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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 chief meteorologist Bill Jacquemin and our traffic reporter Chris Williams.

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Melissa in the Morning: Grounding

Melissa in the Morning: Grounding

Grounding, also called earthing, is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect you to the earth. This practice relies on grounding physics to explain how electrical charges from the earth can have positive effects on your body. We asked Dr. Browne about it. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Sports Brawls

Melissa in the Morning: Sports Brawls

Fights breaking out after high school games is becoming too common in Connecticut. Glenn Lungarini of the CIAC stopped by to talk about the problem and weighed in on the debate over neck guards for hockey players. ((00:00)) Bear care in Connecticut has been top of mind for animal advocates recently. A recent viral video…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Lights Out

Melissa in the Morning: Lights Out

It’s “lights out” for six more Broadway shows including The Music Man. COVID is still undermining ticket sales and it’s bringing down the curtain for incredible shows. So, what about our local theaters? We asked Dan Onofrio from the Bridgeport Regional Business Council about that. ((00:00)) It’s January and so far so good when it…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: AAA Company Resource

Melissa in the Morning: AAA Company Resource

Following the legalization of marijuana-product sales, AAA is rolling out a new program aimed at companies. Fran Mayko shared the educational presentations that focuses on the dangers of marijuana and driving. www.AAA.com/CorporateConvos ((00:00)) Actor, Brendan Fraser, made a speech at the Critics Choice Awards that has gone viral on the internet. We spoke with counselor,…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: High Driving

Melissa in the Morning: High Driving

Connecticut launched legal marijuana-product sales earlier this month and many have concerns over impaired drivers. How high is too high? Is there a limit? How do sobriety tests work for drugged drivers? We asked all your questions to Trooper First Class Pedro Muniz of the CT State Police. ((00:00)) One trial or multiple? We talked…Continue Reading

Cooking with Claud: Lemon Bars

Cooking with Claud: Lemon Bars

Prep: 25 minutes — bake 30-35 minutes — 350 degrees Ingredients:2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup powdered sugar2 tablespoons cornstarch3/4 cup butter4 eggs, lightly beaten1 1/2 cups granulated sugar3 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 lemon’s worth of finely shredded lemon peel3/4 cup lemon juice1/4 cup half-and-half, light cream or skim milk IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Obesity

Melissa in the Morning: Obesity

Weightloss is usually a resolution for most people at the new year. But we want it to be done in a healthy way. Dr. Joe St. Pierre is a Hartford HealthCare Medical Weight Loss specialist in the Fairfield Region. He spoke about the best way to attack weightloss goals and also touched on childhood obesity.…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Bacterial Meningitis

Melissa in the Morning: Bacterial Meningitis

Legendary rock guitarist, Jeff Beck, died at 78 from bacterial meningitis, according to medical officials. What is bacterial meningitis? How common is it? Could a meningitis vaccine protect you from this? Dr. Browne gave us some insight into this.  IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Marijuana Rollout

Melissa in the Morning: Marijuana Rollout

Governor Lamont stopped by for the first time since marijuana products sales became legal in Connecticut. We tackled impaired driving concerns, serving underage users and the war on drugs. Plus, he answered other listener questions involving tax cuts, energy costs and combating wrong way drivers. ((00:00)) Holiday scam reports were up big time in 2022.…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Police Recruits

Melissa in the Morning: Police Recruits

Bridgeport, like other municipalities, is experiencing a shortage of police officers. We spoke with Chief Roderick Porter and Lt. Angelo Collazo about recruitment efforts. ((00:00)) The Connecticut Audubon has a new nature preserve at Stratford Point! We spoke with Patrick Comins about the new acquired land and what it means for bird enthusiasts. ((16:54)) Tennis…Continue Reading

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