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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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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 - Wednesday, June 30, 2022

A surprise January 6th Committee hearing was held yesterday on Capitol Hill and the death toll in San Antonio where dozens of illegal immigrants were trapped in a sweltering 18-wheeler is growing. Kevin Carr tells us what's new in streaming, and we'll talk about an important Supreme Court case coming up this fall concerning voting rights with Kathay Feng of Common Cause. Plus, we'll dig deeper into Tuesday's shocking testimony at the January 6th Committee hearing with Nicholas Wu of...


First Light - Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The Supreme Court is ruling in favor of a Washington state high school football coach who prayed on the field. Ukrainian officials say more than a dozen people were killed in a Russian airstrike on a Ukrainian shopping mall. And Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson will soon learn what type of suspension he'll be facing. USA Today's John Fritze and Brent Schrotenboer join us. See for privacy information.


First Light - Monday, June 27, 2022

America is reacting to the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs Wade. We have it covered from several different angles, including conversations with's Mia De Graaf on living in a post-Roe world, and with Georgetown University professor Lawrence Gostin, on other landmark decisions the court could be overturning. Plus, Kim Ashley tells us what's trending and we'll get an update on President Biden's trip to Europe. See for privacy information.


First Light - Friday, June 24, 2022

Today on First Light: On the same day the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark gun ruling, Congress went in the opposite direction. The January 6th Committee focused on President Trump's alleged plan to use the DOJ to help overturn the election. We have a little more conversation with Kevin Carr as he tells us his thoughts on the new movie, "Elvis". And Kim Ashley is here to spread some good vibes. Plus, we'll talk about the Supreme Court's gun ruling with Mark Sherman of the...


First Light - Thursday, June 23, 2022

Today on First Light: President Biden is calling on congress to suspend the federal gas tax. The Federal Reserve Chair tells lawmakers recession is possible. And NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appeared on Capitol Hill taking questions about what some call a toxic work environment within the Washington Commanders organization. Plus, Kevin Carr tells us about a new thriller called "The Black Phone", and we'll talk about the FDA's efforts to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes with the...


First Light - Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Today on First Light: The top law enforcement officer in Texas is shedding light on the police response to last month's elementary school massacre in Uvalde. Senators have reached a bipartisan deal on new gun control legislation. And republican state election officials in Arizona and Georgia both testified before the January 6 Committee on Tuesday. We'll have all of that for you, plus we'll dig deeper into that new gun legislation with Alexander Bolton of The Hill. See...


First Light - Tuesday, June 22, 2022

Today on First Light: President Biden is considering a gas tax holiday to help alleviate pain at the pump. Wildfires continue to burn in two different states - one caused by lightning, the other caused by man. And the airline industry is struggling to keep up with summer travel demand. Plus, we'll talk to journalist Peter Zalmayev in Kyiv to learn how Ukrainians are settling into their country being occupied by Russia. See for privacy information.


First Light - Monday, June 20, 2022

More televised hearings are scheduled for this week in the U.S. house committee investigation into the January 6th riot. Correspondent Clayton Neville tells us we're approaching the mid-way point in a series of summer hearings. COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children under five years old. John Stolnis reports on what led to the approval. The Biden administration is doubling down on a central message about inflation and recession. Correspondent Linda Kenyon reports on that for us....


First Light - Friday, June 17, 2022

As the Fed addresses inflation with sharp interest rate hikes, Clayton Neville reports that President Biden is holding out hope. FIFA announced the 16 North American cities that will play host to the 2026 World Cup. John Stolnis has the list for us. The committee investigating the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol illustrated Thursday just how close the country came to a constitutional crisis. Linda Kenyon reports on that from Capitol Hill. And we'll find out what's happening in Montana...


First Light - Thursday, June 16, 2022

Inflation has led the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at the fastest pace in nearly 30 years. Correspondent Linda Kenyon reports on that for us, and later we'll talk with Mark Hamrick of to find out what it all means. The white gunman who police say killed 10 black people inside a Buffalo, New York grocery store last month is facing federal hate crime charges. Correspondent Clayton Neville says the death penalty could be on the table. The White House is putting pressure...


