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.
Are politicians really trying to push their agendas using the military as a bargaining chip? It seems that way! Overnight, the House voted 221 to 213 to overturn a Pentagon policy guaranteeing abortion access to service members regardless of where they are stationed. It comes just days after the Marine Corps General stepped down leaving…Continue Reading
There have been 13 outbreaks of norovirus on cruises this year according to the CDC. According to reports, that’s the highest number of norovirus outbreaks on cruises recorded since 2012. And it’s only July! We asked Dr. Browne about this common stomach bug, how to treat it and prevention. IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading
Earlier this week, PGA Tour officials were grilled for a three-hour hearing in Washington DC. The committee overseeing the hearing wants to better understand the recent announcement of a PGA and LIV merger. The subcommittee chairperson is Senator Richard Blumenthal. He spoke to us about the hearing. ((00:00)) A new initiative has been launched by…Continue Reading
The FDA is granting full approval to a potential breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug. Leqembi is the first drug proven to slow the memory-loss disease. Other approved drugs only target its symptoms. We spoke with one of the investigators behind the hefty clinical trial around this drug, Dr. Sharon Cohen, as well as one of her patients…Continue Reading
We had the honor of an exclusive interview with legendary artist and performer, Donny Osmond. He spoke with us one week ahead of his national tour, kicking off in Waterbury, Connecticut. We spoke with him about the show, what audiences can expect and more about his six decades of work. ((00:00)) According to national statistics,…Continue Reading
SCAM ALERT! This week, the two-day annual Christmas in July sale is back for Amazon Prime members. Ahead of the online sales, Kristen Johnson with the BBB shared red flags to look out for to better protect yourselves from scammers. ((00:00)) We recently experienced some severe heat in Connecticut. It’s important to understand heat exhaustion…Continue Reading
Captain James Morgia of Stratford, a 100-year-old WWII veteran and Silver and Bronze star winner, will ride in the Barnum Festival Great Street Parade, July 2nd as the Honorary Grand Marshal. We found out how Captain Jim earned his military honors and even heard his beautiful singing voice on air. ((00:00)) The death of a…Continue Reading
Governor Lamont stopped by to catch up following the wrap up of the legislative session. We talked about a lot of topics including the baby bonds program, pot plants in homes and whether an NHL team is returning to Connecticut. ((00:00)) Ticks are getting more bang for their buck this summer following a mild winter…Continue Reading
The CDC is warning that malaria is spreading locally in the United States. Cases have been seen in Florida and Texas, the first documented cases of local transmission in 20 years. The disease is most commonly spread by mosquitoes but can also be spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants, needle-sharing and from mother to fetus.…Continue Reading
For summer safety week, we profile the importance of never leaving a kid or pet in a hot car. Fran Mayko of AAA shared the average temperatures in a hot on a hot day, even with the windows down. ((00:00)) Retired Lt. Jim Perez shared the Connecticut law on the books prohibiting parents from leaving…Continue Reading