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Winner of 2013 International Labor Communications Association Media Awards

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Archived Shows 2014

April 17  Missouri Legislative Update with House Minority Leader Jacob Hummel and Right to Wreck the Economy: the True Story of Open Shop Economics

April 10  Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans and Schools Update

April 3  Heartland Labor Forum’s 25th Anniversary Show

March 27  Ben Cohen and the 1%’s 1% Who Buy Our Elections and Anti-RTW Rally in Jeff City

March 20  Collective Bargaining and the Battle of Ohio and Pioneer Woman on a Bulldozer

March 13  The Bugs in the Volkswagen Election and The Early Bird Gets to Vote

March 6  Union busting Mexico style
for labor news from Mexico in English go to Mexico Labor News & Analysis

Feb. 27 RN2 to the Rescue: National Nurses Union to the Philippines

Feb. 20  Will the KC Street Cars be Union Free? and Band Leader Lance Canales: The Deportee Headstone Project
Video of Deportee with Lance Canales

Feb. 13 Rana Plaza: Were the Workers Left in the Rubble? and Wishin’ for MO Better Bills? a Missouri Legislative Update

Feb. 6    Remembering Pete Seeger (with John McCutcheon) and Will ERISA Get the Kiss of Death?

Jan. 30  The TPP: On a Roll; Still Flushable (Trans-Pacific Partnership

Jan. 23  Public Education: Is This the End?
Cee Trust Plan for KC; KC School District Plan; Other plans

Jan. 16  Labor Marchers for Civil Rights

Jan. 9  Peter Peter Social Security Eater

Jan. 2  Robert McChesney- Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America and The Next Generation: Fast Food Worker

Archived Shows 2013

Dec. 26 No Mint Juleps for Labor in the South: UAW Organizes and UE’s Moral Mondays

Dec. 19 Are Employers Feasting on Obamacare?
Labor for Single Payer

Dec. 12 David Bacon: The Right to Stay Home and One Hundred Years of the Assembly Line
Bacon's the Right to Stay Home

Dec. 5   The Scrooge Show
  Kansas City Jobs with Justice Scrooge of the Year

Nov. 28 Getting Ready for the Plaza Lights

Nov. 21 Labor: The Next Generation and Pioneer Women
Ashley's My Union Family on Facebook

Nov. 14 Pilfering Your Pension and KU Nurses Association: Defending Quality Patient Care
KU Nurses Association (KUNA)

Nov. 7   Can They Do That? Call-in on Labor Law

Oct. 31  Halloween Horrors: The New Kid and Jason Kelly, The New Tycoons
Info on New Kid performances in KC

Oct. 24  Tim Sheard: The Lenny Moss Mysteries and “Let Freedom Ring” - Solidarity Singers Go to Jail
Tim Sheard's Hard Ball Press, Solidarity Singers book and Solidarity Singers fundraising

Oct. 17  High Tech Guest Workers and Peabody’s Patriot Act

Oct. 10  Eric Mann: Playbook for Progressives and Pioneer Woman
Playbook for Progressives

Oct. 3  Tucker: HLF Award-winning Show and the Conference
  Conference registration and agenda

Sept. 26  Bulldozing Teachers and Schools

Sept. 19  Missouri Veto Session Recap and Bus Attacks!

Sept. 12  A New AFL-CIO? Almost live, from the convention

Sept. 5  What’s a Good Job? and The MO-KAN Race to the Bottom

Aug. 29  Ed Asner: Actor, Union Leader, Progressive

Aug. 22  Snoops and Snowblowers and Labor at the Left Forum

Aug. 15  Immigration Reform Update and Pioneer Women

August 8  Fast Food Worker Rebellion

August 1  Which Ex-Felons Can’t Get Food Stamps? and “What Do You Mean You’re Closing My School?”

July 25  Do the Rich Cheat More than the Rest of Us? and Union Organizing Iraqi Style
Rich Studies and US Labor Against War

July 18  Don’t do Koch! and Jonathan Sperber: Karl Marx: A 19th Century Life

July 11  The Peabody/Patriot Shuffle and Bill Fletcher talk at KC Public Library Q&A

July 4  Bill Fletcher’s Talk at the KC Public Library: They’re Bankrupting Us & 20 Other Myths about Unions and a commentary on the New UPS Contract
They're Bankrupting Us & 20 Other Myths about Unions

June 27 Call-in Show on Obamacare
  Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance and Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City

June 20  What Do You Get When You Offshore Management Responsibility? Bangladesh
Responsibility Outsourced Report and IndustriALL

June 13  Testing Mania and “I’m Not Lovin’ It”: Fast Food Workers

June6 Legislative Post Mortem and Dumb Bill Award

May 30  Who’s Scheming on Your Pension? and Pioneer Women-Donna Birks

May 23  Barbara Garson: Down the Up Escalator; How the 99% Live in the Great Recession and Immigration Bill Explained
Underwritten by: Boilermakers Local 83 and American Postal Workers Local 67

May 16  Death on the Job
OSHA

May 9  Venezuela Elections Redux and We Love Snail Mail
Venezuela Analysis; National Assn of Letter Carriers

May 2  Austerity: Coming to a Town Near You Soon

Apr. 25  Community forum on public education

Apr. 18  2 authors, 2 books:  Lisa Phillips, A Renegade Union District 65 and Sam Pizzigatti, The Rich Don’t Always Win
A Renegade Union and The Rich Don't Always Win

Apr. 11  Sharing migration stories

Apr. 4    The new free trade Frankenstein: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and The Labor Project for Working Families
AFL-CIO on TPP; Citizen's Trade Campaign; Labor Project for Working Families

Mar. 28  The Restaurant Opportunity Center’s Saru Jayaraman, Behind the Kitchen Door and Pioneer Women
ROC United - Behind the Kitchen Door

