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.
With antivirals in high demand this winter, the US Department of Health and Human Services is making Tamiflu available to states from the national stockpile. What precident are we setting with families demanding unnecessary drugs from pediatricians? Dr. Browne weighs in on that and comments on the debate of bringing back temporary mask mandates. IMAGE…Continue Reading
There are two new brews on store shelves, thanks to a new collaboration between Fairfield’s Bigelow Tea Company and Branford’s Stony Creek Brewery. We spoke to Cindi Bigelow of Bigelow Tea about the idea behind this project and what the brews taste like! ((00:00)) Double duty: we spoke with both Bridgeport Police Chief Roderick Porter…Continue Reading
After the tragic death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, we talk about the stigma surrounding mostly men in America: don’t feel and suppress your struggles. Morning show counselor, Julius Dudics, tackles the issue of suicide prevention and how to better support guys. ((00:00)) The holiday rush is underway and we have the latest stats from AAA.…Continue Reading
A Milford police officer has been placed on leave over his handling of complaints filed by a woman who later was killed, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend. We get law enforcement perspective from former Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara about protocols for domestic violence cases and could this tragedy be avoided? ((00:00)) It’s officially Hanukkah! We…Continue Reading
A Sacred Heart University professor shared his newest novel “After the End” and how people respond to trauma or loss. ((00:00)) Two well-known television anchors are caught having an affair. Gary Phelan with Mitchell and Sheehan shares how ABC dropped the ball and what employers should be doing with relationship policies. ((16:00)) Santa Claus came…Continue Reading
Some parents of sick kids are scrambling with a nationwide shortage of amoxicillin. The popular antibiotic is used to treat ear infections, but doctors seem to be prescribing them for children fighting viruses. Dr. Browne shares why that’s happening and the negative aftermath of too many antibiotics in the human body. IMAGE CREDIT; iStock / Getty…Continue Reading
We sat down with two officers from the Milford Police Department to talk about being a female in law enforcement. Plus, what’s being done to recruit and retain more women in policing? ((00:00)) Marking the Sandy Hook anniversary, Senator Blumenthal made another plea to lawmakers to put a ban on assault weapons. But what about…Continue Reading
Dan Affleck, the co-designer of the Sandy Hook Memorial in Newtown, joined the show to share his vision for the monument and park honoring the victims. ((00:00)) Bill Lavin, the founder of Where Angels Play Foundation, shared the history of his work building playgrounds and how Sandy Hook started an international movement of healing. ((16:45))…Continue Reading
A local author looks at her story of adoption and used it to inspire others. Amanda Mottola shares her journey and other prominent testimonies in her new book Learning as a Lifelong Journey. ((00:00)) BEWARE of Social media ads! Social media consultant, Krista Carnes, shares tips and tricks to outsmart and avoid scammers this holiday…Continue Reading
A shocking new report shows 74% of Connecticut teachers surveyed are considering quitting their jobs. What can be done to retain good teachers and find new ones fast? Fran Rabinowitz, executive director of the Association of CT Public School Superintendents, weighed in on the issue. ((00:00)) PETA submitted a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission…Continue Reading