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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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How Outages Impact Doctor Appointments

How Outages Impact Doctor Appointments

Dr. Fred Browne talks to listeners about what to do if the power is out but you have medical needs. Also, he gives words of wisdom about why you need to go back to the doctor even with an influx of patients at the ER right now.Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Tracking the Storm

Melissa in the Morning: Tracking the Storm

1. Bill gives us a breakdown of Tropical Storm Isaias. ((00:10)) 2. How are the census numbers in Bridgeport? ((07:35)) 3. Tick immunity and research behind the possibility. ((15:08)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

AVOID these hand sanitizers!

AVOID these hand sanitizers!

The FDA has released a new list of hand sanitizers you SHOULD NOT use. Reports say the items listed below have insufficient levels of alcohol, which means it’s not effective in killing bacteria or germs. Here’s the updated list: Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Unhappy Couples can Survive

Melissa in the Morning: Unhappy Couples can Survive

1. A new study shows unhappiness is temporary and broken marriages can be fixed. ((00:10)) 2. Are protesters today making more strides than those in the 60’s? ((08:09)) 3. Is the perfect storm causing an uptick in crime for CT? ((16:30)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Cooking with Claud: Pesto

Cooking with Claud: Pesto

Pesto Recipe: 1. Pour one cup of olive oil into a blender. 2. Add fresh basil from the garden (about 3 cups, but guesstimate) or you can buy some packaged at the store. Recommendation if store bought, get more bang for your buck with plant not container sales. 3. Blend the two together. 4. Then…Continue Reading

Wearing Eye Shields & Tall People

Wearing Eye Shields & Tall People

Dr. Browne addresses the new recommendation from Dr. Anthony Fauci in regards to wearing a face shield or googles to prevent contracting the virus. He also touched on a new study suggesting that people over 6 feet tall have a bigger chance of contracting the virus. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Feeding Alligators??

Melissa in the Morning: Feeding Alligators??

1. Senator Blumenthal discusses big four tech companies testifying. ((00:10)) 2. Bridgeport City Council weighs in on parks decision on statue. ((06:39)) 3. Zoo Minute: Feeding Alligators. ((13:04)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Senate Weighs In

Melissa in the Morning: Senate Weighs In

1. Senate passed accountability bill. ((00:10)) 2. Is the Columbus statue the real problem in Bridgeport or something else…? ((12:28)) 3. Community Inspiration: Helping Veterans ((19:45)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: MLB news and CIAC

Melissa in the Morning: MLB news and CIAC

1. How Darien is addressing youth parties and uptick in covid cases. ((00:10)) 2. CIAC looking at fall sports following MLB outbreak with Marlins. ((04:54)) 3. Bill gives advice on how to cut down on electric bill. ((13:16)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading