Dave Sweeney is a nuclear-free campaigner at Australian Conservation Foundation and co-founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). He’ll be chatting about the Darebin mural honouring ICAN; he'll also provide an update on the nuclear weapons ban treaty. David Manne, executive director at Refugee Legal chats about the recent news that Christmas Island will be closed just weeks after its re-opening, costing $185 million. Plus, an update on the upcoming elections in Indonesia from Dr Dina Afrianty, research fellow at La Trobe Law School.

Playlist for The Grapevine – 8 April 2019
  • Memorial DaySharon Van Etten
  • DiptychLaura Imbruglia
  • Exercise in SacrificeMY DISCO
  • Murka 1Vulgargrad
  • Shallow GraveWilma Vritra, Pyramid Vritra and Wilmer Archer
  • TarhatazedMdou Moctar
  • Variation IIIMasashi Kitamura + Phonogenix
  • Gentle ManThe Defaulters
  • HowOn Diamond
  • Honey (feat. Weyes Blood)Drugdealer
  • DylanJess Riberio
  • 10 Wild Years'Triple R in-house band'
  • Right SwipeU-Bahn
  • HauntingL.A. Witch
  • The SeasonEla Orleans

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.