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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 Paul Piorek and our traffic reporter Chris Williams.

Recent posts

Melissa in the Morning: Mental Health Wakeup Call

Melissa in the Morning: Mental Health Wakeup Call

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, about 1 in 4 adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder each year and many people suffer from more than one mental health issue at a given time. We talked about the variety of mental health challenges people face, how we can identify a mental health need in ourselves and how…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Wheelchair Repairs Legislation

Melissa in the Morning: Wheelchair Repairs Legislation

The Senate unanimously passed a bill that would tackle wheelchair repairs for Connecticut residents who rely on the chairs to get around. If it passes, it would be the first state in the nation to have protocols in place. Senator Lisa Seminara, Ranking Senator on the Human Services Committee, explained the legislation and what was…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: What “History” are you Making?

Melissa in the Morning: What “History” are you Making?

Some studies have highlighted that children of divorce are less enthusiastic about the idea of marriage or less hesitant to end an unhealthy marriage. Other studies have indicated that children have more honest appraisals of what might go wrong in a romantic relationship and focus more on the importance of selecting a partner because of…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: The Good, Bad and Ugly with Housing Bills

Melissa in the Morning: The Good, Bad and Ugly with Housing Bills

We are just a couple of days away from wrapping up the 2024 legislative session. Before the weekend, a couple of house bills passed and now head to the Senate for votes. We got the scoop on good changes made and bad language still in place for current legislation from CT169Strong. Maria Weingarten explains what’s…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Don’t Be Fooled

Melissa in the Morning: Don’t Be Fooled

Despite the many reports saying the Connecticut is one of the safest states in the country, crime prevention should still be a top priority for residents. What are some non-negotiables when it comes to training your brain with crime prevention knowledge? We asked our crime prevention expert, Jim Perez, about the importance of situational awareness…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Nurses Week

Melissa in the Morning: Nurses Week

Only 50 percent of current licensed registered nurses in Connecticut are working as a nurse. So, while Connecticut has almost 90,000 RNs, there is still an acute shortage as many are no longer practicing. This week is National Nurses Week and Larry Slater joined the show to share some of the complex issues facing the…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Stroke 101

Melissa in the Morning: Stroke 101

May is American Stroke Month and according to the CDC, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. But more often than not, people will bypass stroke symptoms or calling 9-1-1, taking matters into their own hands. Dr. Joshua Marcus with Nuvance Health highlighted the importance of getting an ambulance in the…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Walks with Buddy

Melissa in the Morning: Walks with Buddy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and did you know getting outside and moving your body can do a whole lot of good for your mental health? Wellness Coach, Joan Smeland, lives by this truth after losing her father years ago. She says getting out to walk with her dog changed her life and launched…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Cybersecurity and Seniors

Melissa in the Morning: Cybersecurity and Seniors

A new report out this week says elder fraud reports to FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center rose by 14 percent in 2023. Fred Scholl talked about elder fraud. He is an associate teaching professor and director of the graduate cybersecurity program at Quinnipiac University. Plus, he weighed in on the discovery made regarding United Health NOT…Continue Reading

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