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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.

Recent posts

Melissa in the Morning: Who Dropped the Ball?

Melissa in the Morning: Who Dropped the Ball?

1. Senator Blumenthal is calling for answers NOW when it comes to the bank merger between People’s and M&T. He says this was not the deal we were told about initially. ((00:10)) 2. Cyber Security expert, Vahid Behzadan, talked about smart devices and if you know you’re being compromised. Also, the dangers of using public…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: High School Athletes

Melissa in the Morning: High School Athletes

1. CIAC executive director, Glenn Lungarini addressed the elephant in the room: will high school athletes be required to get the covid vaccine? ((00:10)) 2. The Lt. Governor is pushing for people to donate blood. She talked about the severe shortage we are dealing with. ((10:37)) 3. BPT200: This upcoming weekend is the Pride Parade…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: I miss the Kids!

Melissa in the Morning: I miss the Kids!

1. How to deal with Empty Nest Syndrome: Julius Dudics talks about how to deal with anxiety, depression and other symptoms of ENS. ((00:10)) 2. The true gift of social media: support groups! Social Media Consultant, Krista Carnes, shares how platforms like twitter and facebook can provide answers and support to people without strings attached.…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Olympic Swimming

Melissa in the Morning: Olympic Swimming

1. Jamie Barone was a founder of the aquatics program at Chelsea Piers in Stamford. How he has been a big part of training Olympic athletes and his connection to the games. ((00:10)) 2. Is it OK to remain friends with people of the opposite gender after you get married? Marriage consultant, Bob Donovan, gives…Continue Reading

Tilapia

Tilapia

RECIPE: 1. Coat your pan with olive oil and Italian seasoning before placing tilapia in the pan to cook. 2. Pan fry the fish on both sides for about 2-3 minutes each or until brown. 3. Place fish to the side. 4. Add 1-2 tablespoons of capers, 1/4 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of white…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: What now with Covid?

Melissa in the Morning: What now with Covid?

1. Governor Lamont answered your questions from Sikorsky Airport plans to car thefts and of course covid! ((00:00)) 2. The Farm Aid Festival is back in CT and benefiting our farmers. Learn how you can enjoy music and support the industry. ((1547)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: And how MUCH will that Cost?!

Melissa in the Morning: And how MUCH will that Cost?!

1. Senator Richard Blumenthal talked about the importance of improving Metro North. He says it’s something he believes needs more funding in the latest jobs package…but how much is that going to cost? ((00:10)) 2. Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southwestern CT needs your help to collect school supplies for kids. Here’s a link to…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Upgrades to Sikorsky Airport

Melissa in the Morning: Upgrades to Sikorsky Airport

1. A 7-million dollar grant will bring upgrades to Bridgeport’s Sikorsky Memorial Airport. Dan Onofrio of BRBC talks about the possibility of the airport becoming more commercial in future. ((00:10)) 2. Westport is bringing in dozens of new businesses! First Selectman Jim Marpe shares how the town is attracting new businesses and making more improvements…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: What’s REALLY happening with Para’s?

Melissa in the Morning: What’s REALLY happening with Para’s?

1. Stamford Mayor David Martin admits that some paraprofessional positions were cut for kindergarten classes in the district. But there are also a lot of para jobs available? What’s the deal? ((00:10)) 2. More than 60 percent of Americans say they have experienced loneliness prior to the pandemic. So how do we combat the problem?…Continue Reading

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