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

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Jan. 16  Worker Rebellion in France and Colombia
Jan. 9    What’s Ahead in the Missouri and Kansas Legislatures?
Jan. 2    NAFTA 2.0 – Good or Bad for Workers? and Labor Radio around the U.S.
Dec. 26  A Book and a Movie: Democracy Collaborative: The Making of a Democratic Economy and Harriet the Movie
Dec. 19  Neoliberalism 101 and the Very Un-Neoliberal Bike Co-op
Dec. 12  Roofers Union Centennial and Youth in the Trades
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


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
January-February 2020 schedule

Download our weekly calendar January 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


Jan. 23  2019 A Record Year for Strikes: Are We Seeing a New Labor Militancy? and Eric Washington on Football Injuries
Underwritten by Pipefitters Local 533 and Millwrights 1529

Jan. 30  www.organizing.work - a Website about Unions and an Interview with UAW Local 31’s Clarence Brown
Underwritten by IBEW 124 and IAM Local 778


Feb. 6    The Employee Benefit Security Administration: Their Mission Is to Protect Your Pension
Underwritten by: Greater KC Building Trades and Greater KC AFL-CIO

Feb. 13 Union Neutering Through Team Concept
Underwritten by Communications Workers of America 6360 and Boyd, Kenter, Thomas & Parrish LLC

Feb. 20 Wage Theft Is a Serious Problem
Underwritten Boilermakers Local 83 and Blake & Uhlig PA

Feb. 27 Interviews with Riders on the Free Buses and Can We Afford Free Bus Rides?
Underwritten by Teamsters Joint Council 56 and United Autoworkers Local 249



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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