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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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Robert Barnes of the Washington Post lays out the key Supreme Court decisions of the past week on topics including abortion and immigration and how...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Dane Waters, co-founder of the group "Delegates Unbound" is trying to change the rules at the GOP convention to allow the delegates to decide which...

Bought by WXXI and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Jennifer Steinhauer of the New York Times talks about whether the Senate votes this week on gun legislation were actually about guns, or about poli...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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While Hillary Clinton may have all but officially wrapped up the Democratic nomination earlier this month, we should consider the history of the mo...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Two generic promos featuring Political Junkie Ken Rudin for promoting Election 2016 programming. These promos are NOT specific to the Political Jun...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2016
  • Length: :58
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Elizabeth Zechmeister, a political science professor at Vanderbilt University, talks about how Republicans (and male candidates) often benefit poli...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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The unimaginable horror of the terrorist attack in Orlando has led to the inevitable (and regrettable) finger-pointing and partisan political rheto...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Superdelegate Martha Fuller Clark of New Hampshire broke with the pack to endorse Bernie Sanders and she's on the show to explain why. Steve Terre...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin on a journey through political history as we revisit memorable and historic moments from national party conventions...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2016
  • Length: :29
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Hillary Clinton may have gone over the top in her bid to become the Democratic nominee for president, but Bernie Sanders has not thrown in the towe...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 09, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Neal Conan makes his monthly visit to the Political Junkie with analysis and observations on the 2016 presidential election. Barry Goldwater Jr.,...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
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He may be the presumptive nominee, but Republicans are far from united behind Donald Trump. Barry Goldwater Jr., son of the 1964 presidential nomin...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Ron Rapoport, a professor and William & Mary College offers his analysis on a the viability of a third part option for 2016. Jay Newton-Small, a c...

  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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With both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton showing high unfavorable numbers in the latest polls, will that translate into greater interest in a thi...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Laura Meckler of the Wall Street Journal reports on how Sanders is now talking about bringing his challenge all the way to the convention in Philad...

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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The math may be against him, but Bernie Sanders continues to think he still has a shot at winning the Democratic nomination. Laura Meckler of the W...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post explains the rise of Donald Trump and how he proved all the experts -- including the media -- wrong.  Cathleen...

  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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With the presidential nomination battles all but settled in both parties, you might wonder why so many people remain unhappy. Aaron Blake of the W...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Brian Howey, publisher of a non-partisan website covering Indiana politics breaks down last week’s primary results. Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Pol...

  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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** GUEST HOST NEAL CONAN ** David Litt, a former White House speechwriter tells us what’s it like to write jokes for the commander and chief, what...

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


  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4