Mar 21  An Immigration Reform That's Good for Workers
  Articles by David Bacon: How U.S. Policies Fueled Mexico's Great Migration and The Dignity Campaign's Alternative Vision for Immigration Reform

Mar. 14  Why are G.M.-Colombia workers on a hunger strike? and Sweat-free communities
On GM-Colombia workers see Witness for Peace. International Labor Rights Forum sweat-free campaign

Mar. 7  “But it’s my check!” The truth about the Paycheck Deception bills
AFT Kansas, Progress Missouri

Feb 28  AT&T Broken Promises and Catholic Teaching on Workers
books on Catholic Social Teaching

Feb. 21  A Tax Policy that Creates Jobs
Missouri Budget Project

Feb. 14  The Nuts and Bolts of Obamacare
HHS on Affordable Care Act

Feb. 7    DACA Youth: Waiting for Their Papers and Rob Larson’s Bleakonomics
KS/MO Dream Alliance and Bleakonomics

Jan. 31  When Guns Go to School

Jan. 24  Who’s Right to Work?
Study on Prevailing Wage and Right to Work
Hostess Bankery video

Jan 17  King and the Memphis Strike with Michael Honey and Pioneer Woman: Cherie Watson, Cabbie
Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike - Martin Luther King's Last Campaign by Michael K. Honey

Jan. 10  A Moment of Clarity with Lee Camp and Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance: Mike Rose’s Back to School

Jan. 3  Hostess with the Leastest and Union Busting in the Shire

Archived Shows 2012

Dec. 27  Peace Speaks

Dec. 20  Pioneer Women and Fire Your Boss and Form a CO-OP

Dec. 13  Jerry Tucker: Labor Visionary

Dec. 6    New Labor Books: Bill Fletcher, Jr, ‘They’re Bankrupting Us!’ and 20 Other Myths about Unions and Robert Pollin, Back to Full Employment

Nov. 29  Wal-Mart: A Smile in Every Aisle? Not on Black Friday
OUR Walmart and Making Change at Walmart

Nov. 22  Thanks to the Labor Songsters: A Thanksgiving Music Special

Nov. 15  New Labor Books: Lynn Povich The Good Girls Revolt and Robert Schwartz, Just Cause: A Union Guide to Winning Discipline Cases

Nov. 8  A Tale of Two Elections: Venezuela and the U.S.
Advancement Project Voter Protection

Nov. 1  Bainport Move to China

Oct. 25  Meet the Candidates for Kansas Legislature

Oct. 18  Meet the Candidates for Missouri Legislature

Oct. 11  Whose Aiming at Our Right to Vote and How to Protect It

Oct. 4  The KC Star’s Diane Stafford on the Retirement Boom that Wasn’t
Star: For Many Boomers Retirement Age is a moving target

Sept. 27  New Books: The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality with author Tim Noah and Human Rights and Labor Solidarity with author Susan Kang
Great Divergence and Human Rights & Solidarity

Sept. 20  Pioneer Women: Alise Martiny, New Manager of the KC Building Trades Unions and Workers Call-in on War

Sept. 13  New AFL-CIO Secretary/Treasurer Mike Louis and Union Whistleblowers

Sept. 6  Debunking the Billionaire Bus Tour and What’s the Truth about Crossland Construction?
The Truth about Crossland

Aug. 30   Labor Day: Union Members’ Rights and Debunking Anti-union Ads
Association for Union Democracy - AUD

Aug. 23   Back to School Report and Harvesting the Wind for Jobs
  Harvest the Wind

Aug. 16   Yes You Can Vote! Countering  Voter Suppression and Occupy the Economy-Challenging Capitalism with Richard Wolff
Restoring Voting Rights to Citizens with Felony Convictions

Aug. 9      Reassessing Cesar Chavez and Pioneer Women
Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez & the UFW

Aug. 2      New Union Leaders II: Billy Moffet (CWA 6450), Roger Beach (Tri-County Labor Council)

July 26   Low Wage Lives and The 100 Greatest Americans in Social Justice
100 Greatest Americans

July 19   “It’s a Girl!” KC Tradeswomen Stand Up to Discrimination
Missouri Women In Trades; Tradeswomen

July 12   Recalling Wisconsin: What are the Lessons? and Saying “No” to NATO: the Chicago Protest

July 5   Dreamers Deferred and the Arizona Decision and Ron Hoyle: Ironworker Artist
Ron Hoyle artwork-Hyperrealism in Graphite

June 28  Our Sewer System from Nuts to Soup and Putting a Contract Out on Federal Workers

June 21  Pioneer Women: Plumber/Musician Diana Suckiel and Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places
Casino Women

June 14  Two new books: Retirement on the Line and Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism
Retirement on the Line and Invisible Handcuffs

June 7  New Report: Retailers Sell Workers Short and How Management Thinks
Different views on Wisconsin: NYT-Exit polls; John Nichols on Democracy Now; AFL-CIO Blog on Union Voters; Mathew Rothschild-How the Wisconsin solidarity movement failed in imagination and nerve

May 31  New Union Leaders in Kansas City: George Ruiz (UAW 31) and Jermaine Fields (RWDSU 184L)

May 24  Pioneer Women: Judy Ancel and Bill Barry: A Union Organizer’s Handbook
Organizer's Handbook

May 17  A Thousand Troublemakers: The Labor Notes Conference

May 10  Crosslands Construction: We Just Come to Work Here; We Don’t Come to Die and Judy Morgan’s Wacky Career in Jeff City
  USW on Compass Minerals

May 3  May Day Show: Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky with Nicholas Von Hoffman and The State of Labor – a Call-in Show – 816-931-5534

April 26  Luis Argueta: the Postville Raid and 99% Shareholder Spring with feature: Washington Window on Workers
Abused: The Postville Raid and Pay Up KCP&L

April 19  Brothers on the Line: A UAW Story and Iran a Con Game
Brothers web site

