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.
Paul takes a few minutes to discuss his thoughts on the lawsuit in Connecticut surrounding high school track and field transgender athletes. Image Credit / Getty ImagesContinue Reading
Paul kicks off the week with Dr. Shola Ezeokoli talking about her new book, “Physician Heal Yourself,” regarding work burnout in doctors. Then, Catholic News Agency Editor-in-Chief JD Flynn joins the program to speak about the latest going on in the Catholic Church after the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Spring Assembly. Dr. Shola Ezeokoli:…Continue Reading
Paul rounds out the week speaking with political pundit and columnist Karen Kataline about President Donald Trump. Then, Dan Kish, Senior Vice President of Policy for American Energy Alliance joins the program to discuss the possibility of a carbon tax. And State Senator Kevin Kelly calls in for his weekly spot. Karen Kataline: (0:29…Continue Reading
Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli: Melissa’s Therapy Session, Work Burnout, Millennials Drug Dangers, and the Pulse of Hartford.
A packed show on Thursday, Paul kicks things off chatting it up with Melissa Sheketoff from Tony and Melissa in the Morning about her beloved Boston Bruins. Then, Dr. John Greenfield, Chairman of Neurology at the UConn Health Center talks to Paul about the mental strain of overstress and burning out from jobs. After, Dr.…Continue Reading
Midway through the week, Paul chats with keynote speaker and cultural diplomat Ravi Hutheesing about his experiences as a musician, aviator, and educator. Then columnist David Roberts joins the program from his home in Texas to discuss immigration policies and border control. Ravi Hutheesing: (0:24 – 19:40) David Roberts: (19:41 – 35:38) …Continue Reading
Paul kicks off the week talking with public relations expert and author James Hoggan about his book “I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up.” Then Professor Fred McKinney of the Carlton Highsmith Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Quinnipiac University joins the program. And…Continue Reading
Paul closes out the week discussing the Stratford voting controversy in the 120th State House District with State House Deputy Minority Leader Vin Candelora of North Branford. Then, State Senator Kevin Kelly joins the program for his weekly talk. Vin Candelora (0:17 – 15:32) Kevin Kelly (15:33 – 26:42) Image Credit / Getty Images.Continue Reading
Paul chats with Lawyer and Author Mike Papantonio about the Opioid Crisis in America. Then Sam Kleiner joins the program to discuss his book “The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan.” Mike Papantonio: (0:18 – 16:52) Sam Kleiner: (16:53 – 33:55) Image…Continue Reading
Midway through the week, Paul chats with Christine Stuart of CTNewsJunkie.com about the latest from Hartford, including the death of a potential casino in Bridgeport. Then, Dr. Claudia Gruss, President of the State Medical Society joins the program to talk about recreation marijuana. Christine Stuart: (0:20 – 10:44) Dr. Claudia Gruss: (10:45 – 25:25)…Continue Reading
LifeTalk with Mariette Westport, CT – KmarEducational Services, Inc., www.KmarEducation.org, a not-for-profit organization is launching a new self-empowering program in conjunction with Lt. Jim Perez, Fairfield Police, Fairfield, CT., Consultant + Trainer. This is a powerful series of Situational Awareness Workshops that will teach a better sense of situation awareness and is called “ Run…Continue Reading