April 17, 2018: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's April 17, 2018 full broadcast, in an interview with NPR, former FBI Director James Comey said the FBI's reputation "would be worse today had we not picked the least bad alternatives." We speak with NPR's Steve Inskeep about that conversation. Also, at a deadly prison riot Sunday night in South Carolina, seven inmates were killed and 17 were injured. We get the latest. And, Gregory Pardlo won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2015. In his new memoir, he explores his relationship with his father, an air traffic controller who was fired during the PATCO strike of 1981. He joins us to talk about the book. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on April 17, 2018.


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