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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 (270 points/week) and a 9-minute minisode series (90 points/week). The show is tailored for a public radio audience.

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.

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Steve Yaccino of Bloomberg Politics showcases the field of Republican presidential hopefuls, a week before the first debate and talks about what th...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 53:55
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Steve Yaccino of Bloomberg Politics showcases the field of Republican presidential hopefuls, a week before the first debate and talks about what th...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
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Frank Newport, the editor in chief of the Gallup organization, visits the Political Junkie this week to explain why Donald Trump has jumped to the ...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
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Frank Newport, the editor in chief of the Gallup organization, visits the Political Junkie this week to explain the meaning of Trump, what it says ...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
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Chuck Quirmbach of Wisconsin Public Radio on Governor Scott Walker joining the presidential race. Doug Chapin, the director of the Program for Ex...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in the presidential race, having made it official this week. He's number 15, if you're keeping score as to how many...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
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Fergus Cullen, the former chair of the state GOP, assesses the Republican presidential field which is currently at 14 candidates and will grow to 1...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2015
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The Republican presidential field, currently at 14, will grow to 17 within the next month. And in New Hampshire, site of the first-in-the-nation p...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2015
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Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey is running for president. Brigid Harrison, a political science professor at Montclair State University, ...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
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Another day, another Republican in the race for president. This week it's Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey. Not long ago he was perceiv...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
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SCOTUSBlog editor Amy Howe discusses the landmark cases the Supreme Court is expected to rule on in the next few days including whether same-sex co...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
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All eyes, including that of SCOTUS Blog editor Amy Howe, are on the Supreme Court, as it prepares to end its term with a historic civil rights case...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
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Jim Newell of Salon.com talks about the cautious role being played by Hillary Clinton over the Pacific rim trade bill. Kathie Obradovich of the De...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
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The lines are drawn in the Democratic skirmish over the Pacific rim trade bill: President Obama is for it. House Democrats are not. But where is t...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
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Jeb Bush will declare his candidacy for president on June 15th. Jonathan Martin of the New York Times assesses Bush's strengths and weaknesses, ei...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
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He has the most money and the highest name ID. Next up for Jeb Bush: An official declaration of candidacy on June 15th. Jonathan Martin of the New...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
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The Senate has passed, without any changes, the House's version of the USA Freedom Act. Burgess Everett of Politico explains what the Senate vote m...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
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With the memory of California Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's Indian war-cry gaffe still fresh, author Rick Robinson joins us to talk about famous ...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
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GOP strategist and former Minnesota Congressman Vin Weber shares his thoughts on how to handle the upcoming presidential debates considering the un...

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  • Added: May 28, 2015
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Fox News thinks it has the right solution for how to handle the unprecedented number of Republican presidential candidates for their debate in Clev...

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  • Added: May 28, 2015
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