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

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March 21  A Teach-In at the Border
March 14  Teaching the Labor Movement How to Strike
March 7  Mayoral Candidate Forum with Phil Glynn and the Attack on Missouri Initiatives I
Feb. 28  Sorry to Bother You, Boots and Lessons of the LA Teachers Strike
UTLA Full Webinar

Feb. 21  Mayoral Candidate Interview: Henry Klein and Rebuilding Power in Open Shop America
Feb. 14  Mayoral Candidate Steve Miller and Worker Coops
Feb. 7  Media Benjamin on Iraq and Mayoral Forum III with Jolie Justus

Mayoral Candidate Interviews
Scott Wagner 1st half of show
Alissia Canaday  2nd half of show
Quinton Lucas
1st half of show
Jolie Justus 2nd half of show
Steve Miller 1st half of show
Henry Klein 1st half of show
Phil Glynn 1st half of show

Jermaine Reed, Scott Taylor and Vincent Lee did not return calls

THURSDAYS 6:30-7:00 PM
FRIDAYS 5:00-6:00 AM

for links mentioned on show go to archived shows

live streaming at www.kkfi.org

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March-April 2019 schedule

Download our weekly calendar March 21, 2019

News flash!!!  Heartland Labor Forum has won the International Labor Communications Labor Media Contest:
First place in Best Longform Audio to Judy Ancel for July 14, 2016 show: Do Harley’s Dreams of Personal Freedom Extend to Its Workers
Second place in Best Audio Podcast or Radio Broadcast to Cris Mann and KCMO teachers for November 10 show: Defending Public Education in Kansas City

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Upcoming shows


March 28  Celebrating Heartland Labor Forum’s 30th Anniversary with our first show: The Eastern Airlines Strike and Railway Workers Speak Out on Safety
Underwritten by Pipefitters Local 533 and International Association of Firefighters Local 42


April 4  Bruce Campbell: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal, Justice Denied and A New Labor Caucus for Missouri Democrats
Underwritten by Teamsters Joint Council 56 and United Steelworkers District 11

April 11  Feel the Trickle: the Tax “Cuts”
Underwritten by Blake & Uhlig and Teamsters Local 41

April 18  The Disabilities Integration Act Could Create Jobs and the Attack on Missouri Initiatives II
Underwritten by Boilermakers Local 83 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 124

April 25  Celebrating May Day with a book for teens about Haymarket and Centennial of The Seattle General Strike
Underwritten by Teamsters Joint Council 56 and Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 15


   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 28 years on the air since 1989!
2017, 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2009 Winner of
ILCA Media Contest!

Listen to our winning entries
Judy Ancel's Harley and Its Unions
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

Tino Scalici's Joe Hill: The First 100 Years
Tino Scalici and Cris Mann's
UAW Auto Negotiations: No More Tiers? and A New Crop of Women Leaders Report Back from the Midwest School for Women Workers

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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