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

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Dec. 5  Chicago Teachers Union Bargain-ing for the Common Good
Nov. 28  Thanks ILCA for Giving Us that Award – HLF 2019 Radio Winner
Nov. 21  American Factory: The Clash of Cultures
Nov. 14  Disappearing Poverty 2 and The Tenants Bill of Rights
Nov. 7  Contracts-Contracts – Auto and Metropolitan Community College
Oct. 31  How Good is Employer Paid Healthcare?
Oct. 24  Redefining Poverty and The Servant Economy
Oct. 17  Truckers: Hours and Safety
Oct. 10  Apprenticeship at Risk and When at Times the Mob is Swayed

The PRO Act to reform organizing law is HR 2474
to call Rep. Sharice Davids and ask she cosponsor 913-621-0832

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

Download a pdf of our
November-December 2019 schedule

Download our weekly calendar December 5, 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


Dec. 12  Roofers Union Centennial and Youth in the Trades
Underwritten by Greater Kansas City Building Trades Council and Pipefitters Local 533

Dec. 19  Neoliberalism 101 and the Very Un-Neoliberal Bike Co-op
Underwritten by Roofers Local 21 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 124

Dec. 26  Two Books: Betsy Esch: Globalization and Racism and Democracy Collaborative: The Making of a Democratic Economy
Underwritten by Millwrights Local 1529 and International Association of Machinists Local 778


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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