Melissa in the Morning: Trashy Little Mermaid

Melissa in the Morning: Trashy Little Mermaid

A nonprofit theater company is pairing up with the Maritime Aquarium to present a twist on The Little Mermaid. Find out how the effort is bringing attention to ocean pollution. ((00:00)) Congressman Jim Himes talked about a big development in fighting drug companies and lowering drug prices. ((16:17)) Calcium scoring can be a game changer…

Melissa in the Morning: Social media under Fire

Melissa in the Morning: Social media under Fire

1. Facebook-owner Meta Platforms Inc was hit with two new lawsuits Monday accusing it of fueling eating disorders and other mental health problems in teenage users. Senator Richard Blumenthal shared breaking news out of the Commerce Committee. ((00:00))2. This week, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 32. But how much has Connecticut done to offer…

Melissa in the Morning: Banning Horse-Drawn Carriages

Melissa in the Morning: Banning Horse-Drawn Carriages

1. A bill is being introduced and if enacted, would replace horse-drawn carriages with electric ones by June 2024. Last Chance for Animals is supportive of this effort and spoke to us about it this morning. ((00:00)) 2. St. Vincent’s Medical Center is the first in the state to offer new breast cancer technology to…

Melissa in the Morning: Put out the Electric Fire

Melissa in the Morning: Put out the Electric Fire

1. An electric bus in Hamden caught fire and many fear what that means for more EV’s on the road. Bridgeport Fire Chief Lance Edwards shared why these vehicles are a big concern and how firefighters need to respond. ((00:10)) 2. Governor Lamont came back on to make up his Friday interview to answer listener…

Melissa in the Morning: Tattoos in the Workplace

Melissa in the Morning: Tattoos in the Workplace

1. According to Bloomberg, “tattoos aren’t a big deal anymore for workers and employers in many industries.”  But are there certain industries where having a tattoo could keep you from landing a job? Career strategist, Julie Bauke, shared her outlook on this. ((00:00))2. An attempted mugging on Connecticut’s ritziest street. Senator Ryan Fazio commented on the event…

Cooking with Claud: Rice Pudding with Raspberry Sauce

Cooking with Claud: Rice Pudding with Raspberry Sauce

RICE PUDDING:– Get a medium bowl – 3 eggs lightly beaten1/5 cups of milk1 cup of sugarTeaspoon of vanilla1.5 cup of cooked riceHandful of raisinsHandful of craisinsA dash of cinnamon Whisk it all together – then pour all into a baking dishBake 325 degrees – leave in for about 20 minutes or until golden brown…

Melissa in the Morning: This one is for the Boys

Melissa in the Morning: This one is for the Boys

1. A Stratford mother is bracing for the one year anniversary of losing her son to prostate cancer. We spoke with Dr. David Ahlborn about the disease and what YOUNG MEN need to know. ((00:10))2. Congressman Jim Himes says when it comes to abortion legislation, he’d rather take half a loaf than the whole thing.…

Melissa in the Morning: Over the Counter Meds

Melissa in the Morning: Over the Counter Meds

In a recent study, the Foundation found nearly half of surveyed drivers reported taking a potentially impairing medication in the past month. More concerning, however, is many of these drivers weren’t warned by healthcare professionals about the medication’s impact on driving. We asked Dr. Browne why this is and what people can do to avoid…

Melissa in the Morning: Vaping Dangers

Melissa in the Morning: Vaping Dangers

1. Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical. Teenagers and their young brains, bodies and lungs still developing – can become dependent incredibly quickly once the chemical has sunk its claws in them. Dr. Philip Simkovitz is a pulmonology specialist. He talked about the dangers of vaping. ((00:10)) 2. Gail Robinson, who heads the Ash Creek…

Melissa in the Morning: New Hotline

Melissa in the Morning: New Hotline

1. The 9-8-8 national suicide prevention hotline rolled out a few days ago. We learned the need for it and how mental health is still viewed in America from brain health coach, Leigh Richardson. ((00:10)) 2. A study from the AAA Foundation of Traffic Safety shows many drivers are taking various prescriptions and over the…