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

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Latest shows
May 11 WYCO: Pick Your Zipcode to Live Longer and Reconstructing the Quindaro Ruins
May 4 Why Trump Won – A Panel Discussion by Labor Educators
April 27  Why Boycott Driscolls & An Economy without Immigrants?
April 20  Why Are So Many Millennials Socialists? And Refinery Town
April 13  Tradeswomen Building Bridges to India and Why Did We Bomb Syria?
April 6     The Challenge Manufacturing Strike Victory and From Male to Female: How One Engineer Learned about Discrimination



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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May-June 2017 schedule

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Upcoming shows


May 18 Hate Has No Home Here
Underwritten by: Boyd, Kenter, Thomas & Parrish and United Autoworkers Local 249

May 25 May Day: The Original Labor Day
Underwritten by Construction & General Laborers Local 1290 and Teamsters Joint Council 56


June 1 New York College for Some and How Anti-hunger Programs Are Constrained by Their Funders
Underwritten by Teamsters Local 41 and Communications Workers Local 6360

June 8 EBSA-Employee Benefits Security Administration and Trumping the Disabled
Underwritten by Firefighters Local 42 and Service Employees International Union Local 1

June 15 Detroit: Are the Engines Restarting?
Underwritten by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 124 and Pipefitters Local 533

June 22 Gordon Lafer: The 1% Solution and Builidng the Kansas City Skyline
Underwritten by Teamsters Joint Council 56 and Int’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1464

June 29 Peter Moscowitz, How to Kill a City and Jonathan Rosenblum, Beyond$15
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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