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

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Latest shows
May 21 A 100 Years Ago, Socialists Dominated MOKAN Labor – History of the Socialist Party and Baldemar Velasquez - Farm Labor Leader part 1
May 14  Teacher Wars: The Most Embattled Profession
May 7 AT&T on a Race to the Bottom? Home Healthcare Workers Fighting for a Union
April 30  Joe Hill: The First 100 Years with John McCutcheon
April 23
  Pioneer Women: UAW 31’s Vicky Hale and Adjunct Professors Organize


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

live streaming at www.kkfi.org

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May-June 2015 schedule

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 Upcoming shows


May 28     Does the World Bank Work for Working People? and Pioneer Women
Underwritten by United Autoworkers Local 249 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 53


June 4      Matt Kennard: On the Trail of the Global Capitalist Racketeers and the High Public Cost of Low Fast Food Wages
Underwritten by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 124 and United Autoworkers 31

June 11    Labor History in Two and Venezuela: Who’s the Real Threat?
Underwritten by: United Steelworkers 12561 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1464

June 18    ERISA’s Demise: The Domino Effect and Huelga: Story from a Casino Utility Closet
Underwritten by: Bricklayers Local 15 and AFGE Local 1336

June 25    Breaking into Fortress Europe: Migrants Across the Mediterranean
Underwritten by: Elevator Constructors Local 12 and the Missouri AFL-CIO

   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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