About Kamala @kkelkar
Kamala Kelkar is a Digital Associate Producer for PBS NewsHour Weekend. She has been a journalist for nearly a decade, reporting from Oakland, India, Alaska and now New York.
Kamala’s Recent Stories
Nation Apr 15Starbucks CEO apologizes to black men who were arrested as boycott looms
A lengthy apology from Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson on Saturday night to two black men who were arrested at a Philadelphia store last week for alleged trespassing is getting push back for not holding the employee who called 911 more…
Nation Mar 24‘What it comes down to is life or death’ — Students shout for a revolution at March for Our Lives
Emma González, a leader of the March for Our Lives, held silence on stage for most of 6 minutes and 20 seconds, the amount of time it took a shooter to kill her classmates.
Nation Mar 18Parkland, race and the gun violence that goes overlooked
Black communities are reckoning with how to embrace the March for Our Lives while also addressing truths about their safety, perceptions of black lives and death.
Nation Feb 17At Fort Lauderdale rally against gun violence, impassioned calls for change and anger at politicians
A loud, angry and clear call for change came from Fort Lauderdale on Saturday as survivors of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, along with local leaders and community members, spoke to a rally of several hundred people.
Nation Feb 11New York attorney general sues Harvey Weinstein and his company
New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued ousted movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company on Sunday for more than 10 years of sexually harassing women in the entertainment industry and demanding sex in exchange for employment.
Nation Jan 21The racial history of the Electoral College — and why efforts to change it have stalled
As conversations emerge about the history of slavery and the Electoral College, Republicans are losing interest in revisiting the system.
Nation Dec 31Ten American tourists, two pilots die in Costa Rica plane crash
Two local pilots and 10 American tourists were killed in Costa Rica on Sunday when a charter plane crashed into a mountain, according to the government officials.
Nation Dec 30Racial justice activist Erica Garner dies at 27
Racial justice activist Erica Garner died Saturday at the age of 27, less than four years after her father was put in a fatal choke hold by police.
Nation Dec 17Who controls the water supply? The answer involves a long history of political strife
In the U.S., bureaucracies and lopsided water politics have brought shortages of safe and consistent water supplies for people on the fringes of society.
World Dec 09Israeli strikes kill 2 in Gaza, raising death toll since Trump’s Jerusalem announcement to 4
Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday, raising the death toll in Gaza to four, following President Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.