Political Junkie with Ken Rudin A weekly conversation on politics with analyst Ken Rudin and MPR News host Kerri Miller.
Political Junkie with Ken Rudin

Political Junkie with Ken Rudin

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The Political Junkie talks government shutdown

Ken Rudin joined the program as usual, but this time he chatted with MPR's political editor Mike Mulchay about the government shutdown that has stretched into its third day.

Political Junkie talks DACA and government shutdown

Ken Rudin of the podcast, Political Junkie, joined guest host Chris Farrell to talk politics.

Political junkie on a divided country

Ken Rudin joined Kerri Miller for their weekly chat. This time they discussed a Pew Research poll. Americans believe the divide between Republicans and Democrats is strong--stronger than the divide between Americans of different races and classes.

Political Junkie: Reading the tea leaves for 2018

Kerri Miller and Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, look ahead to the mid-term election year of 2018 on the day that Sen. Al Franken leaves office.

Political Junkie on the hints of bipartisanship in 2018

MPR's Chris Farrell talks with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, about the signing of the tax bill, the federal budget, and what to make of hints from Congress and the White House of bipartisanship in 2018.

Political Junkie: What to expect from the Republican tax bill

Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie joined guest host Stephanie Curtis to talk about the GOP tax bill and other political news.

Political Junkie: How much does 'moral authority' matter to voters?

Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller to chat about the week's political news which included U.S. Senator Al Franken (MN-DFL) announcing his resignation.

Political Junkie: Will the wave of sexual harassment allegations in Washington bring lasting change?

MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the latest news surrounding sexual harassment in Washington, including Nancy Pelosi's call that Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) resign after several allegations of sexual misconduct. They also discussed President Trump's retweets of anti-Muslim videos from a far-right group in Britain. Later in the segment, MPR News digital producer Nancy Yang joined Kerri to read some recent mail from listeners, much of it about the ongoing wave of sexual harassment allegations in media and politics.

Political Junkie: Will the wave of sexual harassment allegations in Washington bring lasting change?

Political Junkie: Franken's apology spurs mixed reactions

Democratic Sen. Al Franken spoke to the media (including MPR News) on Sunday, in his first interviews since multiple allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him. MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about Franken's statements, and how recent sexual misconduct allegations against several politicians are reverberating in Washington.

How do we move forward from here?

Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Kerri Miller and Bloomberg writer Megan McArdle to talk about the growing list of men accused of sexual misconduct. How do we as a community respond--and how do our political leanings temper our responses?

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