ITALICS: Italian Heritage and Culture Month Special #2 2013

On this edition of ITALICS, New York Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, President of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators, joins us at the John D. Calandra Institute to talk with host Dr. Anthony Julian Tamburri about the annual Conference of the New York Legislators. Also joining Dr. Tamburri at the Calandra Institute is Professor Robert Viscusi of Brooklyn College/CUNY, sharing his experience in “becoming Italian,” portrayals of race and class, and other topics encompassed in his epic poem, “Ellis Island,” recently published by Bordighera Press.