Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

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Get your fix of smart, informative and fun political coverage on Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie! Host Ken Rudin combines trademark humor with an encyclopedic knowledge of American history in this weekly program featuring conversations with journalists, pundits and politicians.

Ken 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 issues, personalities and horse-races on the national scene. Plus, listeners are invited to show off their political knowledge with Ken’s regular trivia questions and ScuttleButton puzzles.

For more information, contact Ken at ken@krpoliticaljunkie.com. For carriage and purchasing information for stations, contact Douglas Bell, Coordinating Producer at dbell@krpoliticaljunkie.com.

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It's not just candidates whom we're voting for (or against!) this year. It's also hundreds of ballot initiatives, propositions and referenda that ...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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The Washington Post's Aaron Blake talks about Ebola's role on the 2014 campaign trail. John Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader breaks down the s...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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If politics can get you sick, and Ebola can get you very sick, then what happens when Ebola and politics collide? Both parties are pointing finger...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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The Washington Post's Robert Barnes breaks down the Supreme Court's non-decision on same-sex marriage and previews cases likely to come. Dr. Janine...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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The Supreme Court's decision not to make a decision regarding same-sex marriage has effectively kept the rulings favoring such marriages intact. R...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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(Promo available now. Special coming Oct. 30.) Join Ken Rudin and an all-star panel of political reporters, analysts and special guests for the Po...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2014
  • Length: :30
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Kathie Obradovich of the Des Moines Register breaks down the surprising polling out of Iowa's Senate race. Chris Cadelago of the Sacramento Bee and...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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With five weeks (and counting) to go to the November midterms, one Senate race that was not supposed to give the Democrats heartburn -- the one in ...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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The Washington Post's Paul Kane talks about the lack of Congressional debate over the campaign against ISIS in Syria. New Hampshire Public Radio's ...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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Ken Rudin may be bedridden with bronchitis and no voice, but the Political Junkie show must go on. Neal Conan subs this week. And what a busy wee...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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The Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook examines the politics of the vote on military action against ISIS, and how Americans attitudes have changed. S...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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The so-called war on women is popping up in debates and campaign commercials around the country. Political Junkie host Ken Rudin and Colorado polls...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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KCUR's Steve Kraske talks about the must-watch Senate race in Kansas. KQED's John Myers breaks down the California gubernatorial debate between Gov...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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The race is getting very interesting in an unexpected place. Three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts and his independent opponent, Greg Orman debated in fr...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Former Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party Fergus Cullen and New Hampshire state senator Sylvia Larsen talk about their parties' preside...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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If we’re in New Hampshire, there’s no way we can avoid talking 2016 presidential politics. Political Junkie host Ken Rudin's in the studios of New...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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The New York Times' Carl Hulse discusses the disconnect between the president, the Hill and voters during President Obama's vacation. Maeve Reston ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin and New York Times Washington correspondent Carl Hulse discuss the president's vacation woes, and whether they reflect a...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
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Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News breaks down Rick Perry's indictment in Texas. The Week's Matt K. Lewis talks about the conservative turnaro...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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The political bombshell of the week was the indictment of Rick Perry on two felony charges of abusing his power and office. It came as the Texas g...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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