David Manne from Refugee Legal provides an update on refugee and asylum seeker issues. Professor Dennis Altman introduces his book, Unrequited Love: Diary of an Accidental Activist. Laura Imbruglia plays some tunes live on air, and chats about her Evelyn show. Plus, the ‘Reading Room’ with Sally Rippin and Felice Arena.

Playlist for The Grapevine – 9 September 2019

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.