Listen to The infamous Montague St Bridge, the federal election, and tensions in the Solomon's47:2511 April 2022

On this episode of the Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with urban planning guru Dave Nichols to discuss the Montague St Bridge and it's calamitous history. 

Then, author and journalism academic Andrea Carson breaks through the political spin, campaign lies and misinfomation of the federal election, and discusses the efficacy of political journalism in the current climate. Prof Carson is one of the panelists on a new podcast through The Conversation, ‘Below the Line’.

And Dr Anouk Ride calls in to discuss the tensions between Australia, China and the Solomon Islands and the country's attempt to move away from militarisation and focus on diplomacy.

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.