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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)


126 Pieces

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Well we did it. Made it through another year. Women have had some good news, and some bad news. What with wars, floods, police shootings, terroris...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The so-called “War on Christmas” is in full swing. Militant Christians say the well-known evergreen is a Christian symbol for a Christian holiday, ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The gender pay gap reared its ugly head again this month, with a massive study released by the website PayScale. Almost one and half million worke...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Halloween is behind us, but I’ve still got some scary news. We’ve started the one-year countdown to election day. We’ve already been bombarded fo...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Lately we've been awash in a debate over whether a Muslim should serve as President, triggered by Republican candidate Ben Carson, who said Islam i...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Get ready for Pope, Pope, and more Pope 24-7 this week, as the pontiff makes his rounds in the nation’s capital. No doubt Pope Francis is kinder a...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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It was down to the wire before a decision was made to include Carly Fiorina, the only woman in the race, in this week’s Republican presidential deb...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The Republican presidential candidates busy debating their version of so-called immigration reform are using some mighty harsh words. In all that ...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The NRA won the gun control debate long ago. So with the right to bear arms no matter the consequences firmly established in U.S. law and psyche o...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Hooray for Netflix. The company jumped in front of 99% of corporate America last week when it announced an unlimited first year leave policy for n...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The first Republican debate is this week, so it’s time to take a peek at how the candidates feel about the majority of voters – women.

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
July 30 marks a very important anniversary in our modern political history. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law.

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Two and one-half minute commentary on sexual assault in the military and what the Navy is doing to stop it.

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The so-called religious freedom laws Republican candidates seek are fig leafs for discrimination against gay couples.

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
There’s an old saying “be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.” That applies in spades to Republicans who have voted over 50 ...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
We all know about taxes – income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, use taxes, entertainment taxes – it seems like the list is endless. But there’...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The President is asking for "fast track" authority to give the White House sole negotiating authority on the Trans Pacific Partnership, a giant tr...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Too often when Albuquerque, New Mexico is in the news, it's bad – a police department under scrutiny by the Justice Department, or an unsolvable ho...

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  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The U.S. has put a dozen aircraft carriers and guided missile cruisers off the coast of Yemen, to support Saudi Arabia's military strikes against ...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
It's no surprise the golf world will be obsessed this week with the Masters Tournament. The Green Dinos at Augusta National Golf Club will wine, d...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2015
  • Length: 02:30