Listen to The Grapevine - 8 July 201954:518 July 2019

This week Dylan speaks with the Hong Kong correspondent for the New York Times, Austin Ramzy, about China attempting to extend its influence over Hong Kong.

Then Fiona Chong comes on the show to talk about Australia's policy towards asylum seekers and her new book with Jane McAdam, Refugee Rights & Policy Wrongs.

About this program

Putting local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into our cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and environment. All stitched together with a mixtape of music.

Regular guests and segments include: urban planning and history with Assoc/Prof David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update; Guardian Australia reporter Benita Kolovos on Victorian state politics; Jeff Sparrow on politics, society, and everything in between; freedom of information correspondent Petra Stock, and live music.

Program theme: Hugh Masekala's Grazing in the Grass

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.