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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.

Archived Shows 2019

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
American Factory on Netflix
; The Last Truck

Nov. 14  Disappearing Poverty 2 and The Tenants Bill of Rights
Let the administration hear from you about SNAP or food stamp cuts

Nov. 7  Contracts-Contracts – Auto and Metropolitan Community College

Oct. 31  How Good is Employer Paid Healthcare?
Make a commoent here on the proposed NLRB rule to remove bargaining rights from Teaching and Research Assistants at private universities. Book and group recommended by Dr. Bhat: The Healing of America and KCSinglePayer@gmail.com

Oct. 24  Redefining Poverty and The Servant Economy
Who's Employed by the Rich and Famous? and
Instead of Bemoaning Wealth Work, Make It Better

Oct. 17  Truckers: Hours and Safety

Oct. 10  Apprenticeship at Risk and When at Times the Mob is Swayed
Get the book When At Times the Mob Is Swayed

Oct. 3  Should Trump Be Impeached?

Sept. 26  Is This a Test? – How does a lifetime of teaching affect you? An Original Radio Drama

Sept. 19  Cruise Ship Blues and Two Bills to Protect the Right to Organize and to End Tax Breaks for Outsourcing
The PRO Act to reform organizing law is HR 2474 to call Rep. Sharice Davids and ask she cosponsor 913-621-0832

Sept. 12  Miners on the Tracks and Revisiting PATCO

Sept. 5  News in Depth and Kansas Troublemakers School
Troublemakers School info

Aug. 29 Debs: The Early Years and Bargaining for the Common Good
Bargaining for the Common Good

Aug. 22  The Labor and the Green New DealArchived Shows 2019

Aug. 15  Isn’t It Time for Medicaid Expansion? And The Attack on Federal Workers

Aug. 8  Who You Gonna Call When Your Job Disappears? and Kansas School Bus Drivers: Starving in the Summer?

Aug. 1  Next Auto Contract: Is the UAW A House Divided?

July 25  Temps and The Poverty of Work and Here We Go Again – War in Iran: A Labor Viewpoint

July 18  One Foot in the Grave – Another Shop Steward Mystery Novel and American Roots: Union Made in the USA Clothing

July 11  KC Tenants Organize and The Moral Budget

July 4  Special for July 4th: Who Counts in the US and What To do If ICE Comes

June 27  Honduras: Report Back from Delegation Investigating Why Migrants Come

June 20  Don’t Privatize Our Postal Service! And Lee Camp on the Democratic Candidates

June 13  Herb Johnson: Still Kickin’ for Labor and Eric Blanc: Red State Revolt

June 6  Labor and The Green New Deal and A Cousin remembers Fannie Lou Hamer – PLEDGE DRIVE!!!

May 30  Missouri Legislative Wrap-up and A new book about a Model Labor Leader

May 23  United Fruit Company: Rotten Bananas and Keeping America White: US Immigration Policy

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 
Debs movie trailer
and Richard March,
A Great Vision

May 2  Birth Strike! Jenny Brown on the Hidden Fight over Women’s Work
Birth Strike

April 25  Celebrating May Day with a book for teens about Haymarket and Centennial of The Seattle General Strike
City of Grit and Gold and
The Seattle General Strike

April 18  The Disabilities Integration Act Could Create Jobs and the Attack on Missouri Initiatives II 
Disability Integration Act and CLEAN Missouri

April 11  Feel the Trickle: the Tax “Cuts”
Missouri Budget Project and Kansas and Kansas Center for Economic Growth

April 4  Bruce Campbell: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal, Justice Denied and A New Labor Caucus for Missouri Democrats

March 28  Celebrating Heartland Labor Forum’s 30th Anniversary with our first show: The Eastern Airlines Strike and Railway Workers Speak Out on Safety

March 21  A Teach-In at the Border

March 14  Teaching the Labor Movement How to Strike

March 7  Mayoral Candidate Forum with Phil Glynn and the Attack on Missouri Initiatives I

Feb. 28  Sorry to Bother You, Boots and Lessons of the LA Teachers Strike
UTLA Webinar

Feb. 21  Mayoral Candidate Interview: Henry Klein and Rebuilding Power in Open Shop America

Feb. 14  Mayoral Candidate Steve Miller and Worker Coops
Democracy at Work Institute

Feb. 7  Media Benjamin on Iraq and Mayoral Forum III with Jolie Justus
Code Pink

Jan. 31  New Threats and Promises from Missouri and Kansas Legislatures

Jan. 24  Trump's Screw Job on Workers and Labor in Cuba

Jan. 17  Mayoral Forum II with Candidates on Economic Justice-Quinton Lucas and Alissia Canady Issues

Jan. 10  William Kennedy’s Ink Truck and What Do LA Teachers Want?

Jan. 3  Will the new NAFTA stop Oreo–Mexico from sickening its workers?
AFL-CIO, Report on the Impacts of the Renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement

Archived Shows 2018

Dec. 27     Dana Frank: The Long Honduran Night and Barry Eidlin, Labor and the Class Idea in the US and Canada
The Long Honduran Night
and Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada

Dec. 20    Community Schools

Dec. 13    Mayoral Forum I with Candidates on Economic Justice Issues

Dec. 6  Undoing Missouri’s Public Sector and Erik Loomis-A History of America in Ten Strikes

Nov. 29  Venezuela: The Other Side of the Story and Tex Sample: Working Class Rage
For more information on Venezuela, see  https://venezuelanalysis.com/

Nov. 22  Rebroadcast from Sept. 20: How We Defeated Right to Work and Now What?
 Why Missouri Right to Work Went Down in Flames

Nov. 15  Election Recap on Worker Issues and People Before Profit: The Inspiring Story of the Founder of Bob's Red Mill

Nov. 8  One Job Should Be Enough: The Marriott Strike and ATT Legacy: How about  One Contract?
Sign the AT&T Worker Petition HERE

Nov. 1  Ballot Initiatives: CLEAN Missouri and Raise Up MO

Oct. 25  Is the Economy Blowing Bubbles? and Railroad Workers Uniting?
  Richard Wolff's Democracy@Work All Rail Crafts Coalition

Oct. 18  Sweat: A Play about Rustbelt America and The Fall of Wisconsin
Sweat andThe Fall of Wisconsin

Oct. 11  Two Books about the Decline of Work and the Middle Class: Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work and Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America
Squeezed and Gigged

Oct. 4  Middle School Kids Talk Labor History and Bill Fletcher has a novel: The Man That Fell from the Sky

Sept. 27  Wobs in KC and Exploring the Psychology of Obedience

Sept. 20  Prop A: How We Defeated Right to Work and Now What?

Sept. 13  BlackKKlansman: HLF Looks Under the Hood and The Killing of DST

Sept. 6  Is the Sharing Economy for the Birds? and Will the Revolution be Podcast?

Aug. 30  The Attack on Public Employee Unions and How They’re Resisting
Labor Notes: Rebuilding Power in Open Shop America

Aug. 23  Voter Suppression of Women and Bernie’s Our Revolution

Aug. 16  Trump’s Federal Remix: A New Department of Child Labor and a Private Postal Service?

Aug. 9  Downtown Shakedown and Bringing Football to Its Knees


Aug. 2  Kicking the Koch Habit Conference Preview
To register for the Conference


July 26  What’s on the August Ballot? Question 1 and Bill Fletcher on Right to Work


July 19  A Pension Primer for Young People and ATT no Legacy of Respect for Workers
Use this link to send a letter to
ATT CEO Randall Stevenson

July 12  UPS: What will Brown Do to You? And The Harvey Girls

July 5  What Trump Gets Wrong about Trade and What They Didn’t Teach You in School about Black and Latinx History

June 28 Our Disappearing Right to Vote and Is Civil Disobedience Still Relevant?

June 21 Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain and After the Cheering Stops Cyndy Feasel on Sports Concussions

June 14 Trumpism in Latin America: Stolen Elections and More Guns, Prisons and Immigrants
Karen Spring's full talk.

June 7 Quindaro: A Gateway to Freedom and Meet the HLF Feature Writers

May 31 Lauren Arthur vs. Kevin Corlew and Tiff over TIF in Raytown

May 24 Missouri Legislative Post Mortem and A Day in the Life of a Right to Work Ballot Activis

May 17 Getting Around Town: Street Cars, Buses, and Street Names

May 10 Workers’ Revival Festival – A Preview

May 3 Where Unemployment Isn’t Low and Gerald Horne on the Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy and Capitalism in Our Colonial Past
BLS Alternative Unemployment Measures and Gerald Horne

April 26 Books: Choke Points; Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain and Goddess of Anarchy; The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical

April 19 Highlights from Labor Notes and Bill Fletcher Jr. on Right to Work
Labor Notes
and Bill Fletcher Jr.

April 12 Comp Time or Overtime Pay? And Oklahoma Teachers

April 5 Lives on the Line Story Sla

March 29 The Unions Speak Out on the Harley Shutdown and NCAA Players: Workers, Students or Slaves?