April 12  Frank Walsh, a Home Grown Hero from a Century Ago

April 5  Uprising in Wisconsin One Year Later with John Nichols on his new book
Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest from Madison to Wall Street

March 29  Two Author Interviews: Daniel Reichman's The Broken Village: Coffee, Migration and Globalization in Honduras and United for a Fair Economy's The Self-Made Myth: How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed

March 22  Defending Missouri Public Education and Urban Flow Bike Messenger Union
Urban Flow Bike Messenger Unions

March 15  Working Women and the Contraception Attack and Pioneer Women: Contractor

March 8 The American Airlines Bankruptcy: What about the Workers? and Concessions at US Air

March 1  Capping Pay Day Loans and Reoccupying Republic Windows & Doors

Feb 23  Hospital Unions Making Gains in KC
National Nurses United, SEIU Healthcare Missouri

Feb. 16  Raising the Missouri Minimum Wage
Give Missourians a Raise

Feb 9  Joe Hill, The Man Who Never Died and Pioneer Women profiles letter carrier Kathleen Stegall, 37 years with the USPS
Joe Hill the Man Who Never Died by William Adler

Feb. 2    Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions and Deportations and Fields of Resistance: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Immigration Nation and Fields of Resistance

Jan. 26  Jobs for Vets: Mission Impossible? and The WPA What Can We Learn from the 1930s Jobs Program?

Jan. 19  The Death & Resurrection of Affordable Education and Occupy Cartoons
See the cartoons.htm

Jan12 NLRB Under Attack: The workplace rights poster, and the Boeing Case

Jan 5th KC Schools: Who Should Rule? The St. Louis Experience and Wendell Potter on Health Insurance Propaganda

Archived Shows 2011

Dec. 29  Manny Ness: Guest Workers & Resistance to US Corporate Despotism and Worker Misclassification. Plus Year-end roundup with Mark Gruenberg of Press Associates Union News

Dec. 22  Two Books: Steve Early Civil Wars in US Labor and Shawn Burns Archie Green: The Making of A Working Class Hero

Dec. 15  John Nichols: The Next Media - Beyond Wisconsin

Dec. 8    Class War: Whose doing the dying in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Study of American Military Deaths

Dec. 1    Sick leave in Seattle

Nov. 24  Thanks for the Music: A Sampler and Pioneer Women

Nov 17  Occupy KC!

Nov. 10  Food Deserts and Money Mirages: KC Communities in need of groceries and affordable credit

Nov. 3  Locked Out – Union miners take on global corporation Rio Tinto and High on the Hog: Corporate agriculture subsidies

Oct. 27  Pioneer Women – Erika Johnson, Electrician and Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned

Oct. 20  Two Books on Workers’ Self-Management and Worker Control: Jeremy Brecher’s Banded Together and Manny Ness’s Ours to Master & to Own

Oct. 13  Recalling Wisconsin and How to Apply for Social Security

Oct. 6  Fall Pledge Drive Special: Occupy KC, Hershey's and Human Trafficking, Postal Workers and HB 1351, Mark Gruenberg on Boeing case.
Occupy KC; Justice at Hershey's; American Postal Workers Union

Sept. 29  HLF Award Winning Show: The Last Overhaul: The American/TWA Shutdown

Sept. 22  UAW Contract, Strike or Arbitration? and the Gypsies of the Auto Industry

Sept. 15  Farm Aid: Family Farmers vs. Agribusinessl 541
Farm Aid

Sept. 8  Pioneer Women – Michele Stauffer, Pilot and Afghan War 10th Anniversary
US Labor Against War

Sept. 1  Celebrating Women Workers on Labor Day: Sara Manzano-Diaz of the Women’s Bureau, Vickie Tarpley’s Parade & UAW daughter and son

August 25  Square Dancing in the Jungle with Henry Ford – Greg Grandin on Fordlandia

August 18  Shadow Stats - The Real Government Numbers and Secure Communities?
Shadow Government Statistics

August 11  SOS! Save Our Schools

August 4  IWW Organizing Low Wage Youth - will be posted soon

July 28  Europe: Austerity or Democracy? Greek Workers Resist

July 21  Wal-Mart Politics: Shafting Customers Every Day and Pioneer Women: Bank Cop
Wake Up Wal-Mart

July 14  Chicken Little and the Debt Ceiling and Students Fight Education Cutbacks
Stephanie Kelton's Blog New Economic Perspectives

July 7  Better Not Mess with the U.S. Mail: Postal Myths and Facts and New Book: Real World Labor
American Postal Workers Unions and Dollars & Sense bookstore

June 30  Blue Collar/White Collar/No Collar
826Michigan

June 23  The Right Wing Agenda: Who Is Behind the Curtain?
Report on ALEC and Rachel Tabchnick report on education

June 16  Berger Marks Foundation Dedicated to Helping Women Organize into Unions and Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children
Berger Marks Foundation and Immigrants Raising Citizens

June 9  Women Pioneers (in their field) and How Do You Know If It’s Discrimination?

June 2  Springsteen: The Promise and Make a Promise to KKFI-It’s PLEDGE DRIVE

May 26  Mexico’s Labor Law Deform and the Cananea Miner’s Strike
Cananea Report and Video; Mexican Labor News

May 19  Teachers Under Attack

May 12  This is What Democracy Looks Like: Wisconsin's Worker Uprising - a WIN Documentary

May 5  Paycheck Deception & Military Budget vs. Human Needs

April 28  Workers Memorial Day and KANzona!

April 21  Human Trafficking and Pioneer Woman Drummer

April 14  Obama: Free Trader - The KORUS, Panama & Colombia FTAs
Global Trade Watch   United Steelworkers  Coca Cola Campaign

April 7  The Social Security Scare: Who’s Behind It? and AFGE Local 1336 60 Years Old!

