Listen to Priya Nadesalingam on Home to Biloela, the role of teachers in crises, and the best speeches of 202301:07:134 December 2023

On 2023’s final episode of The Grapevine, Dylan is joined by Priya Nadesalingam and journalist Rebekah Holt to chat about their new book Home to Biloela, which chronicles Priya and her family’s journey as refugees which grew to national attention.

Victorian Government school teachers Lucy and Farah speak on their involvement with Teachers and School Staff for Palestine Victoria and the role of teachers and schools in the current Israel-Gaza crisis.

Plus, Tony Wilson, author and founder of Speakola, drops by to recap the best speeches of 2023.

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.