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This edition: "The Mother Lode" Documentary, Youth Hockey at MSG

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 18, 2014.

First aired: February 26, 2014.

Gianfranco Norelli’s and Suma Kurien’s follow-up to their critically acclaimed documentary, “Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread),” on Italian immigration to the East Coast of the United States, “Finding the Mother Lode” documents the experience of Italian immigrants in California, how economic and social mobility became possible for many Italians in the Golden State, and how immigrant identity is maintained and transformed as immigrants become assimilated into mainstream America. The filmmakers join host Anthony Julian Tamburri in our studio, to talk about the film, which will be screened at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute on February 27th.

ITALICS takes you to the famed Madison Square Garden, for “New York Rangers Youth Hockey Night,” during which a select team of children has the opportunity to participate in various activities at the Garden, including meeting some hockey greats from the Rangers, and of course, the highlight of the evening: getting to play on Ranger ice. Correspondent Lucia Grillo takes us to the Garden, to be part of this glorious moment and to hear from the 7- and 8-year-old athletes themselves.

Guest List

Stefano Capasso Youth Hockey player, Bronxville Blackhawks

Anthony Cappello Bronxville Blackhawks

Nicholas Delia Youth Hockey player, Bronxville Blackhawks

Jason DeSalvo Youth Hockey player, Bronxville Blackhawks

Alex Frascone Bronxville Blackhawks, Youth Hockey player

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

Suma Kurien Producer, “Finding the Mother Lode”

Gianfranco Norelli Filmmaker, “Finding the Mother Lode”

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