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 chief meteorologist Bill Jacquemin and our traffic reporter Chris Williams.
New York State is looking to join Connecticut and 11 other states in offering mental health days for K-12 students. But what should mental health days away from school look like? We got insight from professional counselor, Julius Dudics. ((00:00)) New year, new job? We talked about resume building and the need for a LinkedIn…Continue Reading
Lawmakers are expected to return to the State Capitol in Hartford today. Legislative business was canceled last Thursday and Friday because of the death of Middletown state Representative Quentin Williams. We kick off our bi-weekly interviews hearing from senators representing both major political parties in Connecticut. Democratic Senator James Maroney and Republican Senator Tony Hwang…Continue Reading
Doctors say Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin may have experienced agitation of the heart during Monday night’s game. We spoke with Dr. Jared Selter of Hartford Healthcare about what happened to Hamlin and how CPR was the life saver in this developing story. ((00:00)) January is National Blood Donor Month and we checked in with…Continue Reading
According to national statistics, 1-in-10 Americans over the age of 12 have Alcohol Use Disorder and over half of Americans increased their alcohol consumption during COVID-19 lockdowns. Counselor, Julius Dudics, told us about the concept ‘Dry January’ which dates back to the 1940’s and how it can help overcome addiction. ((00:00)) National statistics show 90%…Continue Reading
We had Cindy Iodice in studio this morning. Cindy is the founder of the Flagman Safety campaign. The campaign was created to better protect tow truck drivers, first responders, DOT workers and anyone pulled over on the highway. Cindy lost her brother, Corey, after he was assisting a disabled vehicle in 2020 and he was…Continue Reading
Lisa Dadio came back on the show. Lisa is a retired police lieutenant and currently the assistant dean for the Center for Advanced Policing at the University of New Haven. Lisa talked about pedestrian vs car fatalities, domestic violence and a new grant to help bolster police departments. ((00:00)) Bridgeport city officials have dropped plans…Continue Reading
Governor Lamont stopped by one last time in 2022. We took listener questions and did a deep dive into education funding. The governor spoke on inner city support including tutoring, summer programs, working conditions and teacher recruitment. ((00:00)) Earlier this month, New Haven’s mayor proposed investing $3 million dollars in tutoring for public school students.…Continue Reading
We had the pleasure of meeting the Long Island Soundkeeper, Bill Lucey. We learned about his job and the impacts of removing lobster traps from the sound. ((00:00)) It’s a Christmas miracle! A Fairfield woman survived a rare condition while pregnant. Doctors say on average, about 1 in 5,000 women get this issue and the…Continue Reading