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.
Fairfield wants to invest in more AI security cameras around town and in close proximity to schools. Apparently, these cameras have been utilized in surrounding communities already like Bridgeport, Westport, Norwalk and Stamford. Fairfield Police Chief Robert Kalamaras shares the reason for the request and how the cameras have already started helping with criminal cases…Continue Reading
According to the CDC, we see an increase in emergency room visits during the summertime and a large number of patients are kids! We spoke with Dr. Shea Gregg about the summer trends, the most common issues and prevention. ((00:00)) AAA is predicting a record-high amount of travelers taking off for the July Fourth holiday…Continue Reading
Migraine is one of the world’s most common health conditions and its most common neurological disease. Roughly 39 million people in the United States and 1 billion people worldwide have migraine. We spoke with a Hartford Healthcare migraine specialist about common triggers and treatments for migraine. We also learned about a new company awareness project…Continue Reading
There are about 1300 paraeducator positions open in the state of Connecticut. So, the state labor department is offering a career fair specifically for these teachers. Find out how you can become a paraeducator, what the job entails and how the state is looking to better support these workers. ((00:00)) It’s summer and your kids…Continue Reading
In the last couple of weeks, several people have reported that their young children are battling high fevers for days without any other symptoms. What is this virus? Is it new? Can adults get it too? And is there such a thing as over medicating for this? Dr. Browne of Griffin Hospital shares what type…Continue Reading
The Better Business Bureau is warning job seekers about employment scams. A new report shows early figures for 2023 show job scam reports nearly tripled compared to the same period last year. What do these scams look like and how can you protect yourself? Kristen Johnson of BBB shares insight on this. ((00:00)) According to…Continue Reading
The governor signed a two-year, 51-billion-dollar state budget that included more than 300-million dollars invested in education. But do those dollars actually make it to the classroom? We got some perspective from Fran Rabinowitz about this. ((00:00)) A Sacred Heart University graduate is focused on protecting tow truck drivers on CT highways. We met Salena…Continue Reading
Connecticut learned in 15 months, one million pounds of locally grown, healthy food made it to people who rely on food pantries in our state. Commissioner of the Dept. of Agriculture, Bryan Hurlburt, talked about the significance of these findings. We also learned about resources to explore the more than 5,000 farms in our state.…Continue Reading
We know the 2023 legislative session ended with approval for Senate Bill 998. Senator Ryan Fazio was not too keen on the bill and shared his concerns surrounding the language, especially its implications for fair housing legislation. ((00:00)) Take two: David Eldridge announced he’s throwing his hat in the ring again to run for Shelton…Continue Reading
INGREDIENTS:2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup powdered sugar2 tablespoons cornstarch¾ cup of butter4 eggs (lightly beaten)1/5 cups granulated sugar¼ cup of half & half, light cream, skim milk (whatever you prefer)1 tablespoon of lemon peel (fresh preferred — can use lemon juice if needbe) Bake 350 degrees 18-20 minutes for crustContinue Reading