WICC Pet of The Week

WICC Pet of The Week

You know that expression “I was born ready”? This is the life philosophy of guinea pigs everywhere. As soon as a guinea pig is born he stands up, shakes off and starts to move around like a teeny tiny adult. CT Humane is well-versed in the behavior of young guinea pigs as unfortunately many adult female guinea pigs are surrendered there pregnant. These guinea pigs are sent into amazing foster homes who hand raise the babies to be the sweetest and tamest little creatures around.

Today’s pet of the week is one of those. A five week old guinea pig named Saturn. He is a healthy happy bouncy baby boy, ready to make someone a very sweet pet. Guinea pigs are herd animals, it is always recommend adopting in pairs (at least!) if you don’t already have one at home. Saturn has a brother here of the same age, and they enjoy each others company. Saturn is curious, funny little guy, with an eye always on the possibility of his next salad. To learn more about him or apply to adopt, visit online at CTHumane.org.

Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli: Meeting Past, Present and Future Presidents

Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli: Meeting Past, Present and Future Presidents

On Friday’s “Connecticut Today” with Paul Pacelli, Paul chatted with University of Toronto Professor Emeritus Bart J. Wilson about his new book, “The Property Species: Mine, Yours, and the Human Mind” (8:28). With President Joe Biden visiting Connecticut, we heard from several listeners, as well as former Bridgeport Mayor Mary Moran, about their experiences meeting past, present and future presidents (0:30).

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Financial News You Can Use: What Are Roth 401Ks

Financial News You Can Use: What Are Roth 401Ks

As Russ finishes his week discussing managing your taxes, we find out what Roth 401Ks are.

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Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli: Republican Criminal Justice Proposals

Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli: Republican Criminal Justice Proposals

On Thursday’s “Connecticut Today” with Paul Pacelli, Paul chatted with firearms expert Dave Workman on the state of gun ownership in the U.S. and a key U.S. Supreme Court gun case (0:30). Greenwich GOP State Sen. Ryan Fazio weighed in on a set of new criminal justice proposals put forth by Republican lawmakers (12:48).

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WICC Pet of The Week

WICC Pet of The Week

Nellie has been featured before, but we are putting her back in the spotlight as she has been available for so long. Nellie is a healthy and calm cat. She lives in a fantastic foster home with a rabbit, and is much beloved by her foster dad. Nellie is one of the many older cats that are awaiting new homes but who are overlooked due to the number of kittens available this time of year. She is a gorgeous medium hair tortie who enjoys being brushed and petted. She’s very social and loves to sit near her people. Like most tortie’s she will do best in a home with cat experienced folks who can appreciate her sassy personality. To learn more or make an appointment to meet her, visit online at cthumane.org. 

Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli: Can Everybody Just Loosen Up?

Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli: Can Everybody Just Loosen Up?

On Tuesday’s “Connecticut Today” with Paul Pacelli, author and political humorist Chad Prather talked about his new book and the continued issue with “cancel culture” (0:43). Manchester Journal Inquirer columnist Chris Powell checked in to chat about the continued problem of “Two Connecticuts,” as well as recent hearings in Washington, D.C. regarding social media (14:08). Finally, State House Republican Leader Vin Candelora responded to some controversial comments by GOP State Rep. Anne Dauphinais (25:15).

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Melissa in the Morning: Who’s in Control?

Melissa in the Morning: Who’s in Control?

1. The phone or you?! Who’s in control; if the answer is truly the phone, we learned how to take back over with counselor Julius Dudics. ((00:10))
2. Part two of a conversation with educator, Fran Rabinowitz, about post graduation employment opportunities for kids with disabilities. ((13:04))
3. We got an update on the Portrait Project in Bridgeport which highlights over 200 people from the city. ((20:27))
4. Out of all the mayors in Connecticut, Ansonia is being highlighted on a national level. Mayor Cassetti explains why. ((28:28))

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Enter to win: Paul Anka at Mohegan Sun

Enter to win: Paul Anka at Mohegan Sun

Paul Anka is coming to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday November 7th. Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.

Enter to win a pair of tickets!

Trick or Treat Day

Trick or Treat Day

Join us Saturday, October 30 from 10am-2pm for our Jaguar Land Rover Fairfield Trick or Treat Day at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport.

Walk-through trick or treat event with activities, performances and character meet & greets and more! Come dressed up and celebrate the spookiest weekend of the year.

(Every person attending must have a ticket; adults and children)

Here’s some activities for the day:

  • Touch-A-Truck from the City of Bridgeport
  • Face painting and spray-on tattoos from Beach Ballon Parties
  • Princesses Meet & Greet with your favorite princesses from KO Parties
  • Character Meet & Greets from Kid Characters for Parties
  • Caricature artists
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Coloring station
  • Photobooth from Total Events
  • Monsters Meet & Greet with monsters from Legends of Fear
  • Awesome Autumn Photos! Get some fall-themed family photos from Angel Starr Photography
  • Food trucks
  • Science Center from the Discovery Museum
  • Superhero Meet & Greet with superheroes from Terrificon!
  • Prize wheel from SportsCenter of CT
  • TONS of Candy
  • & more to come!

Event Stage Schedule:

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Mad Science
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Mad Science
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Magic Show with Bill Hoagland
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Magic Show with Bill Hoagland
1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Princesses from KO Parties
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Dance Troop

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