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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 meteorologist Paul Piorek and our traffic reporter Chris Williams.
Melissa in the Morning: What do you Mean Merging?!
The PGA Tour and LIV Golf will merge. The once-rivals will now combine into a new, yet-to-be-named company. Did this unexpected decision really come down to the God Almighty buck? Local sports announcer, Rob Adams, reacts to the news. ((00:00)) Tonight marks the 10th annual gala for Sandy Hook Promise Foundation. We spoke with the…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Fairways to Hope
The Center for Family Justice supports women and children impacted by domestic violence. Later this month, the Connecticut non-profit is hosting its annual golf fundraiser to help support the Center for Child Advocacy. We spoke with CFJ’s CEO Deb Greenwood and the center’s board chairman, Matt Reale, about the organization and the June tee off. …… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Has Anyone Read the Whole Thing?
Overnight, the House passed a budget agreement and now it’s down to the state Senate approving the 800+ page document. We spoke with Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) before he went up to Hartford this afternoon. What’s in the agreement and have lawmakers read it enough to feel confident before voting? ((00:00)) National statistics show 31%…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: 3AM Drop
1. We are down to the last couple of days for the legislative session and the budget STILL hasn’t been voted on. We learned from Senator Tony Hwang that the 800+ pages of the proposed budget dropped Monday morning at 3am and is expected to be voted on by the afternoon! We get the details…… Continue Reading
Cooking with Claud: Cornish Hens
Melissa’s mom was inspired by her daughter’s upcoming wedding menu that includes Cornish hens! Here’s her take on the classic recipe.… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Street Takeovers
We are seeing a huge uptick in street takeovers across Connecticut. What are they and why are they so dangerous? We spoke with former Fairfield police chief, Gary MacNamara about the issue at hand. ((00:00)) Our nation is identifying more and more children struggling with mental health. A Milford daycare center is making behavioral, social…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Community Goals
After winning a state high school hockey championship this year, a Fairfield Prep turned his attention to helping a fellow team. James Murphy organized a three-on-three charity tournament at Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport, with all proceeds benefiting the Southern Connecticut Storm Special Hockey team.We spoke with James and his coach about the tournament and…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Fungal Infection Spreading
A dangerous fungal infection is spreading at an alarming rate across the United States, including New York and New Jersey. The CDC says Candida auris is a form of yeast that is typically not harmful to healthy people but can be a deadly threat to those who are immunocompromised. It easily spreads and can infect…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Dyslexic Thinking
According to national data, more than 40 million US adults have dyslexia, with only 2 million of them receiving a diagnosis. When you learn your child is dyslexic, it can feel so overwhelming to determine what happens next. Weston mother, Jennifer Bernheim, created Right to Read Advocacy, to support families touched by dyslexia. ((00:00)) Tick…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: The End of an Era
All good times come to an end. Chief Meteorologist Bill Jacquemin signed off WICC today for the very last time. He announced his retirement after spending decades in weather broadcasting, including his history with WICC. ((00:00)) The WICC family said goodbye to one of the most legendary voices in the station’s history. John Labarca passed…… Continue Reading