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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)


104 Pieces

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March 8 is International Women’s Day, so it’s time to check in on where the good old U S of A stands in relation to the rest of the world when it c...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
There’s been a lot of controversy over the movie Selma and the Academy Awards. Selma is rightfully centered on Dr. King, and has been rightfully cr...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Afghanistan is a place where peace just won’t stick. Radical Islamist Taliban insurgents have intensified their attacks on the capital with brazen ...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The red carpet rolls out next Sunday – and hopefuls, hacks, and superstars alike will be chasing the most coveted prize in show business. But are w...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
In addition to savage beheadings and mass shootings, radical Islamists want to send women back to the stone age. But women should fear radical Chr...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Founding the National Woman’s Party in 1916, Alice Paul masterminded the tactics that finally got women the franchise in 1920 after a 72 year strug...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The U.S. Senate convened on January 6th, with 13 new members. Some people think 13 is a lucky number, and some say the opposite. When it comes to ...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The mediocre movie "The Interview" catapulted to international fame when Sony pictures caved to the North Korean government and scuttled -- but lat...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Two and one-half minute commentary on progress (or not) for women worldwide in 2014.

  • Added: Dec 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
We celebrate a lot during the holiday season – family, faith, giving, shopping. But since 2012 in the U.S. the season is not all about celebrating.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The last of the turkey's in the soup, and Black Friday weekend is behind us. We're now into a full-on month of shop-till-you-drop.

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
After a drubbing in the elections President Obama says he wants to work with the new Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Fourth of five broadcasts on what's at stake for women in the upcoming elections. Today's topic: equal pay as a priority.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Third of five broadcasts on what's at stake for women in the upcoming elections. Topic: Reproductive rights.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Second of five broadcasts on what's at stake for women in the upcoming elections. Today's topic: the minimum wage.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
First of five broadcasts on what's at stake for women in the upcoming elections. Today's topic: Some candidates are promising to repeal Obamacare ...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, votes September 18 on whether to admit women. If the measures passes, the club will be fi...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
College students are hitting the road back to school this month. There’s no doubt it can be a wonderful experience. But for some, college will be ...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
August 14 marks the day in 1945 when President Truman announced Japan’s surrender in World War II. The war was over, but now Japan had to be rebuil...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Two and one half minute commentary on the backlash against the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 02:30