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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 - 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

First Light - Thursday, April 28, 2022

4/28/2022
While war rages in the Donbas of Ukraine, two Eastern European countries are accusing the Kremlin of blackmail. Clayton Neville says the accusations came on the same day a U-S Marine Veteran was released from a Russian prison Is COVID-19 still a pandemic or not? John Stolnis Has the latest on some interesting comments made the last two days by the nation's top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. We also speak with Linda Kenyon about House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy finding...

Duration:00:25:11

First Light - Wednesday, April 27, 2022

4/27/2022
The U.S. defense chief urged Ukraine’s allies to “move at the speed of war” to get more and heavier weapons to Kyiv as Russian forces rained fire on eastern and southern Ukraine amid new fears the fighting could spill over the country’s borders. Clayton Neville offers an update on that. Three out of every 5 people in the U.S. now have antibodies from a previous Covid-19 infection with the proportion even higher among children, demonstrating how widespread the virus was during the winter...

Duration:00:23:29

First Light - Tuesday, April 26, 2022

4/26/2022
The Biden administration is seeking the Supreme Court’s go-ahead to end a controversial Trump-era immigration program that forces some people seeking asylum in the U.S. to wait in Mexico for their hearings. Clayton Neville reports on that for us. A coach who crosses himself before a game. A teacher who reads the Bible aloud before the bell rings. A coach who hosts an after-school Christian youth group in his home. Supreme Court justices discussed all those hypothetical scenarios Monday while...

Duration:00:23:43

First Light - Monday, April 25, 2022

4/25/2022
Top American officials promised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hundreds of millions of dollars in new aid during the highest-level U.S. visit to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion two months earlier. We get the latest from Clayton Neville. French President Emmanuel Macron comfortably won a second term Sunday. John Stolnis reports on that. Almost everyone agrees it should not require two trips to the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the case of a high school football coach...

Duration:00:23:07

First Light - Friday, April 22, 2022

4/22/2022
New satellite images show what appear to be mass graves near Mariupol, and local officials accused Russia of burying up to 9,000 Ukrainian civilians there in an effort to conceal the slaughter taking place in the siege of the port city. Clayton Neville has the latest. The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday gave final passage to a bill that would dissolve Walt Disney World’s private government, handing Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis a victory in his feud with the entertainment giant...

Duration:00:24:04

First Light - Thursday, April 21, 2022

4/21/2022
Relentless Russian attacks pounded the last Ukrainian stronghold in the besieged city of Mariupol as a fighter apparently on the inside issued a video plea for help, saying defenders holed up in a giant steel plant “may have only a few days or hours left.” Clayton Neville reports on the latest. The World Bank is reducing its global growth forecast for 2022 by nearly a full percentage point, to 3.2% from 4.1%, due to the impacts from Russia's invasion of Ukraine. John Stolnis digs into the...

Duration:00:26:27