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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)


118 Pieces

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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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
AARP has done a feature on best places to retire for years, and Time magazine does a similar analysis on “best places to live.” But nobody has don...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Having declared the Obama budget DOA, Republicans must now come up with one of their own.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
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...

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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