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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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
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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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Beth Reinhard of the Wall Street Journal talks about the foreign policy split between President Obama and Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post's R...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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Hillary Clinton's not known as someone who says whatever she’s thinking, certainly not when it has the potential to make headlines … or create wave...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
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Former White House Counsel John Dean discusses his role in the Watergate scandal, and the thousands of uncatalogued Nixon conversations that led to...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
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On the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's resignation, Political Junkie host Ken Rudin chats with John Dean, former White House counsel ...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2014
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The Cook Political Report's Jennifer Duffy breaks down the most important Senate races up for grabs. Molly Solomon from Hawaii Public Radio talks a...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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With less than a hundred days to go before Election Day, host Ken Rudin decided to bring Cook Political Report analyst Jennifer Duffy on the show t...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
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Kaiser Health's Julie Rovner explains the latest conflicting Obamacare rulings. Katie Glueck from Politico has the full report from the progressive...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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Not all the fights we talk about on the Political Junkie are at the ballot box. Some are in court -- as we saw this week, in the latest attempt by...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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