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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.

Recent posts

Melissa in the Morning: Investigating Elder Abuse

Melissa in the Morning: Investigating Elder Abuse

1. Paul Greenwood, a former district attorney, dives into the signs of abuse and what you need to know for your loved ones’ care. ((00:11)) To register for the October 20th public forum at 3PM:  https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowUUID=9F32A3D6-A87D-4C35-98BF-1A297FE2D328 2. The Lt. Governor talks about an initiative to get high schoolers into voting and gives an update on…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: the ACTUAL facts on ACA

Melissa in the Morning: the ACTUAL facts on ACA

1. Healthcare expert addresses the truth about why Obamacare is broken. ((00:11)) 2. Governor Lamont touches on if the travel advisory list should even exist anymore and what businesses should do to get some relief. ((13:57)) 3. Congressman Jim Himes touches on help for Connecticut veterans. ((26:11)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Can you get covid twice?

Can you get covid twice?

Dr. Browne addresses the first US case of covid twice in a calendar year and how rare it is. He also talks about the flu vaccine and if there’s an expiration date for getting your shot in time. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Obamacare is Broken

Melissa in the Morning: Obamacare is Broken

1. Senator Blumenthal argues with Melissa over repealing ACA but admits our healthcare system is broken. ((00:11)) 2. Dr. Fred Browne explains how rare it is to get covid twice in a calendar year…we think. ((10:17)) 3. The Beardsley Zoo weighs in about wildlife interaction after viral cougar video surfaced. ((17:17)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Cougar Man

Melissa in the Morning: Cougar Man

1. Utah man who was approached by a cougar on a hike shares his experience after going viral nationwide. ((00:11)) 2. Milford cut through roads are causing concerns for neighbors, but police say the neighbors sometimes are to blame. ((06:41)) 3. Melissa geeks out over interviewing Bobby Valentine. ((12:50)) 4. Hemp bill gets the stamp…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Scammers on Prime Day

Melissa in the Morning: Scammers on Prime Day

1. The BBB warns shoppers of scammers using a fake number on Prime Day to take your money and run. ((00:11)) 2. Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe talks about downtown shops closing and how the town is staying afloat. ((07:45)) 3. Why is it so important to have a structured home and communicate more? ((15:11))…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Worry of Coming Out

Melissa in the Morning: The Worry of Coming Out

1. In honor of National Coming Out Day, a renowned author shares his background of being a Baptist Christian and gay. ((00:11)) 2. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Boolbol shares why screenings are a matter of life or death. ((10:29)) 3. Marriage counselor, Bob Donovan, shares “what it’s like to be married to…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Pregnancy Loss

Melissa in the Morning: Pregnancy Loss

1. October is National Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Awareness month. Dr. Ronika Chowdery talks about breaking the stigma of guilt and how common miscarriages are. ((00:11)) 2. Congressman Jim Himes gives us the latest on the stimulus package and talks in Washington. ((13:57)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Fake vs. Real News

Melissa in the Morning: Fake vs. Real News

1. How do we determine what’s real and fake in the news? Journalism professor Richard Hanley gives his perspective on how to determine what’s worth listening to. ((00:11)) 2. Senator Richard Blumenthal talks about the big tech companies and how we need to better protect ourselves because these companies won’t. ((15:02)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty…Continue Reading

Are the President’s meds available?

Are the President’s meds available?

After President Trump tweeted that the medication used for his covid diagnosis is available to all, many lashed out about it. We wanted to know  what the possibility is for a severe covid case in Connecticut to be treated with the same treatments as the president. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

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