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Program List - Year 2005

Every Thursday 6:00-7:00 P.M.

with rebroadcast every Friday 5:00-6:00 A.M.


January 2005

1/6 Social Security, Bush, & Raiders of the Lock Box

1/13 Layoffs & Outsourcing at HCA Hospitals & Indian Union Leaders Talk about Organizing Call Centers

1/20 Bush's Guestworker Program: Not So Welcome

1/27 Who's Caring for Grandma? Training (and Organizing Nursing Home Workers

February 2005

2/3 Rethinking the Corporation

2/10 Family Feud: The Future of the AFL-CIO

2/17 Unified Government Primary Race Candidate Forum

2/24 Labor's United Way: Working Family Friend and Wyandotte County Liaison. Lolita Hernandez: Anatomy of a Cadillac Engine and other poems

March 2005

3/3 Home Sweep Home : Working in Other People's Homes

3/10 Blood, Sweat and Fear : Modern Packinghouses plus An Interview with Tom Hayden

3/17 CAFTA Don't HAVE-TA: Cong. Sherrod Brown and Ftr. Dean Brackley

3/24 De-Mythifying Social Security

3/31 Family Feud II: The Future of the AFL-CIO

April 2005

4/7 Pledges and Pearls (from HLF past): KKFI Pledge Drive Week

4/14 The Sinking Dollar plus Two Books: Shut Up Shut Down and Skilled Hands Strong Spirits; A Century of Building Trades History

4/21 Organizing Outside the Box: New Concepts in Worker Organizing

4/28 Media Matters to You

May 2005

5/5   Living Wage on Campus

5/12 The New Bankruptcy Law: Going for Broke with No Hope

5/19 Blunt Trauma: The New Missouri Work Comp Law and The Budget Plus: Work 4 Less: formerly known as Right to Work

5/26 The Media Fix

June 2005

6/2   Magazine: Outsourcing Jobs of the Disabled and Planning Your Vacation with a Union Privilege

6/9  Jobs Race Relations, and the Building Trades

6/16 Summer Books: The 5/a of Morganton, The New Troublemakers Handbook, and The Ruthless Economy

6/ 23 Pension “Reform”: Is Your Pension About to Go Down the Drain?

6/ 30 Family Feud III: The Debate on the Future of the AFL-CIO – It's Your Turn to Weigh In

July 2005

7/7   Report Card on Privatized Education: Should It Be Promoted to UMKC?

7/14  How About Democracy at Work? The Employee Free Choice Act

7/21   Management by Stress: Out of the Factory and Into the Office

7/28   Summer Books II: Class Matters; The State of Working America; Poor Workers' Unions

August 2005

8/4   Access to Air: Making Our Own Media

8/11 Learning about Labor: Union Summer and a Class at Avila

8/18 The Future of Auto with Sam Ginden (CAW) and How Right Wing

Extremism & Mismanagement Are Destroying Our Prosperity with

Economist Michael Perelman

8/25 When the Fox is in Charge: Deregulation of Telecom and Privatization of Water

September 2005

9/1  Sounds and Songs of Labor and Sounds from the Parade

9/8   Labor Needs a Soul

9/15 Why Can't We Afford a Living Wage?

9/22  Are We at A Competitive Disadvantage Without National Healthcare?

9/29  [AFL-CIO] Family Feud IV: Divorce – Who Gets the Kids?

October 2005

10/6   Fall Books: Hightower's Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush; Barbara Ehrenreich's Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream ; The State of Working America 2005

10/13   The Great American Jobs Scam

10/ 20  PLEDGE DRIVE – Support Your Only Community Radio Station! Bush's Clone Down Under and NLRB Update

10/27   The KC Building Boom: Is It a Boom for Minorities in Construction? Utah Coal Miners Organizing

November 2005

11/03   Whispers from the Streets – a radio play by Full Circle Theatre Company

11/10   My City TIF of Thee

11/17   New Books for the Holidays: Hightower's Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush and Lisa Featherstone's Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle of Workers Rights at Wal-Mart l

11/24   Heartland Labor Forum News and Music Follies

December 2005

12/01  Salvadorans Look at the Future with CAFTA and Musician Chuy Negrete 

12/8   How Safe Are Missouri and Kansas Workplaces?

12/15 The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy with Community Activist, Author and Musician Si Kahn

12/22 Disaster Capitalism: The Katrina Model

12/29  Corporate Bankruptcy and the Fantasy of a Promised Pension

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