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.
For more than 100 years, this historic Palace Theater building in Waterbury has quite the story. And next year makes 20 years since the theater reopened to the public after shuttering decades ago. CEO Frank Tavera shared his story of bringing this old gem back to life and what it is offering for the upcoming…Continue Reading
In the latest blow for SeaQuest at the Trumbull mall, the USDA cited it for having insufficient distance and barriers between an animal and the public. PETA got its hands on agency’s inspection report and shared the details on this latest complaint. Michelle Sinnott also shared why such a controversial chain company is still doing…Continue Reading
Analytics students at University of Bridgeport played a huge role in helping a Stratford start-up business. We spoke with UB Associate Professor, Mike Lohle, about the program and what skills students are gaining at UB. ((00:00)) Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick stopped by to clarify why the town was investigating credit card use by town…Continue Reading
Governor Lamont wants all automakers to sell electric cars by the year 2035. But is it too lofty a goal? We asked the governor about that and many other state matters including elder protections, affordable housing options and teacher shortages. ((00:00)) The Flynn Foundation, located in Stamford, is making waves in the oncology and palliative…Continue Reading
Seeing news headlines that warn the public about leprosy sounds like something from Biblical times. But it’s 2023, and health officials say there is an increase in cases detected in Florida. We asked Dr. Browne about the cases, how you can contract it and how to treat it. We also discussed parasites detected in the water…Continue Reading
Bridgeport Superintendent Carmela Levy-David has officially started in her new role this week. Learn her career story and her plans for the city’s student body. ((00:00)) Oh-Oh-NO, Ozempic! A new lawsuit was filed against the makers of Ozempic and Mounjaro for claims of causing stomach paralysis in users. We spoke with Dr. Andrew Wong, Fairfield…Continue Reading
According to estimates from Feeding America, 1 in 10 Connecticut residents struggle with hunger; more than 83,000 children are food insecure. Chadwick Schroeder is the sustainability manager in Bridgeport. He spoke to us about the health food initiative in the city as well as the paramount work being done at the East End NRZ Market…Continue Reading
Chobani is the latest company to add childcare to its suite of benefits to better support working parents. Will offering childcare benefits help companies attract and retain workers? We asked career strategist, Julie Bauke, about this model of benefits. ((00:00)) At the end of the month, the annual Step Up for Vets event is back…Continue Reading
Earlier this summer, Pfizer warned of a nationwide shortage of penicillin that could last well into 2024. So what does this mean for the millions of Americans who rely on the antibiotic? We spoke with Dr. Listy Thomas is a practicing emergency medicine physician at Hartford Healthcare St. Vincent’s Medical Center. She shares what prompted…Continue Reading
Connecticut Housing Partners is a non-profit organization that provides housing and services to enhance the quality of life for low- and moderate-income families. CHP developments and programs have produced more than $100 million in community investments and provided safe, secure, affordable housing to more than 1000 residents. This morning, CEO Renee Dobos, shared testimonies from…Continue Reading