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

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Latest shows
Sept. 11  Stop that One-man Train!
Sept 4 Ferguson: Mirror of Deindustrialization & SEIU Healthcare at Research and Menorah Talks Strike
Aug. 28  ROC-United’s Saru Jayaraman on Tips and Sexual Harassment
Aug. 21   The Jazz Union: Whatever Happened to Local 627?
Aug. 14   Shakerboarders: Will Dance for Food and deportation mill in Artesia, NM   

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FRIDAYS 5:00-6:00 AM

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  September 2014

Sept. 18  Teachers Unite against Amendment 3 and Parasitic Finance Capital
Underwritten by: Boilermakers Local 83 and Bricklayers Local 16

Sept. 25  Reviving the Public Sector Strike and Blowing the Whistle on Unsafe Work
Underwritten by Carpenters Local 1179 and Communications Workers Local 6360

  October 2014

Oct. 2  Denied Unemployment? Help Is on the Way and Assessing the Fast Food Campaign, It’s Triumphs and Future
Underwritten by: Heat and Frost Insulators Local 27 and Firefighters 42

Oct. 9  Westport Restaurant Workers: Too Hip to Unite?
Underwritten by: Machinists Local 778 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 53

Oct. 16  Privatization: What’s the Cost? and Stopping Privatization in KC
Underwritten by: Painters District Council 3 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 124

Oct. 23  Elections: Hot Races in Kansas and Missouri
Underwritten by Pipefitters Local 533 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 2

Oct. 30  Half-priced Heroes: A Conversation with 21t Century Ford Workers and Pioneer Woman Aude Negrete: Running a Campaign
Underwritten by Teamsters Local 41 and Plumbers Local 8

   Listen to HLF Features:

The News from Our Side

Safety First with Mary Erio

Economics Unmasked with UMKC Economics PhD students

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


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Listen to WIN - Workers Independent News on KKFI

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

Celebrating 25 years on the air since 1989!
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

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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last updated Friday, August 7, 2009
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