In this episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast,” reporters Ethan Fry and Eugene Driscoll interview U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, Bad Sons Beer Co. co-owner Bill DaSilva, and Leslie Creane, Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto’s chief of staff.
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On Aug. 24, Murphy toured Bad Sons, 251 Roosevelt Drive in Derby.
Bad Sons — with its taproom and connected brewery all in one large space — opened in late July.
In the podcast, DaSilva, born in Shelton, talks about redeveloping the old Manger Die Casting Co. property, and how he was assisted by Derby City Hall and the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments.
Creane talks about Derby government’s hopes for old industrial buildings on Roosevelt Drive — and talks about efforts to find tenants for the former Walmart property across town.
Finally, Murphy talks about whether President Donald Trump needs a mental health checkup, whether he plans to run for president, whether he reads Breitbart, and whether he thinks Trump will actually shut down the federal government if Congress doesn’t pay for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.