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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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
  • Purchases: 4
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Ken Rudin reports abroad from Alaska with a new trivia question, and a familiar song and dance from those on the left -- that Ruth Bader Ginsburg s...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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With recent news of Scott Walker's on-again, off-again (and on-again?) PAC collusion scandal, the success of Lawrence Lessig's MayDay PAC, and the ...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Former Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan jumps right back in the swing of things and breaks down recent SCOTUS decisions. Fernanda Echavarri of KU...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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Immigration reform's dead -- at least for this year. Republicans blame President Obama for the stalemate, saying they don't trust him to follow the...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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SCOTUSBlog's Amy Howe fills us in on the Supreme Court's docket. NY Daily News political reporter Celeste Katz and Mississippi Public Broadcasting'...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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Two weeks ago we were astonished that Eric Cantor, a well-situated House incumbent from Virginia, could get defeated in his primary. Now we're ast...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Political Junkie host Ken Rudin sits down with another Ken - Ken Walsh of US News and World report, to talk about the Iraq blame game. USA Today's ...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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In next week's primaries, Oklahoma Republicans are battling among themselves for the seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Coburn, who is quitting in midt...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Bloomberg's Greg Giroux and Kevin Broughton from the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund talk about Eric Cantor's stunning defeat and what it means fo...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: 53:30
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Political Junkie host Ken Rudin and Bloomberg political reporter Greg Giroux break down Eric Cantor's shocking loss, Lindsey Graham's sigh of relie...

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Political Junkie host Ken Rudin talks primary results with the Washington Post's Aaron Blake and Iowa pollster Ann Selzer. Dean Charles Bierbauer p...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 53:48
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Political Junkie host Ken Rudin and Washington Post political reporter Aaron Blake talk Tuesday's primary results in Mississippi, California, and N...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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KQED's John Myers talks Jerry Brown and California's jungle primary. Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes discusses calls for Ruth ...

  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 53:56
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With 7 states holding primaries on Tuesday, June 3, the Political Junkie focuses on California, where Jerry Brown is the odds-on favorite to win a ...

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  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Al Cross of the Louisville Courier Journal talks about Mitch McConnell's win over Matt Bevin in Kentucky, and what he faces in November. Emory Univ...

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 53:44
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The big primaries of the week were the Senate contests in Kentucky and Georgia. Al Cross of the Louisville Courier Journal talks about the Bluegra...

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  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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Roseann Moring of the Omaha World-Herald talks Ben Sasse's landslide in Nebraska. Cook Political Report Senior Editor Jennifer Duffy looks ahead to...

  • Added: May 15, 2014
  • Length: 53:53
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It's going to be a long primary season. So maybe we should decide right now that the strength and influence of the Tea Party should not be determi...

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  • Added: May 15, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
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