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On this episode of The Grapevine, Heidi Lee, project lead for Beyond Zero Emissions’ ‘One Million Jobs Plan’ initiative gets on the line to discuss how job creation and industry modernisation can lead Australia out of a post-covid economy and into a carbon free future.

And following an interview by local musician Remi with Flemington Towers resident Najat Mussa, Executive Officer at Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre & The Police Accountability Project, Anthony Kelly, explains the importance of an immediate recall of police officers sent in to enforce the initial ‘hard lockdown’, and a redesign to future emergency covid responses.

Then Professor Dennis Altman from La Trobe University calls in to chat with Dylan and Kulja about his piece in The Conversation, ‘Watching Hamilton Today - musical Drama can be radical, just don’t believe all the hype’ about how relevant the production is to an Australian audience in the wake of Black Lives Matter movements worldwide.

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.