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.
Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli: Foreign Doctors, Origin of the Israeli Mossad, UConn Probation, and Staying Safe on July 4
Paul kicks off a big show on Tuesday, talking with author and op-ed contributor for the New York Times Matti Friedman about the beginnings of the Israeli Mossad. Then, Dr. William W. Pinsky, President of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, and Dr. Beatriz Wills discuss foreign-educated doctors practicing in the U.S. Hartford Courant…Continue Reading
Paul kicks off the week talking with Julie Gunlock, author and director of Independent Women’s Forum Center for Progress and Innovation, about debunking several misconceptions surrounding vaping and e-cigarettes. Then, former State Senator Len Suzio of Meriden joins the program to discuss his take on the state’s Early Release Program. And, Patrick Sasser from NoTollsCT.org…Continue Reading
Paul closes out the month of June with another packed Friday show. Michael J. Fox, from the Gasoline & Automotive Service Dealers of America, kicks off the show talking to Paul about the likelihood of gas prices falling this summer. Then, Connecticut House Minority Leader Themis Klarides joins the show to discuss the situation regarding…Continue Reading
On Thursday, Paul chats with a pair of retired U.S. Marines about their book to help the everyday person live a better life by following USMC principles. Then, author Dr. Shaili Jain joins the program to talk about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on National PTSD Awareness Day. U.S. Marines: (0:23 – 17:15) Dr. Shaili Jain: (17:16…Continue Reading
Paul discusses the upcoming Democratic Presidential Debates with Sacred Heart University Political Science Professor Dr. Gary L. Rose.Continue Reading
Paul talks with bestselling author Chris DeRose about his latest book, “Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial That Changed America” depicting one of the most drama-filled stories in U.S. History. Then, Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, joins the program to talk about the latest from Washington…Continue Reading
Paul starts out the week with a full show. Author Stephanie L. Mann, who helped launch the Neighborhood Watch Program, talks to Paul about children safety and building a sound foundation for them. Then, columnist Jim Cameron of Hearst Connecticut Media joins the program to discuss tolls and transportation in the state. And, Ruth Canovi,…Continue Reading
Paul closes out the week discussing how investigators and detectives might be handling the Jennifer Farber Dulos case with former New York City Police Officer and Sacred Heart University Criminal Justice professor Anthony J. Papa. Then, Mark Fitch of the Yankee Institute for Public Policy joins the program to talk about tolls and Gov. Ned…Continue Reading
In a packed show on Thursday, Paul discusses growing suicide rates in police officers with attorney Lance LoRusso. Then, author and conservative columnist Peter Wehner joins the program to discuss his opinions on President Trump. Kevin Theriot, senior counsel and vice president of the Center for Life with Alliance Defending Freedom, speaks about the suit…Continue Reading