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.
1. Sen. Bob Duff says the implementer is part of the program and there’s nothing shady about it. Melissa didn’t quite buy it. ((00:00)) 2. Sen. Tony Hwang responds to the implementer and the lack of transparency in state government. ((07:30)) 3. Fairfield is hosting fireworks for the Fourth of July this year. And they…Continue Reading
1. We’ve heard rumblings but that’s all they are. Congressman Jim Himes says it’s incredibly unlikely a fourth stimulus package is on the way. ((00:10)) 2. A new FDA-approved Alzheimer’s drug is about to be available to patients newly diagnosed with the disease. Dr. Wright of Nuvance Health talks about the drug and what it…Continue Reading
1. It’s official — Special Session later this month. So what are we still debating when it comes to marijuana? Senator Kevin Kelly weighs in on the conversation and what the Senate is tackling. ((00:10)) 2. They dodged a bullet but will they make changes? Fastly reported a system bug caused the worldwide outage for…Continue Reading
1. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is standing by Acting Chief Rebeca Garcia at the Police Department and why a pledge may be good news for recruitment. ((00:10)) 2. Bridgeport is getting $110 million dollars from the American Rescue Plan. How can local business owners weigh in on how the money is allocated? ((14:20)) 3. Milford…Continue Reading
1. Ahead of the approval for an online gambling law in CT, we talk about addiction and triggers. Diana Goode with The Connecticut Council of Gambling Problems joined the show. ((00:10)) 2. Counselor, Julius Dudics, addressed “covid rudeness.” It’s apparently a behavioral shift in people following the pandemic. ((06:43)) 3. It’s dangerously hot outside, and…Continue Reading
1. Crime prevention expert, Lt. Perez, talks about recruiting battles in Fairfield county and why pledges may not work for bringing on new officers. ((00:10)) 2. Senator Bob Duff commented on the latest marijuana bill days before the legislative session ends this week. ((11:59)) 3. Senator Tony Hwang talks about the budget proposal…there are no…Continue Reading
STEAK MARINADE: Ingredients — 1. London Broil 2. Orange fig spread 3. Worcestershire sauce 4. Minced garlic 5. Balsamic glaze Recipe — 1. Spoon glaze and other ingredients over steak 2. Let it sit overnight or during the day in the fridge 3. Grill or bake until cooked to liking CAULIFLOWER STEAKS: Ingredients — 1.…Continue Reading
1. Drinking on the job at the state capitol was the top story this week in CT. Governor Lamont addressed the problem and shared his concerns with this discovery. ((00:10)) 2. Senator Kevin Kelly also shared his perspective on this problem and said it puts the majority of law makers in a bad light. So…Continue Reading
1. Governor Lamont launched the Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council. One of the 25 members is Gary MacNamara, former police chief in Fairfield. What he hopes comes from the state’s effort. ((00:10)) 2. The world’s largest meat processing company says it will resume production at all its plants today after getting hit by a cyberattack.…Continue Reading
Dr. Browne did a quick check on covid numbers and hospitalizations. But separate from covid, we talked about mosquito-born illnesses. The Mosquito Management Program has begun for the summer. State officials will begin trapping and testing the pests for West Nile virus and EEE. The question is: will we see more confirmed cases of these…Continue Reading