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

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Latest shows
Nov. 19 Community Health Workers – Good Deal for Workers and Patients
Nov. 12 Sheet Metal Workers and Sierra Club Team Up to Demand Missouri Move toward Energy Efficiency and What’s Up with Auto Bargaining?
Nov. 5   The Uber Economy; A Raw Deal and What’s in a Name? Profiling in Hiring

Oct. 29  Daddy What’s the Middle Class? and Sweating in the Amazon Jungle
Oct. 22  Ai-Jen Poo: Age of Dignity and Familias Unidas Take on Driscoll
Oct. 15  Where Do the Candidates Stand on Immigration? and Pioneer Women

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FRIDAYS 5:00-6:00 AM

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November-December 2015 schedule

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Nov. 26 It's JOE HILL'S 100 Years with John McCutcheon
Underwritten by Plumbers Local 8 and Pipefitters Local 533

Dec. 3    Rock-a-bye Baby The Wages Is Crazy and Why Are Kansas Teachers Fleeing?
Underwritten by Missouri AFL-CIO and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1464
Dec. 10 David Cay Johnston: In-Shoring Prosperity and Why Are Canadian Unions Stronger?
Underwritten by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 124 and Firefighters Local 42
Dec. 17 Welcome to Hotel TIF and Richard Wolff: Co-ops Work
Underwritten by: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 53 and Elevator Constructors 12
Dec. 24 Race to Nowhere: Reforming K-12 and A Holiday Wish: No War but the Class War
Underwritten by: Boilermakers Local 83 and Communications Workers Local 6360
Dec. 31 Mizzou GTAs Organize and HLF Wish List for What Media Should Cover in 2016
Underwritten by: American Postal Workers Union Local 67 and Blake and Uhlig PC

   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

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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