March 31  Right to Freeload and Other Anti-Union Bills
Save Our Raise and MO AFL-CIO's Leg Updates

March 24  Pigskin Picket: NFL Lockout Who Really Gets Hurt? and United Labor Credit Union Turns 25
NFL Lockout

March 17 A Day in the Life of a Bindery Worker and Charlie King and Karen Brandow Concert

March 10  Triangle: From the Fire and Rally against SB 1
From the Fire production

March 3  From Wisconsin to Tahrir
To Donate via Wisconsin AFL-CIO

Feb. 24 Attack on Missouri Public Workers and Teachers Voices
Kansas City Education Alliance

Feb. 17   Organizing the Unemployed
  Kansas City Area Job Clubs List; KC Labor; Chicago Jobs With Justice Unemployed Action; Visible Unemployed & Underemployed Workers

Feb. 10   Attack on Federal Workers
NTEU legislative action update page and AFGE District 9
Feb. 3  A Book and a Movie: Julius Getman’s Restoring the Power of Unions and “Made in Dagenham: When Women Struck Ford”  
PLEDGE TO KKFI and get a copy of Restoring the Power of Unions for $100 or the IWW Calendar for $50. Send us an email to tell us of your pledge and that you want a premium
Jan. 27 Honeywell- What’s at Stake for Workers’ Health? and The Young THUGGS – (Those Helpful Union Guys and Gals)
Jan. 20   Lockout in Iowa and What’s Behind the Payroll Tax Cut?
Roquette union site and SOS Save Our Social Security
Jan. 13   It’s Back: Union Busters and the Right to Wreck
American Rights @ Work Anti-Union Network Page; AFL-CIO on Right to Work for Less
Jan. 6     Can My Boss Do That? Know your Rights on Wage and Hour and Disability
US Department of Labor Wage and Hour 913-551-5721 x223 and for Social Security Disability1-800-772-1213. Attorney Gerry Mims 816-345-7997.

Archived Shows 2010

Dec. 30  When Is A Contract Not a Contract? KC Emergency Worker Pensions
Dec. 23  Christmas in the Trenches
Dec. 16  Heartland Labor Forum Goes to the Movies: Waiting for Superman & the Dark Side of Chocolate
Fair Trade Chocolate, etc.
Dec. 9  What Good Is a Union? and new book Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker
Dec. 2  Your Wages or Your Job: The YRC Choice - A Teamster View
Teamsters Local 41
Nov. 25  No Pumpkin Pie in the Sky: Labor Music for Thanksgiving
Nov. 18  Two labor books: Hardy Green’s The Company Town and Jefferson Cowie’s Staying Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class
 
Nov. 11  Protecting Yourself from Snoopy Employer Credit Checks and from Pension Misinformation
Lawyers Committee and US Department of Labor Employee Benefit Security Administration
Nov. 4  Getting Ready for Healthcare Reform
Kansas City Jobs with Justice
Oct. 28  Earnings Tax Debate with Louie Wright & guest to be announced
Say No to A! and Let Voters Decide
Oct. 21  Missouri Candidates on Issues for Working People
Oct. 14   Kansas Candidates on Issues for Working People: Candidates for Governor: Tom Holland, Andrew Gray, Dan Faubion and US House 3rd District: Stephene Moore and Jasmin Talbert
Oct. 7
     Work and Sing: A History of Work Songs
Work and Sing
Sept. 30  Rose Tattoo Reunion – another Pledge Drive Special
The Rose Tatoo CD
Sept. 23  Posters of American Labor a Pledge Drive Special
Sept. 16  The Cat Food Commission: Social (In) Security and One Nation: 10-2-10
National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare
Sept. 9   The Last Overhaul: The American Airlines (TWA) Base Shutdown: Honoring a Noble Union
Sept. 2  Minnesota Nurses Fight Concessions and The Children's Book about a Teen Who Led a Strike
August 26 Labor Day Parade and Toxics, Birds, and the BP Cleanup

August 19 Back to school in KCMO for teachers and bus drivers
August 12 Bill Black on Financial reform: what did we get?
August 5   Charter schools: hope or hype?

July 29    Music from the heart of labor
July. 22   Two authors: Macaray-It’s Never Been Easy and Streb-How to Become an Extreme Action Hero
Streb video, Macaray book
July 15  Taxes and the Public Good
Missouri Jobs with Justice; Info on who pays MO taxes; Missouri Family Affirming Wage Study
July 8  
Job Stimulus or Deficit Reduction?
GRO-Missouri
July 1      Public wages vs. private – who makes more? and “Mr. Bossman, I’m not self-employed – the most common labor law violation
Stop Worker Abuse
June 24  Fire in the Hole: Massey, Miners, and Mountaintop Removal
June 17  The Best Healthcare Anywhere: Why the VA Works
June 10  Free Trade Doesn’t Work: Ian Fletcher and NAFTA and Labor: Norman Caulfield
June 3  Stewart Acuff: Getting America Back to Work and Sharon Lerner The War on Moms; On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation
May 27  No Mail on Saturday? and Creative Printing Closing the book on jobs
May 20  30 Years of Troublemaking: The Labor Notes Conference

