April 2, 2018: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's April 2, 2018 full broadcast, the 2016 election caused author Steve Almond to rethink the stories that Americans tell themselves about what's happening in their country and the world. He says many of those stories are "bad" — fraudulent by design or negligence. Also, Kentucky teachers are rallying Monday at the state capitol amid a pension overhaul bill that state lawmakers passed last week. We get the latest from Frankfort. And The Atlantic's Derek Thompson joins us to discuss controversy facing the country's biggest owner of local television stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, which made its news anchors read a scripted promo decrying "false news" and echoing conservative rhetoric about bias in the media. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on April 2, 2018.


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