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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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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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Episodes

First Light - Thursday, July 7, 2022

7/7/2022
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:10

First Light - Wednesday, July 6, 2022

7/6/2022
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 Insider.com 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....

Duration:00:22:15

First Light - Tuesday, July 5, 2022

7/5/2022
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:00

First Light - Monday, July 4, 2022

7/4/2022
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 ThePointsGuy.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:49

First Light - Friday, July 1, 2022

7/1/2022
Legal battles wage in lower courts over abortion bans, President Biden wants to sidestep the filibuster to codify Roe vs Wade, and the Supreme Court is making harder for the EPA to do what the EPA does. Plus, we'll have "Good Vibes" with Kim Ashley, Kevin Carr will tell us about the latest Minions movie, and a special treat - country music star Mickey Guyton is with us to preview Monday's "A Capitol Fourth" on PBS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:34

First Light - Thursday, June 30, 2022

6/30/2022
Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer officially retires today, R. Kelly has been sentenced, and the death toll rises to 53 in the discovery of migrant bodies inside a tractor trailer in Texas. Plus, we'll talk 4th of July travel with AAA's Andrew Gross. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:50

First Light - Wednesday, June 29, 2022

6/29/2022
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...

Duration:00:24:40

First Light - Tuesday, June 28, 2022

6/28/2022
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:07

First Light - Monday, June 27, 2022

6/27/2022
America is reacting to the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs Wade. We have it covered from several different angles, including conversations with Insider.com'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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:49

First Light - Friday, June 24, 2022

6/24/2022
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...

Duration:00:27:55

First Light - Thursday, June 23, 2022

6/23/2022
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...

Duration:00:24:51

First Light - Wednesday, June 22, 2022

6/22/2022
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...

Duration:00:23:35

First Light - Tuesday, June 22, 2022

6/21/2022
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:57

First Light - Monday, June 20, 2022

6/20/2022
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....

Duration:00:24:12

First Light - Friday, June 17, 2022

6/17/2022
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...

Duration:00:22:42

First Light - Thursday, June 16, 2022

6/16/2022
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 BankRate.com 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...

Duration:00:23:26

First Light - Wednesday, June 15, 2022

6/15/2022
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...

Duration:00:24:58

First Light - Tuesday, June 14, 2022

6/14/2022
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...

Duration:00:25:17

First Light - Monday, June 13, 2022

6/14/2022
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...

Duration:00:24:22

First Light - Friday, June 10, 2022

6/10/2022
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...

Duration:00:21:35