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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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Melissa in the Morning: Asking the Hard Questions

Melissa in the Morning: Asking the Hard Questions

1. A human rights attorney talks about transgender and gender neutral protections in CT. ((00:10)) 2. Sen. Duff talks about marijuana legalization and religious exemptions for child vaccinations. ((10:56)) 3. Sen. Hwang talks about the opposing side of legalized marijuana and frustrations over the public health option. ((26:42)) 4. Marriage consultant, Bob Donovan, gives six…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Dr. Gifford Stops by

Melissa in the Morning: Dr. Gifford Stops by

1. CT’s Acting Commissioner of Dept of Public Health, Dr. Gifford, talked about the rollout plans and what the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will mean for Connecticut. ((00:10)) 2. Congressman Jim Himes talks about stimulus money and PPP loans. ((05:52)) 3. Senator Kevin Kelly talks about the broken parts of the public health option legislation…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Slamming Social Media Giants

Melissa in the Morning: Slamming Social Media Giants

1. Senator Blumenthal slams social media giants over fake news articles not being pulled. ((00:10)) 2. Gregg Dancho talks about legislation to better protect animals during “pandemics” ((08:57)) 3. The BBB talks about the importance of saving your money now more than ever. ((17:17)) 4. It’s Fairfield County Giving Day! ((22:34)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty…Continue Reading

Debunking Covid Vaccine Theories

Debunking Covid Vaccine Theories

Dr. Browne dives into the truths behind vaccine theories. We touched on infertility fears, genetic coding questions and whether one vaccine is better than the other. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Spring Preview

Melissa in the Morning: Spring Preview

1. Dan Onofrio talks about the vaccine rollout plan and the backlash from local restaurant owners. ((00:10)) 2. Milford Mayor Ben Blake previews what’s to come for restaurants, beaches and the city for spring. ((08:23)) 3. Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe talks about new businesses coming to town. ((15:01)) 4. Science You May Not Know:…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Gaps to Public Option

Melissa in the Morning: The Gaps to Public Option

1. Senator Bob Duff talks about what he believes works with the Public Option legislation. ((00:10)) 2. Krista Carnes explains why research matters and why you need a backup plan for your computer passwords. ((10:03)) 3. Shelton’s mayor shares his take on the vaccine rollout for CT. ((24:06)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The next Kentucky??

Melissa in the Morning: The next Kentucky??

Sen Tony Hwang checks in on the Public Option legislation and why we need to avoid being the next “Kentucky” Fairfield’s First Selectwoman talks about kids returning to school and confusion why teachers aren’t vaccinated yet. Attorney Jody Walker Smith talks about educating people on Black History. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: CT Matters beyond Covid

Melissa in the Morning: CT Matters beyond Covid

1. Governor Lamont stopped to talk about religious exemptions, public option and the budget. ((00:00)) 2. Congressman Jim Himes dives into the controversy over state and local government funding. ((14:08)) 3. State Senator Kevin Kelly talks about the fate of the Republican party and middle class families in Connecticut. ((25:29)) 4. David Mestre pops back…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Variant Confusion

Melissa in the Morning: Variant Confusion

1. Dr. Fred Browne discusses the variant detections in the US. It begs the question, if not travel related, how do we even know they started in countries like the UK and South Africa? ((00:00)) 2. Senator Richard Blumenthal talks about covid money, his new role in Washington and the latest on a social security…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Does your Voice Matter?

Melissa in the Morning: Does your Voice Matter?

1. That’s beginning to become a question for most CT residents? Another public hearing with timing restrictions…what’s the deal?? ((00:00)) 2. The Lt. Governor talks about food insecurity in the state and weighs in on popular pizza spots. ((14:00)) 3. Science You May Not Know: The Mars Mission touchdown tomorrow! ((23:30)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty…Continue Reading