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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 and our traffic reporter Chris Williams.
Melissa in the Morning: Puppy Mill Bills
Senator Richard Blumenthal has presented two bipartisan bills in an effort to eliminate puppy mills in the US. The problem? It’s not enough of a priority for lawmakers or even the everyday person. We hear the point of these bills and why the average American has no idea the scope of the problem. ((00:00)) Norwalk…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Getting Mom back to Work
A pair of Westport mothers left their corporate jobs for motherhood. Ever since, they teamed up and created a recruiting business to help moms get back into the workforce. Meet Runa and Jasmine of FoundHER and what prompted them to help other mothers. ((00:00)) Fire safety 101: We spoke with Bridgeport Fire Chief Lance Edwards…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Social Media and Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we continue to tackle different topics around this with our morning show counselor, Julius Dudics. This week, we tackled social media and screen time hurting people’s mental health and how to detect if you’re consuming too much! ((00:00)) Several deadly crashes happened last weekend in Connecticut including a…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Don’t Ruin Mother’s Day
Scam alert! Before you pay for flower delivery, buy new jewelry or purchase that online gift, know the signs of scammers! The BBB serving Connecticut shared tips ahead of Mother’s Day to help families protect their money and secure their gifts for mom. ((00:00)) May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a crucial time to…… Continue Reading
Cooking with Claud: Strawberry Pretzel Slab Pie
— Cooking spray— 4 cups of mini pretzels— 1 tbsp sugar— 3/4 cups of unsalted butter melted (1.5 sticks)— 2 bottles of instant vanilla pudding mix— 2 cups low-fat milk— 2 cups whipped topping— 1 pkg of strawberries or fresh strawberries sliced— (optional) strawberry jam, warm… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Youth Crime in CT
In recent month, Norwalk Police have arrested nine middle schoolers for crimes including vandalism. Police Chief James Walsh told us the latest on the investigations and how the city has been actively combatting youth crime. ((00:00)) Two bills are getting a thumbs up and moving through the legislative session. The pair of bills tackles issues…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Allergies High in CT
To mark Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month this May, Lawn Love ranked 2023’s Worst Cities for Grass Allergies this summer. The study authors compared 131 metro areas based on allergy risk, exacerbators, and access to detection and treatment resources. More specifically, they looked at grass pollen forecasts, allergen intensity, and lawn mowing frequency, among nine…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Infertility Rates
Last week was National Infertility Week and we wanted to do a deeper dive into the real life statistics for women trying to get pregnant. Dr. Andrew Levi of Park Avenue Fertility shared if infertility is becoming more common and if there are elements impacting the issue in today’s world. ((00:00)) A new study showed…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Mental Health Resources
During Mental Health Awareness Month, we learned there are online resources for parents and caregivers to have healthier conversations with their kids tackling the topic. ((00:00)) We also talked about a new campaign addressing mental health for veterans. Learn how VA hospitals here and across the country are using their “Today I Am” campaign effectively…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Underage Drinking Stats
For the first time in forever, some GOOD statistics on underage drinking! We spoke with Fairfield Cares about a recent report showing nationwide and locally, less kids are indulging in alcohol before turning 21. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and each week we will speak with counselor, Julius Dudics, about different, common issues people…… Continue Reading