Maria Armoudian is the author of Kill the Messenger: The Media's Role in the Fate of the World, host and producer of the radio programs, the Scholars' Circle and the Insighters, which are heard on KPFK, WPRR, KMUD, and other radio stations, many which are part of the Pacifica Radio Foundation. She is also a university lecturer, a singer/songwriter/musician, a commissioner in Los Angeles. Pacifica Foundation, a non-profit, educational organization is a 501(c)(3). As commissioner, she has worked on environmental issues for the City of Los Angeles. For eight years, she also developed, wrote and managed legislation and led investigations as senior staff at the California State Legislature. Her journalism has been syndicated by the New York Times Syndicate and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, and she has written for numerous other outlets, including the Los Angeles Daily News, the Progressive, Alternet.org, Grist.org, Salon.com, and Inc. Her first CD is titled Life in the New World.