Listen to Victorian state budget cuts homelessness spending01:06:5916 May 2022

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Council to Homeless Persons chief executive, Jenny Smith, to discuss the funding cuts to the From Homelessness to a Home initiative in the Victorian state budget and what that means for homelessness state wide.

Then, writer and academic, Dr Adrian De Leon, calls in to talk about the outcome of the Philippines' presidential election and what it means for the nations' democracy. The son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is positioned to become the country's next president, with his running mate, Sara Duterte, the daughter of current President Rodrigo Duterte, also set to win the vice presidency by a landslide. 

And the duo behind Melbourne dance house outfit Shouse, Jack Madin and Ed Service, step into the studio ahead of their Melbourne Music Week Extras performance at Melbourne Museum on May  21. They reflect on the experience of their 2017 track 'Love Tonight' becoming a global mega hit during the pandemic, and talk about their future plans. 

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.