Labor Notes
May 13  School bus drivers and nurses organizing and union building
May. 6
  One Big Union Latté—Starbucks Organizing and Institute Your Labor Studies
Starbucks Campaign; Institute for Labor Studies Fall 2010 courses
April 29   School’s Out for Teachers: Budget Cuts
April 22   Who Is Entitled to A Dream (Act)?
April 15   Tax Attacks: The Latest Tax Scheme’s and Who They’ll Help and Hurt
April 8
    2010 Census: Who Counts?
April 1    The Bad Bills Show – Send Us Your Nominations and Getting a CLUW – the Coalition of Labor Union Women
  Coalition of Labor Union Women
March. 25      Fair Food with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Young Economists talk to Moshe Adler about Economics for the Rest of Us
Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Economics for the Rest of Us
March. 18  $200 million Debate on the Earnings Tax with Deb Herman and Crosby Kemper
to both sides: Jobs with Justice Decline to Sign Campaign and Show Me Institute
March. 11  Lisa Dodson The Moral Economy and What’s the Matter with Kansas-The Movie
What's The Matter Movie and Moral Underground
March 4 Two Labor Musicians: Si Kahn, Organizer and George Mann, Labor Folkie
Si Kahn and George Mann
Feb. 25 Marching to a Different Drummer: Jobs and Peace
Feb. 18   Defending Public Education: Keeping Our Schools Safe and Open
Feb. 11 School Bus Drivers Organize - a Call-in Show
Feb. 4  Feminists Take Flight, the Story of IFFA - the Independent Federation of Flight Attendants with Mary Ellen Miller
Jan. 28 Financial Re-regulation: Is the Fix In? and Credit Unions: Are They Better?
United Labor Credit Union; UMKC Econ Blog; New Deal2.0; Firedog Lake; Naked Capitalism
Jan 21  Duke and Pat – The New Leadership of the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO and Planting Seeds - Profiles of Organizers featuring Aretta Shannon
 See KC Tribune article about Duke and Pat
Jan. 14  American Socialism? Coops Past and Future
United Steelworkers and Mondragon
Jan. 7  At the Altar of the Bottom Line new book and music CD by Tom Juravich and The Greensboro Massacre - ever heard of it?
  Alter CD    Greensboro Film

Archived shows 2009
Dec. 31  Green Training in KC
Dec. 24  Peace on Earth: Stop the Wars

Dec. 17  Should CEO Pay Be Capped? (summary) and Revisiting the Greensboro Massacre: Could It Happen Again?
Dec. 10  Michael Moore Shows Capitalism’s Evils: What Is it and Are There Alternatives?

Alperowitz's Commuity Wealth Website
Richard Wolff's Website
Dec. 3  The 2009 Jobs with Justice Scrooge Award Nominees and Assessing the WTO 10 Years after Seattle
KC Jobs with Justice and Public Citizen Global Tradewatch
Nov. 26 Thanks for the Music – a sampler of justice music
Nov. 19  Wondering About the Economic Crisis? Ask an Economist
Nov. 12  Two Books on Being Broke: Survivor’s Guide to Debt – with author Mitchell Allen and Flat Broke in the Free Market – with author Jon Jeter
Nov. 5    Nineteen Thirty-seven – A Play about Kansas City Labor History and A New New Deal –with author and labor leader Amy Dean
1937 One Helluva Year tickets; Amy Dean's new book
Oct. 29        Concessions and Clunkers: Now What for the Autoworkers? and Steve Early: Embedded 
Embedded with Organized Labor
Oct. 22    Will the Climate Crisis Undo Globalization? and International Day of Climate Action
Oct. 15     AmeriCorps: Career Opportunities or Cheap Labor Supply? and Stories from Quindaro
Oct. 8  The Costs of War for the Working Class
Oct. Visible Work, Invisible Workers: Phone Techs and New Voice for Union Retirees
The Alliance for a Retired Americans
Sept. 24  Health Care or Health Insurance Reform?  What’s really in the proposals?
Sept. 17  Honduras: Labor Leads Resistance to the Coup and David Bacon Why Criminalizing Immigrants is Bad for Working People
David Bacon
Up-to-date information on Honduras

Sept.10  Schlitterbahn Washes Out Local Workers and Planting Seeds: Stories of Organizers 
Support Local Workers

Sept. 3  Labor Day with MO-KAN Labor Secretaries Jim Garner and Larry Redmon
Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations -- Kansas Department of Labor -- Labor Day Parade

Aug 27        Green Impact Zone

Aug 20     Two New Labor Books: The Canal Builders by Julie Greene and Staley: The Fight for a New Labor Movement by Steven Ashby and CJ Hawking

Aug 13     Defending Public Education and Visible Work Invisible Worker: Coal Miners

August 6   War! What's It Good For?

July 30   12,000 Missouri Home Healthcare Workers Organize and Whose Working the Tomato Production Chain?

July 23   Why Don't They Just Get Legal? and Mexican Immigration: Cost or Benefit?

Study of Mexican Immigrants in the Midwest

7/ 16   What's a Hybrid? and Warming Up to the Carbon Tax

7/9   Why Unions Matter with Michael Yates and Young Economists look at the Bailout and the Future

Why Unions Matter - the book and UMKC Economics Blog

7/2  Voices of the People's History of the United States (and Kansas City)

to Voices of the People's History web page

6/25 What's a Good Green Job? and Defending Public Education 2 - Stopping School Closings

6/18   Are workers' rights human rights? and Kansas City worker justice center

Kansas City Worker Justice Center 913-232-2235

6/ 11   Visible work; invisible worker – meat packing

6/4   Defending public education

5/28   Is American business too sick to compete? and Upheaval in the quiet zone by Leon Fink

5/21   In defense of the autoworker standard – a call in show

5/14   Rebuilding the inner city green and The 2nd time around: Will AFL-CIO and Change To Win retie the knot?

5/7   Privatizing mental health in Missouri and Carpenters tell Lee's Summit don't bailout a developer!

No bailout website

4/30 Will Honeywell Workers Be the Next Superfund Site?

Building Trades National Medical Screening Program 1-800-866-9663

4/23  Planting Seeds: Profiles of Organizers

4/16  Broken promises: The Sad State of Workers Compensation and Illegal People by David Bacon

David Bacon

4/9   You and your job: til death do you part? The state of pensions and retirement planning

4/2       Saving jobs and the environment

3/26   Posterchildren for Labor Law Reform: Centerpoint and Fox 4

The Employee Free Choice Act

3/19    Gaveling Down the Rabble: how the courts allowed corporate rule and Buy American: help or hokum?

