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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 chief meteorologist Bill Jacquemin and our traffic reporter Kellie Quinn.

Recent posts

Melissa in the Morning: Giving Hope to Kids

Melissa in the Morning: Giving Hope to Kids

1. During domestic violence awareness month, we talk about the support given to kids in our area through programs like Camp Hope and Pathways to Hope. ((00:10))2. After baby formula shortages and recalls in recent months, here’s what parents with little ones should know! ((12:06))3. Science You May Not Know: NASA and UConn team up…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Laws on the Books

Melissa in the Morning: Laws on the Books

1. In recent years, CT lawmakers have put laws in place to better protect domestic violence victims. Angela Schlingheyde, Center for Family Justice’s Director of Civil Legal Services and Criminal Court Advocacy, shared while this is good news, we don’t need more laws, we need more education. ((00:10))2. We hear about pilot burnout post pandemic…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Taking a Stand

Melissa in the Morning: Taking a Stand

1. This week, we tackle domestic violence awareness month, Deb Greenwood of the Center for Family Justice shared the statistics of cases in Connecticut and what triggers a perpetrator to become abusive. ((00:10))2. It’s allergy season! Allergy specialist, Dr. Hemmers of St. Vincent’s Medical Center, talks about the season and why covid complicates matters. ((13:20))3.…Continue Reading

Cooking with Claud: Matzah Balls

Cooking with Claud: Matzah Balls

1 cup of matzah meal ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ cup chicken fat ¼ cup of hot water 3 eggs ¼ cup club soda ¼ tsp dehydrated onion flakes ¼ tsp parsley flakes IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: New Radios

Melissa in the Morning: New Radios

Fairfield received a $3.49 million federal grant will help fund new emergency radios and update the network. Police Chief Kalamaras gave us the details on these 30-year-old radios in need of an upgrade! ((00:10)) The state will now oversee West Haven finances. But what else can be done? We talked to Senator Kevin Kelly about…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Is Covid Making a Comeback?

Melissa in the Morning: Is Covid Making a Comeback?

Four of Connecticut’s six statewide constitutional office holders have now tested positive for coronavirus in the last week. Attorney General William Tong being the most recent after Governor Lamont, Lt Governor Bysiewicz and Treasurer Shawn Wooden. Dr. Browne tells us why we are seeing that and what people need to know.  IMAGE CREDIT: iStock /…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Not-So Rare Illness

Melissa in the Morning: Not-So Rare Illness

Legendary comedian, Gilbert Gottfried, passed away after battling a longtime illness, myotonic dystrophy. Dr. Khan is a neurologist with St. Vincent’s Medical Center answered our questions about the disease. ((00:10)) Senator Richard Blumenthal talks about the construction industry and better protecting workers. ((15:13)) Fairfield and Bridgeport have come to an agreement to help protect land…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: A Ride the Morning After

Melissa in the Morning: A Ride the Morning After

1. After the Brooklyn subway shooting, how can people confidently get back on public transportation? Gary MacNamara, the Executive Director of Public Safety and Government Affairs at Sacred Heart University, shared how to prepare yourself for an attack and help police spot trouble. ((00:10)) 2. The Fuller Foundation is looking for volunteers and donations to…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Save the Game

Melissa in the Morning: Save the Game

1. Save The Game is a grass roots initiative to invigorate Major League Baseball and increase youth participation in the game. The initiative was co-launched by Kevin Gallagher of Pace University. We learned about Gallagher’s book, “Teach Your Kid to Hit … So they Don’t Quit,” as the genesis of the movement and what it’s all about. ((00:10)) 2.…Continue Reading

Melissa in the Morning: Can Pediatricians Do More?

Melissa in the Morning: Can Pediatricians Do More?

1. We continue to follow the war on drugs and focusing on keeping drugs out of our kids’ hands. Lt. Perez talked about why parents and pediatricians are key to curbing the problem. 2. Sen. Bob Duff talked about the importance of passing the medical aid in dying bill.3. Sen Tony Hwang shared his biggest concerns…Continue Reading

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