March 22 General Gym and Major Math: Teachers with Guns

March 15 Will Missouri Gut Prevailing Wage Laws and Class War USA: Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History
  Class War USA

March 8 The Gutting of Our Universities and Forced Arbitration: Surrender Your Rights

March 1 Charter Schmarter? And Triangle Factory Fire Project
Triangle Factory tickets

Feb. 22  KC’s Entertainment Unions
IATSE Local 31
, Actor's Equity, SAG-AFTRA

Feb. 15  Brexit and British Workers and The Polk School
To apply for the Polk School

Feb. 8    Generation Dollar General and the New Poor People’s Campaign

Feb. 1    Two Books: Black Detroit and On New Terrain: How Capital Is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War by Kim Moody
  Black Detroit and On New Terrain

Jan. 25   Blood, Sweat and Fear: Violence in the Auto Industry and The Golden Shower of Tax Cuts
Blood, Sweat and Fear and
David Cay Johnston

Jan. 18   Living in the Shadow of the Border
U.S. Border Patrol Systematically Destroyed Water Supplies Left for Migrants in Desert, Report Says

Jan. 11   “Me Too” a Roundtable and Call-in on Sexual Harassment
Equal Employment Opportunity Commissiob EEOC - 1-800-669-4000

Jan. 4     The One Device: The Secret History (and Moral Cost) of the IPhone and Panic Buttons for Hospitality Workers

Archived Shows 2017

Dec. 28  Eleanor Goldfield: Paradigm Lost and Religious Freedom May Cost You Your Jo

Dec. 21  Amazon: Walmart of the Internet and Jobs with Justice’s Amazon Wish List
Report on Amazon
and Amazon Wishlist

Dec. 14  Peter Poschen: Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy: Solutions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development and DACA Workers
  Kansas-Missouri Dream Alliance and Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy

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
Politics of the Pantry and
Sewing Hope

Nov. 30  A Conversation with Historian David Roediger on Race, Labor and Management
David Roediger

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

Oct. 26  Do Japanese Workers Have Rights? And Al Gore’s Inconvenient Seque

Oct. 19  The Great Job Creation Scam and Wisconsin’s New “FoxCon”

Oct. 12  The Right to Protest: A Roundtable Discussion

Oct. 5  ADAPT Disabling Medicaid and The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Uniting Rail Workers

Sept. 28  Lane Windham, Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of the New Economic Divide and The NAACP Travel Advisory

Sept. 21  Trump Attack on the Federal Workforce and Does It Pay to Go to College?

Sept. 14  The Right to Work Signature Campaign and Greitens’ Dark Money
We Are Missouri

Sept. 7  Shame on Carl Icahn and Preemption and the Minimum Wage
Photo of Herb and Keith and flyer for 1990 HLF show

Aug. 31  The ACLU on Immigrant Rights, Voting and Kobach

Aug. 24  Women’s Equality Week

Aug. 17   Will Robots Get Your Job? and Blackballed: Race Politics & Football

Aug. 10  The Politics of Immigration and Invisible Hands: Voices from the  Global Economy
The Politics of Immigration
and Invisible Hands

Aug. 3  Is Voc Tech Shrinking? and Street Medical Care for All

July 27  A Plan to Put the Brakes on Runaway Inequality and Countering Hate without Feeding The Trolls

July 20  Waiting for Lefty by Laid off UMKC Theatre People

July 13  UMKC Layoffs Hit Labor Studies and Theatre

July 6 The British Elections: What Do They Mean for Labor and Big bucks for the Boot Heel: Good Deal or Not?

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

June 22 Gordon Lafer: The 1% Solution and Builidng the Kansas City Skyline
The 1% Solution

June 15 Detroit: Are the Engines Restarting?

June 8 EBSA-Employee Benefits Security Administration and Trumping the Disabled

June 1 New York College for Some and How Anti-hunger Programs Are Constrained by Their Funders

May 25 May Day in Rural Missouri

May 18 Hate Has No Home Here

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
Ben Tulchin on the Dems
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

March 30 Chow Chop Suey: Food & the Chinese American Experience and The One-Eighth-Cent Sales Tax: Pro and Con

March 23 Surviving and Fighting Right to Work

March 16 The Jeff City Firing Squad Aims at Prevailing Wage Workers & Public Employees
Protect Missouri Families

March 9  Wentzville School Bus Drivers Organize and Federal Workers in the Cross Hairs (Again)
NARFE on the issues

March 2  Repeal and Replace the ACA: One Giant Death Panel?
Missouri Jobs with Justice, Indivisible, Heartland Alliance for Progress

Feb 23   Gunpowder Girls of the Civil War and Fannie Never Flinched

Feb. 16  The Million Women March on the Inauguration and Fixing the Pipelines: Plenty of Jobs

Feb. 9    Meet Trump’s Cabinet Picks for Labor and Education
Labor Department Employees Revolt

Feb. 2    What to Do About Bad Bosses: A Labor Notes Tutorial

Jan. 26  Unlawful Retaliation: EEOC’s New Rule for Workers Who File Complaints and the 1986 Flight Attendants Strike against TWA

Jan. 12  Which Side Are You On? Right to Work or Right to Freeload

Jan. 5 Julius Getman: The Supreme Court on Unions and Chuck Jones Talks Back to the Boss
The Supreme Court on Unions and Chuck Jones and Trump Tweets

Archived Shows 2016

Dec. 29  Pray for the Dead; A Musical Tale of Morgues, Moguls, and Mutiny
Pray for the Dead FaceBook and Pray for the Dead Go Fund Me

Dec. 22  Serving Up Justice on Campus

Dec. 15  Prisoners on Strike and Lessons from Labor's Past Fight against Fascism

Dec. 8  Oil vs Water: The Dakota Access Pipeline Debate - Another Blue-Green Standoff?

Dec. 1  All the Single Working Ladies and BRIDJ to Gig or a Good Union Job?

Nov. 24  The New Overtime Rules and Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind

Nov. 17  Student Debt: The New Indentured Servitude

Nov. 10  Teachers and Administrators Defend the KCMO Schools

Nov. 3  St. Louis Higher Ed organizing: Is It Becoming a Movement?

Oct. 27  The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself and The First War on Terror 1919

Oct. 20  The South African Miner Massacre and the Spirit of Marikana and Hesitant Comrades: The Irish Revolution and the British Labour Movement

Oct. 13  The KC Rent Bubble and Citizens for Community Benefits Agreements

Oct. 6  Manny Ness: Southern Insurgency; The Coming of the Global Working Class and Chiluba Musonda: From Zambia to KC

Sept. 29  Tim Sheard: Someone Has to Die and Trump on Labor

Sept. 22  David Cay Johnston on Donald Trump and TPP: On a Roll; Still Flushable!

Sept. 15  The Voting Rights Initiative and Will the Real Jesse James Please Stand Up?

Sept. 8  Evicted: Without a Home, Everything Else Falls Apart and the Struggle of Mexican Teachers against the State

Sept. 1  SURJ-Standing Up for Racial Justice and Hillary on Labor

Aug. 25  Equal Means Equal: The Film and Why We Still Need the Equal Rights Amendment
Equal Means Equal see the trailer

Aug. 18     How Police Unions Protect Their Own and Chuck Ross: Mavericks Money and Men: The AFL, Black Players and the Evolution of Modern Football
To nominate a worker for Cindy's concert contest cindynovelomusic@gmail.com; to RSVP for City Council support for Community Benefits Agreement resolution: loramore2@yahoo.com

Aug. 11  American and Mexican Teachers Fight Back

Aug. 4  Luke Shafer: $2 a Day; Living on Almost Nothing and “You’re Fired” – Trump on Labor (2nd in series on candidates)

July 28  We Can Do It! Women in the Trades

July 21  The New Operating Engineers Union Health Clinic: Will It Start a Trend?

July 14  Do Harley’s Dreams of Personal Freedom Include Its Workers?

July 7  The UAW Identity Crisis: Is it still an auto union? Green Party Candidate Jill Stein on Labor, the Economy and Immigration (first of a series on candidates)

June 30  The Management Myth and Teachers March Again
Atlantic The Management Myth and March for Public Education and Social Justice

June 23  Pullman Porters: The Making of the Black Middle Class in KC
Pullman Porter Museum

June 16  Thomas Frank: Listen Liberal and Postal Banking: Is the Time Now?
Listen Liberal; Campaign for Postal Banking

June 9  James Green: The Devil’s in These Hills and Don Blankenship Goes to Jail (sort of)
James Green; The Epic Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Coal Baron

June 2  Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary and Jamala Rogers: Ferguson Is America

May 26  The New Center for Neighbor-hoods and Disabilities Integration Act
Fact Sheet on Disabilities Integration Act

May 19  Maintain That Plane Where? and Media Sleeps Through Democracy Awakening
AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department, Media Matters

May 12  Will Verizon #NeverSettle? and The Peabody Cave-in
for Verizon strike updates from CWA

May 5  Black Lives Matter for Unions – Labor Notes Conference Workshop

April 28 Innovations in Bargaining and Organizing from Jobs with Justice Conference

April 21 Corporate Raiders Crash the Classroom

April 14 U.S. Senate Cafeteria Workers Cookin’ Up Trouble and Tips: A Throwback to Slavery
ROC United's One Fair Wage Campaign

April 7   Human Race – One Race and Teamsters on the Cutting Board
MyCSPensionHandsOff, Facebook: TeamsterPension Crisis and MissouriKansasCityCommitteeToProtectPensions

March 31 Should We Get Rid of the Electoral College? And Earl Wheeler: Lessons from KC Labor’s Past

March 24 Everyone’s Marching on Washington this Spring and Summer
Democracy Awakening, Democracy Spring, Teamster Rally, Teacher Rally and March

March 17  A Streetcar Named Nonunion and MO Legislature to KC: “Bend Uber”

March 10 Welcome to Pure Michigan

March 3 MU Graduate Teaching Assistants Denied Union Representation Election and A Preview of the Upcoming Labor Notes Conference
Labor Notes Conference

Feb25  The Legacy of Father Lefty Empowering Youth and The New Education Reform Will Children Still Be Left Behind?
  To get involved in What U Can Do, call Larry at is 816-830-8636

Feb. 18  What’s New from the Chicago Teachers? and Xenophobia: Are We a Nation of Anti-Immigrants?