3/12 Wal-Mart Tax Scams and Jailing Kids for Profit

Wal-Mart Subsidy Watch at Good Jobs First

3/5 Starbucks: A progressive on cappuccino capitalism and Will the Missouri Leg tip the scales against servers?

Save our Tips

2/26  From the Bottom Up - Rebuilding Infrastructure

2/19 Foreclosing the Dream KC Style

2/12 Visible Work; Invisible Workers: Bricklayer Apprentices and State of the Workplace with the Star's Diane Stafford

Diane Stafford's blog, Bricklayers Local 15

 2/5 The China Price II: Hidden Costs of Imports and Save Our Jobs Rally

 1/29 Two Labor Victories: Sitting Down On Their Assets: Republic Windows & Doors and After a Decade Smithfield Workers Vote Union

 1/22 Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War with Thomas Andrews and Author Jana Lipman: Gitmo's Invisible Workers

 1/15 Will Centerpoint Hospital Nurses Become the Employee Free Choice Act's Posterchildren?

 1/8 Kim Bobo on Wage Theft in America and Missouri NEA Organizes St. Joseph School Support Workers

 1/1 Taking Inventory: The 2010 Census and Molly Plays Songs for the New Year

 

2008

 12/25 Happy Holidays and Farewell To The Thief! Free At Last!

 12/18 Union Free America Workers & Antiunion Culture and Why We Need EFCA

American Rights@Work to see videos on EFCA

 12/11 Planning Your Holiday Budget? Don't Forget The China Price - and - How a Brazilian Organization Is Freeing Slaves in the Amazon

 12/4 Missouri Women in the Trades and Saving Auto Jobs

MOWIT

 11/27 HLF's Award-Winning Show – Canary in the Mine; Heartland Labor Forum Goes to New Orleans (Rerun)

 11/20 Author Lew Daly: “They Didn't Make It On Their Own” - Why We Should Tax the Rich and The Risk's On You: Why a 401K Costs More Than a Pension

Unjust Deserts and Nat'l Institute for Retirement Security

11/13 Cartoons on the Radio with Mark Hurwitt and The Politics of Immigration with author Jane Guskin

Mark Hurwitt and The Politics of Immigration

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11/6 Obama's First 100 Days: with Bill Fletcher and Ross Eisenbrey

Fletcher's 100 Day Agenda and Economic Policy Institute Plan to Revive the American Economy

 10/23 State of Farmworker Organizing – KKFI PLEDGE DRIVE!!

 10/16 Election Special: Meet More Candidates & Missouri Prop B

 10/9 Election Special: Meet the Candidates

 10/2 All You Need to Know to Protect Your Vote and the Kansas

 Economic Report with Secretary of Labor Jim Garner

  9/25 Thomas Frank Comes Back to KKFI with The Wrecking Crew

 and Douglas Blackmon on his new book Slavery By Another Name

to the books: Blackmon's and Frank's

  9/18 Fixing the Americans with Disabilities Act and The Solidarity

  Economy – some real alternatives

ChangeMaker Publications - Lulu.com and The U.S. Solidarity Economy Network (SEN) | Supporting & connecting the emerging U.S. solidarity economy movement

  9/11 Fast and Loose with Other People's Money: The Keating 5 

 (including John McCain) and Calculating the Cost of War
  9/4   Live from the Labor Day Parade with Harry Truman and Western Union Busting

  8/28  Labor Day: Bill Fletcher on Labor's Future and Nurses United Bargains with Centerpoint (show unavailable)

another Fletcher speech and Nurses United

  8/21   Meet the Union Maid and the Union Mann: Anne Feeney and George Mann

Anne Feeney website and George Mann website

  8/14   Who Is Enforcing Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws? And Raise the Wage Kansas

US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division 913-551-

5721

  8/7  Richer Rich and Poorer Poor: The Inequlity of Wealth

Inst. for Policy Studies and The Nation

  7/31 Human Trafficking American Style and Barack Obama Talks with the AFL-CIO

New Orleans Workers Center Indian Guestworker page

  7/24 Injured on the Job? Ask a Mexican and Visible Work - Invisible Worker
  7/17 Furious Improvisation and Missouri's Green Jobs Potential
  7/10 Two New Union Leaders and The True Cost of Shrimp

Report on Shrimp Workers

  7/3   Is the School District Pulling the Rug Out from Under Kansas City Teachers? and Are Kids Picking Your Food

AFOP Children in the Fields site and order DVD, Kansas City Federation of Teachers

  6/ 26   Visible Work; Invisible Worker: Electricians and EBSA: Employee Benefits Security Administration

EBSA 866-444-EBSA (3272), (local) 816-285-1800,

askebsa@dol.gov

  6/19   Getting Out the Vote with Working America and A Tribute to Utah Phillips

Kansas Department of Labor

  6/5    When the Prisoners Ran Walpole and The Noland Road Bridge
  5/29  A Chinese View of Trade and King Burger's Slaves

Coalition of Imokalee Workers (CIW)

  5/22   Bill Black: Why Banks Go Bad and Up to Our Eyeballs [in debt]

Up to Our Eyeballs; Dollars & Sense: Why Banks Go Bad

  5/15   UAW On Strike at GM and American Axle

on GM strike: UAW Local 31; on American Axle strike

  5/8   In COAL Blood: The Kansas Coal Fire Debate

Blue Green Alliance; Sierra Club - Kansas; Alliance for Sound Energy

  May Day   The Future of Labor with Steve Early and Visible Work Invisible Workers - Butchers
  4/ 24 David Cay Johnston's Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill)
  4/ 17   Two Books: The Great Strikes of 1877 and On the Global Waterfront
  4/ 3   Top Presidential Candidates: Who's Better for Working People? Call-in Show
  3/ 27  Meet the Raging Grannies and Immigration Update

Off Our Rockers. . .The Raging Grannies

  3/20   What Happened to Saturn? The Movie & Third Parties: Spoilers or Saviors?

