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 Paul Piorek and our traffic reporter Chris Williams.
Social media continues to have a negative impact on America’s youth. We got professional perspective from Dr. Elizabeth Ortiz-Schwartz. She is an attending adolescent pyschiatrist at Silver Hill Hospital. Find out what her pre-teen patients struggle with and what it means to be better “digital citizens.” (0:00) A Sacred Heart University student blamed for causing…Continue Reading
We have warnings about an increase in Hepatitis C cases, fears of a yellow fever reemergence and cancer-causing chemicals in your hair products.Wow, we had a lot to catch up on with our infectious disease expert, Dr. Fred Browne of Griffin Health. Image Credit: Getty ImagesContinue Reading
Have you heard of Matthew Ramos-Soto? If not, that’s good, but his story is a reminder about grandparent scams. Learn about this national story from the Better Business Bureau and what to do to protect yourselves from these scams. (0:00) As it gets colder outside, the heat goes up inside. But instead of only worrying…Continue Reading
Are you worried about lithium-ion battery fires? Hear from a Connecticut company that has cracked the case combatting these fires from cell phone batteries to an electric car battery. (0:00) Lower back pain is far too common for many. Nuvance Health, which operates Norwalk and Danbury Hospitals, is the first in Connecticut to perform new…Continue Reading
Despite the controversy surrounding them, red light cameras got the green light here in Connecticut. What do you need to know about the optional cameras for your town or city? Josh Morgan with the CT Dept. of Transportation shared information and why people need to show up to municipal public hearings on this. (0:00) Local…Continue Reading
How was the crop season for fall and what can we expect for Christmas trees in Connecticut? Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt from the Department of Agriculture gives us the scoop. Plus, he told us about two grants to help farmers recover from weather problems and attract schools to their properties. (0:00) Workout Wednesday: Don’t buy or…Continue Reading
National statistics show 10% of Americans have trouble controlling their own anger. 25% worry about how angry they sometimes feel. 20% have ended a relationship or friendship with someone because of their anger. 60% agree that people in general are getting angrier. Counselor, Julius Dudics, gave us insight on anger management and tips on keeping…Continue Reading
1. “Sliders” are targeting drivers across the nation and you need to protect yourself! What is a slider and how do I make myself less of a target? Crime Prevention Expert, Jim Perez, shared the trends happening out west and making their way to the East Coast and how you can avoid the problem. (0:00)…Continue Reading
This Sunday starts the Medicare Open Enrollment period in Connecticut. What has changed with the plans and how can people prepare? We spoke with our medicare expert, Bob Vontell. (0:00) Overnight, Israel ordered an evacuation notice to Palestinians living in Gaza ahead of a massive counterattack against Hamas. We got a check in with Congressman…Continue Reading
Today marks the one-year anniversary of losing Lt. Dustin Demonte and Sgt. Alex Hamzy after an ambush attack. We learned about the CT Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and its work honoring the fallen in our state. We spoke with retired Watertown Police Chief, John Gavallas, who is also the Chairman of the foundation’s board of…Continue Reading