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

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Latest shows
March 16 The Jeff City Firing Squad Aims at Prevailing Wage Workers & Public Employees
March 9  Wentzville School Bus Drivers Organize and Federal Workers in the Cross Hairs (Again)
March 2  Repeal and Replace the ACA: One Giant Death Panel?
Feb 23   Gunpowder Girls of the Civil War and Fannie Never Flinched
Feb. 16  The Million Women March on the Inauguration and Fixing the Pipelines: Plenty of Jobs
Feb. 9    Meet Trump’s Cabinet Picks for Labor and Education

Feb. 2    What to Do About Bad Bosses: A Labor Notes Tutorial



for links mentioned on show go to archived shows

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

live streaming at www.kkfi.org

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March-April 2017 schedule

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Upcoming shows


March 23 Surviving and Fighting Right to Work
Underwritten by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1464 and Firefighters Local 42

March 30 Chow Chop Suey: Food & the Chinese American Experience and The One-Eighth-Cent Sales Tax: Pro and Con
Underwritten by Communications Workers 6360 and Int’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 124


April 6     The Challenge Manufacturing Strike Victory and From Male to Female: How One Engineer Learned about Discrimination
Underwritten by Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers 15 and Construction & General Laborers Local 1290

April 13  Tradeswomen Building Bridges to India and Kids March for One Race-Human Race
Underwritten by Boyd, Kenter, Thomas & Parrish LLC and American Postal Workers Local 67

April 20  Why Are So Many Millennials Socialists? And Refinery Town
Underwritten by Blake & Uhlig, PA and Teamsters Joint Council 56

April 27  Why Boycott Driscolls & An Economy without Immigrants?
Underwritten by: IBEW Local 124 and Teamsters Local 41


   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!
2016, 2015, 2013 and 2009 Winner of
ILCA Media Contest!

Listen to our winning entries
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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