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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.

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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Toledo, OH

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Westwood One

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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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English

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2020 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. 202-457-7990


Episodes

First Light - Monday, September 27, 2021

9/27/2021
There's a lot happening on Capitol Hill this week, with budget negotiations, infrastructure plans, and the like. Capitol Hill correspondent Linda Kenyon updates us on all of that. We'll also talk fiscal responsibility on the part of the U.S. government with the president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Maya MacGuineas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:16

First Light - Thursday, September 23, 2021

9/23/2021
What are the best and worst states to retire in? Jeff Ostrowski of BankRate.com joins the show to share the results of their findings. We'll also get the latest on the budget negotiations on Capitol Hill with Ayelet Sheffey of Insider. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:07

First Light - Wednesday, September 22, 2021

9/22/2021
We recap President Biden's speak to the UN General Assembly with Ryan Heath of Politico. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:49

First Light - Monday, September 20, 2021

9/20/2021
We get the latest on the status of the COVID-19 vaccine booster. Will the FDA approve it? If so, when? We'll ask these questions to Dr. Ofer Levy, a member of the FDA's advisory panel on vaccinations. We'll also recap Sunday night's Emmy Awards with our entertainment critic Kevin Carr. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:04

First Light - Thursday, September 16, 2021

9/16/2021
How long will it be before artificial intelligence fights our wars overseas? We talk with journalist David Freedman who wrote about this topic for Newsweek. We also have an important conversation with former Miss America Mallory Hagan about how social media apps like Instagram can influence teenagers' self-esteem, and what parents can do to help their kids who may need it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:17

First Light - Wednesday, September 15, 2021

9/15/2021
California's recall election results are in (at least most of them) and Gavin Newsom will stave off the efforts to oust him from office. We'll talk to the Wall Street Journal's Christine Mai-Duc to get some perspective from the west coast. We'll also dig into two days of Capitol Hill testimony for Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the Afghanistan withdrawal, as Politico's Bryan Bender returns to the show. And we'll pay homage to the memory of Saturday Night Live alum Norm Macdonald,...

Duration:00:32:16

First Light - Tuesday, September 14, 2021

9/14/2021
Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared before a House committee on Monday answering questions about the withdrawal from Afghanistan. National Correspondent Clayton Neville reports on that for us. Speaking of Afghanistan, the Taliban says they will allow women to attend university. We'll get all the details from Yelena Dzhanova, who is covering this for Insider.com. And as schools across America welcomed back students to the classroom, how are they managing this amid a pandemic? The...

Duration:00:30:11

First Light - Monday, September 13, 2021

9/13/2021
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says he will not vote in favor of passing President Biden's economic bill. What's the next move for Senate Democrats? Capitol Hill correspondent Linda Kenyon joins us to discuss. And on Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom faces a recall election. Will he prevail? Ben Christopher is covering this story for CalMatters.org. He'll offer some insight from the Golden State. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:25

First Light - Friday, September 10, 2021

9/10/2021
We reflect on and remember the events of September 11, 2001 on this edition of First Light with Michael Toscano. First - Clayton Neville looks back at what has changed in the 20 years since those attacks. Then, we talk with Dr. Nazli Avdan, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas about how foreign policy is different now in the U.S. as opposed to 20 years ago. And then, we have an important discussion with Aaron Eagan of the Department of Veterans Affairs on...

Duration:00:31:46

First Light - Thursday, September 9, 2021

9/9/2021
Today on the show, Sam Rogers, a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Army and currently serving as Coalitions Director for Concerned Veterans for America, joins us to tell us about helping veterans of the war in Afghanistan. He'll also share with us efforts being made to bring an American citizen and former Afghan translator, her husband, and children, back to the U.S. from Afghanistan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:53

First Light - Wednesday, September 8, 2021

9/8/2021
You've probably noticed targeted advertisements on your favorite websites. Have you noticed them on your television though? Thomas Germain of Consumer Reports stops by to tell us how advertisers are customizing the commercials you see when you watch TV. Also, we'll talk with Lauren Gardner of Politico about efforts being made to expedite the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 12. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:01

First Light - Tuesday, September 7, 2021

9/7/2021
Today, we remember the life of actor Michael K. Williams, who died at the age of 54. We'll also hear from Mark Hamrick of BankRate.com to get his analysis of the latest job numbers. Is telecommuting ever going away? And finally, Clayton Neville talks with Holly Kuzmich of the Bush Institute about how to help women in Afghanistan who want to leave. It's an important issue you're going to want to hear more about. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:28

First Light - Friday, August 3, 2021

9/3/2021
National Correspondent Clayton Neville joins us to share the local reaction in Texas to the Supreme Court allowing the new abortion law to take effect. We also get information on kids and COVID-19 with Dr. James Versalovic from Texas Children's Hospital. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:15

First Light - Thursday, September 2, 2021

9/2/2021
The Supreme Court decided not to get in the way of Texas' new abortion laws, potentially paving the way for an eventual challenge to Roe vs. Wade. What does it all mean? Oma Seddiq of Insider joins us to discuss. And if you haven't heard how a seemingly fake high school called Bishop Sycamore lied their way onto a nationally televised football game on ESPN, you won't want to miss The Athletic's Andy Staples, who stops by to fill us all in on a wild story. See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:29:13

First Light - Wednesday, September 1, 2021

9/1/2021
We'll learn more about the EU's recommendation to limit travel from the United States because of the pandemic, as Victoria Walker from ThePointsGuy.com joins us. We'll also learn what SaveTheChildren.org is doing for refugees from Afghanistan when Jeanne-Aimee de Marrais joins us. She's the Senior Director of U.S. Emergencies for that organization. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:00

First Light - Tuesday, August 31, 2021

8/31/2021
On this final day of August, we head to New Orleans to learn more about the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. That's where we find Rebecca Santana of the Associated Press, she joins us. And the United States is officially out of Afghanistan. Now what? We'll discuss with Politico's Paul McLeary. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:53

First Light - Monday, August 30, 2021

8/30/2021
Hurricane Ida is causing major problems for people in and around New Orleans. We talk with Trish Leleux of First Light affiliate KSYL in Alexandria, LA to get the latest on that. And what exactly is ISIS-K? Graeme Wood of The Atlantic has been writing about it. He joins us to educate us all on this terrorist organization. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:56

First Light - Friday, August 27, 2021

8/27/2021
On this special edition of First Light, we take a close look at the attack near the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. National Correspondent Clayton Neville reports on that for us. We also talk with Ryan Pickrell, senior military and defense reporter at Insider.com who has been covering the evacuation and the dangers surrounding it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:55

First Light - Thursday, August 26, 2021

8/26/2021
Mark Hamrick of BankRate.com tells us why so many people plan on changing jobs over the next year. We'll also get the latest on the U.S. evacuation of Afghanistan with Tara Copp, Senior Pentagon Correspondent at DefenseOne.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:20

First Light - Wednesday, August 25, 2021

8/25/2021
Today we talk with David Ovalle from the Miami Herald about the surge in COVID cases in the miami court system. We also catch up with Correspondent Linda Kenyon about the latest from Capitol Hill. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:33:32