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

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May 16  Kansas’s New Secretary of Labor-Delia Garcia and Kansas City’s Pay Gap Study
May 9  Eugene Debs: American Socialist – The Movie and Herbert March: 1930’s KC Organizer
May 2  Birth Strike! Jenny Brown on the Hidden Fight over Women’s Work
April 25  Celebrating May Day with a book for teens about Haymarket and Centennial of The Seattle General Strike
April 18  The Disabilities Integration Act Could Create Jobs and
the Attack on Missouri Initiatives II 
April 11  Feel the Trickle: the Tax “Cuts”
April 4  Bruce Campbell: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal, Justice Denied and A New Labor Caucus for Missouri Democrats

Mayoral Candidate Interviews
Quinton Lucas 1st half of show
Jolie Justus 2nd half of show

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
May-June 2019 schedule

Download our weekly calendar May 16, 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


May 23  United Fruit Company: Rotten Bananas and Keeping America White: US Immigration Policy
Underwritten by Bricklayers & Allied Craftsworkers Local 15 and Roofers Local 20

May 30  Missouri Legislative Wrap-up and A new book about a Model Labor Leader
Underwritten by:  Teamsters Joint Council 56 and the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO


June 6  Labor and The Green New Deal and A Cousin remembers Fannie Lou Hamer – PLEDGE DRIVE!!!
Underwritten by Greater Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Unions and Teamsters Local 41

June 13  Herb Johnson: Still Kickin’ for Labor and Eric Blanc: Red State Revolt
Underwritten by International Association of Machinists Local 778 and Teamsters Joint Council 56

June 20  Don’t Privatize Our Postal Service! And Lee Camp on the Democratic Candidates
Underwritten by International Association of Firefighters Local 42 and United Steelworkers District 11

June 27  Honduras: Report Back from Delegation Investigating Why Migrants Come
Underwritten by Sheetmetal Workers Local 2 and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 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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last updated Friday, August 7, 2009
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