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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.

Muslims and Middle Easterners in New York

by Jake Neher
Muslim Boy standing on a corner in Sunnyside Queens
ChrisGoldNY, Flickr

It's difficult to skim through the day's news headlines without coming across something relating to New York City's Muslim and Middle Eastern Communities. Activists within those communities are responding to newly uncovered spying operations by the NYPD, and earlier this month a number of New Yorkers gathered to protest the presence of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who says he's in the city for medical treatment. 

Resurgence

by Robin Shannon
The Fountain at Lincoln Center
roccocell, Flickr

One of the many partners helping with Lincoln Square‘s growth has been Fordham University. On This week's Fordham Conversations the President of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District, Monica Blum talks about the evolution of the area. Then WFUV’s Marisa Galdi looks at the resurgence of the double-crested Cormorant, a bird whose population was almost wiped out.

 

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