John Dabbene President/CEO, Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Joseph DiTrapani National President, Order of Sons of Italy in America

Nicole Fenton Director/Administrator, Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Hon. Geraldine Ferraro Former US Congresswoman

Fred Gardaphé Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies, Queens College/CUNY

Lucia Grillo Italics Correspondent

Hon. Jane Harman US Congresswoman

Carla Hayden CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library

Edward Innella

Hon. Barbara Kennelly US Congresswoman

Hon. Carolyn Maloney Congresswoman, 14th District, D-Manhattan/Queens

Villinus Navickas Mayor of Vilinus Lithuania

Saulius Paukstys Sculpture Donor Lithuanian Zappa Fan Club

Hon. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Mayor of The City of Baltimore

Mr. William Rogers Postmaster, Flushing, NY

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

Keith Wilson President, Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Diva Zappa

Dweezil Zappa

Gail Zappa