January 20, 2012
Contact:
Cara Philbin, NPR


   

NPR'S TALK OF THE NATION TAKES "POLITICAL JUNKIE"
ON THE ROAD
TO THE PLAZA 'LIVE' THEATRE IN ORLANDO
JANUARY 25, 2012 AT 7:30 PM

FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

Every Wednesday on NPR's Talk of the Nation, listeners hear host Neal Conan and 'Political Junkie' Ken Rudin tackle America's true pastime along with plenty of insight and laughs. Keeping pace with this election season and in anticipation of the upcoming Florida caucus, Conan and Rudin head out of the studio to take the show on the road for the one-night-only "Political Junkie Road Show" at The Plaza 'Live' Theatre in Orlando.

Presented by WMFE 90.7 and Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida, the "Political Junkie Road Show" features all of the segments familiar to its radio audience and some surprises as well. Audience members will be treated to Rudin's unique and entertaining take on Florida's political history. They'll also be invited to participate in the Scuttle Button puzzle, a trivia quiz, and a vote for the most cringe-worthy debate bloopers in modern history.

The show will also feature in-person reflections from newsmakers such as Rep. Allen West (R-Fla) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla) on the power of politics to fulfill the expectations of its electorate. And for further insight on how exactly a candidate can win a "country" like Florida, Conan and Rudin defer to a journalist panel representative of the state's three distinct regions, including Lucy Morgan of the Tampa Bay Times, the Miami Herald's Sergio Bustos, and WMFE news director, Mark Simpson. The show promises a steady mix of politics, brain busters, and of course, fun.

Tickets for this one-night-only event are FREE and available for reserve now through the WMFE 90.7 homepage.

Talk of the Nation, hosted by Neal Conan, is NPR's midday call-in program that explores politics, pop culture, education, religion, books, health, family and music, and invites listeners to join the conversation. The program has more than 3.4 million weekly listeners and is broadcast on more than 340 NPR Member stations nationwide, including at 2:00 PM (ET) on WMFE 90.7. To find additional local stations and broadcast times, visit www.npr.org/stations