Melissa in the Morning is hosted by Melissa Sheketoff who gathers top news headlines locally and nationally to keep WICC600 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 Kellie Quinn.
1. An internal update gone wrong? Our cyber security expert explained what happened when the Facebook outage happened and why it still seems suspect as an accident. ((00:10))2. Senator Blumenthal took center stage over the whistleblower hearings and gave us his input going forward with social media. ((14:53))3. Howard Saffan, president of the Hartford Healthcare…Continue Reading
Russ Hackmann talked about what to do when nearing retirement and what is considered a low risk investment. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading
1. The American Red Cross says we are seeing the lowest blood donor numbers in at least six years. We also talked about fire prevention week. ((00:10))2. The mask mandate could leave Bridgeport as early as next week? Mayor Joe Ganim talked about that, ATVs and combating homelessness. ((13:23))3. After false advertisement surfaced about a…Continue Reading
Russ Hackmann talked about what funds we should be putting our money into and if there are target funds to invest in. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading
Russ Hackmann talked about a 401K Roth and the confusion with then delaying taxes. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading
1. Food Network’s Outrageous Pumpkins found Monroe teacher, Chrissy Scarpati, to compete in season 2. We had her on the show for all the details. ((00:10))2. October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities gives us a report card on how CT is doing with hiring. ((10:59))3. Marriage consultant, Bob…Continue Reading
Russ Hackmann talks about how MUCH people should be contributing to their 401k and if there are any smart ways to increase this when it’s hard to be cutting your paycheck. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading
1. Governor Lamont talked about his executive powers and the vaccine mandates impacting staffing shortages. ((00:10))2. Congressman Jim Himes shared his passion and frustration over covid vaccines and the need for mandates. ((16:06)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading