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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: Just a Few Weeks left…
We are down to about one month left before the 2023 legislative session wraps up. Senators James Maroney and Tony Hwang spoke about their biggest items they are working on right now:1. Senator Maroney explained the Baby Bond Bill and his hopes for advancing legislation on early childhood education. ((00:00)) Senator Tony Hwang spoke about…… Continue Reading
Cooking with Claud: Creamed Peas
INGREDIENTS:— 2 tbsp olive oil— 1 medium onion (finely chopped)— 2 tbsp all-purpose flour — 1 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock— 1/2 cup of half & half— 1 package of peas— 1 lemon (zested)— (optional) mint… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Taking a Stand
This week, we focused on domestic violence in Connecticut: Deb Greenwood of the Center for Family Justice outlined the problem at hand and how organizations, like CFJ, are helping victims. ((00:00)) Amanda Posila spoke about the impact domestic violence has on children and the importance of programs like Camp Hope. ((13:10)) Angela Schlingheyde talked about…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Time Share Scare
Scam alert! The BBB is warning people about a potential vacation disaster: time share deception. Kristen Johnson shares why the fine print is important and finding the right exit company to partner with. ((00:00)) The Chick-Fil-A frenzy is back in Fairfield. First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick shared what changed in the plans since 2021. She also…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Save Promise Club
This week is National Youth Violence Prevention Week: a week dedicated to inspiring kids to take a stand against violence in their schools and communities. At one Milford high school, they adopted the Save Promise Club this year and are already seeing big changes from the student body. We spoke with the club’s advisor and…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: The Latest Measles Outbreak
American Samoa has issued a public health emergency after an outbreak of measles has spread across the U.S. territory. This is not the first time there has been an outbreak in the area. According to a WHO report, a 2019 outbreak swept the Pacific. We spoke with Dr. Browne about how these outbreaks happen and why…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Summer Camp for Plants
It’s possibly the ONLY plant storage facility in our state taking care of people’s plants during the winter time. We met John McGinnis of Gardens at Cheshire to learn about their business model, broad clientele and why it’s so popular for people using the service year after year. ((00:00)) A Bridgeport City Councilwoman is desperate…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Termination Behavior
Three high-profile television workers are out of a job but their responses online can serve as a teaching moment for anyone entering or in the workforce. Julie Bauke shared the damage your behavior after termination can do to your future and why the higher road is the better path forward. ((00:00)) YouTube decided to eliminate…… Continue Reading
Melissa in the Morning: Religious Views at Work
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case testing how far employers must go to accommodate the religious views of their employees. Former postal worker Gerald Groff, an Evangelical Christian, brought the case after the postal service signed a contract with Amazon to deliver packages all seven days of the week. Employment…… Continue Reading
Cooking with Claud: Torte
INGREDIENTS:— 1 cup of dates— 1 teaspoon of baking soda— 1 cup of boiling water((mix together and let dates sit))–1/2 cup of shortening (oil)— 1/2 cup butter (soft)— 1 cup of sugar— 1 teaspoon of vanilla((mix together))— then add 2 eggs, 1 3/4 cups of flour and 2 tablespoons of cocoa((mix in the date mixture))…… Continue Reading