Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast

Valley Indy Radio: Alderman Lorie Vaccaro Talks Ansonia Charter Revision

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 6, 2018 9:23 pm

Lorie Vaccaro is the president of the Ansonia Board of Aldermen and this week’s guest on “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast.”

Click play to listen to Vaccaro talk about his latest role in Ansonia — chairman of the Ansonia Charter Revision Commission.

Click here to read a previous story on the commission, and click here for a letter to the editor saying City Hall had not done enough to let the public know that major changes could be on the way for Ansonia government.

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Valley Indy Radio: New Derby Middle School Principal Rachael Caggiano

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 2, 2018 4:52 am

Newly-appointed Derby Middle School Principal Rachael Caggiano makes her first “Navel Gazing” appearance to talk about making the transition from teacher to administrator.

Caggiano was a Derby High School special education teacher before being named assistant principal and athletic director.

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Valley Indy Radio: Dino Verrelli Of ‘Project Purple’

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 25, 2018 2:23 pm

When Dino Verrelli’s father, Giovanni, died from pancreatic cancer in 2011, Dino had already started working on creating a nonprofit group to raise money for research and to provide financial aid to people stricken with the disease.

Today ‘Project Purple,’ the nonprofit created in memory of his dad, is a $1 million-a-year charity with national reach providing research grants to universities and money to people with pancreatic cancer.

Click play to learn about ‘Project Purple’ and its origins in the Naugatuck Valley. We’re also available on iTunes.

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Valley Indy Radio: Toxic Fandom And The ‘Star Wars’ Universe

by STAFF | Jul 23, 2018 5:23 am

The Valley Indy invited Seymour’s Chris Bowen onto “Navel Gazing” to explain “Gamergate” and whether the nasty online movement is infecting “Star Wars” fans.

Bowen previously ran a website that kept tabs on the video game industry in addition to publishing video game news and reviews.

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Well, That Just Happened.

by STAFF | Jun 12, 2018 12:16 am

In this episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” the reporters address accusations of bias — and camera touching — from leaders of Ansonia Public Schools.

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Click here to watch the video referenced at the start of the show.