Melissa in the Morning: Sikorsky Deal Bust

Melissa in the Morning: Sikorsky Deal Bust

The military’s decision not to hire Sikorsky to build the replacement for the Black Hawk helicopter will lead to job cuts at the Stratford company. Dan Onofrio, President of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, commented on the news and if there will be a trickle effect for manufacturers and surrounding businesses. ((00:00)) Too many animals…

Melissa in the Morning: College Stress

Melissa in the Morning: College Stress

College students are stressed about midterms among other things. We spoke with the director of counseling at SHU to learn why adults CANNOT minimize their kids’ stress levels at school. ((00:00)) AAA released its latest driver behavior report. 2022 findings reflected bad habits getting worse. Fran Mayko breaks it down for us. ((08:41)) WINFertility in…

Melissa in the Morning: Childbirth Mortality Rates in the US

Melissa in the Morning: Childbirth Mortality Rates in the US

The United States is one of the most dangerous high-income countries in the world in which to give birth, with more than 1,200 women and other birthing people dying from complications associated with pregnancy or childbirth in 2021. We spoke with Monique Shaw, Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest…

Cooking with Claud: Mini Pot Pies

Cooking with Claud: Mini Pot Pies

Cut up left over chicken Use cream of chicken soup Grab a bag of frozen vegetables or mix peas and corn Add leftover gravy Make dough or get Pillsbury squares Use cupcake tray and get crush warm first before filling with ingredients — put them in for about 5-10 minutes or until light brown Then…

Melissa in the Morning: Missing Three Years

Melissa in the Morning: Missing Three Years

Today marks three years since Vanessa Morales from Ansonia went missing. Lt. Patrick Lynch with Ansonia Police came on to answer our questions about the case and the latest on the investigation. ((00:00)) Four college students were murdered in Idaho last month and much of the case remains a mystery. We get perspective from Former…

Melissa in the Morning: The Session in Washington

Melissa in the Morning: The Session in Washington

Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke about the biggest topics in Washington including social media, freight trains and marriage equality. ((00:00)) A local non-profit helping the homeless in CT was awarded $2.5 million dollars. We learned about New Reach with offices in New Haven and Bridgeport. ((08:07)) Santa Rick has been bringing smiles to people’s faces for…

Melissa in the Morning: Flu in Connecticut

Melissa in the Morning: Flu in Connecticut

Connecticut had its first flu case this week. We lost a person between the ages of 50 and 59 in New London county. Dr. Browne spoke about our flu season and what you should do to best protect yourself from getting sick.  IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images Plus

Melissa in the Morning: Winter Fires

Melissa in the Morning: Winter Fires

Wind, fire and plugs…just a few of the many things you need to keep in mind heading into the holidays and colder months. We talk to Bridgeport Fire Chief Lance Edwards about what to do to protect yourself in your home and yard. ((00:00)) Lawmakers in Washington are working to better protect children online and…

Melissa in the Morning: The Governor is Back

Melissa in the Morning: The Governor is Back

We had a lot of questions for Governor Lamont post election. We asked him about the special session, hero’s pay, covid vaccines and teacher retention. ((00:00)) It’s Giving Tuesday and this year, we featured a new non-profit called The Brighter Days Foundation. We met the executive director, Kara Dooley, about how her organization helps foster…

Melissa in the Morning: Special Session

Melissa in the Morning: Special Session

This morning, lawmakers are heading into a special session to tackle the state gas tax extension, bus fares, home heating assistance programs and hero’s pay. Senator Tony Hwang shared his prediction for this session and what the future legislative session should look like in 2023. ((00:00)) A few months ago, 200 cats were found in…