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

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Latest shows
July 23  New Books: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Continental Crucible
July 16  A Victory for Bangladesh Garment Workers and Erik Loomis: The Corporate Outsourcing Catastrophe
July 9  The Origins of Right to Work by Cedric deLeon and Obamacare Survives the Supreme Court: What’s Next?
July 2  Why 15? The Kansas City Minimum Wage Increase
June 25  Breaking into Fortress Europe: Migrants Across the Mediterranean
June 18  ERISA’s Demise: The Domino Effect and Huelga: Story from a Casino Utility Closet


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

live streaming at www.kkfi.org

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July-August 2015 schedule

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 Upcoming shows


July 30  Honduras: Laboratory for Privatization
Underwritten by Intern’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 124 and Painters District Council 3


Aug. 6  A Socialist for President? Not the First time and When Tenure Goes, What Happens to Academic Freedom?
Underwritten by United Autoworkers Local 249 and Teamsters Joint Council 56

Aug. 13  Bullies in the Workplace
Underwritten by: Teamsters Local 41 and United Autoworkers Local 31

Aug. 20  Rev. William Barber: America Lacks Heart and Bad Ass Teachers Unite
Underwritten by: Steelworkers Local 12561 and Sheetmetal Workers Local 2

Aug. 27  Women’s Equality Week - Two Pioneer Working Women Tell Their Stories
Underwritten by: Pipefitters Local 533 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


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 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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