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

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Latest shows
May 26  The New Center for Neighbor-hoods and Disabilities Integration Act
May 19  Maintain That Plane Where? and Media Sleeps Through Democracy Awakening
May 12  Will Verizon #NeverSettle? and The Peabody Cave-in
May 5  Black Lives Matter for Unions – Labor Notes Conference Workshop
April 28 Innovations in Bargaining and Organizing from Jobs with Justice Conference
April 21 Corporate Raiders Crash the Classroom
April 14 U.S. Senate Cafeteria Workers Cookin’ Up Trouble and Tips: A Throwback to Slavery


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

live streaming at www.kkfi.org

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May-June 2016 schedule

Download our weekly calendar May 26, 2016

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 Upcoming shows


June 2  Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary and Jamala Rogers: Ferguson Is America
Underwritten by Elevator Constructors Local 12 and Blake and Uhlig PA

June 9  James Green: The Devil’s in These Hills and Don Blankenship Goes to Jail (sort of)
Underwritten by Kansas American Federation of Teachers and IBEW Local 124

June 16  Thomas Frank: Listen Liberal and Postal Banking: Is the Time Now?
Underwritten by Pipefitters Local 533 and Teamsters Local 41

June 23  Pullman Porters: The Making of the Black Middle Class in KC
Underwritten by: Steelworkers Local 12561 and Teamsters Joint Council 56

June 30  Teachers March Again and The Management Myth
Underwritten by: United Autoworkers Local 249 and Plumbers Local 8



   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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