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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.

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Cooking with Claud: Bruschetta

Cooking with Claud: Bruschetta

INGREDIENTS: — 2-3 cups of chopped tomatoes — 1-2 tablespoons of chopped red onion — 1 tablespoon of fresh basil — 1 tablespoon of fresh chives — 1 tablespoon of olive oil — 1-2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice — 1-2 tablespoons of minced garlicRECIPE: — Mix all ingredients together — If you want to…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Yankees Outbreak

Melissa in the Morning: Yankees Outbreak

1. Dr. Browne talks about the New York Yankees covid outbreak. All seven members got the J&J vaccine, so why was there still a surge in team cases? ((00:10)) 2. Senator Richard Blumenthal addresses measures to crack down on hacking situations like the Colonial Pipeline. ((13:25)) 3. Stephanie Swantek with the BeSafe Project talks about…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Job Opportunities & Name Changes

Melissa in the Morning: Job Opportunities & Name Changes

1. Dan Onofrio with the Bridgeport Regional Business Council talked about dozens of job openings at the new amphitheater and the business reason why the Sound Tigers changed their name & logo. ((00:00)) 2. Brdgeport Mayor Joe Ganim talked about the task force cracking down on ATV riders plus a stipend for UI customers burned…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Aquarium in Trouble

Melissa in the Morning: Aquarium in Trouble

1. PETA released the documents from the USDA calling out Seaquest in Trumbull. Their plea for the public to stop buying tickets. Melissa has reached out to Seaquest, and has not heard back yet for comment. ((00:10)) 2. For the first time in two years, we broke 3 dollars a gallon for gas. The latest…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: An MLB Mayor

Melissa in the Morning: An MLB Mayor

1. Bobby Valentine spoke about throwing his hat in the run for Stamford Mayor. What led him to politics? What happens to Sacred Heart University? All your questions answered. ((00:10)) 2. Senator Bob Duff talked about requiring covid vaccines at schools and what it could mean for the religious exemption law. ((08:28)) 3. Senator Tony…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Check with Governor

Melissa in the Morning: Check with Governor

1. Governor Lamont discussed the latest on the public health option and banning flavored vapes. 2. Congressman Jim Himes talks about 10 local projects he’s hoping to get funding for to help CT. 3. Dr. Gifford reacts to breaking Pfizer news regarding full FDA approval pending. 4. Melissa got to tour the new Hartford Healthcare…Continue Reading

Balsamic Glazed Steak

Balsamic Glazed Steak

INGREDIENTS Any kind of steak is fine Balsamic dressing Worcester sauce Apples Pears Dried cranberries Cinnamon Balsamic glazed dressing RECIPE Mix in a bowl ¼ cup of balsamic dressing, 3 tablespoons of Worcester sauce, sprinkle salt and pepper Base the steak (or marinade overnight if you have time) and put in the over on broil…Continue Reading

Aftermath of the J&J Pause

Aftermath of the J&J Pause

Dr. Browne says the J&J pause may have been too drastic. He says it’s a contributing factor to the massive stockpile of the single-dose vaccine in Connecticut. And, it may have a trickling effect on other covid vaccines. Also, Dr. Browne touched on the need of getting children vaccinated as early as September.Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Social Media Banning

Melissa in the Morning: Social Media Banning

1. Senator Blumenthal supports former President Trump being banned from Facebook. But Melissa wants to know where’s the focus on false headlines being spread online. ((00:10)) 2. Director, Michael Gier, created a documentary addressing PTSD and veterans. ((08:29)) 3. The BBB warns the public about airfare scams; check before you book! ((16:23)) 4. Officer of…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Obnoxious ATVs

Melissa in the Morning: Obnoxious ATVs

1. Mayor Joe Ganim addressed the concerns around loud and dangerous ATV riding in the city. He also touched on an internal investigation on the Bridgeport Police Department following a recent arrest. ((00:10)) 2. The Red Cross is reporting the lowest donor numbers last month since the start of the pandemic. We learned some misconceptions…Continue Reading