Feb. 11 TIFF: Arrested Development and Honeywell Not Well

Feb. 4  The Presidential Frontrunners: Who Is a Friend of Labor?

Jan. 28 An Interview with Visionary Organizer Jane McAlevey
  Real News: Unions Are Split over Hillary (interview with Jane McAlevey

Jan. 21 Harold Gibbons and Ernest Calloway: Fighting for Total Person Unionism and Community Policing

Jan. 14 Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy vs Jimmy Hoffa and Labor Responses to COP21

Jan. 7  Junior Rat-race: the Problem of Over-testing and Hippy Scabs Are Still Scabs

Archived Shows 2015

Dec. 31 Uber Economy and Labor News Highlights for 2015

Dec. 24 A Holiday Wish: No War but the Class War

Dec. 17 Welcome to Hotel TIF and Richard Wolff: Co-ops Work

Dec. 10   David Cay Johnston: In-Shoring Prosperity and Why Are Canadian Unions Stronger?

Dec. 3    Rock-a-bye Baby The Wages Is Crazy and Why Are Kansas Teachers Fleeing?

Nov. 26 Joe Hill's First 100 Years with John McCutcheon

Nov. 19 Community Health Workers – Good Deal for Workers and Patients

Nov. 12 Sheet Metal Workers and Sierra Club Team Up to Demand Missouri Move toward Energy Efficiency and What’s Up with Auto Bargaining?

Nov. 5   The Uber Economy; A Raw Deal and What’s in a Name? Profiling in Hiring

Oct. 29  Daddy What’s the Middle Class? and Sweating in the Amazon Jungle
  Rick Smith Show and Justice for Port Drivers

Oct. 22  Ai-Jen Poo: Age of Dignity and Familias Unidas Take on Driscoll
  Familias Unidas por Justicia -- United Families for Justice; The Age of Dignity by Ai-Jen Poo

Oct. 15  Where Do the Candidates Stand on Immigration? and Pioneer Women

Oct. 8  When Should Unions Endorse?

Oct. 1  Our Walmart Relaunch and Bring Back the ERA

Sept. 24  Jessica Neuwirth: Bring Back the ERA and Is Charter Partners Just Sneaky Privatization?

Sept. 17  Off the Rails: The Prosecution of Tom Harding, Engineer and Fight for $15 Goes to Brazil

Sept. 10  UAW Auto Negotiations: No More Tiers? and A New Crop of Women Leaders Report Back from the Midwest School for Women Workers

Sept. 3   Will There Be a British Labor Party Resurrection with JC? and More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

Aug. 27  Women’s Equality Week - Two Pioneer Working Women Tell Their Stories

Aug. 20  Rev. William Barber: America Lacks Heart and Bad Ass Teachers Unite

Aug. 13  Bullies in the Workplace

Aug. 6  A Socialist for President? Not the First time and When Tenure Goes, What Happens to Academic Freedom?

July 30  Honduras: Laboratory for Privatization

July 23  New Books: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Continental Crucible

July 16  A Victory for Bangladesh Garment Workers and Erik Loomis: The Corporate Outsourcing Catastrophe

July 9  The Origins of Right to Work by Cedric deLeon and Obamacare Survives the Supreme Court: What’s Next?

July 2  Why 15? The Kansas City Minimum Wage Increase

June 25  Breaking into Fortress Europe: Migrants Across the Mediterranean

June 18  ERISA’s Demise: The Domino Effect and Huelga: Story from a Casino Utility Closet

June 11    Labor History in Two and Venezuela: Who’s the Real Threat?

June 4  Matt Kennard: On the Trail of the Global Capitalist Racketeers and the High Public Cost of Low Fast Food Wages
Report: The High Public Cost of Low Wages

May 28     Does the World Bank Work for Working People? and Pioneer Women

May 21 A 100 Years Ago, Socialists Dominated MOKAN Labor – History of the Socialist Party and Baldemar Velasquez - Farm Labor Leader part 1

May 14  Teacher Wars: The Most Embattled Profession

May 7 AT&T on a Race to the Bottom? Home Healthcare Workers Fighting for a Union
  Missouri Home Care Union

April 30  Joe Hill: The First 100 Years with John McCutcheon
  Joe Hill's Last Will

April 23  Pioneer Women: UAW 31’s Vicky Hale and Adjunct Professors Organize

April 16  Public > Charter > Virtual: What’s Next for the Schools?

April 9  Current Labor Struggles in Oil and Auto and on the Docks

April2 Teaching in Brownbackistan, Stand Up KC Press Conference and Cathy Feingold on FTAs

March 26  Dorothy Sue Cobble: Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements and Metropolitan Community Colleges Faculty Organizes

March 19  The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Another Corporate Power Grab
Contact Congress

March 12  Our Walmart Gets a Raise and Singout with Pat Wynne

March 5  Right to Work and Paycheck Deception: Partners in Crime

Feb. 26  Why Does the Boss Have All the Rights?
Ellen Dannin and Ann Hodges National Labor Relations Act Judicial Amendment series

Feb. 19  The Battle for Public Education in Kansas and Missouri

Feb. 12  Fast Track to Oblivion: The Secret Trade Deal

Feb. 5  Yhe NO-KANt Legislatures

Jan. 29  Nomi Prins: All the Presidents’ Bankers  and Ed Baptist Half the Story: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Jan. 22  Obama Immigration Executive Action: a Big Opportunity for Unions

Jan15 Police and the Community from One Struggle KC to Community Policing

Jan. 8  Thomas Geoghegan: Only One Thing Can Save Us – Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement and Fight for 15

Jan. 1  Would Jesus Be a Capitalist? And Chuy Negrete: Mexican Work Songs

Archived Shows 2014

Dec. 25  Mondragon: Humanity at Work

Dec. 18  Report from the Front in the Continuing War on Teachers

Dec. 11  Nurses Blow the Whistle on Ebola and Pioneer Women

Dec. 4  Skilled Trades Job Fair and Is ALEC Coming to a City Near Here?

Nov. 27  Hands Up Wal-Mart – It’s Black Friday and Lee Camp on the Holidays

Nov. 20  Ferguson: Anytown USA

Nov. 13  Block the Boat LA and These Roses Have Thorns: Colombian Flower Workers

Nov. 6  Til the Rulers Obey: Rebel Voices from Latin America and Homecare Workers

Oct. 30  Half-priced Heroes: A Conversation with 21t Century Ford Workers and Pioneer Woman Aude Negrete: Running a Campaign

Oct. 23  Elections: Hot Races in Kansas and Missouri

Oct. 16  Privatization: What’s the Cost? and Stopping Privatization in KC

Oct. 2  Denied Unemployment? Help Is on the Way and Assessing the Fast Food

Sept. 25  Reviving the Public Sector Strike and Blowing the Whistle on Unsafe Work

Sept. 18  Teachers Unite against Amendment 3 and Parasitic Finance Capital

Sept. 11  Stop that One-man Train!
Railroad Workers United and Statement of SMART on one-man crew issue

Sept 4 Ferguson: Mirror of Deindustrialization & SEIU Healthcare at Research and Menorah Talks Strike

Aug. 28  ROC-United’s Saru Jayaraman on Tips and Sexual Harassment
ROC-United's National Diners Guide and Living Off Tips Campaign

Aug. 21   The Jazz Union: Whatever Happened to Local 627?
Mutual Musicians Foundation

Aug. 14   Shakerboarders: Will Dance for Food and deportation mill in Artesia, NM

Aug. 7   Mondragon: What If You Could Elect Your Boss?

July 31    The Transportation Sales Tax and the Street Car Referenda on the August Ballot

July 24   Simon Says Fight for your Job and State Takeover of Normandy School District: Will Teachers Pay the Price?
Normandy: Extended Interviews1, 2, 3

July 17   Lean Production at UPS and Uber & Lyft: Taking Drivers for a Ride

July 10 David Cay Johnston: The Recovery That Wasn’t plus Citizen Koch

July 3   Seattle $15: How Did It Happen? and May Day PAC: Crowdsourcing Donations
May Day PAC

June 26  Could You Be a Community Health Worker and What Did You Learn @ Work Today?
Community Health Worker Course; What Did You Learn @ Work Today?

