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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 and a 9-minute minisode series. The show is tailored for a public radio audience.

The full-hour show is available to stations as an ongoing subscription for an annual carriage fee. The minisodes are available without any long-term carriage agreement, but must be purchased using PRX points -- 90 points/week. More information about both series is available on our website.

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.

Pieces

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Neal Conan assesses what has happened in the month since the presidential election. Tyler Bridges, the co-author of a new book on Louisiana's unpr...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Jeff Tiberii, a political reporter North Carolina public radio station WUNC, talks about the belated concession this week of Republican Governor Pa...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Mike Haas, the administrator of the Wisconsin Election Commission, explains the Badger State presidential recount. Fidel Castro, the longtime Cuba...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Even though it was Donald Trump who said he might not accept the results of the presidential election, it turns out that Jill Stein -- the Green Pa...

Bought by KCCU Radio, KSFR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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As 2016 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

Bought by Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 25, 2016
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
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Former Ohio Governor Bon Taft remembers his grandfather, Mr. Republican, Senator Robert A. Taft. John Dickerson, the host of "Face the Nation” has...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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John Dickerson, the host of "Face the Nation," has a new book that is filled with his favorite political moments in history. He brings many of the...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor and 2004 presidential hopeful talks about the lessons of this year's campaign. George Edwards, a presiden...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Ray Suarez, formerly of the PBS NewsHour, remembers his friend and colleague Gwen Ifill, who passed away this week after battling cancer. She was...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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The election is over and, in case you missed it, Donald Trump won. Lisa Desjardins of the PBS NewsHour and Greg Giroux of Bloomberg explain what ha...

Bought by KSFR, WRFA-LP, KCPW, XRAY.fm, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 5
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The election is over and, in case you missed it, Donald Trump won. Lisa Desjardins of the PBS NewsHour and Greg Giroux of Bloomberg explain what ha...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 53:55
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The election is over and, in case you missed it, Donald Trump won. Lisa Desjardins of the PBS Newshour and Greg Giroux of Bloomberg explain what h...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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After a year-and-a-half of heated primary battles, fierce debates and explosive rhetoric, the historic presidential election of 2016 is finally com...

Bought by KUOW, Spokane Public Radio, KSUT, KAZU, and KCPW


  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
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NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson and Aaron Blake, a political reporter with the Washington Post weigh the impact of early voting and the ef...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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The polls have tightened and both camps are pulling out all the stops. NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson and Aaron Blake, a political report...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal lays out where the presidential race stands and what we can expect in the next week plus. Jon Ralston of the...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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In the aftermath of the anti-war protests at the 1968 Democratic convention, several protesters were arrested and tried for conspiracy. We revisit ...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and WXXI


  • Added: Oct 26, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post on what the final presidential debate means for the campaigns. Hilde Restad of Bjørknes College in Oslo, Norway...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Former congressman Russ Carnahan reflects on the unimaginable tragedy that claimed the lives of his father, then Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan, an...

Bought by KCCU Radio and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post tries to make sense of the very surreal and vicious second presidential debate. Mark Gersh of the National Co...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 53:58