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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)


127 Pieces

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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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Nov 15, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Nov 06, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
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
Caption: Host Martha Burk
October 26 is Make a Difference Day. With all the bad news in the world, we can create our own good news by making a difference in our communities.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Every month nearly 50 women in the U.S. are murdered with a gun, most often by a husband or boyfriend.

  • Added: Oct 17, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
October marks the International Day of the Girl Child. This year's emphasis is on education.

  • Added: Oct 07, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The Supreme Court session starts in October, and some hot button issues are likely to be heard this term. The hottest may be corporate control of ...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Chicken is big business in the U.S. During National Chicken Month, the industry gives us ways to celebrate -- by eating more chicken of course. Bu...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Forty seven million people in the U.S. depend on food aid, and almost half are kids. For the first time in modern history, the House has passed as ...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
President Obama got a short reprieve when Russia put forward a plan to avoid a U.S. missile strike on Syria by sequestering Syria’s chemical weapon...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Two and one half minute commentary on the debate about bombing Syria, and the domestic trade-offs.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Labor Day was created in the 19th century by the unions, to celebrate the economic achievements of American workers. But if we look at the 21st ce...

Bought by KMUD, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Aug 28, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The historic 1963 March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech featured a number of other speakers -- all male. Or...

Bought by KRZA and WSLR


  • Added: Aug 19, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Two and one half minute commentary by series host Martha Burk on the anniversary of women's suffrage, how far women have come, and what's left to b...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2013
  • Length: 02:30