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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Republicans learned what they needed to do to score big electoral victories in 2014, and now it seems they've also learned that shutting down the g...

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


  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Politico's Lauren French discusses President Obama's immigration order, and how Republicans, in lieu of an immigration bill of their own, might thw...

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


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Even though the Democrats suffered major losses on November 4, they returned Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to their respective House and Senate leade...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, KUER, WXXI and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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2014 was a record-breaking election for women in Congress... but don't rush to declare it "The Year of the Woman" just yet. Debbie Walsh, director ...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, KUER, WXXI and more


  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The results are in. It's good news for the Republican Party. And a sweeping repudiation of President Obama and the Democrats. In the Senate, a new...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WXXI, KUER, and WRKF


  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg and Republican analyst and former Congressman Vin Weber talk about the national stakes of this year's midterms. ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Marfa Public Radio, NPR Illinois, Maine Public Radio, WXXI and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 23
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Republican strategist Vin Weber and Democrat pollster Anna Greenberg lay out what's at stake on November 4th, and what it might mean for the final ...

Bought by KCCU Radio, Troy Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WRKF and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 8
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It's not just candidates whom we're voting for (or against!) this year. It's also hundreds of ballot initiatives, propositions and referenda that ...

Bought by KCCU Radio, KUER, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, WXXI and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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If politics can get you sick, and Ebola can get you very sick, then what happens when Ebola and politics collide? Both parties are pointing finger...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, and KUER


  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The Supreme Court's decision not to make a decision regarding same-sex marriage has effectively kept the rulings favoring such marriages intact. R...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WEZU, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, KUER and more


  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6