June 19  Musicians Local 1000: Pete Seeger’s Union and Greg Goold: Union Man

June 12  Chicago Teachers: How to Jumpstart Your Union and UAW Prepares for Bargaining
How to Jumpstart Your Union

June 5  Don’t “Lean” on Us: The Toyota Model in Services

May 29  Slavery in Prison and Staples Stamping Out Postal Jobs

May 22  Sixteen Tons, a Novel and Pioneer Women

May 15  Will Paul Davis Become Brownback’s Downfall? and Andy Croll: Whose Buying Our Elections

May 8 Labor and the Locavore and Koch’s New Deal for Kansas Teachers

May Day  A Cauldron of Troublemakers: The Labor Notes Conference

April 24  Street Car Smash-Up and Moral Mondays Now on Tuesdays

April 17  Missouri Legislative Update with House Minority Leader Jacob Hummel and Right to Wreck the Economy: the True Story of Open Shop Economics

April 10  Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans and Schools Update

April 3  Heartland Labor Forum’s 25th Anniversary Show

March 27  Ben Cohen and the 1%’s 1% Who Buy Our Elections and Anti-RTW Rally in Jeff City

March 20  Collective Bargaining and the Battle of Ohio and Pioneer Woman on a Bulldozer

March 13  The Bugs in the Volkswagen Election and The Early Bird Gets to Vote

March 6  Union busting Mexico style
for labor news from Mexico in English go to Mexico Labor News & Analysis

Feb. 27 RN2 to the Rescue: National Nurses Union to the Philippines

Feb. 20  Will the KC Street Cars be Union Free? and Band Leader Lance Canales: The Deportee Headstone Project
Video of Deportee with Lance Canales

Feb. 13 Rana Plaza: Were the Workers Left in the Rubble? and Wishin’ for MO Better Bills? a Missouri Legislative Update

Feb. 6    Remembering Pete Seeger (with John McCutcheon) and Will ERISA Get the Kiss of Death?

Jan. 30  The TPP: On a Roll; Still Flushable (Trans-Pacific Partnership

Jan. 23  Public Education: Is This the End?
Cee Trust Plan for KC; KC School District Plan; Other plans

Jan. 16  Labor Marchers for Civil Rights

Jan. 9  Peter Peter Social Security Eater

Jan. 2  Robert McChesney- Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America and The Next Generation: Fast Food Worker

Archived Shows 2013

Dec. 26 No Mint Juleps for Labor in the South: UAW Organizes and UE’s Moral Mondays

Dec. 19 Are Employers Feasting on Obamacare?
Labor for Single Payer

Dec. 12 David Bacon: The Right to Stay Home and One Hundred Years of the Assembly Line
Bacon's the Right to Stay Home

Dec. 5   The Scrooge Show
  Kansas City Jobs with Justice Scrooge of the Year

Nov. 28 Getting Ready for the Plaza Lights

Nov. 21 Labor: The Next Generation and Pioneer Women
Ashley's My Union Family on Facebook

Nov. 14 Pilfering Your Pension and KU Nurses Association: Defending Quality Patient Care
KU Nurses Association (KUNA)

Nov. 7   Can They Do That? Call-in on Labor Law

Oct. 31  Halloween Horrors: The New Kid and Jason Kelly, The New Tycoons
Info on New Kid performances in KC

Oct. 24  Tim Sheard: The Lenny Moss Mysteries and “Let Freedom Ring” - Solidarity Singers Go to Jail
Tim Sheard's Hard Ball Press, Solidarity Singers book and Solidarity Singers fundraising

Oct. 17  High Tech Guest Workers and Peabody’s Patriot Act

Oct. 10  Eric Mann: Playbook for Progressives and Pioneer Woman
Playbook for Progressives

Oct. 3  Tucker: HLF Award-winning Show and the Conference
  Conference registration and agenda

Sept. 26  Bulldozing Teachers and Schools

Sept. 19  Missouri Veto Session Recap and Bus Attacks!

Sept. 12  A New AFL-CIO? Almost live, from the convention

Sept. 5  What’s a Good Job? and The MO-KAN Race to the Bottom

Aug. 29  Ed Asner: Actor, Union Leader, Progressive

Aug. 22  Snoops and Snowblowers and Labor at the Left Forum

Aug. 15  Immigration Reform Update and Pioneer Women

August 8  Fast Food Worker Rebellion

August 1  Which Ex-Felons Can’t Get Food Stamps? and “What Do You Mean You’re Closing My School?”

July 25  Do the Rich Cheat More than the Rest of Us? and Union Organizing Iraqi Style
Rich Studies and US Labor Against War

July 18  Don’t do Koch! and Jonathan Sperber: Karl Marx: A 19th Century Life

July 11  The Peabody/Patriot Shuffle and Bill Fletcher talk at KC Public Library Q&A

July 4  Bill Fletcher’s Talk at the KC Public Library: They’re Bankrupting Us & 20 Other Myths about Unions and a commentary on the New UPS Contract
They're Bankrupting Us & 20 Other Myths about Unions

June 27 Call-in Show on Obamacare
  Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance and Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City

June 20  What Do You Get When You Offshore Management Responsibility? Bangladesh
Responsibility Outsourced Report and IndustriALL

June 13  Testing Mania and “I’m Not Lovin’ It”: Fast Food Workers

June6 Legislative Post Mortem and Dumb Bill Award

May 30  Who’s Scheming on Your Pension? and Pioneer Women-Donna Birks

May 23  Barbara Garson: Down the Up Escalator; How the 99% Live in the Great Recession and Immigration Bill Explained
Underwritten by: Boilermakers Local 83 and American Postal Workers Local 67

May 16  Death on the Job

May 9  Venezuela Elections Redux and We Love Snail Mail
Venezuela Analysis; National Assn of Letter Carriers

May 2  Austerity: Coming to a Town Near You Soon

Apr. 25  Community forum on public education

Apr. 18  2 authors, 2 books:  Lisa Phillips, A Renegade Union District 65 and Sam Pizzigatti, The Rich Don’t Always Win
A Renegade Union and The Rich Don't Always Win

Apr. 11  Sharing migration stories

Apr. 4    The new free trade Frankenstein: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and The Labor Project for Working Families
AFL-CIO on TPP; Citizen's Trade Campaign; Labor Project for Working Families

Mar. 28  The Restaurant Opportunity Center’s Saru Jayaraman, Behind the Kitchen Door and Pioneer Women
ROC United - Behind the Kitchen Door

Mar 21  An Immigration Reform That's Good for Workers
  Articles by David Bacon: How U.S. Policies Fueled Mexico's Great Migration and The Dignity Campaign's Alternative Vision for Immigration Reform

Mar. 14  Why are G.M.-Colombia workers on a hunger strike? and Sweat-free communities
On GM-Colombia workers see Witness for Peace. International Labor Rights Forum sweat-free campaign

Mar. 7  “But it’s my check!” The truth about the Paycheck Deception bills
AFT Kansas, Progress Missouri

Feb 28  AT&T Broken Promises and Catholic Teaching on Workers
books on Catholic Social Teaching

Feb. 21  A Tax Policy that Creates Jobs
Missouri Budget Project

Feb. 14  The Nuts and Bolts of Obamacare
HHS on Affordable Care Act

Feb. 7    DACA Youth: Waiting for Their Papers and Rob Larson’s Bleakonomics
KS/MO Dream Alliance and Bleakonomics

Jan. 31  When Guns Go to School

Jan. 24  Who’s Right to Work?
Study on Prevailing Wage and Right to Work
Hostess Bankery video

Jan 17  King and the Memphis Strike with Michael Honey and Pioneer Woman: Cherie Watson, Cabbie
Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike - Martin Luther King's Last Campaign by Michael K. Honey

Jan. 10  A Moment of Clarity with Lee Camp and Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance: Mike Rose’s Back to School

Jan. 3  Hostess with the Leastest and Union Busting in the Shire

Archived Shows 2012

Dec. 27  Peace Speaks

Dec. 20  Pioneer Women and Fire Your Boss and Form a CO-OP

Dec. 13  Jerry Tucker: Labor Visionary

Dec. 6    New Labor Books: Bill Fletcher, Jr, ‘They’re Bankrupting Us!’ and 20 Other Myths about Unions and Robert Pollin, Back to Full Employment

Nov. 29  Wal-Mart: A Smile in Every Aisle? Not on Black Friday
OUR Walmart and Making Change at Walmart

Nov. 22  Thanks to the Labor Songsters: A Thanksgiving Music Special

Nov. 15  New Labor Books: Lynn Povich The Good Girls Revolt and Robert Schwartz, Just Cause: A Union Guide to Winning Discipline Cases

Nov. 8  A Tale of Two Elections: Venezuela and the U.S.
Advancement Project Voter Protection

Nov. 1  Bainport Move to China

Oct. 25  Meet the Candidates for Kansas Legislature

Oct. 18  Meet the Candidates for Missouri Legislature

Oct. 11  Whose Aiming at Our Right to Vote and How to Protect It

Oct. 4  The KC Star’s Diane Stafford on the Retirement Boom that Wasn’t
Star: For Many Boomers Retirement Age is a moving target

Sept. 27  New Books: The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality with author Tim Noah and Human Rights and Labor Solidarity with author Susan Kang
Great Divergence and Human Rights & Solidarity

Sept. 20  Pioneer Women: Alise Martiny, New Manager of the KC Building Trades Unions and Workers Call-in on War

Sept. 13  New AFL-CIO Secretary/Treasurer Mike Louis and Union Whistleblowers

Sept. 6  Debunking the Billionaire Bus Tour and What’s the Truth about Crossland Construction?
The Truth about Crossland

