AKA Time of Useful Consciousness. TUC Radio is a regular weekly program airing the untold story – the impact of big corporations on society. 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. Michael Parenti is among the nation’s best informed progressive speakers. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University in 1962 and has taught at colleges in the US and abroad. He lectures around the country and discusses the problems of American democracy, US foreign policy, and the invented reality of the media.