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

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Latest shows
July 21 The New Operating Engineers Union Health Clinic: Will It Start a Trend?
July 14  Do Harley’s Dreams of Personal Freedom Include Its Workers?
July 7  The UAW Identity Crisis: Is it still an auto union? Green Party Candidate Jill Stein on Labor, the Economy and Immigration (first of a series on candidates)
June 30  The Management Myth and Teachers March Again
June 23  Pullman Porters: The Making of the Black Middle Class in KC
June 16  Thomas Frank: Listen Liberal and Postal Banking: Is the Time Now?
June 9  James Green: The Devil’s in These Hills and Don Blankenship Goes to Jail (sort of)


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

live streaming at www.kkfi.org

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July-August 2016 schedule

Download our weekly calendar July 21, 2016

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Upcoming shows


July 28      We Can Do It! Women in the Trades
Underwritten by Teamsters Joint Council 56 and United Autoworkers Local 249


Aug. 4       Luke Shafer: $2 a Day; Living on Almost Nothing and “You’re Fired” – Trump on Labor (2nd in series on candidates)
Underwritten by United Labor Credit Union and Blake and Uhlig PA

Aug. 11     American and Mexican Teachers Fight Back.
Underwritten by Teamsters Local 41 and Pipefitterrs Local 533

Aug. 18     How Police Unions Protect Their Own and Chuck Ross: Mavericks Money and Men: The AFL, Black Players and the Evolution of Modern Football
Underwritten by Plumbers Local 8 and Teamsters Joint Council 56

Aug. 25     Equal Means Equal: The Film and Why We Still Need the Equal Rights Amendment
Underwritten by: United Autoworkers Local 249 and Missouri AFL-CIO


   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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last updated Friday, August 7, 2009
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