Aug. 30   Labor Day: Union Members’ Rights and Debunking Anti-union Ads
Association for Union Democracy - AUD

Aug. 23   Back to School Report and Harvesting the Wind for Jobs
  Harvest the Wind

Aug. 16   Yes You Can Vote! Countering  Voter Suppression and Occupy the Economy-Challenging Capitalism with Richard Wolff
Restoring Voting Rights to Citizens with Felony Convictions

Aug. 9      Reassessing Cesar Chavez and Pioneer Women
Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez & the UFW

Aug. 2      New Union Leaders II: Billy Moffet (CWA 6450), Roger Beach (Tri-County Labor Council)

July 26   Low Wage Lives and The 100 Greatest Americans in Social Justice
100 Greatest Americans

July 19   “It’s a Girl!” KC Tradeswomen Stand Up to Discrimination
Missouri Women In Trades; Tradeswomen

July 12   Recalling Wisconsin: What are the Lessons? and Saying “No” to NATO: the Chicago Protest

July 5   Dreamers Deferred and the Arizona Decision and Ron Hoyle: Ironworker Artist
Ron Hoyle artwork-Hyperrealism in Graphite

June 28  Our Sewer System from Nuts to Soup and Putting a Contract Out on Federal Workers

June 21  Pioneer Women: Plumber/Musician Diana Suckiel and Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places
Casino Women

June 14  Two new books: Retirement on the Line and Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism
Retirement on the Line and Invisible Handcuffs

June 7  New Report: Retailers Sell Workers Short and How Management Thinks
Different views on Wisconsin: NYT-Exit polls; John Nichols on Democracy Now; AFL-CIO Blog on Union Voters; Mathew Rothschild-How the Wisconsin solidarity movement failed in imagination and nerve

May 31  New Union Leaders in Kansas City: George Ruiz (UAW 31) and Jermaine Fields (RWDSU 184L)

May 24  Pioneer Women: Judy Ancel and Bill Barry: A Union Organizer’s Handbook
Organizer's Handbook

May 17  A Thousand Troublemakers: The Labor Notes Conference

May 10  Crosslands Construction: We Just Come to Work Here; We Don’t Come to Die and Judy Morgan’s Wacky Career in Jeff City
  USW on Compass Minerals

May 3  May Day Show: Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky with Nicholas Von Hoffman and The State of Labor – a Call-in Show – 816-931-5534

April 26  Luis Argueta: the Postville Raid and 99% Shareholder Spring with feature: Washington Window on Workers
Abused: The Postville Raid and Pay Up KCP&L

April 19  Brothers on the Line: A UAW Story and Iran a Con Game
Brothers web site

April 12  Frank Walsh, a Home Grown Hero from a Century Ago

April 5  Uprising in Wisconsin One Year Later with John Nichols on his new book
Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest from Madison to Wall Street

March 29  Two Author Interviews: Daniel Reichman's The Broken Village: Coffee, Migration and Globalization in Honduras and United for a Fair Economy's The Self-Made Myth: How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed

March 22  Defending Missouri Public Education and Urban Flow Bike Messenger Union
Urban Flow Bike Messenger Unions

March 15  Working Women and the Contraception Attack and Pioneer Women: Contractor

March 8 The American Airlines Bankruptcy: What about the Workers? and Concessions at US Air

March 1  Capping Pay Day Loans and Reoccupying Republic Windows & Doors

Feb 23  Hospital Unions Making Gains in KC
National Nurses United, SEIU Healthcare Missouri

Feb. 16  Raising the Missouri Minimum Wage
Give Missourians a Raise

Feb 9  Joe Hill, The Man Who Never Died and Pioneer Women profiles letter carrier Kathleen Stegall, 37 years with the USPS
Joe Hill the Man Who Never Died by William Adler

Feb. 2    Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions and Deportations and Fields of Resistance: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Immigration Nation and Fields of Resistance

Jan. 26  Jobs for Vets: Mission Impossible? and The WPA What Can We Learn from the 1930s Jobs Program?

Jan. 19  The Death & Resurrection of Affordable Education and Occupy Cartoons
See the cartoons.htm

Jan12 NLRB Under Attack: The workplace rights poster, and the Boeing Case

Jan 5th KC Schools: Who Should Rule? The St. Louis Experience and Wendell Potter on Health Insurance Propaganda

Archived Shows 2011

Dec. 29  Manny Ness: Guest Workers & Resistance to US Corporate Despotism and Worker Misclassification. Plus Year-end roundup with Mark Gruenberg of Press Associates Union News

Dec. 22  Two Books: Steve Early Civil Wars in US Labor and Shawn Burns Archie Green: The Making of A Working Class Hero

Dec. 15  John Nichols: The Next Media - Beyond Wisconsin

Dec. 8    Class War: Whose doing the dying in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Study of American Military Deaths

Dec. 1    Sick leave in Seattle

Nov. 24  Thanks for the Music: A Sampler and Pioneer Women

Nov 17  Occupy KC!

Nov. 10  Food Deserts and Money Mirages: KC Communities in need of groceries and affordable credit

Nov. 3  Locked Out – Union miners take on global corporation Rio Tinto and High on the Hog: Corporate agriculture subsidies

Oct. 27  Pioneer Women – Erika Johnson, Electrician and Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned

Oct. 20  Two Books on Workers’ Self-Management and Worker Control: Jeremy Brecher’s Banded Together and Manny Ness’s Ours to Master & to Own

Oct. 13  Recalling Wisconsin and How to Apply for Social Security

Oct. 6  Fall Pledge Drive Special: Occupy KC, Hershey's and Human Trafficking, Postal Workers and HB 1351, Mark Gruenberg on Boeing case.
Occupy KC; Justice at Hershey's; American Postal Workers Union

Sept. 29  HLF Award Winning Show: The Last Overhaul: The American/TWA Shutdown

Sept. 22  UAW Contract, Strike or Arbitration? and the Gypsies of the Auto Industry

Sept. 15  Farm Aid: Family Farmers vs. Agribusinessl 541
Farm Aid

Sept. 8  Pioneer Women – Michele Stauffer, Pilot and Afghan War 10th Anniversary
US Labor Against War

Sept. 1  Celebrating Women Workers on Labor Day: Sara Manzano-Diaz of the Women’s Bureau, Vickie Tarpley’s Parade & UAW daughter and son

August 25  Square Dancing in the Jungle with Henry Ford – Greg Grandin on Fordlandia

August 18  Shadow Stats - The Real Government Numbers and Secure Communities?
Shadow Government Statistics

August 11  SOS! Save Our Schools

August 4  IWW Organizing Low Wage Youth - will be posted soon

July 28  Europe: Austerity or Democracy? Greek Workers Resist

July 21  Wal-Mart Politics: Shafting Customers Every Day and Pioneer Women: Bank Cop
Wake Up Wal-Mart

July 14  Chicken Little and the Debt Ceiling and Students Fight Education Cutbacks
Stephanie Kelton's Blog New Economic Perspectives

July 7  Better Not Mess with the U.S. Mail: Postal Myths and Facts and New Book: Real World Labor
American Postal Workers Unions and Dollars & Sense bookstore

June 30  Blue Collar/White Collar/No Collar

June 23  The Right Wing Agenda: Who Is Behind the Curtain?
Report on ALEC and Rachel Tabchnick report on education

June 16  Berger Marks Foundation Dedicated to Helping Women Organize into Unions and Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children
Berger Marks Foundation and Immigrants Raising Citizens

June 9  Women Pioneers (in their field) and How Do You Know If It’s Discrimination?

June 2  Springsteen: The Promise and Make a Promise to KKFI-It’s PLEDGE DRIVE

May 26  Mexico’s Labor Law Deform and the Cananea Miner’s Strike
Cananea Report and Video; Mexican Labor News

May 19  Teachers Under Attack

May 12  This is What Democracy Looks Like: Wisconsin's Worker Uprising - a WIN Documentary

May 5  Paycheck Deception & Military Budget vs. Human Needs

April 28  Workers Memorial Day and KANzona!

April 21  Human Trafficking and Pioneer Woman Drummer

April 14  Obama: Free Trader - The KORUS, Panama & Colombia FTAs
Global Trade Watch   United Steelworkers  Coca Cola Campaign

April 7  The Social Security Scare: Who’s Behind It? and AFGE Local 1336 60 Years Old!

March 31  Right to Freeload and Other Anti-Union Bills
Save Our Raise and MO AFL-CIO's Leg Updates

March 24  Pigskin Picket: NFL Lockout Who Really Gets Hurt? and United Labor Credit Union Turns 25
NFL Lockout

March 17 A Day in the Life of a Bindery Worker and Charlie King and Karen Brandow Concert

March 10  Triangle: From the Fire and Rally against SB 1
From the Fire production

March 3  From Wisconsin to Tahrir
To Donate via Wisconsin AFL-CIO

Feb. 24 Attack on Missouri Public Workers and Teachers Voices
Kansas City Education Alliance

Feb. 17   Organizing the Unemployed
  Kansas City Area Job Clubs List; KC Labor; Chicago Jobs With Justice Unemployed Action; Visible Unemployed & Underemployed Workers

Feb. 10   Attack on Federal Workers
NTEU legislative action update page and AFGE District 9
Feb. 3  A Book and a Movie: Julius Getman’s Restoring the Power of Unions and “Made in Dagenham: When Women Struck Ford”  
PLEDGE TO KKFI and get a copy of Restoring the Power of Unions for $100 or the IWW Calendar for $50. Send us an email to tell us of your pledge and that you want a premium
Jan. 27 Honeywell- What’s at Stake for Workers’ Health? and The Young THUGGS – (Those Helpful Union Guys and Gals)
Jan. 20   Lockout in Iowa and What’s Behind the Payroll Tax Cut?
Roquette union site and SOS Save Our Social Security
Jan. 13   It’s Back: Union Busters and the Right to Wreck
American Rights @ Work Anti-Union Network Page; AFL-CIO on Right to Work for Less
Jan. 6     Can My Boss Do That? Know your Rights on Wage and Hour and Disability
US Department of Labor Wage and Hour 913-551-5721 x223 and for Social Security Disability1-800-772-1213. Attorney Gerry Mims 816-345-7997.

