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17 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
First Light - Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Thousands of US Troops have been placed on "high alert" as the situation in Ukraine continues to escalate. Clayton Neville reports on the latest in our Correspondent Close-Up. We also had a wild day on Wall Street. Kathy Foster reports on that for us, and later in the show, we'll talk with Jessica Ettinger of CNBC to get her take on where things stand, financially.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
First Light - Monday, January 24, 2022
Tensions are rising along the Russia/Ukraine border. Linda Kenyon gives us the very latest in our Correspondent Close-Up. Later in the show, we'll talk with Jim Heintz of the Associated Press to get the perspective from Europe on the matter. John Stolnis reports that there are signs the pandemic could soon become an endemic. And we'll learn more about what a district attorney in Atlanta is doing in relation to former President Donald Trump and the 2020 election, as Tamar Hallerman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution joins us.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
First Light - Friday, January 21, 2022
Russia continues to move troops towards Ukraine while President Biden continues telling them not to. Clayton Neville updates us in today's Correspondent Close-Up. We also learn new information on how feasible pig organ transplants to humans are, as John Stolnis reports for us. What happened to President Biden's promise of erasing federal student loan debt? Ayelet Sheffey of Insider.com joins us to discuss his options. And we continue our conversation with Rabbi Abraham Cooper on his fight to convince the Justice Department to adopt an official definition of anti-Semitism.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
First Light - Thursday, January 20, 2022
Democrats in the United States Senate tried and failed to pass a voting rights bill. They were also shot down in their attempt to curb the filibuster rule. Capitol Hill correspondent Linda Kenyon gives us all the details on what happened in Washington on Wednesday. We'll also get a recap of President Biden's more than two-hour news conference, with national correspondent Clayton Neville. Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Associate Dean and Global Social Action Director, Rabbi Abraham Cooper is calling on the US Justice Department to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism and to incorporate it into its training. We'll talk to him about that in the first of our two-part interview.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
First Light - Wednesday, January 19, 2022
The U.S. Senate began debating over voting rights, the filibuster, and the like. In our Correspondent Close-Up, Linda Kenyon updates us on what we might've missed. Clayton Neville reports on the dispute between airlines and wireless companies AT&T and Verizon over 5G connectivity. Later in the show, we'll talk to Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson of the Financial Times to learn even more about what the dispute is actually about. And tensions continue to rise between the United States and Russia over Ukraine. We'll get the latest on that from Laura Kelly, who covers diplomatic affairs for TheHill.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
First Light - Tuesday, January 18, 2022
A candlelight vigil was held in Texas, not for grief, but to honor those who prevented any innocent lives being lost in the weekend's standoff at a synagogue. Clayton Neville covers that for us in our Correspondent Close-Up. We'll revisit Insider.com's report on stock ownership among those in Congress and what might be in the works to prevent it, with Insider's Dave Levinthal. And we'll learn about an emerging issue between the new governor of Virginia and school districts that refuse to lift mask mandates, as Jared Foretek of InsideNOVA.com joins us.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
First Light - Monday, January 17, 2022
A hostage situation at a Texas synagogue led to some very tense moments. Our Clayton Neville was there covering it all. He tells us all about it in our Correspondent Close-Up. We'll also learn more about what Democrats plan to do on the voting rights issue. Capitol Hill Correspondent Linda Kenyon tells us they're not giving up yet. And after the founder of "The Oath Keepers" group was charged with seditious conspiracy, in the wake of the January 6th Capitol Riot, many are left asking "what is that?" We'll learn more as we talk to Professor Carlton Larson of UC Davis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
First Light - Friday, January 14, 2022
Thursday was a bad day for President Biden. First, the Supreme Court struck down his vaccine mandate for large businesses. Clayton Neville covers that for us in our Correspondent Close-Up. Then, it would appears that changing rules in the U.S. Senate to pass the voting rights bill is not going to happen. Linda Kenyon reports on that for us. What happens to the kids whose parents died because of COVID-19? Where do they live? Who takes care of them? John Bridgeland of the COVID Collaborative joins us to talk about an effort his group is making to ensure these kids are taken care of. And we'll dig into the Supreme Court's decision about the vaccine mandate with Nathaniel Weixel of TheHill.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
First Light - Thursday, January 13, 2022
President Biden's speech on voting rights in Georgia drew plenty of reaction on Capitol Hill. Clayton Neville tells us all about that in our Correspondent Close-Up. The U.S. Army is upping incentives to get people to join. John Stolnis has that story for us. We'll talk about why Russia decided now was a good time for live fire training near the border with Ukraine, with John Haltiwanger, senior political reporter for Insider. And we'll tell you about a massive blood shortage that the American Red Cross is currently navigating, and how you can help. Dr. Pampee Young, Chief Medical Officer for the Red Cross joins us to talk about it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
First Light - Wednesday, January 12, 2022
President Biden gave his strongest remarks yet in support of voting rights, in a speech in Georgia. Will the Senate get this legislation passed? Clayton Neville has that story for us in our Correspondent Close-Up. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell was on Capitol Hill, testifying before his confirmation hearing for another term. Kathy Foster tells us all about that. We have a problem brewing in America - workers who don't get sick leave are forced to make a decision after testing positive for COVID-19: stay home and not get paid or go in and keep your diagnosis a secret? We'll explore that issue with Anne D'Innocenzio of the Associated Press. And we'll head to Capitol Hill to talk about where the voting rights legislation stands with Nicholas Wu of Politico.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
First Light - Tuesday, January 11, 2022
