Enter to win: Harry Connick Jr. and his Band

Enter to win: Harry Connick Jr. and his Band

Harry Connick Jr. and his Band are coming to the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport on Sunday August 15, 2021 at 7pm. For ticket info visit www.livenation.com.

Enter to win a pair of tickets!

Melissa in the Morning: Nix the Fourth Check

Melissa in the Morning: Nix the Fourth Check

1. We’ve heard rumblings but that’s all they are. Congressman Jim Himes says it’s incredibly unlikely a fourth stimulus package is on the way. ((00:10))
2. A new FDA-approved Alzheimer’s drug is about to be available to patients newly diagnosed with the disease. Dr. Wright of Nuvance Health talks about the drug and what it means for people. ((07:21))
3. The New York Times highlighted the need for health coaches today. We spoke with a Woodbridge coach about her work and how it’s different than just a nutritionist. ((15:13))
4. Strawberries may be bursting this season, but maple syrup doesn’t have the sweetest numbers. Why? We hear from the Vermont Ag Secretary about a troubling season. ((21:25))

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Melissa in the Morning: We Ain’t Done Yet!

Melissa in the Morning: We Ain’t Done Yet!

1. It’s official — Special Session later this month. So what are we still debating when it comes to marijuana? Senator Kevin Kelly weighs in on the conversation and what the Senate is tackling. ((00:10))
2. They dodged a bullet but will they make changes? Fastly reported a system bug caused the worldwide outage for major companies earlier this week. Senator Richard Blumenthal says while it wasn’t a cyberattack, they may not be so lucky in future. ((15:11))
3. A horrific scene at Bunnell High School may trigger trauma for kids. How do we address it best with our children? Stephanie Swantek of Bridges Healthcare weighs in on the conversation. ((22:51))

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Things to Know Wednesday June 9th

Things to Know Wednesday June 9th

Police: Missing Fairfield woman found safe CT Post

Jimmy John’s sandwich chain looks to open first CT location in Norwalk CT Post

Eating cicadas could ‘save the world.’ New Haven chef Bun Lai explains how CT Post

A ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse will light up the sky this Thursday WFSB

High school student in critical condition after stabbing himself inside classroom WFSB

CT on deck to let college athletes profit from their names, likenesses WFSB

As infections drop, Connecticut shifts resources away from COVID The Hour

Norwalk nursery school art show raises $100K The Hour

Darien PD: Pride flag stolen from Pear Tree Point Beach Stamford Advocate

Lawmaker quietly pushing $3M a year in taxpayer money to one disappointed CT town Stamford Advocate

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Melissa in the Morning: Backing the Acting Chief

Melissa in the Morning: Backing the Acting Chief

1. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is standing by Acting Chief Rebeca Garcia at the Police Department and why a pledge may be good news for recruitment. ((00:10))
2. Bridgeport is getting $110 million dollars from the American Rescue Plan. How can local business owners weigh in on how the money is allocated? ((14:20))
3. Milford has an eye sore along the Boston Post Road near the diner…what’s that about? And the latest on fireworks this month. ((22:35))
4. Author, Brette Warshaw, took a cooking newsletter and turned it into a book. Learn about ‘What’s the Difference?’ ((30:30))
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WICC Pet of The Week

WICC Pet of The Week

Today we introduce Nellie. She is a beautiful 10-year-old healthy tortoise shell cat looking for a new home. She is a very cuddly, occasionally bossy cat who is a joy to be around. She loves to head bump if you don’t pay enough attention to her, and to snuggle her head into your shoulder. She will also be very clear if she believes her meal is not on time. In contrast to a younger, more active cat, she is a better fit for someone who is out of the house most of the day, but wants to come home to an affectionate friend. She is content lounging around in the sun by the window, but when you walk in the door she will definitely make you feel loved.

To learn more about this girl, visit online at cthumane.org.

WICC600 Maritime Chevy Open

WICC600 Maritime Chevy Open

Join us for the WICC600 Maritime Chevy Open Friday, July 16 at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course‘s Black Course in Fairfield. Benefitting The Center for Family Justice.

For sponsorship opportunities or to donate tee signs along the course contact Tristan Haller at Tristan.Haller@ConnoisseurCT.com

Tickets are $99, 4-person scramble. Breakfast includes bacon or sausage egg & cheese sandwiches, coffee and juice. Pizza from Silver Sands Pizza Truck.

Golf Classic schedule:

Registration starts at 7:30am
Shotgun start at 9am
*Two per golf cart

Thanks to our partners:

 

Melissa in the Morning: Gambling Addiction

Melissa in the Morning: Gambling Addiction

1. Ahead of the approval for an online gambling law in CT, we talk about addiction and triggers. Diana Goode with The Connecticut Council of Gambling Problems joined the show. ((00:10))
2. Counselor, Julius Dudics, addressed “covid rudeness.” It’s apparently a behavioral shift in people following the pandemic. ((06:43))
3. It’s dangerously hot outside, and even hotter inside a car. Fran Mayko of AAA talks about the reality of leaving kids in hot cars. ((15:25))

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Things to Know Tuesday June 8th

Things to Know Tuesday June 8th

As temperatures soar, more CT schools to close early CT Post

Amazon, other popular websites affected by widespread cloud outage CT Post

Schools seek donations for displaced Bridgeport families CT Post

Bill legalizing recreational marijuana in CT moves through Senate, heads to House WFSB

CT patrons may be able to pour own booze The Hour

‘Breaking Bad’ star toasts away COVID at Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk The Hour

Officials: Youth vaccination rates ‘leveled off quickly’ in CT. How will that affect a return to normalcy? Stamford Advocate

Legalized marijuana in CT: How and when it would work Stamford Advocate

Bioscience project to bring 1,000 jobs, knit New Haven back together New Haven Register

CT man, survivor of Las Vegas shooting on a mission to help family of New Haven firefighter Torres killed in fire WTNH

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Things to Know Monday June 7th

Things to Know Monday June 7th

Arts and Crafts on Bedford Saturday Stamford-Downtown

Shelton school honors late coach, basketball team he loved CT Post

Loud, polluting gas leaf blowers under attack in CT by civic activists CT Post

Summer-like heat causing more CT schools to dismiss early CT Post

Your Amazon devices will essentially become public wifi hotspots if you don’t disable this option before June 8 WFSB

Restored Nathan Hale fountain unveiled in Norwalk The Hour

Meant to be:’ Darien celebrates 200th birthday with Weed Beach bash Stamford Advocate

Showtime filming for ‘Ray Donovan’ in New Haven this week New Haven Register

Yale doctor explains how quick hand & thumb test can determine patient’s risk of having aneurysm WTNH

New Haven school renaming draws more than 200 ideas. Here are some of them. New Haven Register