Archived Shows 2010

Dec. 30  When Is A Contract Not a Contract? KC Emergency Worker Pensions
Dec. 23  Christmas in the Trenches
Dec. 16  Heartland Labor Forum Goes to the Movies: Waiting for Superman & the Dark Side of Chocolate
Fair Trade Chocolate, etc.
Dec. 9  What Good Is a Union? and new book Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker
Dec. 2  Your Wages or Your Job: The YRC Choice - A Teamster View
Teamsters Local 41
Nov. 25  No Pumpkin Pie in the Sky: Labor Music for Thanksgiving
Nov. 18  Two labor books: Hardy Green’s The Company Town and Jefferson Cowie’s Staying Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class
Nov. 11  Protecting Yourself from Snoopy Employer Credit Checks and from Pension Misinformation
Lawyers Committee and US Department of Labor Employee Benefit Security Administration
Nov. 4  Getting Ready for Healthcare Reform
Kansas City Jobs with Justice
Oct. 28  Earnings Tax Debate with Louie Wright & guest to be announced
Say No to A! and Let Voters Decide
Oct. 21  Missouri Candidates on Issues for Working People
Oct. 14   Kansas Candidates on Issues for Working People: Candidates for Governor: Tom Holland, Andrew Gray, Dan Faubion and US House 3rd District: Stephene Moore and Jasmin Talbert
Oct. 7
     Work and Sing: A History of Work Songs
Work and Sing
Sept. 30  Rose Tattoo Reunion – another Pledge Drive Special
The Rose Tatoo CD
Sept. 23  Posters of American Labor a Pledge Drive Special
Sept. 16  The Cat Food Commission: Social (In) Security and One Nation: 10-2-10
National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare
Sept. 9   The Last Overhaul: The American Airlines (TWA) Base Shutdown: Honoring a Noble Union
Sept. 2  Minnesota Nurses Fight Concessions and The Children's Book about a Teen Who Led a Strike
August 26 Labor Day Parade and Toxics, Birds, and the BP Cleanup

August 19 Back to school in KCMO for teachers and bus drivers
August 12 Bill Black on Financial reform: what did we get?
August 5   Charter schools: hope or hype?

July 29    Music from the heart of labor
July. 22   Two authors: Macaray-It’s Never Been Easy and Streb-How to Become an Extreme Action Hero
Streb video, Macaray book
July 15  Taxes and the Public Good
Missouri Jobs with Justice; Info on who pays MO taxes; Missouri Family Affirming Wage Study
July 8  
Job Stimulus or Deficit Reduction?
July 1      Public wages vs. private – who makes more? and “Mr. Bossman, I’m not self-employed – the most common labor law violation
Stop Worker Abuse
June 24  Fire in the Hole: Massey, Miners, and Mountaintop Removal
June 17  The Best Healthcare Anywhere: Why the VA Works
June 10  Free Trade Doesn’t Work: Ian Fletcher and NAFTA and Labor: Norman Caulfield
June 3  Stewart Acuff: Getting America Back to Work and Sharon Lerner The War on Moms; On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation
May 27  No Mail on Saturday? and Creative Printing Closing the book on jobs
May 20  30 Years of Troublemaking: The Labor Notes Conference

Labor Notes
May 13  School bus drivers and nurses organizing and union building
May. 6
  One Big Union Latté—Starbucks Organizing and Institute Your Labor Studies
Starbucks Campaign; Institute for Labor Studies Fall 2010 courses
April 29   School’s Out for Teachers: Budget Cuts
April 22   Who Is Entitled to A Dream (Act)?
April 15   Tax Attacks: The Latest Tax Scheme’s and Who They’ll Help and Hurt
April 8
    2010 Census: Who Counts?
April 1    The Bad Bills Show – Send Us Your Nominations and Getting a CLUW – the Coalition of Labor Union Women
  Coalition of Labor Union Women
March. 25      Fair Food with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Young Economists talk to Moshe Adler about Economics for the Rest of Us
Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Economics for the Rest of Us
March. 18  $200 million Debate on the Earnings Tax with Deb Herman and Crosby Kemper
to both sides: Jobs with Justice Decline to Sign Campaign and Show Me Institute
March. 11  Lisa Dodson The Moral Economy and What’s the Matter with Kansas-The Movie
What's The Matter Movie and Moral Underground
March 4 Two Labor Musicians: Si Kahn, Organizer and George Mann, Labor Folkie
Si Kahn and George Mann
Feb. 25 Marching to a Different Drummer: Jobs and Peace
Feb. 18   Defending Public Education: Keeping Our Schools Safe and Open
Feb. 11 School Bus Drivers Organize - a Call-in Show
Feb. 4  Feminists Take Flight, the Story of IFFA - the Independent Federation of Flight Attendants with Mary Ellen Miller
Jan. 28 Financial Re-regulation: Is the Fix In? and Credit Unions: Are They Better?
United Labor Credit Union; UMKC Econ Blog; New Deal2.0; Firedog Lake; Naked Capitalism
Jan 21  Duke and Pat – The New Leadership of the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO and Planting Seeds - Profiles of Organizers featuring Aretta Shannon
 See KC Tribune article about Duke and Pat
Jan. 14  American Socialism? Coops Past and Future
United Steelworkers and Mondragon
Jan. 7  At the Altar of the Bottom Line new book and music CD by Tom Juravich and The Greensboro Massacre - ever heard of it?
  Alter CD    Greensboro Film

Archived shows 2009
Dec. 31  Green Training in KC
Dec. 24  Peace on Earth: Stop the Wars

Dec. 17  Should CEO Pay Be Capped? (summary) and Revisiting the Greensboro Massacre: Could It Happen Again?
Dec. 10  Michael Moore Shows Capitalism’s Evils: What Is it and Are There Alternatives?

Alperowitz's Commuity Wealth Website
Richard Wolff's Website
Dec. 3  The 2009 Jobs with Justice Scrooge Award Nominees and Assessing the WTO 10 Years after Seattle
KC Jobs with Justice and Public Citizen Global Tradewatch
Nov. 26 Thanks for the Music – a sampler of justice music
Nov. 19  Wondering About the Economic Crisis? Ask an Economist
Nov. 12  Two Books on Being Broke: Survivor’s Guide to Debt – with author Mitchell Allen and Flat Broke in the Free Market – with author Jon Jeter
Nov. 5    Nineteen Thirty-seven – A Play about Kansas City Labor History and A New New Deal –with author and labor leader Amy Dean
1937 One Helluva Year tickets; Amy Dean's new book
Oct. 29        Concessions and Clunkers: Now What for the Autoworkers? and Steve Early: Embedded 
Embedded with Organized Labor
Oct. 22    Will the Climate Crisis Undo Globalization? and International Day of Climate Action
Oct. 15     AmeriCorps: Career Opportunities or Cheap Labor Supply? and Stories from Quindaro
Oct. 8  The Costs of War for the Working Class
Oct. Visible Work, Invisible Workers: Phone Techs and New Voice for Union Retirees
The Alliance for a Retired Americans
Sept. 24  Health Care or Health Insurance Reform?  What’s really in the proposals?
Sept. 17  Honduras: Labor Leads Resistance to the Coup and David Bacon Why Criminalizing Immigrants is Bad for Working People
David Bacon
Up-to-date information on Honduras

Sept.10  Schlitterbahn Washes Out Local Workers and Planting Seeds: Stories of Organizers 
Support Local Workers

Sept. 3  Labor Day with MO-KAN Labor Secretaries Jim Garner and Larry Redmon
Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations -- Kansas Department of Labor -- Labor Day Parade

Aug 27        Green Impact Zone

Aug 20     Two New Labor Books: The Canal Builders by Julie Greene and Staley: The Fight for a New Labor Movement by Steven Ashby and CJ Hawking

Aug 13     Defending Public Education and Visible Work Invisible Worker: Coal Miners

August 6   War! What's It Good For?

July 30   12,000 Missouri Home Healthcare Workers Organize and Whose Working the Tomato Production Chain?

July 23   Why Don't They Just Get Legal? and Mexican Immigration: Cost or Benefit?

