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.
1. Senator Blumenthal hopes more clarity comes out from the hearings on Afghanistan. But he also worries how many people are ACTUALLY still stuck overseas. ((00:10))2. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Stephanie Swantek tells us the signs your child could be in a toxic, abusive relationship. ((11:14))3. Zoo Minute: Animal Eats and Diets ((20:30))…Continue Reading
Dr. Browne talked about breakthrough covid cases and why having covid prior to vaccines could be a good thing in the long run. Also, what does that mean for booster shots? And he touched on hospital workers who won’t get the shot; do they really get the boot? IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading
1. Milford Mayor Ben Blake says the city found a spot for people to smoke pot. He says it’s one of the worst decisions he’s had to make. ((00:10))2. Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe gives us the latest on the Israeli flag incident during a Staples High School game last week. ((12:35))3. Workout Wednesday: When…Continue Reading
1. Ovarian cancer survivor, Noreen Forde, shared her story and explained why it’s essential to get to your check-up’s. ((00:10))2. Stamford Mayor David Martin wants a one year delay a property revaluations. ((09:02))3. Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti can’t wrap his head around why Derby won’t come to the table over the new senior center. ((22:40))4.…Continue Reading
Sep 27, 10:09 AM 1. A new TikTok trend is leading students across the country to vandalize their schools. Fairfield was one of the districts targeted. First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick commented on the cases and says it’s under control. ((00:10))2. The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities issued guidance for covid vaccine mandates for employers.…Continue Reading
Pie Crust:1. 1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour2. a pinch of salt3. 1/2 cup of butter chilled and diced4. 1/4 cup of ice cold water Filling:1. gala and granny smith apples (12-15)2. 2 teaspoons of cinnamon3. 1 teaspoon of nutmeg4. 3 teaspoons of flour5. butter Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Then bake…Continue Reading
1. People dealing with PTSD can use Fairfield County Trauma Response Team. Dawn Roy, one of the therapists, tells us about EMDR and how it helps. ((00:10))2. Congressman Himes responds to questions about the people still left in Afghanistan. ((15:04))3. Stamford Mayor David Martin came on after losing the primary and shared his plans for…Continue Reading
Dr. Browne addressed the tweet singer Nicki Minaj sent out earlier this week saying the covid vaccine impacts pregnancies. He debunked the theory for both women and men. He also talked about getting the third covid shot and kids wearing masks during fall cold season. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading
1. A fake online ad was launched days before the primary election in Bridgeport. Maria Pereira shared the story and her concerns about the non-profit behind the stunt. ((00:10))2. Wellness coach, Amy Llinas, taught us how to maintain healthy habits heading into the fall and holiday season. ((09:58))3. Science you may not Know: The Fisher…Continue Reading
1. Social security and Medicare official, Max Richtman, answered listener questions about social security solvency and medicare benefits. ((00:10))2. Don Ramsey is the grandfather to 13-month old Sophia who died after being diagnosed with EB. We learned about the rare genetic disorder and how you can help to find a cure. ((14:41))3. Are you listening?…Continue Reading