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Start your day right with First Light! Join host Michael Toscano with updates on the latest overnight developments on all the major stories, and a look forward to the day ahead. First Light goes beyond the headlines with in depth reporting from around the globe. With business news from CNBC, the nation’s forecast from Accuweather and sports, First Light brings you up to date on everything you need to know.


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Start your day right with First Light! Join host Michael Toscano with updates on the latest overnight developments on all the major stories, and a look forward to the day ahead. First Light goes beyond the headlines with in depth reporting from around the globe. With business news from CNBC, the nation’s forecast from Accuweather and sports, First Light brings you up to date on everything you need to know.




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First Light - Friday, July 29, 2022

This is it, friends. The final edition of First Light, both on the radio and in podcast form. We'd like to thank all of you who've downloaded the show over the years for all of your support. Today on the show, we'll discuss Joe Manchin siding with his own party for a change, President Biden says we're not in a recession, we'll get an update from Ukraine with Peter Zalmayev, and Kim Ashley is here with "Good Vibes". See for privacy information.


First Light - Thursday, July 28, 2022

Another interest rate hike is on the way, Senator Joe Manchin sides with his own party for a change, and Nancy Pelosi is heading to Taiwan. Plus, questions and answers with Greg McBride of on the fed rate hike. See for privacy information.


First Light - Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Hot weather continues to plague the continental U.S., Uvalde police officers who were on scene at the mass shooting but did little to stop it might all be facing investigations now, and on the same day, former president Donald Trump and former VP Mike Pence spoke in Washington. See for privacy information.


First Light - Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The battle over abortion access heads to Indiana, a woman with a gun is gunned down at an airport in Dallas, wildfires continue to cause havoc in California, and President Biden speaks out against former President Trump's inaction on January 6th. Plus, we have a very special treat - the great Jamie Lee Curtis joins us to talk about the final installment of the Halloween franchise, coming soon. See for privacy information.


First Light - Monday, July 25, 2022

Will the January 6th committee lead to charges being filed against former President Trump? Speaking of - he'll be back in DC this week for the first time since leaving the White House. And what do we need to know about Monkeypox? That's all here for you on First Light. See for privacy information.


First Light - Friday, July 22, 2022

The January 6th committee meets again and shows evidence of what former President Trump did (or didn't do) during the riot at the Capitol, Congress makes a move to guarantee the availability of contraceptives, and we'll get some "Good Vibes" with Kim Ashley. See for privacy information.


First Light - Thursday, July 21, 2022

A heat wave has taken over the continental United States as President Biden considers declaring a climate emergency, and things are heating up in the U.S. Senate over protecting the sanctity of elections. See for privacy information.


First Light - Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Lawmakers arrested for marching for abortion rights, Steve Bannon's trial gets underway in Washington, as does the sentencing trial for the Parkland shooter. And just how hot is it here in the United States and Europe? We'll get into all of that here this morning. We'll also go to London to talk with Jennifer Hassan of the Washington Post to find out how the UK is dealing with record high temperatures. See for privacy information.


First Light - Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Shootings are the theme of the day, with updates from Uvalde, Indiana, and sentencing underway in Parkland. We'll also talk about what was or wasn't accomplished during President Biden's trip to the middle east with Ishaan Tharoor of the Washington Post. See for privacy information.


First Light - Monday, July 18, 2022

A good guy with a gun kills a bad guy with a gun at a mall, a report shows hundreds of good guys with guns couldn't stop a bad guy with a gun in Uvalde, and a Texas Senator suggests states should decide whether gay marriage should be allowed. Plus, we'll find out why the U.S. could be at risk of "nuclear blackmail", and Kim Ashley is with us to tell us "What's Trending". See for privacy information.


First Light - Friday, July 15, 2022

President Biden continues his overseas trip with a visit to Saudi Arabia, Kim Ashley shares some "Good Vibes" with us, and we'll learn why Democrats may be losing the Latino vote, as's Rafael Bernal joins us. See for privacy information.


First Light - Thursday, July 14, 2022

Inflation, year-to-year, is even higher than we thought. President Biden begins his trip overseas in Israel. And charges have been filed against a man accused of raping a 10-year-old girl that became the focus of the national conversation on abortion. We'll get more insight on the inflation numbers with's Mark Hamrick. And we'll explore the on-again-off-again policy of the United States Army requiring recruits to be high school graduates, as Davis Winkie of joins us. See for privacy information.


First Light - Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Video showing what Uvalde police didn't do as a man gunned down teachers and children have outraged an already hurting community. The January 6th committee says Donald Trump tried to contact one of their witnesses and they've referred the incident to the Justice Department. And we'll learn why 2022 has seen so many employees attempting to unionize, as the Wall Street Journal's David Harrison joins us. See for privacy information.


First Light - Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The United States is accusing Iran of helping Russia in their invasion of Ukraine and another January 6th committee hearing is on the horizon. Plus, we'll find out what went wrong with Elon Musk's deal to buy Twitter as we're joined by Kali Hays, Senior Tech Reporter at And we'll learn more about the image NASA has released from the James Webb Telescope when Ars Technica's Senior Space Editor Eric Berger joins us. See for privacy information.


First Light - Monday, July 11, 2022

It’s going to be a busy week for the House committee investigating the January 6th riot at the Capitol, President Biden mulls executive action to protect access to abortions, and we find out what's trending with Kim Ashley. Plus, we'll talk with Vanderbilt University's Dr. William Schaffner to find out how many more COVID-19 vaccines we might have in our future. See for privacy information.


First Light - Friday, July 8, 2022

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is shot, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is resigning, and WNBA star Brittney Griner plead guilty to charges in Russia. We'll also get some good vibes from Kim Ashley, and head to London to talk about what happens next in the UK with Max Colchester of the Wall Street Journal. See for privacy information.


First Light - Thursday, July 7, 2022

An initial court hearing was held yesterday for the alleged gunman in the 'Fourth of July' parade shooting outside Chicago, Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic has closed its doors, and President Biden tells the working class that he's on their side. Plus, we'll preview a potential De Santis vs Newsom battle for the presidency with Politico Florida's Gary Fineout. See for privacy information.


First Light - Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Another victim in the Independence Day killings at a Chicago area parade has died, Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy is in the spotlight, and pressure is mounting for President Biden to do something to bring WNBA star Brittney Griner home from Russia. We'll dig into that topic with sports reporter Meredith Cash, plus Kevin Carr has "Second Chance Home Cinema", and an environmental protection law cast aside by the Trump administration is being reinstated. See for privacy information.


First Light - Tuesday, July 5, 2022

At least 6 people are dead and 30 injured after a gunman opened fire on a 'Fourth of July' parade outside Chicago. And as the country dealt with more gun violence, inflation worries, and the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs Wade, President Biden sought to rally Americans. These stories, covered today on First Light, along with information on how airlines handled July 4th holiday travel with USA Today travel reporter Zach Wichter. See for privacy information.


First Light - Monday, July 4, 2022

Demonstrations abound in Akron after a police shooting of an unarmed Black man, the airline industry is being tested this 4th of July, and the last World War II Medal of Honor recipient will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol. Plus, Kim Ashley is here to tell us "What's Trending", and we'll talk airline travel with Ethan Klapper of See for privacy information.