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.
Founder and director of TUC Radio (Time of Useful Consciousness), an independent radio production and distribution organization (1992-present)
Founding producer, “Making Contact,” a weekly public affairs program on 125 stations via satellite (1994)
Independent producer of radio broadcasts, documentaries, and radio dramas. Active in recording of concerts, conferences, voice and sound effects, and studio productions of documentaries and plays (1980-present)
Associate producer, Bay Area Radio Drama (1988-present)
Adjunct faculty teaching classes in alternative media, Arts and Social Change Department, New College of California, (1988-90)
Program Host, “Midnight becomes Electric,” KPFA Radio (1986-1992)
Instructor, co-director of a multi-media play on the impact of automobiles, San Francisco State University (1987-88)
Recent Radio Productions
Weekly half-hour radio program in distribution on the Pacifica KU Satellite to over 50 radio stations. Topics include: science, globalization, the World Trade Organization, the environment, and the arts. Mini-documentaries are produced on location on Indian reservations and in senior homes (1998-present
Radio Drama series, “Locations” with Bay Area Radio Drama, recorded live in African American churches, office buildings, supermarkets, at the local farmers’ market, on Baker Beach, and in the East Bay bus terminal. Prior to that, associate producer on the Hörspiel series, a co-production with WDR, Germany.