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Remembering John McCain, a Political Junkie Special
A war hero. A maverick. A patriot. The conscience of the Senate. John McCain earned many titles during his extensive political career. He had his faults and he made mistakes, but he was steadfastly devoted to his country and dedicated himself to public service.
Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin for a special reflection on John McCain’s life and legacy, featuring interviews with several of McCain’s friends and colleagues. Ken’s guests include:
Mike Murphy, chief strategist to John McCain’s 2000 presidential campaign
Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming)
Carl Hulse, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times
Dan Nowicki, National Political Reporter for the Arizona Republic
Combating Extremist Ideology Since 9/11
It’s been 17 years since 9/11, and 14 years since the 9/11 Commission released its recommendations on how to prevent future attacks. While much of the focus has been on military solutions, the commission also made recommendations on how to use diplomacy and soft power to prevent the growth of extremist ideology abroad. In this episode, we take a look at those recommendations, how the Bush and Obama administrations worked to implement them, and what lies ahead for the future.
September 16 – November 11
The Politics Show from NPR
The Politics Show is a roundtable discussion airing for nine weeks that presents a deep dive on the major races, themes, and issues defining these historic elections.
Featuring the trademark wit that has long characterized the popular NPR Politics Podcast, The Politics Show from NPR features reporters who cover politics from a number of different perspectives — from NPR’s White House and Congressional teams to Member station reporters covering local races. Their unique insights into the elections will enable you to discuss the major choices facing voters this election.