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Dream of Italy Previous Broadcasts

Castelvetere Sul Calore (Italian Ancestry) (Episode #206H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 10, 2018 -- 9:30 AM

Ten percent of Americans have some Italian blood and many of them could qualify for Italian citizenship by birth. Host Kathy McCabe travels to the ancestral village of her maternal great-grandfather -Castelvetere sul Calore in the region of Campania - to trace her roots and see if she can qualify for citizenship by blood line. This has always been a place of mystery and miracles for her family. Kathy takes part in an ancient procession honoring the town's patron saint Madonna delle Grazie. Her visit is full of surprises and the kind of magic that can only take place in southern Italy.

Basilicata with Francis Ford Coppola (Episode #205H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 3, 2018 -- 9:30 AM

Deep in the south of Italy, the region of Basilicata is timeless and otherworldly. It is home to one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Matera, a city of caves. Hollywood director Francis Ford Coppola introduces host Kathy McCabe to his ancestral hometown of Bernalda and talks about how he rediscovered his Italian roots and opened a hotel here. Kathy digs for clams on the coast, learns to make mozzarella with a very special treat inside and learns about the difficult past of this beautiful land. Plus much more...

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