Merrimack Films --- Ballot Access News

  3/13   Jobs with Justice Comes to KC & Affirmative Deception:Assault on Civil Rights

St. Louis Jobs with Justice

  3/6   ShameOnElaine.org & KC's Day Labor Center

Shame on Elaine web site

  2/28   The Debt Economy with Ron Blackwell and Labor's Seeds of Renewal in New Orleans

Gulf Coast Career Center

  2/21   Trumping Racism with Solidarity: 2 Books on Black Labor:    Wobblies on the Waterfront and The Black Worker: A Reader

  2/14 Books and Authors: Bob Kutner's The Squandering of America and Moe Bowstern's Xtra Tuff

: Zines by Moe and Fisher-poets gathering

  2/7   Eyewitness in Colombia , Labor Leader Assassination Capital of the World
  1/31   The Minutemen Go Uptown and What Does Illegal Really Mean?
  1/24   401Ks for Barristas! Is This Boss for Real? and Visible Work/Invisible Workers
  1/17   Election Year Guide to ISMs: What's In a Label? Libertarianism and Populism
For a free issue of the Progressive Populist or call 800-205-7067and the Missouri Libertarian Party
  1/10 Who Does Labor Like? Candidate Endorsements: Do They Matter? and Richard Pirodsky on his book The Demigod about Ftr Coughlin the Radio Priest

Excerpt from The Demigod along with FDR's 1932 "Nothing to Fear" Inaugural Address

  1/3  The New South: Political Change in Latin America: visiting Salvadorans and CAFTA plus Father Mike Gilgannon on Bolivia, Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez

2007

12/20 Canary in the Mine: Heartland Labor Forum Goes to New Orleans

New Orleans Labor Media

AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust

And Injustice for All: Workers Lives in the Reconstruction of New Orleans

12/13 Visible Work—Invisible Worker and US Labor Against War
12/6 Disabled Workers Update and Springsteen: Poet Laureate of Working Class Rock and Roll
11/29 New Books: Chuck Collins' The Moral Measure of the Economy and Les Leopold's The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: Tony Mazzocchi
11/22 Your Fashions Made in Sri Lanka ! You Mean They Have Unions in Sierra Leone ? Jordan 's Undocumented Iraqis - A Visit with Labor Activists from 3 Countries
11/15 What Have Missouri Public Employees Won? And Raise the Wage-Kansas
11/8 New Books: Phil Dine's State of the Unions and David Parker's Before Their Time; The World of Child Labor
Child Labor Photos from book
11/01 John Boyd on Missouri 's 2005 Work Comp Reform: Less Coverage, Shifting Costs and Tracie Washington Civil Rights Attorney: The Truth About Katrina
10/25 Staffing the FAA and Harvest Festival: Eat Like a Farmworker
10/18 Operator, Where Have All the Workers Gone? and Don't Be Ladylike.
10/11 CCA Selling Back a Prison and other Privatization Nightmares
10/4 Climate Change : Making a Just Transition & Economic Development Policy and Jobs: What's the Connection?
9/27 Their Soil Whose Oil? The Iraq Oil Law & GM Contract Proposal - PLEDGE DRIVE - Special Premiums: Phil Dine's new book State of the Unions and Anne Feeney's CD If I Can't Dance available for $60 pledge to KKFI
9/20 Disappearing Government: Retreat Mining = No Regulation? and Neither Rain nor Sleet. but What About Privatization?
9/13 International Labor Rights and Wrongs: Prisoners of Conscience & Liberia Firestone Workers

Amnesty-KC, Amnesty International, Colombia Support Network, Firestone Campaign

9/6  America Starts Here: Artist Mel Ziegler on Public Art
to exhibit at Kansas City Art Institute Artspace
8/30 Labor Day Special: In Union There's Harmony, Don't be Ladylike and US Since 1980 by Dean Baker
8/23 African Americans in Labor: A Phillip Randolph Institute and
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
8/16 New Writing: Taking on the Big Boys; or Why Feminism Is Good for Families, Business & the Nation by Ellen Bravo and Tom Geoghegan, Law in Shambles Regulation Driven by Party Politics
8/9 Our Prison Industry Complex and Visible Work/Invisible Worker - Janitors
8/2   Project Censored: Underreported Stories from the 2007 Edition
7/26 NAFTA Plus: The Security & Prosperity Partnership and TILMA
7/19 No Sweat and Made in USA ? Where's the War Economy? & Michael Yates: Cheap Motels & A Hot Plate - An Economist's   Travel Guide
7/12 SICKO – Michael Moore's New Film from a Doc's Perspective
7/5   The Employee Free Choice Act and The Delphi Deal
6/28   Single payer: the only genuine health care reform for workers
6/21   Immigrant voices: raids and family separation. . .and. . .Guest workers: Close to slavery
6/14   Economic development done right, the "Ideal Deal" for Local Governments . . and. . .Cartoons on the radio

