Equal Time with Martha Burk

Series produced by KSFR

Caption: Host Martha Burk
Host Martha Burk 

Weekly 2 1/2 to 3 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 to 3 minutes (02:30)


187 Pieces

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May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Month,  was designated in 1992 by President George H. W. Bush to pay tribute to immigr...

  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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Official history says the first Memorial Day celebration was held in Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868, where Union and Confederate soldi...

  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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We all have to buy groceries, household goods, and a fair amount of fast food. But are we getting what we pay for, or a hidden swindle?

  • Added: May 12, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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Most people think Mother's Day is just a day for mom to get gifts and thanks. But it has a far more serious and important origin and history.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Apr 27, 2024
  • Length: 03:01
  • Purchases: 1
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College is now ridiculously expensive and students are in hock up to their eyebrows. President Biden wants to help -- but the Supremes have stopped...

Bought by RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Apr 21, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Taxes are necessary for a civilized society, and most ordinary people pay their fair share.  But there's one group that pays nothing at all, while ...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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Wake up and view the solar eclipse, last one 'til 2044. If you think really has no significance except crazy superstition, think again. Ancient voi...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2024
  • Length: 02:30
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Okaay, April Fools Day is upon us, so let's have a little fun and nominate some of your national leaders for the biggest fool prize, and of course...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2024
  • Length: 02:59
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The old saying "necessity is the mother of invention" may be true, but it leaves out an important component -- the real "mothers" and "aunts" and "...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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It’s Women’s History month, and the feds are banning government agencies from using salary history to set the pay of new hires. Why? If you start ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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Trump was President from 2016 To 2020, but he’s never won an election. He lost the nationwide popular vote in 2016, but still made it to the White ...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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Females are without question the stars of Hollywood costume design, raking in Oscars in numbers that far outstrip the men. They get lots of well de...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2024
  • Length: 02:30
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It started with one thin dime, and a bus ride in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. City busses were segregated back then – whites in the front, Blacks i...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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I thought it would be simple. Just google Valentine’s Day and learn all about it – when and where it started and modern ways it’s celebrated arou...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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February is Black History Month, officially recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976. It was about time. The 1960s had seen crucial economic gai...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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In 2009 Lilly Ledbetter learned she had been paid 40% less than men in the same Goodyear Tire & Rubber job. It was a long slog, but she won, and wo...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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January 22 marks the 51st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, when the court ruled abortion was legal under U.S....

  • Added: Jan 19, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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Minimum wages went up in a number of states on January 1. Pizza Hut is crying foul and punishing delivery drivers for the hike by firing them all. ...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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Men have an abundance of something women lack. It's starts with a "P" and can be easily remedied with one big change of habit.

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Millions will wake up on New Year's Day hung over and unhappy. Here's a long term cure that doesn't mean giving up alcohol, and it's not "hair of t...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2023
  • Length: 03:00