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. 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 Kellie Quinn.
Another great show on Tuesday, Paul speaks with Daniel Greenfield, writer for Front Page Magazine, about how Jeffrey Epstein was able to avoid severe punishment 20 years ago. Then, former candidate for State Treasurer Dita Bhargava speaks about a new bill that aimed at improving mental health coverage following her own son’s death from a…Continue Reading
Paul kicks off the week talking with Quinnipiac University law professor William Dunlap about the impact of a citizenship question on the upcoming U.S. Census. Then, former Lt. Governor Candidate and State Senator Joe Markley joins the program to discuss the latest out of the state capital and some details about his run during the…Continue Reading
The Port Jeff Ferry Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth is happening Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 all over the Long Island Sound. The heaviest catch wins $25,000 but there are other chances to win cash and prizes totaling $40,000! Register hereContinue Reading
Paul rounds out the week chatting with Bridgeport State Representative Steven Stafstrom talks about a new law regarding police accountability in officer-involved shootings. Then, Paul discusses an op-ed surrounding the actions of USWNT Megan Rapinoe. And State Sen. Kevin Kelly joins the program for his weekly slot. Segments Rep. Steven Stafstrom: (0:15 – 16:50) …Continue Reading
A packed show on Thursday, Paul chats with Stratford Mayor Laura Hoydick about the latest plans surrounding the town. Then, Jill Gonzalez of WalletHub.com joins the program to talk about a latest survey regarding how several Connecticut cities are run poorly. And Michelle H. Seagull, Commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection, discusses…Continue Reading
Paul begins the show on Wednesday with a conversation about the epidemic of human and sex trafficking in the state and across the country with FBI Consultant Chris Hadnagy. Then, State Senator Len Fasano joins the program to discuss about several personnel shake-ups coming in the governor’s office and the status of tolls in CT.…Continue Reading
A full show on Tuesday, Paul chats with Tom Dudchik from Capitol Report on the latest from Hartford. Then, Nicole Neily, President of Speech First, joins the show to talk about the Supreme Court ruling on free speech and how it might effect students in Connecticut. And Paul closes out talking with Aaron about a…Continue Reading
Paul kicks off the week talking with David E. Johnson, CEO of Strategic Vision PR Group, about Nike’s stance to recall sneakers with the Betsy Ross flag after complaints from former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Then, Paul goes at it with a caller about the how a Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona asked several police officers…Continue Reading
Paul closes out the week with a pair of concerned Fairfield residents that are trying to fight against an affordable housing plan in their town. Then, State Senator Kevin Kelly joins the program for his weekly spot on the latest with the General Assembly. Fairfield Residents: (0:17 – 16:51) Sen. Kevin Kelly: (16:52 – 22:19)…Continue Reading
Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli: Fourth of July around the Corner, Fairfield Affordable Housing, Callers Chime In, Tweeting and Watching TV.
Last show before the Fourth of July, Paul chats with State Senator Tony Hwang about the celebration in Fairfield. Then, Carol Martin – executive director of the Fairfield Housing Authority – and Christie Stewart – housing policy director for Fairfield County’s for Housing Opportunity are in-studio to discuss a affordable housing plan in the town.…Continue Reading