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 Chris Williams.
We had the incredible opportunity to have an in-studio interview with US Attorney Vanessa Roberts Avery and Assistant US Attorney Patrick Caruso. We talked all about fentanyl and a program that the office will present to YOUR kids’ schools for FREE. Listen to what the program entails and if you’re interested in having this program…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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 PlusContinue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading