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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country. Politicians, journalists and experts of all stripes join Ken to share smart analysis and rich historical context behind the issues shaping our national dialogue today.

Whether you're a seasoned political junkie or a casual observer of politics, you’ll enjoy hearing informed conversation about national and regional campaigns, deep dives into noteworthy moments in political history, and intriguing tidbits of political trivia. Political Junkie is the show that aims to make politics accessible, engaging, and -- dare we say it -- fun.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is published weekly as a full-hour show tailored for a public radio audience.

The show is available to stations as an ongoing SubAuto subscription for an annual carriage fee. More information about the series is available on our website.

In addition, we periodically release special episodes for non-subscribed stations which may be purchased.

For more information about the show, including carriage 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.

Pieces

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Former Ohio Governor Bob Taft remembers his grandfather, Mr. Republican, Senator Robert A. Taft. John Dickerson, the host of "Face the Nation” has...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Mike Tackett of the New York Times explores the significance of the new book "Fire and Fury," which has not only claimed the political power of Ste...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving helps explain the surreal nature of 2017 and what we might possibly expect for 2018. Mark Zdechlik of Minnesota Public Radio give...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Former Pennsylvania Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D) recalls the pressures and conflicts she went through before casting the deciding vote that passed P...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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As 2017 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Political analyst Stu Rothenberg and USA Today's Jill Lawrence join Ken Rudin to celebrate and honor some of the more distinguished politicians and...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Mara Liasson talks about Doug Jones' upset victory in Alabama’s senate race and what it means for Democratic morale and the 2018 midterm elec...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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John Conyers is out, Al Franken is on his way out, but other members of Congress are staying put. Carl Hulse of the New York Times explains the dis...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Jennifer Brooks of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports on the inappropriate touching accusations against Minnesota Senator Al Franken. Brian Lyma...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Former Pennsylvania Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D) recalls the pressures and conflicts she went through before casting the deciding vote that passed P...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Bill Stewart of the University of Alabama notes that GOP senate candidate Roy Moore, under fire for sexual misconduct and harassment charges is not...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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A new book by party strategist Donna Brazile regurgitates the tensions at the DNC between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders forces and shares ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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As 2017 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: :29
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New Jersey and Virginia will be electing a new governor next week. In the Garden State, Brigid Harrison of Montclair State Univ. notes that Democra...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Republican strategist Vin Weber discusses the role of Steve Bannon in the 2018 midterms and how President Trump has changed the party. Ron Chernow...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News has the lowdown on the latest health care deal. Ed Mihalkanin of Texas State University gives us a historical l...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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We hear from Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg, political analyst Stu Rothenberg, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and Sacramento Bee editorial c...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Mike DeBonis, who covers Congress for the Washington Post, talks about some of the gun control proposals that have been suggested-- but may not be ...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Dave Zirin of The Nation reminds us that the confluence of politics and sports has been with us for a very long time. Brian Lyman of the Montgomer...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Robert Rowland, a communications and rhetoric professor at the University of Kansas, sizes up President Trump's tough Tuesday speech at the U.N. Ge...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 53:58