Study of Mexican Immigrants in the Midwest

7/ 16   What's a Hybrid? and Warming Up to the Carbon Tax

7/9   Why Unions Matter with Michael Yates and Young Economists look at the Bailout and the Future

Why Unions Matter - the book and UMKC Economics Blog

7/2  Voices of the People's History of the United States (and Kansas City)

to Voices of the People's History web page

6/25 What's a Good Green Job? and Defending Public Education 2 - Stopping School Closings

6/18   Are workers' rights human rights? and Kansas City worker justice center

Kansas City Worker Justice Center 913-232-2235

6/ 11   Visible work; invisible worker – meat packing

6/4   Defending public education

5/28   Is American business too sick to compete? and Upheaval in the quiet zone by Leon Fink

5/21   In defense of the autoworker standard – a call in show

5/14   Rebuilding the inner city green and The 2nd time around: Will AFL-CIO and Change To Win retie the knot?

5/7   Privatizing mental health in Missouri and Carpenters tell Lee's Summit don't bailout a developer!

No bailout website

4/30 Will Honeywell Workers Be the Next Superfund Site?

Building Trades National Medical Screening Program 1-800-866-9663

4/23  Planting Seeds: Profiles of Organizers

4/16  Broken promises: The Sad State of Workers Compensation and Illegal People by David Bacon

David Bacon

4/9   You and your job: til death do you part? The state of pensions and retirement planning

4/2       Saving jobs and the environment

3/26   Posterchildren for Labor Law Reform: Centerpoint and Fox 4

The Employee Free Choice Act

3/19    Gaveling Down the Rabble: how the courts allowed corporate rule and Buy American: help or hokum?

3/12 Wal-Mart Tax Scams and Jailing Kids for Profit

Wal-Mart Subsidy Watch at Good Jobs First

3/5 Starbucks: A progressive on cappuccino capitalism and Will the Missouri Leg tip the scales against servers?

Save our Tips

2/26  From the Bottom Up - Rebuilding Infrastructure

2/19 Foreclosing the Dream KC Style

2/12 Visible Work; Invisible Workers: Bricklayer Apprentices and State of the Workplace with the Star's Diane Stafford

Diane Stafford's blog, Bricklayers Local 15

 2/5 The China Price II: Hidden Costs of Imports and Save Our Jobs Rally

 1/29 Two Labor Victories: Sitting Down On Their Assets: Republic Windows & Doors and After a Decade Smithfield Workers Vote Union

 1/22 Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War with Thomas Andrews and Author Jana Lipman: Gitmo's Invisible Workers

 1/15 Will Centerpoint Hospital Nurses Become the Employee Free Choice Act's Posterchildren?

 1/8 Kim Bobo on Wage Theft in America and Missouri NEA Organizes St. Joseph School Support Workers

 1/1 Taking Inventory: The 2010 Census and Molly Plays Songs for the New Year



 12/25 Happy Holidays and Farewell To The Thief! Free At Last!

 12/18 Union Free America Workers & Antiunion Culture and Why We Need EFCA

American Rights@Work to see videos on EFCA

 12/11 Planning Your Holiday Budget? Don't Forget The China Price - and - How a Brazilian Organization Is Freeing Slaves in the Amazon

 12/4 Missouri Women in the Trades and Saving Auto Jobs


 11/27 HLF's Award-Winning Show – Canary in the Mine; Heartland Labor Forum Goes to New Orleans (Rerun)

 11/20 Author Lew Daly: “They Didn't Make It On Their Own” - Why We Should Tax the Rich and The Risk's On You: Why a 401K Costs More Than a Pension

Unjust Deserts and Nat'l Institute for Retirement Security

11/13 Cartoons on the Radio with Mark Hurwitt and The Politics of Immigration with author Jane Guskin

Mark Hurwitt and The Politics of Immigration

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11/6 Obama's First 100 Days: with Bill Fletcher and Ross Eisenbrey

Fletcher's 100 Day Agenda and Economic Policy Institute Plan to Revive the American Economy

 10/23 State of Farmworker Organizing – KKFI PLEDGE DRIVE!!

 10/16 Election Special: Meet More Candidates & Missouri Prop B

 10/9 Election Special: Meet the Candidates

 10/2 All You Need to Know to Protect Your Vote and the Kansas

 Economic Report with Secretary of Labor Jim Garner

  9/25 Thomas Frank Comes Back to KKFI with The Wrecking Crew

 and Douglas Blackmon on his new book Slavery By Another Name

to the books: Blackmon's and Frank's

  9/18 Fixing the Americans with Disabilities Act and The Solidarity

  Economy – some real alternatives

ChangeMaker Publications - Lulu.com and The U.S. Solidarity Economy Network (SEN) | Supporting & connecting the emerging U.S. solidarity economy movement

  9/11 Fast and Loose with Other People's Money: The Keating 5 

 (including John McCain) and Calculating the Cost of War
  9/4   Live from the Labor Day Parade with Harry Truman and Western Union Busting

  8/28  Labor Day: Bill Fletcher on Labor's Future and Nurses United Bargains with Centerpoint (show unavailable)

another Fletcher speech and Nurses United

  8/21   Meet the Union Maid and the Union Mann: Anne Feeney and George Mann

Anne Feeney website and George Mann website

  8/14   Who Is Enforcing Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws? And Raise the Wage Kansas

US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division 913-551-


  8/7  Richer Rich and Poorer Poor: The Inequlity of Wealth

Inst. for Policy Studies and The Nation

  7/31 Human Trafficking American Style and Barack Obama Talks with the AFL-CIO

New Orleans Workers Center Indian Guestworker page

  7/24 Injured on the Job? Ask a Mexican and Visible Work - Invisible Worker
  7/17 Furious Improvisation and Missouri's Green Jobs Potential
  7/10 Two New Union Leaders and The True Cost of Shrimp

Report on Shrimp Workers

  7/3   Is the School District Pulling the Rug Out from Under Kansas City Teachers? and Are Kids Picking Your Food

AFOP Children in the Fields site and order DVD, Kansas City Federation of Teachers

  6/ 26   Visible Work; Invisible Worker: Electricians and EBSA: Employee Benefits Security Administration

EBSA 866-444-EBSA (3272), (local) 816-285-1800,


  6/19   Getting Out the Vote with Working America and A Tribute to Utah Phillips

Kansas Department of Labor

  6/5    When the Prisoners Ran Walpole and The Noland Road Bridge
  5/29  A Chinese View of Trade and King Burger's Slaves

Coalition of Imokalee Workers (CIW)

  5/22   Bill Black: Why Banks Go Bad and Up to Our Eyeballs [in debt]

Up to Our Eyeballs; Dollars & Sense: Why Banks Go Bad

  5/15   UAW On Strike at GM and American Axle

on GM strike: UAW Local 31; on American Axle strike

  5/8   In COAL Blood: The Kansas Coal Fire Debate

Blue Green Alliance; Sierra Club - Kansas; Alliance for Sound Energy

  May Day   The Future of Labor with Steve Early and Visible Work Invisible Workers - Butchers
  4/ 24 David Cay Johnston's Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill)
  4/ 17   Two Books: The Great Strikes of 1877 and On the Global Waterfront
  4/ 3   Top Presidential Candidates: Who's Better for Working People? Call-in Show
  3/ 27  Meet the Raging Grannies and Immigration Update

Off Our Rockers. . .The Raging Grannies

  3/20   What Happened to Saturn? The Movie & Third Parties: Spoilers or Saviors?

Merrimack Films --- Ballot Access News

  3/13   Jobs with Justice Comes to KC & Affirmative Deception:Assault on Civil Rights

St. Louis Jobs with Justice

  3/6   ShameOnElaine.org & KC's Day Labor Center

Shame on Elaine web site

  2/28   The Debt Economy with Ron Blackwell and Labor's Seeds of Renewal in New Orleans

Gulf Coast Career Center

  2/21   Trumping Racism with Solidarity: 2 Books on Black Labor:    Wobblies on the Waterfront and The Black Worker: A Reader

  2/14 Books and Authors: Bob Kutner's The Squandering of America and Moe Bowstern's Xtra Tuff

: Zines by Moe and Fisher-poets gathering

  2/7   Eyewitness in Colombia , Labor Leader Assassination Capital of the World
  1/31   The Minutemen Go Uptown and What Does Illegal Really Mean?
  1/24   401Ks for Barristas! Is This Boss for Real? and Visible Work/Invisible Workers
  1/17   Election Year Guide to ISMs: What's In a Label? Libertarianism and Populism
For a free issue of the Progressive Populist or call 800-205-7067and the Missouri Libertarian Party
  1/10 Who Does Labor Like? Candidate Endorsements: Do They Matter? and Richard Pirodsky on his book The Demigod about Ftr Coughlin the Radio Priest

Excerpt from The Demigod along with FDR's 1932 "Nothing to Fear" Inaugural Address

  1/3  The New South: Political Change in Latin America: visiting Salvadorans and CAFTA plus Father Mike Gilgannon on Bolivia, Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez


