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Kansas City's only radio show about the workplace and the labor movement.

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Latest shows
Nov. 24  The New Overtime Rules and Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind
Nov. 17  Student Debt: The New Indentured Servitude
Nov. 10  Teachers and Administrators Defend the KCMO Schools
Nov. 3  St. Louis Higher Ed organizing: Is It Becoming a Movement?
Oct. 27  The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself and The First War on Terror 1919
Oct. 20  The South African Miner Massacre and the Spirit of Marikana and Hesitant Comrades: The Irish Revolution and the British Labour Movement

Oct. 13  The KC Rent Bubble and Citizens for Community Benefits Agreements




for links mentioned on show go to archived shows

THURSDAYS 6:00-7:00 PM
FRIDAYS 5:00-6:00 AM

live streaming at www.kkfi.org

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November-December 2016 schedule

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Upcoming shows


Dec. 1  All the Single Working Ladies and BRIDJ to Gig or a Good Union Job?
Underwritten by Millwrights Local 1529 and Plumbers Local 8

Dec. 8  Oil vs Water: The Dakota Access Pipeline Debate - Another Blue-Green Standoff?
Underwritten by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1464 and Firefighters Local 42

Dec. 15  Prisoners on Strike and Stress on the Line
Underwritten by Boyd, Kenter, Thomas & Parrish LLC and Communications Workers Local 6360

Dec. 22  Serving Up Justice on Campus
Underwritten by: Kansas American Federation of Teachers and Blake & Uhling PC

Dec. 29  Pray for the Dead; A Musical Tale of Morgues, Moguls, and Mutiny
Underwritten by: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 124 and Teamsters Joint Council 56



   Listen to HLF Features:

The News from Our Side
Safety First with Mary Erio

Remembering Our Struggle with Ariana Eakle

Know Your Rights with Angie Williams
Washington Window on Workers with Mark Gruenberg


Labor Day 2013

Labor Day Parade 2013

Listen to WIN - Workers Independent News on KKFI

weekdays 4:57 & 6:57 AM and 3:00 PM

Celebrating 26 years on the air since 1989!
2015, 2013 and 2009 Winner of
ILCA Media Contest!

Listen to our winning entries
Shawn Saving's In Coal Blood: The Kansas Coal Debate
Jan Brill's Don't Be Ladylike: Scab Mugging and The
    Children's Crusade

Tino Scalici's Jerry Tucker: Labor Visionary
Cris Mann's Ferguson: Anytown USA
Michael Savwoir & Cris Mann Labor Marchers for Civil Rights

The Heartland Labor Forum is a weekly one-hour radio show about the workplace and economic issues on community radio KKFI in Kansas City. It has been on the air since 1989.


The Heartland Labor Forum is produced by volunteers from Kansas City unions and sponsored by Worker Education & Labor Studies at UMKC. For information or to volunteer, call (816) 235-1470, fax (816) 235-2834, or email us.


Member of The International Labor Communications Association of the AFL-CIO


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