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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.

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Race Against Hunger: Virtual 5K Run & Walk

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, thousands of families throughout Connecticut are still in need of food assistance. The Race Against Hunger benefits Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare to raise funds as they work around the clock to feed those in need throughout the state. This virtual 5K run and walk takes place between…Continue Reading

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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

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Things to Know Friday February 26th

First Lady Jill Biden will visit Connecticut next week CT Post ‘It will not happen again’: Fairfield selectman apologizes for DUI arrest CT Post New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern CT Post Gov., clergy to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine WFSB Lawmakers to begin reviewing Lamont’s recreational marijuana plan today…Continue Reading

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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

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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

Fairfield County Giving Day

Things to Know Thursday February 25th

Today is Fairfield County Giving Day. Donate to your favorite local nonprofits and make a difference in your community! https://www.fcgives.org/ Bridgeport police get new, temporary weapon for crime fighting CT Post Police: Suspect in Bridgeport shooting crashes car in Fairfield CT Post ViacomCBS will enter the streaming wars with Paramount Plus on March 4 CT…Continue Reading

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WICC Pet of The Week

Meet Hoppy, a lovely 2 year old rabbit who is currently in our care. He is likely an American chinchilla, english spot mix. He looks like a Spot but we know his mom, who is an American chinchilla rabbit.  As you’ll see from his picture, Hoppy is a lap bunny. He enjoys his free running…Continue Reading

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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

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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

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Things to Know Tuesday February 23rd

CT vaccine priority to go by age and to educators, in reversal by Lamont CT Post Connecticut GOP picks Susan Hatfield as state leader CT Post CT senator alleges voter fraud, but no complaint was filed CT Post U.S. marks grim milestone of 500k COVID-related deaths WFSB Property taxes by state: Where CT ranks WFSB…Continue Reading