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American Women, Italian Style

by Robin Shannon
An Italian immigrant woman in New York's East Side carries a bundle of garments
Kheel Center, Cornell University, Flickr

Carol Bonomo Albright and Christine Palamidessi Moore from italianamericana.org, discuss their anthology American Women, Italian Style: Italian-Americana’s Best Writings on Women. Their collection brings together writers with a wide range of backgrounds, outlooks, ideas, and experiences to examine the history of Italian women in America.

Wild Man

by Robin Shannon, Mary Wilson
The words stage right and left painted on a white wall
Jeffery Beall

"Wild Man" is the one-man show of Matthew Maguire's own true-life stories. In this autobiographical work, Maguire is looking for that elusive connection to the audience and a performance that comes from "deeper in the bones."

Raised by the Church

by Robin Shannon
the book cover to raised in the church.
Eric Newman

There he spent the next 19-years going from one institution to another until he was – in his words “unceremoniously dumped out into the world.”  In his book “Raised by the Church” Rohs talks about the history of orphanages, and speaks for some of the thousands of baby-boomers taken in by the catholic institutions in New York City.


 

Fifth Avenue Famous

by Robin Shannon
Fifth Avenue Street Corner
Marisa Galdi

Salvatore Basile, a cantor and historian at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, talks about his book, as well as, the Pontiff’s visit to St. Patrick’s in 2008 and Cathedral life in the days immediately after 9/11.

The HOPE Count

by Robin Shannon
Sandra Lobo Jost, Jillian Abballe and Robin Shannon in WFUV's studio.
Kevin Clyne

Once a year, a number of selfless New Yorker’s spend a cold winter’s night canvasing city parks, subways and other public spaces to count the number of people living on New York City streets.

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