Equal Time with Martha Burk

Series produced by KSFR

Caption: Host Martha Burk
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)


84 Pieces

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When the U.S. space program was launched, women were tested for astronaut duty -- and passed.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Two and one half minute commentary on corporate awards from magazines -- not always what they seem.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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Two and one-half minute commentary on the 1964 Civil Rights Act and its effect on women over the next 50 years.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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Two and one-half minute commentary on D-day in 1941, and the only woman who made the landing at Normandy.

Bought by WSLR and KSQM 91.5 FM


  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Two minute commentary on Michael Bloomberg"s announcement he’s spending $50 million bucks to recruit moms to fight the NRA.

  • Added: May 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Two and one half minute commentary on paying for restoring unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed by cutting corporate welfare.

  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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