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

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Latest shows
Dec. 7  Emiliy Twarog: Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food and Consumer Activism in the 20th Century and Sarah Adler-Milstein & John M. Kline: Sewing Hope
Nov. 30  A Conversation with Historian David Roediger on Race, Labor and Management
Nov. 23  Heartland Labor Forum’s Award Winning Show about Harley and its Unions
Nov. 16  Thomas Kochen: Shaping the Future of Work and Public Defenders Need a Bailout
Nov. 9  Janus vs. AFSCME – The Threat to Public Sector Unions
Nov. 2  Uber’s New Pay to Drive Scheme and Janitors Speak Out






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
November-December 2017 schedule

Download our weekly calendar December 7, 2017

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


Dec. 14  Peter Poschen: Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy: Solutions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development and DACA Workers
Underwritten by SEIU Local 1 and IBEW Local 124

Dec. 21  Amazon: Walmart of the Internet and Jobs with Justice’s Amazon Wish List
Underwritten Teamsters Local 41 and United Autoworkers Local 249

Dec. 28  Eleanor Goldfield: Paradigm Lost and Religious Freedom May Cost You Your Job
Underwritten by Teamsters Joint Council 56 and 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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