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

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Latest shows

Oct. 11  Two Books about the Decline of Work and the Middle Class: Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work and Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America
Oct. 4  Middle School Kids Talk Labor History and Bill Fletcher has a novel: The Man That Fell from the Sky
Sept. 27  Wobs in KC and Exploring the Psychology of Obedience
Sept. 20  Prop A: How We Defeated Right to Work and Now What?
Sept. 13  BlackKKlansman: HLF Looks Under the Hood and The Killing of DST
Sept. 6  Is the Sharing Economy for the Birds? and Will the Revolution be Podcast?
Aug. 30  The Attack on Public Employee Unions and How They’re Resisting

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

for links mentioned on show go to archived shows

live streaming at www.kkfi.org

Download a pdf of our
September-October 2018 schedule

Download our weekly calendar October 11, 2018

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


Oct. 18  Sweat: A Play about Rustbelt America and The Fall of Wisconsin
Underwritten by Teamsters Local 41 and United Autoworkers Local 249

Oct. 25  Is the Economy Blowing Bubbles? and Railroad Workers Uniting?
Underwritten by Untied Steelworkers District 11 and Teamsters Joint Council 56


Nov. 1  Ballot Initiatives: CLEAN and Raise Up Missouri
Underwritten by Teamsters Joint Council 56 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 124


   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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