Melissa in the Morning is hosted by Melissa Sheketoff who gathers top news headlines locally and nationally to keep WICC listeners in the know, delivering the information that matters most to you.
Every week, enjoy live interviews from state leaders, business owners and local experts. Melissa has recently connected with Governor Ned Lamont, who has agreed to take YOUR questions bi-weekly on the show. Consistently, Melissa also talks to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Congressman Jim Himes, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and State Senator Tony Hwang. Local experts include infectious disease expert, Dr. Fred Browne of Griffin Health, Luke Frey from the Better Business Bureau, The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and Bridgeport Health Director Lisa Morrissey.
Enjoy original weekly segments like “Community Inspiration,” “Marriage Advice” and “Crime on the Mind.” Community Inspiration highlights Connecticut residents who live normal lives doing extraordinary things. Every week, you can meet people of all ages who are inspiring their community and loved ones through their work, outlook on life, actions and good deeds. Marriage advice is a bi-weekly check-in with relationship consultant, Bob Donovan, who gives tips to a healthy marriage and perspective for couples to think about. Crime on the Mind features Lt. James Perez from the Fairfield Police Department, who travels around the country teaching crime prevention to other police departments. He gives us the top crimes happening right now and tips for the public to stay safe and be proactive.
You’ll hear weather and traffic on the 6’s from our chief meteorologist Bill Jacquemin and our traffic reporter Kellie Quinn.
1. A new study shows about a fifth of long COVID patients suffer brain fog for more than a year. Sarah Gromko of St. Vincent’s Rehabilitation Network dove into this latest study out of Australia. ((00:10)) 2. A bipartisan gun violence bill is so close to becoming law. But if it doesn’t pass, what happens…Continue Reading
1. Peta Murgatroyd is opening up about pregnancy loss as she tries to expand their family. More women are struggling to get pregnant, and we want to know what changed. Dr. Andrew Levi with Park Avenue Fertility sheds some light on this. ((00:10))2. FORE! Whether it’s the Travelers Tournament or just your typical summer golf season,…Continue Reading
1. We are seeing more wrong-way crashes this year over the last three years combined. What is the state doing to combat the problem? Josh Morgan with CT Dept. of Transportation shared information about initiatives and a pilot program. ((00:10))2. Despite historically high gas prices, freedom calls a record number of Americans to embark on…Continue Reading
Covid shots for kids five and under are closer to getting the greenlight. Should parents be standing in line to get their kids the shot or hold off? Also, more strains of covid are popping up across the pond. What does that mean for the US and nearing the end of a pandemic? Dr. Browne…Continue Reading
1. After a mother bear was euthanized and her cubs relocated in the woods to survive on their own in Canton, many are furious! Annie Hornish, the Connecticut State Director of the Humane Society of the US, came on to share why she thinks DEEP dropped the ball. ((00:10))2. Women trafficking is modern day slavery…Continue Reading
1. Justin Bieber has revealed he has been diagnosed with a condition called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which has fully paralyzed the right side of his face. Dr. Zara Kahn is a neurologist with St. Vincent’s Medical Center to explain what it is and how it’s treated. ((00:10))2. We met Chris Green, Democratic candidate in the…Continue Reading
1. Governor Lamont stopped by to discuss high driving, wrong-way drivers, underage drinking parties, lead poisoning and more. ((00:10))2. Congress is nearing the finish line for gun reform and mental health investments. We spoke with the former chief of Fairfield Police to get perspective on if this potential law and if it will make a…Continue Reading
1. Is it collecting blood money? That’s the question when it comes to 17 golfers suspended by the PGA. And the true question is, will more golfers turn away from the PGA to make more money? Local announcer and sports analyst, Rob Adams, weighed in on the debate. ((00:10))2. Group homes for addicts in recovery…Continue Reading
1. Congressman Himes shared his outlook on the January 6th attack hearings, the attempted attack on a Supreme Court Justice and the PGA suspending 17 players. ((00:10))2. For the first time, a drug targeting a protein that drives breast cancer growth has been shown to work against tumors with very low levels of the protein.…Continue Reading