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

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Latest shows
March 22 General Gym and Major Math: Teachers with Guns
March 15 Will Missouri Gut Prevailing Wage Laws and Class War USA: Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History
March 8 The Gutting of Our Universities and Forced Arbitration: Surrender Your Rights
March 1 Charter Schmarter? And Triangle Factory Fire Project
Feb. 22  KC’s Entertainment Unions and Charter Schmarter
Feb. 15  Brexit and British Workers and The Regina Polk School

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

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March April 2018 schedule

Download our weekly calendar March 22, 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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Upcoming shows


March 29 The Unions Speak Out on the Harley Shutdown and NCAA Players: Workers, Students or Slaves?
Underwritten by Teamsters Joint Council 56 and United Autoworkers Local 249


April 5 Lives on the Line Story Slam
Underwritten by Teamsters Local 41and Pipefitters Local 533

April 12 Comp Time or Overtime Pay? And What’s Up with the Airport Deal?
Underwritten by Blake & Uhlig PA and Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 15

April 19 Highlights from Labor Notes and Right to Work: A Preview
Underwritten Firefighters Local 42 and by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 124

April 26 Books: Choke Points; Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain and Goddess of Anarchy; The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical
Underwritten by Teamsters Joint Council 56 and United Steelworkers District 11


   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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