Political Junkie Ken Rudin: Government Shutdown Cody Drabble Monday, January 22, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. File / Jacquelyn Martin / AP The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective. This week he talks about the government shutdown and a vote to deal with the DACA program.