Lawyer and academic Kate Seear discusses recent controversies regarding the North Richmond safe injecting room. Council to Homeless Persons CEO Jenny Smith shares details of a new federal report on homelessness. Founders Gabriella Joustra and Catherine Dockrell share details of upcoming space+time crafting sessions. Plus, Anna Smyrk performs some live tunes and chats about her new EP.

Playlist for The Grapevine – 4 November 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.