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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 - Thursday, October 21, 2021

10/21/2021
The White House has a plan for getting kids ages 5-11 vaccinated against COVID-19. Kathy Foster reports on that for us. The man responsible for the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL has pleaded guilty. Clayton Neville covers that for us. Kevin Carr tells us about the "Dune" remake. And we talk to Associated Press health reporter Carla K. Johnson about how pigs could potentially save human lives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:49

First Light - Wednesday, October 20, 2021

10/20/2021
The House committee investigation the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is moving to take legal action against former Trump advisor Steve Bannon for refusing a subpoena. Correspondent Clayton Neville reports on that for us. Kevin Carr tells us what's new in streaming with "Second Chance Home Cinema". The SEC approved trading of cryptocurrency futures. Kellie Mejdrich of Politico tells why this was and wasn't a popular move. And we'll discuss President Biden being forced into...

Duration:00:20:24

First Light - Tuesday, October 19, 2021

10/19/2021
On today's show, we remember the life and career of Colin Powell, who passed away on Monday. Kevin Carr reviews the new Disney+ series, "Just Beyond" for us. And we get the latest on the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of qualified immunity for police officers, as Oma Seddiq of Insider joins us. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:45

First Light - Monday, October 18, 2021

10/18/2021
Jury selection is about to begin in the murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery, Michael digs into the details of trial with WGIG Morning Host Scott Ryfun. What is going to happen in the escalating battle between States' governors and the federal government over vaccine mandates? Michael speaks with Hill.com reporter Alex Gangitano.This along with the latest in sports, news, and entertainment on First Light. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:06

First Light - Friday, October 15, 2021

10/15/2021
The January 6th Commission announces they intend to pursue charges against anyone who ignores a subpoena to appear before the committee. Capitol Hill correspondent Linda Kenyon reports on the next steps. Jim Roope reports from Los Angeles on the pending labor stoppage among film and TV workers and whether we should get ready to watch a lot of re-runs. Michael Myers is back! Kevin Carr reviews Halloween Kills. Nathan Moore of the Bold Dominion podcast stops by to help us preview the Virginia...

Duration:00:23:23

First Light - Thursday, October 14, 2021

10/14/2021
The United States is reopening its borders to international travelers who are fully vaccinated. Clayton Neville reports on the details. The US Supreme Court heard arguments for and against reinstating the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber. Kathy Foster has that story for us. Kevin Carr reviews Matt Damon's latest film, "The Last Duel". We hear about the pending strike of movie and TV workers from Andrew Dalton of the Associated Press. And Greg McBride of BankRate.com talks with us...

Duration:00:22:51

First Light - Wednesday, October 13, 2021

10/13/2021
A panel of physicians have updated guidance on how often people over the age of 50 should take aspirin to prevent heart attacks. We get to the bottom of this as we welcome Allyson Chiu of the Washington Post who reported on this story, as well as Dr. Chien-wen Tseng, a member of the task force that came up with the new guidance. Plus, Kevin Carr has "Second Chance Home Cinema", and Clayton Neville reports on the battle between federal vaccine guidelines, and state governors who oppose them....

Duration:00:23:06

First Light - Tuesday, October 12, 2021

10/12/2021
On today's show, we talk supply chain issues and how retail is changing in your neighborhood. Brian Vines of Consumer Reports stops by to share information about dollar stores and how they're changing the dynamic of the neighborhood department store. And Tonya Garcia of Marketwatch joins us to discuss big box retailers chartering their own cargo ships in an effort to remedy the supply chain issues they've been facing during the pandemic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:58

First Light - Friday, October 8, 2021

10/8/2021
How close are we to a COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 12? Aria Bendix covers healthcare for Insider. She joins us to talk about that. And with the new James Bond film in theatres, how important is it to the movie theatre industry that this movie does well at the box office? Kevin Carr stops by to ponder that with us. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:30

First Light - Wednesday, October 6, 2021

10/6/2021
If you could take a pill to help ease the symptoms of COVID-19, would you? That's among the topics we discuss with Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University Hospital. He's an expert on this stuff and lends that expertise to us on this edition of First Light. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:03

First Light - Monday, October 4, 2021

10/4/2021
Today on the show, we preview the upcoming session of the United States Supreme Court with John Fritze of USA Today. Plus, David Ignatius of the Washington Post stops by to share his story about what the CIA did in the final months of the United States' presence in Afghanistan to get people out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:05

First Light - Friday, October 01, 2021

10/1/2021
What is happening with the spending and infrastructure bills on Capitol Hill? Michael delves into that topic with Clayton Neville. This and the nation's weather, sports, and entertainment on First Light See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:50

First Light - Thursday, September 30, 2021

9/30/2021
Are members of the US Congress slacking when it comes to reporting their stock trading activity? Michael digs into this topic with Insider.com's Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Dave Levinthal. We also speak with USA Today Congressional Correspondent Bart Jansen about the upcoming busy day on Capitol Hill. This along with a look at the Nation's Weather, Sports, and Entertainment on First Light See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:55

First Light - Wednesday, September 29, 2021

9/29/2021
General Mark Milley and other Pentagon military leaders appeared before a Senate panel to testify about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Clayton Neville reports on it, then we talk with Meghann Myers of the Military Times to get her perspective. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:25

First Light - Tuesday, September 28, 2021

9/28/2021
Negotiations continue over a budget deal on Capitol Hill. Clayton Neville updates us on that. New York's healthcare worker vaccine mandate is going into effect. Kathy Foster reports. Plus, we talk to Ben Finley of the Associated Press about new freedom for the man who shot President Reagan - John Hinckley Jr. And as people head back to the office, they're finding themselves spending just as much time on Zoom there as they were when they were working from home. Danielle Abril of the...

Duration:00:28:43

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