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

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Latest shows
Oct. 13  The KC Rent Bubble and Citizens for Community Benefits Agreements
Oct. 6  Manny Ness: Southern Insurgency; The Coming of the Global Working Class and Chiluba Musonda: From Zambia to KC
Sept. 29  Tim Sheard: Someone Has to Die and Trump on Labor
Sept. 22  David Cay Johnston on Donald Trump and TPP: On a Roll; Still Flushable!
Sept. 15  The Voting Rights Initiative and Will the Real Jesse James Please Stand Up?
Sept. 8
  Evicted: Without a Home, Everything Else Falls Apart and the Struggle of Mexican Teachers against the State

Sept. 1  SURJ-Standing Up for Racial Justice and Hillary on Labor




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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September-October 2016 schedule

Download our weekly calendar October 6, 2016

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Listen to archived Shows


Upcoming shows


Oct. 20  The South African Miner Massacre and the Spirit of Marikana and Hesitant Comrades: The Irish Revolution and the British Labour Movement
Underwritten by: Teamsters Local 41 and United Labor Credit Union

Oct. 27  The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself and The First War on Terror 1919
Underwritten by: Pipefitters Local 533 and Sheet Metal Workers Local


   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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