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 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
Connecticut Today with Paul Pacelli: Notorious Bank Robbery, Craft Beer, and Hartford Comin’ Down the Stretch
On Tuesday, Paul spends the day chatting with author Peter Houlahan about his upcoming book “Norco ’80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History.” Then, Phil Pappas, the Executive Director of the Connecticut Brewers Guild, joins the show to talk about legislation that is set to benefit state breweries.…Continue Reading
Paul starts the week off chatting about Israeli politics with Michael Friedson, co-founder and executive editor of the Media Line News Agency, live from Israel. Then Former Republican candidate Jim Feehan of Stratford issues a challenge after a controversial end to the November election in the 120th District. And, Dr. Brad Rodu, the Endowed Chairman…Continue Reading
Paul closes out the week chatting with Andy Markowski, Connecticut State Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Then State Senator Kevin Kelly of Stratford joins the program in his weekly spot. Andy Markowski (0:15 – 18:12) Kevin Kelly (18:12 – 27:43) Image Credit / Getty ImagesContinue Reading
Paul kicks off the show chatting with former boxing great “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney. Then, Alain Sanders, a St. Peter’s University Political Science Professor, joins the program to talk about the current climate in the country and college admissions expert Peter Van Buskirk rounds out the show on Thursday. “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney:…Continue Reading
Paul spent Wednesday chatting with Dave Pelizzon, president of the holding company for Waterbury–based Forum Plastics, about the state raising minimum wage and the effects it will have on the business. Jim Cameron also joins the program to talk about tolls in Connecticut. Dave Pelizzon (0:14 – 19:59) Jim Cameron (20:00 – 29:08) Photo…Continue Reading