Melissa In The Morning: A Look In At Stamford

Melissa In The Morning: A Look In At Stamford

We are one week out from the Bridgeport primary redo for the mayoral race. Before people head to the polls, we spoke with Secretary of State Stephanie Thomas. Find out what you need to know before January 23rd and what this election process means for voting in Connecticut during the presidential election year. (0:00) Stamford…

Melissa In The Morning: Not Just Another Headache

Melissa In The Morning: Not Just Another Headache

One of the top resolutions for many is to embrace a healthy diet. But our headache expert is encouraging people to eat better not only to lose weight, but also to reduce headaches. Dr. Fred Cohen shares some timely research on foods that can trigger migraines and how to have a pain-free 2024. (0:00) January…

Melissa In The Morning: Tony Soprano In Bridgeport

Melissa In The Morning: Tony Soprano In Bridgeport

After all the rainfall we’ve had since the summer, Connecticut’s farms have had a rough year. We spoke with Department of Agriculture Commissioner, Bryan Hurlburt, about the challenges aquaculture farmers and field farmers are facing with flooding. Plus, he shared a program that will support local farms and your health goals for the new year.…

Melissa In The Morning: Covid Toes?!?!

Melissa In The Morning: Covid Toes?!?!

Have you heard of covid toes? We asked Dr. Browne about that and some new research suggesting that vegans are less likely to get covid-19. A study published in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health found that a diet low in meat and dairy while rich in veggies, legumes and nuts could lower the…

Melissa In The Morning: MLS NEXT Pro Is Coming To Bridgeport

Melissa In The Morning: MLS NEXT Pro Is Coming To Bridgeport

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. Jocelyn Hillard from the Connecticut chapter discusses the problem and how you can be part of the solution. (0:00) Bridgeport is getting a professional soccer team and a new stadium to…

Melissa In The Morning: Winter Blues And Rainy Headaches

Melissa In The Morning: Winter Blues And Rainy Headaches

It’s uncomfortable, it’s downright awful, and I guarantee you don’t want to talk about it. But we have to. January is Human Trafficking Prevention month. We continue our conversation today discussing this issue here in our state and how we can educate ourselves and our kids about the dangers of trafficking. Sarah Malhotry, Director of…

Melissa In The Morning: Don’t Be So Transparent

Melissa In The Morning: Don’t Be So Transparent

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, meant to bring awareness to the problem in America. And Connecticut is not excused from the issue. Local non-profit, PEHT, shared the reality in our state and signs to detect sex and human trafficking cases. (0:00) It may be fashion forward but it’s a real crime prevention fopaux. Retired…

Melissa in the Morning: New Year, Same Crisis

Melissa in the Morning: New Year, Same Crisis

As we start this new year, there is still a major housing shortage in our state. We spoke with Renee Dobos, the CEO of Connecticut Housing Partners. CHP is an award-winning affordable housing developer and property management firm in our state. The non-profit has big goals that are attainable for the new year. Find out…

Melissa in the Morning: Not So Luxurious Hotel Stay

Melissa in the Morning: Not So Luxurious Hotel Stay

A New Hampshire luxury resort is linked to two Legionnaires’ Disease cases, one of them deadly. What is it and are there things Connecticut residents should be thinking about when checking in to a hotel or rental property? We asked Dr. Browne about that. We also discussed masking protocols at health facilities and a new…

Melissa In The Morning: The Jimmy McGrath Foundation

Melissa In The Morning: The Jimmy McGrath Foundation

The Jimmy McGrath Foundation just wrapped up its first full year of fundraising events and they have big dreams for 2024. We spoke with organization CEO and Jimmy McGrath’s father, Kevin, about a recap on 2023 successes and what’s happening in the new year. Plus, we get the details on the 2nd Annual Jim Jam.…