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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228 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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The big primaries of the week were the Senate contests in Kentucky and Georgia. Al Cross of the Louisville Courier Journal talks about the Bluegra...

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


  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It's going to be a long primary season. So maybe we should decide right now that the strength and influence of the Tea Party should not be determi...

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


  • Added: May 15, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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At long last, the 2014 primaries have arrived, in earnest. Judging by the results in Ohio and North Carolina, it was a great week for the GOP estab...

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


  • Added: May 08, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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So how do you run your campaign in 2014 if you're a Democrat and your president's job approval numbers are not so good? That's the question host K...

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


  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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In most cases, we know the difference between a good president and a bad one. But how do historians see them? Robert Merry, a longtime journalist w...

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


  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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With the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, comparisons between LBJ and Barack Obama are being made. Johnson, who left office in 1969 ...

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The Supreme Court's McCutcheon v. FEC decision has eliminated even more restrictions on the amount citizens can contribute to federal political cam...

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


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act is past, and now comes the fun part: the political recrimination and finger-pointing. Janet Ho...

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


  • Added: Apr 02, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week in history looks back to April 1987 and the Republican race to succeed Ronald Reagan. This week, Jack Kemp, a longtime Congressman and fo...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 04:40
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has done his thing in Crimea, and U.S. President Barack Obama has responded with sanctions. Now Congress will hav...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, and WXXI


  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 3