See cartoons by Matt   Wuerker

Send a letter to Wal-Mart for Chongwon Workers

5/31  Book show: The Cinema of Globalization by Tom Zaniello and Radical Unionism by Rose Feurer
5/24  Missouri legislative autopsy. . .and. . .Activist elders: no rocking chair for union retirees 
5/17  Labor-management partnerships: saving jobs or sleeping with the enemy?
5/10   Missouri Supreme Court to rule on teachers' rights and Creating a Green Collar Workforce: The Apollo Alliance
5/3   Fleecing the Middle Class: The Mortgage Crisis
4/26   Coal Mine Death Surge and CIW Attacks the Killer (Mc)Tomatoes
4/19   GATS Mode 4: Portable Workers and Communities Without Borders by David Bacon
4/12   Blue-Green Alliance: Labor's Environmental Future and Retiring to Garden: An Autoworker Keeps Growing
4/5   Globalization That Works: Jeff Faux and Translating Unity: Carpenters Organize in Alberta
3/ 29   Misclassification: The Independent Contractor Ripoff and
PLEDGE DRIVE: Give us your money please. Pledge to KKFI
3/ 22   Restoring Medicaid to Disabled Workers and Kansas City Mayoral Election II
See Results of Heartland Labor Forum Questionaires to Mayoral Candidates and Council Candidates
3/15   Bringing Democracy to the Workplace – The Employee Free Choice Act and Derailing Fast Track
3/8   Sweatshops on Wheels and Other Deregulation Nightmares; Conn Selmer Blows It -- Strikers' Website
3/1   Restructuring the FDA: Bad Medicine for Workers and Consumers? and Music to Spotlight Women and Labor with Bob and Diana Suckiel
2/22 Mayoral Candidate Positions on Labor Issues2/15   Global Union Solidarity in Action: The World of the ITF
2/8 Monitoring Minorities in KC Construction
2/1 KC-TIF: Uneven Patchwork
1/25 Black Men in Unions Conference and Medicaid: Surgery by Blunt Instrument
1/18 Books: Lou Dobbs' War on the Middle Class and Elizabeth Fones Wolf's Waves of Opposition 1 Populism vs. Free Tree Trade: The New Face of Latin America
1/4 Ice Storm: Immigration Storm troopers Raid Swift

2006

12/28  Hail to the Thief: New Labor and Political Music
12/21  Sweatshops Behind Bars and The Real Nelly Don
12/14   Books: Interview with Andy Stern about his New Book, A Country That Works and with Gerald Horne on The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten and Update on the Goodyear Strike
11/16  Election Postmortem: What's the Agenda for the Future?
11/9  The Goodyear Strike: Saving American Jobs

 Know of a job for a Goodyear Striker? Call 785-234-5688.

11/2 Missouri Ballot Initiatives: Stem Cell & Minimum Wage
10/ 19 KKFI PLEDGE DRIVE . Kansas Candidate Forum
10/12 New Books: Dean Baker The Conservative Nanny State & Barry C. Lynn End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation
10/5 Hidden History: Unearthing Quindaro & MO Campaign Finance Deform
9/28 N.L.R.B. [No Labor Rights under Bush?]

Links mentioned: NLRB, American Rights at Work

9/21 The Spoils of War: Profiteering in Wartime and Youth Radio

9/14 Women in the Trades: Pioneers and the 2 nd Generation

9/7  Low Wage Workers Bargain: SEIU Janitors & Nursing Home Workers (coming soon)

August 31 NAFTA Corridor: The New Prairie Home Companion?

Resource maps for show: NASCO map; and Richard

          Vogel's map based on DOT maps

August 24  Immigration Conflagration: Some Real Solutions

August 10 Greed vs. The Common Good

August 3 Guzzling Ourselves to Extinction & Picture This: Cartoons on the Radio

July 27 Slim Pickins: Who Will Raise the Minimum Wage?

July 20 Attack on Your Right to Vote: Voter ID and Other Plots

July 13   Right to Vote and the Disabled

July 6   Classic Labor Songs from the Smithsonian

June 29  Trail of Tiers: Two Tier Wages and Wage Clubs: More Tears

June 22 Deconstructing Uncle Sam: IRS, Postal System, and Air Traffic

June 15 Summer Books: Hostile Takeover and The Disposable American

June 8  The Color of Wealth: No Longer Separate But Still Unequal

June 1 The Captive Worker: Outsourcing to Prison

May 25 Immigration II: Alternatives for Reform

May 18 Youth Voices and Good Knight and Good Ridder

May 11 Immigration I: The Movement and the Backlash

May 4  Unsure and Uninsured: The Healthcare Crisis and Is the Massachusetts Reform a Model or a Scam?
April 27 Smart Port KC: Beachhead of the Future or Job Drain?

April 20 Minorities in Construction: We'll Call You If We Need You Youth Voices

April 13 Rollback Wal-Mart: The Conference + Winners of Slam Wal-Mart + News feature on Immigration Rally

April 6  Pledge Drive, Interview with Evelyn Murphy on Getting Even, review of North Country

March 30 2 Books – J. Rasmus's The War at Home: The Corporate Offensive from Reagan to Bush & R. Schwartz's Strikes, Picketing & Inside Campaigns

March 23 Magazine: The Disabled: Largest Minority, Ruth Price on Agnes Smedley, & Enron: What's Missing Besides the Money?

March 16 Blunt Clot: Stop the Trauma and Mend Medicare

March 9 Lockout: Boilermakers in Meredosia IL & Girard KS Printers. Lockjaw: Shutting up Miners in Utah

March 2  Two Books: Bananeras and Immigrants, Unions, & the New US Labor Movement

February 23 Minorities in Construction: Building Bridges & Youth Build

Feburary 16 Labor's Political Action: Does It Make a Difference?

February 9  Bosses in Name Only: Missclassified Workers

February 2 The Future of Auto: Dismantling Fordism

January 19 Two Upcoming Political Initiatives: TABOR and Fusion Voting
January 5 Alternatives to the Katrina Model-Bridges out of Poverty

2005

December 15 The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy with Community Activist, Author and Musician Si Kahn and co-author Elizabeth Minnich
November 24 Heartland Labor Forum News and Music Follies
November 17 Holiday Books: Selling Women Short and Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush
November 10   My City TIF of Thee
November 3  Whispers from the Streets – a radio play by Full Circle Theatre

Solidarity Campaign with Australian Workers

Heartland Labor Forum Wins 2005 ILCA Media Contest for Radio!!!

Listen to the Show: Iraqi Workers Since "Self Rule" & Does The Trade Deficit Matter?

Listen to WIN - Workers Independent News on KKFI

weekdays 5:57 & 7:57 AM and 4:57 PM


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