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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Caption: Host Martha Burk
A lively one hour special keyed to Women’s History Month (March), and specifically International Women’s Day, March 8, with host, Martha Burk.

Bought by KWIT, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WJFF, WGBH Radio Boston, WRGY and more


  • Added: Mar 05, 2009
  • Length: 58:47
  • Purchases: 16
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In the 40 years since Our Bodies, Ourselves was first published by the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, the book has been both praised and ba...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jan 10, 2013
  • Length: 28:24
  • Purchases: 1
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On the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion throughout the U.S., series host Martha Burk interviews ...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2013
  • Length: 28:23
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Peggy Orenstein, New York Times best-selling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture t...

Bought by WJFF and WTJU


  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Series host Martha Burk interviews Dr. Heidi Hartmann, President of the Institute for Women's Policy Research in Washington on the fiscal cliff an...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 28:17
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Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun Times talks with series host Martha Burk on what it's like to cover the presidential campai...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
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Equal Time series host Martha Burk interviews nationally acclaimed journalist Maria Hinojosa on the HIspanic vote in the 2012 election, including w...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2012
  • Length: 28:18
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Series host Martha Burk interviews Sister Simone Campbell, captain of the "Nuns on the Bus" tour protesting the Romney/Ryan budget, and Executive D...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 28:37
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Will the new Supreme Court Term be part of the Republican War on Women? Series host Martha Burk interviews Linda Greenhouse, Supreme Court writer...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2012
  • Length: 28:31
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Every president, regardless of party, designates August 26 as Women's Equality Day, to commemorate women getting the vote in 1920. But do we reall...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2012
  • Length: 28:17
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Series host Martha Burk interviews Huffington Post politics writer Laura Bassett on what the political platforms mean for women.

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Aug 31, 2012
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Series host Martha Burk interviews United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. Solis addresses the state of the recovery and what to expect for...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2012
  • Length: 28:37
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Women's votes are crucial to any candidate -- in fact, women can control any election. What are their priorities?

  • Added: Aug 07, 2012
  • Length: 28:32
Caption: Karen Davenport, Credit: Nat'l Women's Law Cntr
Series host Martha Burk interviews Karen Davenport, Director of Health Policy at the National Women's Law Center in Washington DC, on the impact of...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 28:26
Caption: Katrina vanden Huevel, Credit: New York Times
Series host Martha Burk interviews Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor of The Nation magazine and Washington Post columnist. vanden Heuvel talks about t...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 28:23
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Series host Martha Burk interviews Joe Kelly -- best-selling author, blogger, speaker and primary media source on fathering. In the 1990s co-founde...

Bought by KQED


  • Added: May 24, 2012
  • Length: 28:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Equal Time series host Martha Burk interviews tennis legend Billie Jean King, to mark the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the law that opened sports ...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: May 24, 2012
  • Length: 28:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joan Blades/Mary Robinson
Mother's Day is celebrated in the in May, and mothers are now becoming a political force. Female political leaders can leverage their concerns at ...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: May 18, 2012
  • Length: 56:49
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lilly Ledbetter, Credit: oprah.com
April is the month every year when women working full-time, year-round, finally catch up with the amount men earned by December 31 of the previous ...

Bought by WJSU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and KZYX


  • Added: Mar 24, 2012
  • Length: 56:49
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Nancy Pelosi
Martha Burk interviews Nancy Pelosi, first female Speaker of the House, and Zainab Salbi, best selling author and founder of Women for Women Intern...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2012
  • Length: 56:48