TUC Radio and Between The Lines
“I came across a pilot’s handbook and found the acronym TUC, an aeronautical term. ‘Time of Useful Consciousness’ is the time between the onset of oxygen deficiency and the loss of consciousness. These are the brief moments in which a pilot may save the plane.” — program host Maria Gilardin
Maria Gilardin learned radio in the KPFA news department in 1980 and was one of the founders of the women’s department. She co-wrote the GATT Guide for the Earth Summit in Rio, was founding producer of the national weekly public-affairs show Making Contact, and is a member of the International Forum on Globalization.
Since 1993, Maria has written and produced radio on global trade and great ideas of local resistance to globalization.
“Gilardin’s TUC Radio continues to report on the untold story: the impact of the big corporations on society. And despite the massive and growing barriers preventing her type of public-affairs programming from getting on the air, TUC is reaching listeners around the world.” — SF Bay Guardian
Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour news magazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues.
Because Between The Lines is independent of all publications, media networks or political parties, we are able to bring a diversity of voices to the airwaves. This award-winning program provides a platform for individuals and organizations generally ignored or marginalized in corporate media. The program’s primary focus is to provide a substantive progressive alternative to corporate news obsessed with violent crime, celebrities and “infotainment.”
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