Melissa In The Morning: MLS NEXT Pro Is Coming To Bridgeport

Jan 10, 02:24 PM

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. Jocelyn Hillard from the Connecticut chapter discusses the problem and how you can be part of the solution. (0:00)

Bridgeport is getting a professional soccer team and a new stadium to go with it. The Connecticut United Football Club will be a part of MLS NEXT Pro and the team is scheduled to launch next year. We spoke with Dan Onofrio of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council about this development, traffic concerns and what it means for other professional sports in Connecticut. (13:33)

To encourage young people to explore and enter the farming industry, the New London County Farm Bureau is starting a new program to encourage young people, under the age of 19, to become farmers. Here in Bridgeport, David Mestre has been working with high school students to build a 21st century farm, called a FarmBot. We learn all about this robotic farm system in Science You May Not Know. (29:27).

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