Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country. Politicians, journalists and experts of all stripes join Ken to share smart analysis and rich historical context behind the issues shaping our national dialogue today.

Whether you're a seasoned political junkie or a casual observer of politics, you’ll enjoy hearing informed conversation about national and regional campaigns, deep dives into noteworthy moments in political history, and intriguing tidbits of political trivia. Political Junkie is the show that aims to make politics accessible, engaging, and -- dare we say it -- 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.

Series

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227 Pieces

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies, and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country.

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161 Pieces

The Political Junkie Minisodes series has been discontinued.

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23 Pieces

Special full-hour episodes of Ken Rudin's Political Junkie, offered a few times per year to stations with no ongoing series subscription required.

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6 Pieces

Fundraising episodes and promos from Ken Rudin's Political Junkie for use during station pledge drives.


Pieces

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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...

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


  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 08:57
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

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


  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

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


  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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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 ...

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


  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

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


  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Progressives have been going through some rough times lately, especially with their ongoing battle with President Obama over trade policy. But the...

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


  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 5
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One politician who tried to stand up for society's have-nots was George Wallace. The former Alabama governor was well known for fighting for the "...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, KUER, WXXI and more


  • Added: May 14, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 6
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie got some bad news last week when two of his former aides were indicted on charges they deliberately blocked traf...

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


  • Added: May 07, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont and a self-styled socialist, announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination this...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, KUER, WXXI and more


  • Added: Apr 30, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 6
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We all know that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would be the first female president, and either Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz would be the first Hispanic. ...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KUER, WCAI / WNAN, and WXXI


  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5