Phil Kafcaloudes

Phil Kafcaloudes

Phil Kafcaloudes

Phil Kafcaloudes


Over the course of his versatile career, Phil worked in South Africa just after Nelson Mandela came to power, was seconded to UNICEF in Vietnam and trained radio and TV journalists in PNG, Fiji and Samoa. He has also hosted live programs in Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.  Phil has written three books, including a journalism text, and has just published his first novel.


Rob Oakeshott at Radio Australia

Don't trade your vote for a pig: Rob Oakeshott

Updated 5 August 2014, 12:25 AEST
Rob Oakeshott has voting advice for Pacific countries.   
No escape violence

Crying Meri book documents violence against women in PNG

Updated 30 July 2014, 10:29 AEST

In his soon to be released book "Crying Meri, violence against women in PNG" photographer Vlad Sokhin shares the stories behind gender violence statistics.

Neil Armstrong smiles from the lunar module Eagle after walking on the surface of the moon.

Memories of Neil Armstrong from one of his friends Jay Barbree

Updated 25 July 2014, 14:08 AEST

Former NBC reporter talks about his friendship with one of the most famous men in the world.

Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby with Phil Kafcaloudes

AIDS 2014: Michael Kirby challenges stigma and discrimination

Updated 24 July 2014, 17:10 AEST

Former Australian High Court justice Michael Kirby says bold steps are needed to combat HIV, and especially to address discrimination and the stigma of AIDS.

image - mobile telephone

Texting improves English literacy in study of Aboriginal kids

Updated 11 July 2014, 15:22 AEST

Many parents are worried at seeing their children make shortcuts in English when they use their phones to text.

Irim Tolentino as Beatriz

East Timor's first film highlights one woman's experience of war

Updated 10 July 2014, 10:52 AEST

Beatriz's War is the story of one woman's drive to remain true to the man she loves and the country she fought for.

State of Origin: Meninga says Maroons confident, well prepared

Updated 9 July 2014, 17:16 AEST

There is plenty of confidence in the Queensland camp that it can avoid a whitewash in the third of the three-game State of Origin series against New South Wales.

Peter Singer with Phil Kafcaloudes

Peter Singer: Charities and other ethical dilemmas

Updated 9 July 2014, 10:01 AEST
Famous ethicist Peter Singer doesn't believe Australians are becoming less charitable, but he believes there could be a better focus on making those gifts more effective.


Amelia Earhart is flying around the world.

Amelia Earhart takes to the skies

Updated 7 July 2014, 15:48 AEST

It might sound too bizarre to be true but Amelia Earhart is currently circumnavigating the globe in a single engine plane. How could it be?

Qantas plane

Confessions of a flight attendant

Updated 4 July 2014, 17:59 AEST

It's always regarded as a glamorous job, but being a flight attendant is demanding - on the body and the soul.

Child abuse largely ignored in parts of Asia: Catholic Father in Thailand

3 July 2014, 15:09 AEST

Child abuse issues within the Catholic community are once again making news in Australia. 

"Significantly improved" conditions in Solomon Islands three months after disaster

Updated 2 July 2014, 18:56 AEST

The United Nations says significant recovery progress has been made since storms hit the Solomon Islands in early April.

This Jetstream 32 is part of the Dutch fleet from AIS Airlines.

Tonga to replace troubled MA60 plane

Updated 18 June 2014, 14:05 AEST
Real Tonga Airlines has purchased two Jetstream 32 aeroplanes and will cease to fly its troubled MA60, according to the general manager of the Tongan Tourism Authority. At least one plane is due to arrive as early as next week. 
Robert Davi with Phil Kafcaloudes

Robert Davi - From Sanchez to Sinatra

Updated 13 June 2014, 11:41 AEST
One was a drug lord and the other was a world famous entertainer, but actor and singer Robert Davi is equally at home performing both roles.
Archie Roach, who along with Colin Hay, feature on a new album out on the Putumayo World Music label

Australian music greats reach for the world

Updated 13 June 2014, 6:25 AEST

Colin Hay and Archie Roach, two of the greats of Australian music have teamed up for a new album of World Music. Colin Hay, well-known from his role in Men at Work, and Archie Roach, singer, songwriter and guitarist are reknowned in their own right.

Paulo Silas speaks with Phil Kafcaloudes

Paulo Silas wants Brazilian World Cup revenge

Updated 12 June 2014, 15:53 AEST
Sixty-four years is a long time to wait for revenge, but a Brazilian World Cup hero believes this is the year Brazil can fight back to win the World Cup in their home country, although he doesn't believe anyone should underestimate smaller teams such as Australia.  

Tongan airline to get rid of Chinese aircraft

Updated 10 June 2014, 16:56 AEST

Tonga's regional airline "Real Tonga" is replacing it's Chinese-made aircraft, which put it at loggerheads with the New Zealand government.

PNG pegs currency to US dollar

Updated 6 June 2014, 11:29 AEST

Papua New Guinea's central bank has moved to peg the local currency, the kina, to the American dollar.

Jane Goodall with Freud.

Jane Goodall takes up the cause of Australian dingoes

Updated 5 June 2014, 15:31 AEST

Dr Jane Goodall, once dubbed 'the woman who redefined man', has changed perceptions of primates, people, and the connection between the two. 

Newborn childbirth.

Making childbirth less deadly in developing countries

Updated 5 June 2014, 13:36 AEST

Every day about 800 women around the world die from the complications of childbirth. One of the big causes is the mothers bleeding after birth.

Usain Bolt wins gold at 2012 Olympics

Is Humanity really getting stronger, bigger and faster?

Updated 3 June 2014, 14:25 AEST

Sporting science journalist David Epstein ponders why sporting records continue to fall

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