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. Bridgeport city councilwoman Maria Pereira was stripped of all responsibilities after a comment she made at a recent meeting. We got her side of the story.2. Congressman Jim Himes talked about the Inflation Reduction Act just hours before voting on it in Washington DC. What does it really mean for climate change?3. Jayme Stevenson…Continue Reading
After the president took paxlovid, his covid “apparently came back.” And that seems common for many who take the medication. But is it really coming back or is that a false headline? Dr. Browne discussed it and answered the latest covid questions including recommendations regarding outdoor dining. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading
1. We are living in weird times…unemployment is at an all-time low, employers are desperate for workers but employees are struggling to find happiness and opportunities in the workplace. Career strategist, Julie Bauke, gave some perspective on this and tips on how to determine what’s best for you. 2. Snapchat has rolled out new parental…Continue Reading
1. The Senate passed an Inflation Reduction Act with the greatest part covering healthcare subsidies and prescription drug costs. Alan Sheketoff of Macman Insurance Associates shared why this could be the best thing President Biden has done during his time in office. ((00:10))2. UConn’s star player is starting the recovery journey from an ACL reconstructive…Continue Reading
1. When local writer and producer Lisa Franco walked into an antique shop on Cape Cod eleven years ago, little did she know she would stumble upon a treasure that would change the course of her life. Lisa Franco shared her journey of writing My Dearest Darling: Letters of Love in Wartime. ((00:00)) 2. Governor Lamont…Continue Reading
1. Senator Blumenthal called on his way to the Pentagon to talk about the war in Ukraine. He also talked about Nancy Pelosi’s recent trip to Taiwan and the death of an Al-Qaeda leader overseas. ((00:10))2. An afterschool program is open for registration in Bridgeport and it’s available in the summer too! We learned about…Continue Reading
Our heart health in America is projected to get much worse in a matter of years. That’s according to a new study saying cardiovascular risk factors like obesity and diabetes will increase. We spoke with cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Klodas as an expert source to discuss the study, risk factors and solutions. ((00:00)) A new study shows…Continue Reading
After a Danbury mother reportedly killed her children then took her life, we wanted to understand the mind of an “annihilator.” UNH Professor, Kevin Barnes-Ceeney, is an expert in criminal behavior in family annihilators and shares perspective on this case. ((00:00)) Shania Twain shared her struggles on stage after contracting Lyme disease. We spoke with…Continue Reading