12/20 Canary in the Mine: Heartland Labor Forum Goes to New Orleans

New Orleans Labor Media

AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust

And Injustice for All: Workers Lives in the Reconstruction of New Orleans

12/13 Visible Work—Invisible Worker and US Labor Against War
12/6 Disabled Workers Update and Springsteen: Poet Laureate of Working Class Rock and Roll
11/29 New Books: Chuck Collins' The Moral Measure of the Economy and Les Leopold's The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: Tony Mazzocchi
11/22 Your Fashions Made in Sri Lanka ! You Mean They Have Unions in Sierra Leone ? Jordan 's Undocumented Iraqis - A Visit with Labor Activists from 3 Countries
11/15 What Have Missouri Public Employees Won? And Raise the Wage-Kansas
11/8 New Books: Phil Dine's State of the Unions and David Parker's Before Their Time; The World of Child Labor
Child Labor Photos from book
11/01 John Boyd on Missouri 's 2005 Work Comp Reform: Less Coverage, Shifting Costs and Tracie Washington Civil Rights Attorney: The Truth About Katrina
10/25 Staffing the FAA and Harvest Festival: Eat Like a Farmworker
10/18 Operator, Where Have All the Workers Gone? and Don't Be Ladylike.
10/11 CCA Selling Back a Prison and other Privatization Nightmares
10/4 Climate Change : Making a Just Transition & Economic Development Policy and Jobs: What's the Connection?
9/27 Their Soil Whose Oil? The Iraq Oil Law & GM Contract Proposal - PLEDGE DRIVE - Special Premiums: Phil Dine's new book State of the Unions and Anne Feeney's CD If I Can't Dance available for $60 pledge to KKFI
9/20 Disappearing Government: Retreat Mining = No Regulation? and Neither Rain nor Sleet. but What About Privatization?
9/13 International Labor Rights and Wrongs: Prisoners of Conscience & Liberia Firestone Workers

Amnesty-KC, Amnesty International, Colombia Support Network, Firestone Campaign

9/6  America Starts Here: Artist Mel Ziegler on Public Art
to exhibit at Kansas City Art Institute Artspace
8/30 Labor Day Special: In Union There's Harmony, Don't be Ladylike and US Since 1980 by Dean Baker
8/23 African Americans in Labor: A Phillip Randolph Institute and
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
8/16 New Writing: Taking on the Big Boys; or Why Feminism Is Good for Families, Business & the Nation by Ellen Bravo and Tom Geoghegan, Law in Shambles Regulation Driven by Party Politics
8/9 Our Prison Industry Complex and Visible Work/Invisible Worker - Janitors
8/2   Project Censored: Underreported Stories from the 2007 Edition
7/26 NAFTA Plus: The Security & Prosperity Partnership and TILMA
7/19 No Sweat and Made in USA ? Where's the War Economy? & Michael Yates: Cheap Motels & A Hot Plate - An Economist's   Travel Guide
7/12 SICKO – Michael Moore's New Film from a Doc's Perspective
7/5   The Employee Free Choice Act and The Delphi Deal
6/28   Single payer: the only genuine health care reform for workers
6/21   Immigrant voices: raids and family separation. . .and. . .Guest workers: Close to slavery
6/14   Economic development done right, the "Ideal Deal" for Local Governments . . and. . .Cartoons on the radio

See cartoons by Matt   Wuerker

Send a letter to Wal-Mart for Chongwon Workers

5/31  Book show: The Cinema of Globalization by Tom Zaniello and Radical Unionism by Rose Feurer
5/24  Missouri legislative autopsy. . .and. . .Activist elders: no rocking chair for union retirees 
5/17  Labor-management partnerships: saving jobs or sleeping with the enemy?
5/10   Missouri Supreme Court to rule on teachers' rights and Creating a Green Collar Workforce: The Apollo Alliance
5/3   Fleecing the Middle Class: The Mortgage Crisis
4/26   Coal Mine Death Surge and CIW Attacks the Killer (Mc)Tomatoes
4/19   GATS Mode 4: Portable Workers and Communities Without Borders by David Bacon
4/12   Blue-Green Alliance: Labor's Environmental Future and Retiring to Garden: An Autoworker Keeps Growing
4/5   Globalization That Works: Jeff Faux and Translating Unity: Carpenters Organize in Alberta
3/ 29   Misclassification: The Independent Contractor Ripoff and
PLEDGE DRIVE: Give us your money please. Pledge to KKFI
3/ 22   Restoring Medicaid to Disabled Workers and Kansas City Mayoral Election II
See Results of Heartland Labor Forum Questionaires to Mayoral Candidates and Council Candidates
3/15   Bringing Democracy to the Workplace – The Employee Free Choice Act and Derailing Fast Track
3/8   Sweatshops on Wheels and Other Deregulation Nightmares; Conn Selmer Blows It -- Strikers' Website
3/1   Restructuring the FDA: Bad Medicine for Workers and Consumers? and Music to Spotlight Women and Labor with Bob and Diana Suckiel
2/22 Mayoral Candidate Positions on Labor Issues2/15   Global Union Solidarity in Action: The World of the ITF
2/8 Monitoring Minorities in KC Construction
2/1 KC-TIF: Uneven Patchwork
1/25 Black Men in Unions Conference and Medicaid: Surgery by Blunt Instrument
1/18 Books: Lou Dobbs' War on the Middle Class and Elizabeth Fones Wolf's Waves of Opposition 1 Populism vs. Free Tree Trade: The New Face of Latin America
1/4 Ice Storm: Immigration Storm troopers Raid Swift


12/28  Hail to the Thief: New Labor and Political Music
12/21  Sweatshops Behind Bars and The Real Nelly Don
12/14   Books: Interview with Andy Stern about his New Book, A Country That Works and with Gerald Horne on The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten and Update on the Goodyear Strike
11/16  Election Postmortem: What's the Agenda for the Future?
11/9  The Goodyear Strike: Saving American Jobs

 Know of a job for a Goodyear Striker? Call 785-234-5688.

11/2 Missouri Ballot Initiatives: Stem Cell & Minimum Wage
10/ 19 KKFI PLEDGE DRIVE . Kansas Candidate Forum
10/12 New Books: Dean Baker The Conservative Nanny State & Barry C. Lynn End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation
10/5 Hidden History: Unearthing Quindaro & MO Campaign Finance Deform
9/28 N.L.R.B. [No Labor Rights under Bush?]

Links mentioned: NLRB, American Rights at Work

9/21 The Spoils of War: Profiteering in Wartime and Youth Radio

9/14 Women in the Trades: Pioneers and the 2 nd Generation

9/7  Low Wage Workers Bargain: SEIU Janitors & Nursing Home Workers (coming soon)

August 31 NAFTA Corridor: The New Prairie Home Companion?

Resource maps for show: NASCO map; and Richard

          Vogel's map based on DOT maps

August 24  Immigration Conflagration: Some Real Solutions

August 10 Greed vs. The Common Good

August 3 Guzzling Ourselves to Extinction & Picture This: Cartoons on the Radio

July 27 Slim Pickins: Who Will Raise the Minimum Wage?

July 20 Attack on Your Right to Vote: Voter ID and Other Plots

July 13   Right to Vote and the Disabled

July 6   Classic Labor Songs from the Smithsonian

June 29  Trail of Tiers: Two Tier Wages and Wage Clubs: More Tears

June 22 Deconstructing Uncle Sam: IRS, Postal System, and Air Traffic

June 15 Summer Books: Hostile Takeover and The Disposable American

June 8  The Color of Wealth: No Longer Separate But Still Unequal

June 1 The Captive Worker: Outsourcing to Prison

May 25 Immigration II: Alternatives for Reform

May 18 Youth Voices and Good Knight and Good Ridder

May 11 Immigration I: The Movement and the Backlash

May 4  Unsure and Uninsured: The Healthcare Crisis and Is the Massachusetts Reform a Model or a Scam?
April 27 Smart Port KC: Beachhead of the Future or Job Drain?

April 20 Minorities in Construction: We'll Call You If We Need You Youth Voices

April 13 Rollback Wal-Mart: The Conference + Winners of Slam Wal-Mart + News feature on Immigration Rally

April 6  Pledge Drive, Interview with Evelyn Murphy on Getting Even, review of North Country

March 30 2 Books – J. Rasmus's The War at Home: The Corporate Offensive from Reagan to Bush & R. Schwartz's Strikes, Picketing & Inside Campaigns

March 23 Magazine: The Disabled: Largest Minority, Ruth Price on Agnes Smedley, & Enron: What's Missing Besides the Money?

March 16 Blunt Clot: Stop the Trauma and Mend Medicare

March 9 Lockout: Boilermakers in Meredosia IL & Girard KS Printers. Lockjaw: Shutting up Miners in Utah

March 2  Two Books: Bananeras and Immigrants, Unions, & the New US Labor Movement

February 23 Minorities in Construction: Building Bridges & Youth Build

Feburary 16 Labor's Political Action: Does It Make a Difference?

February 9  Bosses in Name Only: Missclassified Workers

February 2 The Future of Auto: Dismantling Fordism

January 19 Two Upcoming Political Initiatives: TABOR and Fusion Voting
January 5 Alternatives to the Katrina Model-Bridges out of Poverty


December 15 The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy with Community Activist, Author and Musician Si Kahn and co-author Elizabeth Minnich
November 24 Heartland Labor Forum News and Music Follies
November 17 Holiday Books: Selling Women Short and Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush
November 10   My City TIF of Thee
November 3  Whispers from the Streets – a radio play by Full Circle Theatre

Solidarity Campaign with Australian Workers

Heartland Labor Forum Wins 2005 ILCA Media Contest for Radio!!!

Listen to the Show: Iraqi Workers Since "Self Rule" & Does The Trade Deficit Matter?

Listen to WIN - Workers Independent News on KKFI

weekdays 5:57 & 7:57 AM and 4:57 PM

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