There's been a breakthrough in the negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and its teachers. Clayton Neville has the latest in our Correspondent Close-Up. Kevin Carr tells us what to expect with the new movie, "The Kindred." Will Weissert of the Associated Press joins us with numbers on what Americans are worried about these days - SPOILER ALERT - there's something people worry MORE about than COVID-19. And Washington Post economics reporter Heather Long joins us to explain why the IRS may take longer than usual to get you your tax refund this year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
First Light - Monday, January 10, 2022
What can we expect from the next round of talks between President Joe Biden and President Vladimir Putin? Linda Kenyon gives us a preview in our Correspondent Close-Up. We'll also tell you about the tragic apartment fire in New York that claimed several lives, Clayton Neville updates us on that. We'll take a look back at the life of comedian Bob Saget, who died unexpectedly on Sunday. Associated Press Supreme Court reporter Mark Sherman gives us the latest on the status of President Biden's vaccine mandate. And we'll learn more about what might become the new normal when it comes to COVID-19 with USA Today health reporter Karen Weintraub.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
First Light - Friday, January 7, 2022
On the one-year anniversary of the Capitol insurrection, President Joe Biden made his harshest remarks yet in response to the role former President Donald Trump played in inciting his supporters. Clayton Neville reports on that in today's Correspondent Close-Up. How high can we expect interest rates to go in 2022? Greg McBride of BankRate.com joins us to talk about it. And what were the must-see gadgets unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show? Washington Post tech reporter Tatum Hunter shares her thoughts with us.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
First Light - Thursday, January 6, 2022
On this edition of the show, we look back at the events of January 6, 2021 and how they shaped our democracy. First, in our Correspondent Close-Up, Clayton Neville reports on how those in Washington will be commemorating the attacks on the US Capitol one year ago today. Then, we'll talk with George Washington University's Denver Brunsman, an associate professor of history, to get his take on the historical significance of the attacks. Clayton Neville will rejoin us to offer a retrospective look on what happened on that day, and we'll hear from New Jersey Representative Mikie Sherrill, who was at the US Capitol as the attacks took place. We'll also talk about how democracy heals in the years following the insurrection with American historian and Harvard professor Alex Keyssar, who teaches a class at the Ivy League school on the January 6th riot.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
First Light - Wednesday, January 5, 2022
I-95 in Northern Virginia is finally reopen after drivers were stuck in their cars for more than 20 hours, thanks to a winter storm. Even Virginia Senator Tim Kaine was among them! Kathy Foster gives us all the details in our Correspondent Close-Up. We'll also get an update on the United States' response to the surge in COVID-19 infections as Clayton Neville reports on President Biden's latest remarks. Sharon Lurye is a data journalist for US News and World Report - she'll join us to tell us where the COVID hotspots are, and also to examine various outlier counties with vaccination rates far above that of the states they are located in. Very interesting conversation there. And we'll get the lowdown on Congress' "to-do" list with Katherine Tully-McManus of Politico.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
First Light - Tuesday, January 4, 2022
In our Correspondent Close-Up today, Clayton Neville examines how state and local leaders across the US are managing the current surge in coronavirus cases. Correspondent Jim Roope tells us about a blood shortage the Red Cross is facing right now. And we'll dig into U.S. diplomatic matters with China and Russia, with Brett Forrest of the Wall Street Journal, and former CIA operative Mike Baker.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
First Light - Monday, January 3, 2022
Hundreds of homes are gone, thanks to wildfires in Colorado. In our Correspondent Close-Up, Clayton Neville reports on some of the pieces that are being picked back up today. In Washington, the January 6th Commission is nearing the public phase of their investigation. John Stolnis reports on that. Entertainment Critic Kevin Carr tells us what to expect from the Book of Boba Fett. John Harmon of Corsight Research stops by to talk about the health of the traditional brick and mortar retail store. Spoiler alert: They're in better shape than you might think! And we'll help you fulfill your New Years Resolution of a healthier lifestyle with tips from fitness expert Emilio Roman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
First Light - Friday, December 31, 2021
Wildfires near Denver, CO are wrecking New Years celebrations for thousands of people. In our Correspondent Close-Up, Clayton Neville updates us on that story. Elsewhere, other folks are having their New Years Eve parties curtailed, changed, or even canceled because of another COVID-19 surge. John Stolnis reports on that. We'll talk more about the pandemic with the man who led the CDC during the first year of it, Dr. Robert Redfield. And we'll find out how much gas is going to cost us in 2022 with Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
First Light - Thursday, December 30, 2021
Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force answered questions about the CDC's new guidance on the amount of time a person who tests positive for COVID-19 should quarantine. Linda Kenyon gives us the details in our Correspondent Close-Up. British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted Wednesday of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by the American millionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Clayton Neville reports on that for us. Kevin Carr tells us all about the new MacGruber series on Peacock. And we'll talk with Washington Post book critic Ron Charles to get his picks for the best books of 2021 and what we should look for in 2022.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
First Light - Wednesday, December 29, 2021
After a 14-year-old girl died from a stray bullet fired from a police officer's gun in Los Angeles, the family wants answers. John Stolnis reports on that for us. Clayton Neville helps us remember the life of former Senate leader Harry Reid, who died on Tuesday. Also lost was Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster, and video game icon John Madden. First Light Producer T.J. Cutini takes a look back at the legendary life of the coach. We'll spend some time talking about what the CDC's new guidance means for our kid's schools with USA Today education reporter Erin Richards. And have you heard of "Dry January"? Many people are putting down the booze for the month in hopes of a healthier lifestyle. Ross Remien is an addiction counselor who'll tell us some of the benefits of going dry, and how you can do it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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