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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, May 26, 2022

5/26/2022
The grieving continues in Uvalde, Texas. Clayton Neville reports on the latest, and we'll talk to Eva Ruth Moravec of the Washington Post, who spent time there talking to community members. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to improve accountability in policing —a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety when Congress is deadlocked on...

Duration:00:25:08

First Light - Wednesday, May 25, 2022

5/25/2022
An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade and the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The attacker was killed by law enforcement. Clayton Neville covers this tragic story for us. Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia easily dispatched Donald Trump’s hand-picked challenger on Tuesday in a Republican...

Duration:00:22:30

First Light - Tuesday, May 24, 2022

5/24/2022
Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota, and Texas are holding elections today. We'll preview it all for you with Clayton Neville, and we'll take a close look at Alabama with AL.com political reporter John Sharp. And what's the deal with monkeypox? Jim Roope reports on that for us, and we'll get more information from April Kapu, the president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:43

First Light - Monday, May 23, 2022

5/23/2022
First Light for Monday, May 23, 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:26

First Light - Friday, May 20, 2022

5/20/2022
The Senate has whisked a $40 billion package of military, economic and food aid for Ukraine and U.S. allies to final congressional approval, putting a bipartisan stamp on America’s biggest commitment yet to turning Russia’s invasion into a painful quagmire for Moscow. Clayton Neville reports. The head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers Thursday that a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running as soon as next week, though he sidestepped questions about whether his...

Duration:00:26:34

First Light - Thursday, May 19, 2022

5/19/2022
The United States struggled Wednesday to get clarity from Turkey over the severity of its opposition to Finland and Sweden joining NATO, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took an increasingly tough line against their membership bids. Clayton Neville reports on that. COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States — and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned Wednesday in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking....

Duration:00:24:06

First Light - Wednesday, May 18, 2022

5/18/2022
First-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn lost his Republican primary race Tuesday to state Sen. Chuck Edwards, after the pro-Donald Trump firebrand’s personal and political blunders translated into voter unhappiness. Clayton Neville joins us to go over this and other results from Tuesday's primary in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Idaho, and Kentucky. President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo’s grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white...

Duration:00:26:31

First Light - Tuesday, May 17, 2022

5/17/2022
They were caregivers and protectors and helpers, running an errand or doing a favor or finishing out a shift, when their paths crossed with a young man driven by racism and hatred and inane theories. In a flash, the ordinariness of their day was broken at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, where in and around the supermarket’s aisles, a symbol of the mundane was transformed to a scene of mass murder. John Stolnis remembers the victims of this terrible tragedy. Kevin Carr gives us his thoughts...

Duration:00:21:05

First Light - Monday, May 16, 2022

5/16/2022
On Saturday afternoon, a white gunman in military gear attacked shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and wounding three others. Most of the victims were Black. Clayton Neville files a report on this for us. Later in the show, we'll talk to Steve Watson, who has been covering this story for the Buffalo News. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a delegation of GOP senators met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv during an...

Duration:00:26:28

First Light - Friday, May 13, 2022

5/13/2022
A House panel issued subpoenas Thursday to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 attack. Clayton Neville reports. President Joe Biden appealed to world leaders at a COVID-19 summit Thursday to reenergize a lagging international commitment to attacking the virus as he led the U.S. in marking the...

Duration:00:22:57

First Light - Thursday, May 12, 2022

5/12/2022
The Senate fell far short Wednesday in a rushed effort toward enshrining Roe v. Wade abortion access as federal law, blocked by a Republican filibuster in a blunt display of the nation’s partisan divide over the landmark court decision and the limits of legislative action. Capitol Hill reporter Linda Kenyon joins us to discuss. Parents across the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula because supply disruptions and a massive safety recall have swept many leading brands off store shelves....

Duration:00:26:06

First Light - Wednesday, May 11, 2022

5/11/2022
Gas prices have hit a record high in the United States. Patrick De Haan of GasBuddy.com joins us to talk about it. Another thing going up - healthcare costs. Melanie Evans of the Wall Street Journal reports it's partially because of a big wage increase for nurses. She'll take us through her reporting on that. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:27

First Light - Tuesday, May 10, 2022

5/10/2022
On today's First Light: A former Alabama jail official on the run with a murder suspect she was accused of helping escape shot and killed herself Monday as authorities caught up with the pair after more than a week of searching, officials said. The man she fled with surrendered. With no major new battlefield successes to boast about, Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his country’s biggest patriotic holiday without even uttering the word “Ukraine.” Schoolchildren in a northern New...

Duration:00:24:37

First Light - Monday, May 9, 2022

5/9/2022
Rents and housing prices are increasing. We'll talk with Rent.com's Brian Carberry to find out why. According to experts, the next battle over access to abortion will involve pills. Pam Belluck wrote about this for the New York Times. She joins us to talk about it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:23:56

First Light - Friday, May 6, 2022

5/6/2022
An Alabama sheriff said Wednesday that a jail official visited a murder suspect in prison before helping him escape last week and that her actions suggest their plan had been in the works for some time. John Stolnis offers the latest on this fascinating story. Ukrainian fighters battling Russian forces in the tunnels beneath Mariupol’s immense steel plant refused to surrender in the face of relentless attacks, with the wife of one commander saying they had vowed to “stand till the end.”...

Duration:00:24:41

First Light - Thursday, May 5, 2022

5/5/2022
The Federal Reserve raised its key rate by a sizable half-point, accelerating its drive to tame surging inflation. John Stolnis reports on that for us, and later in the show we'll talk to BankRate.com's Greg McBride to find out what this means for you. Oklahoma joined Texas this week to form a region that parts of a nation divided over abortion care might look like if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Clayton Neville fills us in on that. See...

Duration:00:23:26

First Light - Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5/4/2022
In breaking news of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would strike down 50 years of abortion policy, Politico’s most impactful moment also put the news organization squarely in the middle of one of society’s most contentious issues. Clayton Neville reports on that, and we'll talk with Ryan Barber of Insider.com to find out what, if any, legal ramifications may be headed towards the guilty party. “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance won Ohio’s contentious and hyper-competitive GOP Senate...

Duration:00:24:24

First Light - Tuesday, May 3, 2022

5/3/2022
A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday. We'll get all the information you're looking for on this from John Fritze, Supreme Court reporter for USA Today. Russia plans to annex much of eastern Ukraine later this month, a senior U.S. official warned, and the Mariupol steel mill that is the city’s last stronghold of resistance came under...

Duration:00:25:58

First Light - Monday, May 2, 2022

5/2/2022
More steep losses for technology stocks pushed the S&P 500 down 3.6% on Wall Street Friday. What is Wall Street trying to tell us? Jessica Ettinger of CNBC joins us to talk about it. Ukrainian civilians holed up inside a steel plant in Mariupol under siege by Russian forces nearly two months began evacuating over the weekend and people sheltering elsewhere in the city were to leave Monday, local officials said. Clayton Neville has the latest on that. The U.S. Marshals Service said Sunday...

Duration:00:22:40

First Light - Friday, April 29, 2022

4/29/2022
Russian attacks in Ukraine were widespread across the country yesterday despite a renewed focused in the east. Correspondent Clayton Neville says that as war rages, European countries continue to distance themselves from the Kremlin. President Biden is asking Congress for another funding package to help Ukraine in its fight against Russia. Correspondent Linda Kenyon has the story. A water emergency in Southern California as the region faces a drought. Correspondent Jim Roope reports. Then...

Duration:00:23:42