Melissa in the Morning: The Ever Expanding Entertainment World Of Bridgeport

Mar 28, 2022; Bridgeport, CT, USA; The UConn Huskies and NC State Wolfpack warm up before the start of the Bridgeport regional finals of the women's college basketball NCAA Tournament at Webster Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Melissa in the Morning: The Ever Expanding Entertainment World Of Bridgeport

Reading comprehension and literacy rates haven’t been the best in Connecticut recently. We wanted to talk about the importance of reading at a young age and even as adults. Melissa Hickey is the reading and literacy director of the Connecticut Department of Education; she talked about reading milestones and if forced reading is still a thing in state schools. (0:00)

More entertainment venues are coming to an already busy block in Bridgeport. As we reported, a smaller, indoor venue is being added in 2025 to the property between the Hartford Healthcare Ampitheater and the Total Mortgage Arena. Not to mention, sports betting is reportedly being added to the arena soon too! With a lot of traffic headaches in that area of the city already, what can be done to alleviate the problem? Dan Onofrio of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council weighs in on the issue. (16:52)

September is National Preparedness Month and we spoke with Scott Appleby of Bridgeport Emergency Management about being ready during hurricane season. We also talked about an open city position that can save lives but doesn’t require you to be a cop, firefighter, doctor or first responder! (26:22)

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