Equal Time with Martha Burk

Series produced by KSFR

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Host Martha Burk 

Weekly 2 1/2 minute public affairs commentary on topics in the public debate, political issues, and how decisions in Washington and around the world affect ordinary citizens, often with an emphasis on women. Critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news.

Equal Time with Martha Burk originates weekly from KSFR public radio in Santa Fe.

Host Martha Burk is a nationally recognized journalist and women's leader. She is Money Editor for Ms. Magazine, and her blog is frequently on the front page of The Huffington Post. Burk is also immediate past Chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest coalition of women's groups.

Burk's commentary explores many topics on past progress, future change, and what it means for women and men -- as citizens, as voters, and as inhabitants of the world we live in and help to shape.

For those who are curious and who care about what's going on the the public debate (with no shouting) and issues/ what's at stake now and in the future.

Each commentary is two and one half minutes (02:30)


78 Pieces

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Two and one half minute commentary on forced arbitration agreements.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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Two and one half minute commentary on tax inequality between working people and wall streeters. Contains vocal by Merle Haggard.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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A unique kind of Final Four bracket was created this year by the American Association of University Women. They ranked schools on how big the head ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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According to a couple of cases coming up before the Supreme Court, the United States, which was founded on the principle of religious freedom, has ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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President Obama wants the minimum wage raised to $10.10 an hour. Conservatives claim it will destroy entry level jobs for new workers. They're wro...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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On March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year we honor two female members of the Resistance during World War II, who were imprisone...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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The red carpet rolls out in March -- a time when hopefuls, hacks, and superstars alike chase the most coveted prize in show business. But are wome...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2014
  • Length: 29:18
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Football star Michael Sam made a bit of Black history when he came out as gay this month. To do that ahead of the NFL draft took a lot of courage.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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In the all the years we've celebrated President's Day, we've never honored a female president, because we've never had one. It's not that women ha...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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For the first time in history, women outnumbered men on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, and even bested the men in gold medals. This year in Sochi the...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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President Obama had some inspiring words for women in this year's State of the Union Speech. But we've heard good words before. Can he turn rhetor...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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It's been forty-one years since the landmark Roe V. Wade decision legalized abortion in the U.S. But foes have never stopped in their quest to ove...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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According to the latest statistics available, one teen or child is killed with a gun every 3 hours 15 minutes, many by their peers. It's time for ...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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Love it or hate it, we're now in an election year. This is good news for women, because they are the majority of voters, and candidates know it.

  • Added: Jan 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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In January 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the War on Poverty. Much has changed, but much has stayed the same.

  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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The recent budget deal had plenty for war contractors, but jobless Americans were left in the cold. For them, it's going to be a very Unhappy New ...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
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Thanksgiving will be just like any other day for millions of U.S. citizens who rely on food stamps. No turkey, just trimmings to the already meager...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
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On November 19th citizens of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will vote on the first city-level 20 week abortion ban in the U.S., with no exceptions for r...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
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When it comes to how we treat our veterans,we do pretty well in some areas, but fall down in others. Homelessness is one of the worst. It’s way t...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
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The 2013 Global Gender Gap Index from the World Economic Forum is out. It measures overall equality between women and men in 136 countries. Is th...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2013
  • Length: 02:30