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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

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Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie brings a fresh take to political conversation -- featuring energetic discussions, rich historical context, and plenty of bad jokes. Host Ken Rudin brings his years of experience on the campaign trail to the fore as he highlights notable moments in political history, and looks ahead to the biggest stories on the national scene.

Political novices and junkies alike will gain new insights from a broad spectrum of journalists, analysts and newsmakers from across the country. Plus, listeners are invited to show off their own political knowledge with Ken’s weekly trivia questions and ScuttleButton puzzles.

Combining Ken’s encyclopedic knowledge of political facts with his trademark humor, Political Junkie is the program that dares to make politics interesting and fun.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is published weekly in both a full-hour show (270 points/week) and a 9-minute minisode series (90 points/week). The show is tailored for a public radio audience.

Evergreen episodes are available to stations at these links:
* 9-minute minisode: PJ 2015 Evergreen - Minisode
* Full-hour show: PJ 2015 Evergreen - Full Hour

For more information about the show, including carriage and purchasing information for stations, contact Douglas Bell, Coordinating Producer at dbell@krpoliticaljunkie.com. For other questions about the show, or to book Ken for local appearances, contact Ken at ken@krpoliticaljunkie.com.

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SCOTUSBlog editor Amy Howe discusses the landmark cases the Supreme Court is expected to rule on in the next few days including whether same-sex co...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
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All eyes, including that of SCOTUS Blog editor Amy Howe, are on the Supreme Court, as it prepares to end its term with a historic civil rights case...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 08:57
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Jim Newell of Salon.com talks about the cautious role being played by Hillary Clinton over the Pacific rim trade bill. Kathie Obradovich of the De...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 53:55
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The lines are drawn in the Democratic skirmish over the Pacific rim trade bill: President Obama is for it. House Democrats are not. But where is t...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
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Jeb Bush will declare his candidacy for president on June 15th. Jonathan Martin of the New York Times assesses Bush's strengths and weaknesses, ei...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:55
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He has the most money and the highest name ID. Next up for Jeb Bush: An official declaration of candidacy on June 15th. Jonathan Martin of the New...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
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The Senate has passed, without any changes, the House's version of the USA Freedom Act. Burgess Everett of Politico explains what the Senate vote m...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
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With the memory of California Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's Indian war-cry gaffe still fresh, author Rick Robinson joins us to talk about famous ...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
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GOP strategist and former Minnesota Congressman Vin Weber shares his thoughts on how to handle the upcoming presidential debates considering the un...

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  • Added: May 28, 2015
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Fox News thinks it has the right solution for how to handle the unprecedented number of Republican presidential candidates for their debate in Clev...

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  • Added: May 28, 2015
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Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold announced he will try to regain the seat he lost five years ago to Republican Ron Johnson. Craig Gilbert of ...

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  • Added: May 21, 2015
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Progressives have been going through some rough times lately, especially with their ongoing battle with President Obama over trade policy. But the...

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  • Added: May 20, 2015
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As Congress debates whether to modify the Patriot Act, Josh Gerstein of Politico points out, the real battle is in the Senate -- where not only is ...

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  • Added: May 14, 2015
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One politician who tried to stand up for society's have-nots was George Wallace. The former Alabama governor was well known for fighting for the "...

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  • Added: May 14, 2015
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Chris Christie got some bad news last week when two of his former aides were indicated on charges they deliberately blocked traffic lanes approachi...

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  • Added: May 08, 2015
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie got some bad news last week when two of his former aides were indicted on charges they deliberately blocked traf...

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  • Added: May 07, 2015
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The Washington Post's Robert Barnes recaps this week's same-sex marriage arguments at the Supreme Court. Rothenberg Political Report founder Stu Ro...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2015
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Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont and a self-styled socialist, announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination this...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2015
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Josh Rogers, political reporter at New Hampshire Public Radio discusses the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit. Glenn Thrush, chief ...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
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We all know that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would be the first female president, and either Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz would be the first Hispanic. ...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
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