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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. Weekly guests include Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Congressman Jim Himes, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, and State Senator Tony Hwang. Businesses features include Celco Heating and Air Conditioning and Bob Ferrigno from Treeland in Stratford. Local experts we have Luke Frey from the Better Business Bureau and Bridgeport Health Director Maritzka Bond, and plenty of health resources from the local hospitals. 

Enjoy original weekly segments like “Community Inspiration” 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. 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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Melissa in the Morning: Covid and Genetics

1. Dr. Browne discusses the link between contracting covid-19 and your genetics. ((00:10)) 2. Senator Blumenthal talks about possible legislation for black rights. ((06:39)) 3. June is dog licensing month…why it matters? ((12:38)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

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Melissa in the Morning: Listening over Talking

1. A nursery school teacher explains how to address racial differences with little kids. ((00:10)) 2. Jenny Currie talks about dealing with anger and giving support over hate. ((07:22)) 3. Social media can either spread good or evil…beware. ((16:24)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

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Melissa in the Morning: Addressing Racism

One week after George Floyd was murdered during an arrest in Minneapolis, protests erupted across the country. 1. Officer Mike DeVito of Milford PD weighs in ((00:10)) 2. Sgt. Robert Derry of State Police talks about blocking highways. ((14:04)) 3. Brad Rumble, a protester, explains the importance of speaking up. ((23:13)) IMAGE CREDIT: Brad RumbleContinue Reading

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Honda of Westport

Honda of Westport is your place for new Hondas and a large selection of pre-owned and certified Hondas. They’re offering 0.9% low rates, no payments for 90 days and great lease offers starting at $169/mo with no down payment. Sales showroom is open by appointment from 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and Sunday 11am…Continue Reading

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Cooking with Claud: Chicken Piccata

Recipe: chicken breasts 2 eggs 2 tbsp. of wine or chicken broth 2 tbsp. of butter 2 tbsp. of lemon juice 3 tbsp. of olive oil minced garlic flour Parmesan cheese parsley flakes 1. Mix flour, cheese and parsley flakes on a plate. In a separate bowl, beat two eggs. Cover chicken in the mix…Continue Reading

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Melissa in the Morning: Frontline workers back to normal?

1. Senator Blumenthal explains the importance of the Hero’s Act. ((00:10)) 2. President of Hartford Healthcare Fairfield Region talks about current status of hospitals ((07:53)) 3. Meet the new health director of Bridgeport. ((14:18)) 4. What does the zoo look like during a pandemic? ((21:36)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

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Unlike any other Memorial Day display

Melissa was flooded with messages and photos of the Memorial Day display at Eli Whitney School in Stratford. She got in touch with the principal of the school, Tori Florek, and heard about the 10-year tradition. Check it out! Photo Credit: Ed ButlerContinue Reading

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Melissa in the Morning: Beach Plans

1. Senator Blumenthal talks about absentee ballots. ((00:10)) 2. Fairfield preps for Memorial Day Weekend ((06:30)) 3. Dr. Browne talks about needing a flu shot during pandemic. ((16:12)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

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