Today's Junkie Segment On TOTN: A Political Review Of 2009 : It's All Politics The lineup for today's final Political Junkie segment on Talk of the Nation for 2009.

Today's Junkie Segment On TOTN: A Political Review Of 2009

In today's last-of-the-year Political Junkie segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation, we discussed the highs, and lows, of 2009. We began with the historic inauguration on Jan. 20 -- yes, the first president ever born in Hawaii -- and we walk through the Rod Blagojevich follies, the concession of Norm Coleman, the trail mix of Mark Sanford, the resignation of Sarah Palin, the Joe Wilson & Alan Grayson outbursts, and the deaths of Ted Kennedy and Jack Kemp (and others).

Plus, Rudy Giuliani says no to running in 2010, Parker Griffith switches parties, and getting closer to a Senate vote on health-care overhaul.

Today's program can be heard here.

Join host Neal Conan and me every Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET for the Junkie segment on TOTN, where you can often, but not always, find interesting conversation, useless trivia questions and sparkling jokes. And you can win a Political Junkie T-shirt!

If your local NPR station doesn't carry TOTN, you can hear the program on the Web or on HD Radio. And if you are a subscriber to XM/Sirius radio, you can find the show there as well (siriusly).