NPR logo

Listen to this 'Talk of the Natioin' topic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/94236867/94238977" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Minnesota Junkie

Minnesota Junkie

Listen to this 'Talk of the Natioin' topic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/94236867/94238977" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Last week, when I was in Denver, I had a chance to see Ken Rudin, The Political Junkie, in his element, out on the trail, editing scripts, wielding a microphone. Inside the Pepsi Center, he wrangled guests like a champion. At INVESCO Field at Mile High, he ate popcorn like a champion. And all of my peanuts!

I digress.

Ken will join us, as he does every week. There's a lot on the agenda: Tropical Depression — nee Hurricane — Gustav; speeches from President Bush, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN); the media circus surrounding Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — and her highly-anticipated address to the Republican National Convention tonight; trivia; and this little gem:

Whoops!

If you are a Democrat, what did you make of Lieberman's speech last night? He wanted to convince you. Did he? Republicans, has your party made its case? What do its leaders need to do?

NPR thanks our sponsors