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

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Latest shows

Jan. 18   Living in the Shadow of the Border
Jan. 11   “Me Too” a Roundtable and Call-in on Sexual Harassment
Jan. 4     The One Device: The Secret History (and Moral Cost) of the IPhone and Panic Buttons for Hospitality Workers
Dec. 28  Eleanor Goldfield: Paradigm Lost and Religious Freedom May Cost You Your Job
Dec. 21  Amazon: Walmart of the Internet and Jobs with Justice’s Amazon Wish List
Dec. 14  Peter Poschen: Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy: Solutions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development and DACA Workers








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
January-February 2018 schedule

Download our weekly calendar January 18, 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


Jan. 25   Blood, Sweat and Fear: Violence in the Auto Industry and The Golden Shower of Tax Cuts
Underwritten by United Autoworkers Local 249 and Teamsters Local 41


Feb. 1    Two Books: Black Detroit and On New Terrain: How Capital Is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War by Kim Moody
Underwritten by Teamsters Joint Council 56 and United Steelworkers District 11

Feb. 8    Generation Dollar General and the New Poor People’s Campaign
Underwritten by Blake & Uhlig PA and Pipefitters Local 533

Feb. 15  Brexit and British Workers and The Polk School
Underwritten Teamsters Local 41 and Boilermakers Local 83

Feb. 22  KC’s Entertainment Unions and Charter Schmarter
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!
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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