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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.

Location:

Toledo, OH

Networks:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

First Light - Friday, July 30, 2021

7/30/2021
Dr. Peggy Duggan, Chief Medical Officer of Tampa General Hospital joins us to talk about the steady increase of COVID-19 patients she's seeing. We also talk with Shane Liermann with Disabled American Veterans about a health problem many veterans are experiencing due to exposure to toxic burn pits. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:07

First Light - Thursday, July 29, 2021

7/29/2021
Lisa Mascaro of the Associated Press joins us to give us the skinny on the infrastructure plan making its way through the United States Senate, and Louise Radnofsky of the Wall Street Journal joins us from Tokyo to talk about the surprise Olympic gymnastics exit of Simone Biles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:00

First Light - Wednesday, July 28, 2021

7/28/2021
The first hearing of the January 6th committee of the U.S. House of Representatives brought with it plenty of dramatic testimony. Capitol Hill correspondent Linda Kenyon was there and shares her observations with us. We'll also travel to Jacksonville, Florida to talk to a frontline healthcare worker about how quickly his hospital is filling up with unvaccinated people afflicted with the COVID-19 Delta variant. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:55

First Light - Tuesday, July 27, 2021

7/27/2021
Scott Greenberger is the executive editor of Stateline, the daily news service of The Pew Charitable Trusts. He'll tell us about a series of reports on state policy being released this week. And friend of the program Nicholas Wu of Politico joins us to update us all on a very busy day on Capitol Hill. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:19

First Light - Monday, July 26, 2021

7/26/2021
There's a surge in the number of parents willing to homeschool their children this upcoming school year, opting to do the teaching themselves rather than send their kids back to the classroom. David Crary wrote about this very topic for the Associated Press. He joins us to discuss. Then, we'll meet a mom of two who is being forced to jump into homeschooling because her local school system won't accommodate her family's unique situation. It's a story you'll want to hear more about, so give it...

Duration:00:32:00

First Light - Friday, July 23, 2021

7/23/2021
Will the Delta variant of COVID-19 stall the rejuvenation of the US economy? Amara Omeokwe of the Wall Street Journal joins us to discuss. And we'll preview the Olympic Games with Kate Scott of NBC Sports, who'll be calling basketball for the Olympics on the NBC family of networks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:55

First Light - Thursday, July 22, 2021

7/22/2021
John Haltiwanger, Senior Political Reporter at Insider joins us to give us the latest on the status of the January 6th commission, and Editor in Chief of Car & Driver Magazine, Sharon Carty stops by to tell us about the electric car of the year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:42

First Light - Wednesday, July 21, 2021

7/21/2021
Former CIA operative Mike Baker tells us what's really behind these recent cyber attacks from China and Russia, and Buffalo News Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Zremski updates us on the status of the opening of the US-Canada border. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:47

First Light - Tuesday, July 20, 2021

7/20/2021
Steve Shepard of Politico joins us to diagnose why most of the 2020 election polls were so far off, and Simon Denyer of the Washington Post joins us from Tokyo to set the scene for the Olympics as they deal with a potential COVID problem. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:36

First Light - Monday, July 19, 2021

7/19/2021
Hayley Arceneaux from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital joins us to tell us about a mission to space she'll be a part of later this year, and Alex Gangitano of TheHill.com updates us on the state of negotiations on a bipartisan infrastructure package. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:40

First Light - Friday, July 16, 2021

7/16/2021
Michael speaks with the director of the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center Dr. Phil Thompson about a recent study he published which raised concerns over high tide flooding along the US coastlines and how it is projected to get worse in the coming years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:57

First Light - Thursday, July 15, 2021

7/15/2021
Michael speaks with bankrate.com Chief Financial Analyst Greg McBride about the rising inflation rate in the United States. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:36

First Light - Wednesday, July 14, 2021

7/14/2021
Kevin Carr joins us on First Light to discuss the Emmy nominations and his thoughts on what shows to keep an eye on, and Texas Democratic State Representative Alex Dominguez comes on to give an update on the efforts of Democrat Texas state representatives in halting the passage of vote reform legislation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:45

First Light - Tuesday, July 13, 2021

7/13/2021
Lena Sun a National Reporter for The "Washington Post" joins us to talk about a new warning attached to the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, and Republican Texas State Senator Bryan Hughes joins us to discuss Texas Democratic lawmakers fleeing the state in an attempt to prevent a vote on election reform legislation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:25

First Light - Monday, July 12, 2021

7/12/2021
Daniel Geiger joins us to talk about how investment and banking firms are making it harder for Americans to buy houses after the pandemic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:15

First Light - Friday, July 9, 2021

7/9/2021
Jason Whitely, host of Inside Texas Politics on WFAA-TV in Dallas and the Y’all-itics political podcast joins us to talk about his state's special legislative session, and former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gives us his take on the United States pulling out of Afghanistan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:32

First Light - Thursday, July 8, 2021

7/8/2021
We recap the year that was at the United States Supreme Court with Brent Kendall of the Wall Street Journal, and Erin Richards of USA Today joins us to talk about the emerging trend of celebrities starting schools. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:57

First Light - Wednesday, July 7, 2021

7/7/2021
Bryan Bender of Politico joins us to talk about what happens next in Afghanistan after U.S. troops have withdrawn, and Laura Kelly of TheHill.com jumps on to share reporting on pressure being felt by President Biden to ease international travel restrictions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:17

First Light - Tuesday, July 6, 2021

7/6/2021
Associated Press reporter Adriana Gomez Licon joins us to share the latest on the recovery efforts in Surfside, Florida, and AP Environment reporter Matthew Daly jumps on with us to talk about how some environmentalists are pressuring President Biden to include climate change prevention in his infrastructure deal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:58

First Light - Monday, July 5, 2021

7/6/2021
CNBC's Jessica Ettinger gives the outlook for the second half of the year on Wall Street, and game show hosting legend Bob Eubanks stops by and covers a number of topics, including who he thinks should take over as host of Jeopardy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:26