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

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Aug. 15  Isn’t It Time for Medicaid Expansion? And The Attack on Federal Workers
Aug. 8  Who You Gonna Call When Your Job Disappears? and Kansas School Bus Drivers: Starving in the Summer?
Aug. 1  Next Auto Contract: Is the UAW A House Divided?
July 25  Temps and The Poverty of Work and Here We Go Again – War in Iran: A Labor Viewpoint
July 18  One Foot in the Grave – Another Shop Steward Mystery Novel and American Roots: Union Made in the USA Clothing
July 11  KC Tenants Organize and The Moral Budget
July 4  Special for July 4th: Who Counts in the US and What To do If ICE Comes


Bonus: Thursday night special - Chris Roesel teaches new immigrants how to take a plane. Chris spent two weeks in El Paso volunteering at Annunciaton House helping immigrants dumped there by ICE

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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July-August 2019 schedule

Download our weekly calendar August 15, 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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where you'll also find links mentioned on show

Upcoming shows


Aug. 22  The Labor 4 Sustainability Convergence
Underwritten by Blake & Uhlig PA and United Steelworkers District 11

Aug. 29  Debs: The Early Years and Bargaining for the Common Good
Underwritten by Teamsters Joint Council 56 and Boilermakers Local 83


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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