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Equal Time with Martha Burk is a weekly 2 ½ minute podcast, with occasional 30 minute interviews on current affairs. She covers political issues, how decisions in Washington and around the world affect ordinary citizens, particularly women (with no shouting), historical anniversaries of note, what’s changed and what hasn’t. Lively, pithy commentary on a wide variety of important topics with a light (and sometimes irreverent) touch: past progress, needed future advances, and what’s at stake n ...
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June 6 marks the anniversary of D-Day, the day in 1944 when Allied forces in World War II invaded France from offshore. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history. Thousands never made it out of the water, making the landing on Normandy one of the deadliest days of the war. In an all-out push, 150,000 sailors – and one stowaway -- hit the beac…
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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 around the world. Well, it worked – sort of. Seems there’s disagreement, disinformation, fantasy and frolic when it comes to researching the day of sweethearts.…
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The United Nations designates October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, promoting empowerment and rights of girls to safe, educated, and healthy lives as they mature into women. In researching the day, I planned to take aim at backward countries where girls are mistreated and devalued. To say I was surprised at what I found is the unde…
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October is here, and there ain’t much good news happening in the US, with daily mass shootings, a government in disarray, and a hurricane a day. So we’re giving our listeners a bunch of reasons to celebrate this month. Here’s a list, pick your own favorite and break out the champagne and confetti.
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Labor Day has been a national holiday since 1894, when President Grover Cleveland signed the law making the first Monday in September a day off for workers. Labor unions had campaigned for years to gain recognition of both the contributions and the mistreatment of workers at the time. Since then, unions have enabled workers to negotiate for higher …
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Summer in August is known as “dog days” – hot and muggy, panting canines with tongues hanging out, alongside their disgruntled people. In a few days some of those very disgruntled people – Republican people – will be taking the debate stage to see who can out-do the others on why they want to be the next President. We thought it would be fun to pai…
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