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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 as a full-hour show tailored for a public radio audience.

The show is available to stations as an ongoing SubAuto subscription for an annual carriage fee. More information about the series is available on our website.

In addition, we periodically release special episodes for non-subscribed stations which may be purchased.

For more information about the show, including carriage 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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Carl Hulse of the New York Times outlines everything that went wrong for President Trump after the GOP conceded this week that they don't have the ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post breaks down the latest in the Trump-Russia story after leaked emails reveal Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian ...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Ron Rapoport of the College of William & Mary takes us on a tour of some of the significant independent presidential candidates starting with Gary ...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Jon Ralston of the Nevada Independent sizes up what may be the most vulnerable Republican senator up in 2018, Nevada Senator Dean Heller. Robert B...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Linda Chavez who was President George W. Bush’s choice to head up the Labor Department in 2001 talks about her experience going through the cabinet...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving recaps last week's dramatic testimony by former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate intelligence committee.  Todd VanDerW...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute looks back at three famous congressional hearings that changed the course of history. Bob Hol...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Journalist Max Holland, the author of “Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat,” explains the fascination about the role of Deep Throat in unravelin...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Lisa Desjardins of PBS' NewsHour focuses on the controversies facing President Trump, as well as the latest on his budget package. We talk with Bi...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Tom Davis, the former Republican congressman from Virginia who knows the thinking inside the GOP, says we have a way to go before linking actions b...

  • Added: May 18, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Former congresswoman Marjorie Margolies, a Democrat from Pennsylvania recalls the pressure and conflicts she went through before casting her vote t...

  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Republican Governor John Kasich of Ohio has a new book out titled “Two Paths: America Divided or United,” which calls for civility not only for his...

  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Mara Liasson offers a scorecard, and a reality check as President Trump nears his one-hundredth day in office. Aaron Blake of the Washington Post...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Greg Giroux of Bloomberg News reports on the hype over the special congressional election in Georgia's 6th District.  Amy Howe, the eminent Court...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Jack Pitney of Claremont McKenna College sums up the week in politics. Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution sets up next Tuesday's s...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Carl Cannon of RealClear Politics helps navigate us through all the tornadoes swirling around the Trump White House. Brian Howey looks at the chan...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Political analyst Stu Rothenberg analyzes the GOP health care defeat. Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights makes the case a...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Ken Walsh of U.S. News & World Report breaks down a busy week in politics from FBI director Comey and Russia connections to Judge Neil Gorsuch and ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiles the issues and the candidates in Georgia’s upcoming special election. Celeste Katz of ...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal discusses the ramifications of President Trump’s claim that Barack Obama had his offices bugged during the ca...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:58