First Light - Wednesday, June 15, 2022

We have your primary election results in Nevada, South Carolina, and North Dakota. Zach Montellaro of Politico joins us to go through the numbers. And later, we talk to Mike Porcaro from First Light affiliate News Radio 650 KENI in Anchorage, Alaska about Sarah Palin's run for Congress, after she cleared a major hurdle this week. The U.S. Senate appears to be making progress on potential gun reform legislation in the wake of recent mass shootings. Correspondent Clayton Neville has the...


First Light - Tuesday, June 14, 2022

We got some troubling news from Wall Street on Monday. Justin Baer of the Wall Street Journal joins us to talk about it. The first of two televised hearings this week is in the books for the January 6th House Select Committee. Correspondent Clayton Neville tells us yesterday's testimony painted a picture of separation between two groups of President Trump's closest advisers. And later in the show, we'll dig deeper into this with Joey Garrison of USA Today. Is North Korea preparing for...


First Light - Monday, June 13, 2022

It’s a major milestone in the effort to tackle gun violence in America. Correspondent Linda Kenyon has that story for us. Another Congressional hearing looking into the January 6th Capitol riot is set for later this morning. Correspondent Clayton Neville has the preview. A group of Idaho white supremacists were arrested before they could cause any trouble at a local gay pride event. John Stolnis provides the details. There's nothing like a "Block Party" in the summertime. Kevin Carr reviews...


First Light - Friday, June 10, 2022

The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol laid the blame firmly on Donald Trump Thursday night, saying the assault was hardly spontaneous but an “attempted coup” and a direct result of the defeated president’s effort to overturn the 2020 election. Clayton Neville reports on that for us. The House approved a “red flag” bill Thursday that would allow families, police and others to ask federal courts to order the removal of firearms from people at extreme risk of...


First Light - Thursday, June 9, 2022

On the same day a U.S. House Committee heard emotional testimony from survivors and families of victims in recent mass shootings, the House took action on a gun safety measure. Correspondent Clayton Neville has details. A California man carrying a gun, a knife and zip ties was arrested Wednesday near Brett Kavanaugh’s house in Maryland after threatening to kill the supreme court justice. Pamela Furr fills us in on that. President Biden is in Los Angeles for a summit of Latin American...


First Light - Wednesday, June 8, 2022

As lawmakers continue to negotiate potential legislation surrounding recent mass shootings, Correspondent Clayton Neville reports that the families of victims in those killings are pleading for more to be done. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen faced a grilling on Capitol Hill over inflation. Correspondent John Stolnis has the recap for us. Kim Ashley is here as well to tell us all about why Matthew McConaughey was at the White House on Tuesday. Hint: It involves a desire for new gun...


First Light - Tuesday, June 7, 2022

It's primary election day in 7 states here in the US. Clayton Neville has the preview for us, plus we'll talk New Jersey specifically with Dustin Racioppi of and the Bergen County Record. New York State has signed into law tougher gun legislation. John Stolnis fills us in on that. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is getting a special honor. Kim Ashley will tell us all about it. And we'll spend some time talking Summer Blockbuster Movies with Kevin Carr. See...


First Light - Monday, June 6, 2022

Gunfire from several shooters killed three people and wounded at least 11 others in a popular Philadelphia entertainment district late Saturday night, authorities said. John Stolnis reports on the latest mass shooting in America, while Clayton Neville reports progress is being made on Capitol Hill to help the problem. President Biden seems poised to forgive up to $10,000 worth of student loan debt to many Americans. Ayelet Sheffey of Insider joins us to tell us what we need to know about...


First Light - Friday, June 3, 2022

Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma have revealed a potential motive in Wednesday's shooting inside a medical building that left five people, including the shooter, dead. It's one of several recent mass shootings in the U-S, and correspondent Clayton Neville says President Biden is demanding urgency in the Senate to better protect American kids. The White House COVID-19 response coordinator says parents will soon be able to get children 5 and under vaccinated. Correspondent John Stolnis reports....


First Light - Thursday, June 2, 2022

A gunman carrying a rifle and a handgun killed four people Wednesday at a Tulsa medical building on a hospital campus, police said, the latest in a series of deadly mass shootings across the country in recent weeks. Clayton Neville brings us up to speed on yet another mass shooting in America. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he was not briefed on the prospect of nationwide shortages of infant formula for about two months, and he acknowledged the strain on families as his administration...