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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Series host Martha Burk interviews Betsy West, Executive Producer of the PBS Special MAKERS:Women Who Make America, premiering on PBS February 26, ...

Bought by KRZA, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 21, 2013
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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Series host Martha Burk interviews Dr. Myiesha Taylor, prominent emergency room physician and advocate working with the Disney corporation to inte...

Bought by WMMT and KRZA


  • Added: Jan 30, 2013
  • Length: 28:23
  • Purchases: 2
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Series host Martha Burk interviews Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever, Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women, the nation's oldest coalitio...

Bought by WMMT, WRIR, and WCSU-FM


  • Added: Jan 30, 2013
  • Length: 28:25
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Host Martha Burk
General Series description: Three lively one hour programs on issues in the 2008 election as they affect women and men that care about the women...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2008
  • Length: 58:52
Caption: Host Martha Burk
In June 2011 the Supreme Court ruled that the 1.5 million women suing Walmart for sex discrimination could not band together as a class in one larg...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:02
Caption: Sarah Weddington, Credit: Weddington Center
Equal Time series host Martha Burk interviews Sarah Weddington, who successfully argued the Roe v. Wade case legalizing abortion in the United Stat...

Bought by KFAI and KUT


  • Added: Jan 05, 2012
  • Length: 56:48
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Coretta Scott King, Credit: NNDB
Equal Time Series Host Martha Burk explores the life of Coretta Scott King with biographer Barbara Reynolds, a founding editor of USA Today. Burk...

Bought by Talking Information Center, KRPS, 90.5 WSNC, WAMU, and KAZU


  • Added: Jan 26, 2012
  • Length: 56:48
  • Purchases: 5
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
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: 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
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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