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Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Ken Rudin
Ken Rudin

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Ken Rudin
Ken Rudin

The North Carolina General Assembly is back to work in Raleigh and lawmakers are filing dozens of bills.

On the agenda: gay marriage licensing, abortion regulations and education funding. 

And North Carolina native Loretta Lynch seeks confirmation as the nation’s attorney general.  

Host Frank Stasio talks with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the latest from the capitol and other news in national politics. 

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Laura Lee began her journalism career as a producer and booker at NPR. She returned to her native North Carolina to manage The State of Things, a live daily statewide show on WUNC. After working as a managing editor of an education journalism start-up, she became a writer and editor at a national education publication, Edutopia. She then served as the news editor at Carolina Public Press, a statewide investigative newsroom. In 2022, she worked to build collaborative coverage of elections administration and democracy in North Carolina.

Laura received her master’s in journalism from the University of Maryland and her bachelor’s degree in political science and J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.