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12:28 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

"The Political Junkie" Shares Insights in Carbondale

Ken Rudin and Loren Jenkins
Credit Rob St. Mary

On Saturday, August 9th, Ken Rudin aka "The Political Junkie" shared his insights on the upcoming elections, how Colorado plays into the equation, and his love of political buttons.

Rudin was interviewed by former NPR editor, and current Aspen Public Radio board member, Loren Jenkins. "The Political Junkie" also took questions from the audience at the 3rd Street Center in Carbondale.

Ken Rudin is one of America’s foremost experts in politics and campaign history. He focuses on all aspects of politics, from presidential elections—with the primaries, national conventions, debates and general election—to the races for the House, Senate and state governors. He has analyzed every congressional race in the nation since 1984.

Ken began his NPR career in 1991. He has worked with correspondents and reporters both at the network and member-station level. From 2006-2013, Ken was regularly heard on of the Nation in the weekly, and very popular, Political Junkie segment. He also helped create It’s All Politics the podcast, which ran for seven years. In his Political Junkie weekly column— which first appeared on The Washington  Post website before coming to NPR—Ken previewed the politics of the week and explored campaign history, strategy, trivia and lore, along with his well-known ScuttleButton contest.

For most of the past 20 years, Ken was the eyes and ears of NPR’s political coverage in his position as NPR political editor and resident “Political Junkie.” As a political junkie for many decades, Ken has one of the most extensive collections of campaign buttons in the country, a collection that now surpasses 70,000 items.

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APR Local News
5:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

APR Sits Down with NPR Reporter Philip Reeves

NPR's reporter in Pakistan: Philip Reeves.
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If the name Philip Reeves sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve heard lots of NPR stories from him over the years. Reeves is an international reporter now based in Pakistan, but he’s spent time in Iraq and, in the 1990’s, he was in Moscow. That was before NPR, when Reeves filed stories for a British newspaper. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher. She asked Reeves what his sense is for what’s going on now between Russia and Ukraine.

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Aspen Public Radio Event
2:23 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Join NPR's Philip Reeves in Conversation

NPR's Philip Reeves

Moscow… Ukraine…Crimea…Gaza…The West Bank…Chechnya…Iraq…Afghanistan…India: Philip Reeves has covered them all for NPR and he’s coming to the Roaring Fork Valley! Philip Reeves and Loren Jenkins will dissect the complicated, messy, noisy and violent hot spots of our planet.  

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Dedicated Listerner
11:16 am
Fri December 13, 2013

His Challenge: Listen to Every NPR Station

His name is Michael Arvizu and he has undertaken an auditory challenge of Herculean proportions. The broadcast journalism student at California State University – Northridge plans to listen to every NPR station in America.

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