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The Labor Radio/Podcast Network

Get a full list of labor focused shows from around the country

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Apr 08, 2019

Across the country, labor communicators have launched their very own radio shows and podcasts. Some are still broadcast over the radio airways while others, like UCOMM Live, are available as podcasts and on streaming sites like Youtube. Even the AFL-CIO has launched a show.

In recent weeks, the AFL-CIO has worked to put together a list of shows that focus on labor issues. Some broadcast only on local stations, while others are available to a nationwide audience. Below is a list and description of shows that you might want to check out.

Radio shows and podcasts by, for and about working people.

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
An hourlong program covering local, national and international labor news and community issues. Mondays at 7 p.m. from WBAI 99.5 FM, New York City.

Heartland Labor Forum
An hourlong weekly program produced by working people and coordinated by the University of Missouri–Kansas City’s labor studies program. Airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. CT on KKFI 90.1 FM, Kansas City, Missouri.

Labor Live@5
An hourlong live music program by and for working people. Airs the first Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. on WPFW 89.3 FM, Washington, D.C.

Tales from the Reuther Library
A labor history podcast from the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University.

The Rick Smith Show
A two-hour daily program where working people come to talk. Broadcast live at 9 p.m. ET and syndicated widely.

Host Kris LaGrange covers union news, politics, sports, and entertainment. Thursdays at 2 p.m. ET on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Union City Radio
A three-minute segment on labor news, updates, and history from the Metropolitan Washington (D.C.) Council. Weekdays at 7:15 a.m. on WPFW 89.3 FM, Washington, D.C.

Union Strong
The official podcast of the New York State AFL-CIO.

Working History
A monthly podcast that spotlights the work of leading labor historians, practitioners and activists, and provides historical context to current labor, economic and political issues, and events.

Your Rights at Work
A two-hour call-in show about workers’ rights. Thursdays at 1 p.m. on WPFW 89.3 FM, Washington, D.C.

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