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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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Things to Know Monday February 22nd

M&T Bank acquiring Bridgeport-based People’s United in $7.6B deal CT Post John Travolta selling $5M oceanic mansion with 20 bedrooms CT Post School salaries dominate Shelton top 20 earners CT Post Public hearing begin held Monday to discuss allowing early voting, expand absentee voting WFSB Pratt & Whitney investigating after plane from Colorado suffers engine…Continue Reading

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News Reports, powered by AARP CT

Listen for WICC600 News Reports at the top and bottom of every hour. Everything around the world and around your neighborhood. Powered by AARP CT. AARP is working to protect Americans 50-plus by making sure you have the latest information about the COVID nineteen vaccine and the distribution plans in Connecticut.Continue Reading

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Melissa in the Morning: The next Kentucky??

Sen Tony Hwang checks in on the Public Option legislation and why we need to avoid being the next “Kentucky” Fairfield’s First Selectwoman talks about kids returning to school and confusion why teachers aren’t vaccinated yet. Attorney Jody Walker Smith talks about educating people on Black History. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

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Melissa in the Morning: CT Matters beyond Covid

1. Governor Lamont stopped to talk about religious exemptions, public option and the budget. ((00:00)) 2. Congressman Jim Himes dives into the controversy over state and local government funding. ((14:08)) 3. State Senator Kevin Kelly talks about the fate of the Republican party and middle class families in Connecticut. ((25:29)) 4. David Mestre pops back…Continue Reading

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Things to Know Friday February 19th

Two young women in Florida ‘dressed up as grannies’ to get vaccinated, health official says CT Post Former WWE wrestlers take brain damage case to Supreme Court CT Post Horses rescued from CT farm up for public adoption CT Post Parts of the state could pick up an extra inch or 2 of snow by…Continue Reading

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Melissa in the Morning: Variant Confusion

1. Dr. Fred Browne discusses the variant detections in the US. It begs the question, if not travel related, how do we even know they started in countries like the UK and South Africa? ((00:00)) 2. Senator Richard Blumenthal talks about covid money, his new role in Washington and the latest on a social security…Continue Reading

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Things to Know Thursday February 18th

A Ridgefield teacher buried a time capsule, then returned 25 years later to find it gone CT Post Prosecutor wants defense to stop releasing evidence in Jennifer Dulos case CT Post Norwalk native, TikTok star Charli D’Amelio debuts second Dunkin’ drink CT Post Snow could fall over a 36 hour period starting today WFSB As…Continue Reading

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Melissa in the Morning: Does your Voice Matter?

1. That’s beginning to become a question for most CT residents? Another public hearing with timing restrictions…what’s the deal?? ((00:00)) 2. The Lt. Governor talks about food insecurity in the state and weighs in on popular pizza spots. ((14:00)) 3. Science You May Not Know: The Mars Mission touchdown tomorrow! ((23:30)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty…Continue Reading

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WICC Pet of The Week

Peanut Butter is SUCH a fun guinea pig and would be a great addition to a family looking for a bold and curious pocket pet. He is black with tawny spots and is about 2 years old. He is comfortable and interested when other pets pass by his cage, but he is reported to be…Continue Reading

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Things to Know Wednesday February 17th

Investigators: No sign of arson at camp for ill children CT Post Lamont: Essential workers, residents with preexisting conditions next to get COVID vaccine CT Post More snow on the way for tomorrow into Friday WFSB 2 firefighters hurt fighting chimney fire in Shelton WFSB Millions are still without power as forecast calls for more…Continue Reading