Caption: Lilly Ledbetter, Credit: oprah.com
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Lilly Ledbetter 

Equal Pay - Will We Ever Get There?

From: KSFR
Series: Equal Time with Martha Burk
Length: 56:49

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April is the month every year when women working full-time, year-round, finally catch up with the amount men earned by December 31 of the previous year. Almost 50 years after the Equal Pay Act was passed, the gender pay gap remains at 78% on the man's dollar. Martha Burk interviews Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who sued Goodyear and literally changed the law of the land. The Ledbetter segment is also combined with an interview with Joe Sellers, the attorney representing the women suing Walmart for pay discrimination in the single file version. The Sellers segment can also be found on PRX as a stand-alone program titled Dukes v. Walmart One Year Later: Where Do Women Stand? Read the full description.

Ledbetter_small April is the month every year when women working full-time, year-round, finally catch up with the amount men earned by December 31 of the previous year. Almost 50 years after the Equal Pay Act was passed, the gender pay gap remains at 78% on the man's dollar. Martha Burk interviews Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who sued Goodyear and literally changed the law of the land. The Ledbetter segment is also combined with an interview with Joe Sellers, the attorney representing the women suing Walmart for pay discrimination in the single file version. The Sellers segment can also be found on PRX as a stand-alone program titled Dukes v. Walmart One Year Later: Where Do Women Stand?

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Piece Description

Broadcast History

First broadcast April 14, 2012 KSFR Santa Fe

Timing and Cues

Separate 1/2 Hour Segments Version

Ledbetter Segment:

Times are as they occur with 10 sec ID and one 2x30 sec break inserted

INSERT 10 SEC I.D.
Segment 1: 0:10-15:41

In cue: [MUSIC] "From KSFR radio welcome to Equal Time .."

Out cue: "We'll be right back..."

Break 1: 15:41-16:41

Segment 2: 16:41-29:41

In cue: "We're back. I'm Martha Burk, and you're listening to Equal Time"

Out cue:[MUSIC] "Stay with us... After the break"

Single File Version Version

Single file Version.

Times are as they occur with 10 sec ID and three 2x30 sec breaks inserted

INSERT 10 SEC I.D.
Segment 1: 0:10-15:41

In cue: [MUSIC] "From KSFR radio welcome to Equal Time .."

Out cue: "We'll be right back..."

Break 1: 15:41-16:41

Segment 2: 16:41-29:41

In cue: "We're back. I'm Martha Burk, and you're listening to Equal Time"

Out cue:[MUSIC] "Stay with us... After the break"

Segment 3: 29:41 - 46:47

In cue: [MUSIC] "Welcome back to Equal Time, I'm Martha Burk .."

Out cue: "We'll take a break, stay with us..."

Break 3: 46:47 - 47:47

Segment 4: 47:47 - 59:59

In cue: "We're back. I'm Martha Burk, you're listening to Equal Time"

Out cue:[MUSIC] "Thanks for being with us on Equal Time."

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