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


Pieces

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Potential Democratic candidate Lincoln Chafee, the former governor of Rhode Island, announced a presidential exploratory committee over the past we...

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


  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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The controversy in Indiana and elsewhere over so-called religious freedom laws brings us back to a conversation about the nation's "culture wars." ...

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


  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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After 30 years in the Senate, Harry Reid is calling it quits. The 75-year old Nevada Democrat, who has been minority, majority and now minority le...

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


  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first major candidate of either political party to declare for president. Abby Livingston of the Texas Tribune w...

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


  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has a dilemma: a likely presidential candidate, his Senate seat is also up in 2016. And state law forbids a candidate fr...

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


  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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With all this talk of Hillary Clinton's email controversy, we thought it'd be fun to shed some light on some other famous (and not-so famous) First...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Senator Barbara Mikulski's step-down from her Maryland seat has already started speculation about who could take her place in 2016. Washington Coll...

Bought by KCCU Radio, KUER, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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The President has, as expected, vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already scheduled a vote on a veto...

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


  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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While Republicans in Congress remain furious with President Obama and his planned executive orders to alter immigration policy, the respective Sena...

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


  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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As the 2016 race heats up and the polls begin, we turn to Iowa. We hear from former governor and presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty about which cont...

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


  • Added: Feb 12, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5