April 18, 2018: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's April 18, 2018 full broadcast, following news that CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a secret trip to North Korea, we talk with retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and former supreme allied commander of NATO, about U.S.-North Korea talks and the likelihood of the North abandoning its nuclear weapons program. Also, we meet Scott Jurek, who broke the speed record for running the Appalachian Trail, navigating 2,189 miles — from Georgia to Maine — in 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. And some baseball writers have called him "the Japanese Babe Ruth" and "the next big thing" in baseball: We learn more about Los Angeles Angels rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on April 18, 2018.


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