About Kamala @kkelkar
Kamala Kelkar works on investigative projects at PBS NewsHour Weekend. She has been a journalist for a decade, reporting from Oakland, India, Alaska and now New York.
Kamala’s Recent Stories
World Sep 04How Mother Teresa became Saint Teresa
Mother Teresa was canonized into Saint Teresa at the Vatican on Sunday morning, joining Saint Nicholas, Joan of Arc and thousands of others the Church found to be performing miracles on Earth.
Nation Sep 048 things you didn’t know about bees
Beekeepers all over the world in the last ten years have reported significant colony losses that may be caused by interconnected effects of pesticides, parasites, landscape changes and a warmer climate.
Nation Sep 03Oklahoma rocked by one of its biggest earthquakes in history
What is believed to be one of the biggest earthquakes in the state’s history struck northern Oklahoma on Saturday morning.
World Aug 27Italy holds day of mourning after at least 291 die in earthquake
Italy began a day of mourning on Saturday as the search continued for survivors of a devastating earthquake in the center of the country that killed at least 291 this week.
Arts Aug 21A photographer’s diverse, complex portrait of apartheid-era South Africa
Photographs by S.J. “Kitty” Moodley showcase the private lives that people carved out in apartheid-era South Africa.
Health Aug 20This man is abstaining from sex for a year so he can donate blood
Jay Franzone is on a mission to bring attention to the country’s ban on blood donated from men who have sex with men.
Nation Aug 14Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after police shooting sparks protests
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday said the state’s National Guard is on standby after a night of protests in a low-income, predominately black neighborhood in Milwaukee that followed a police shooting.
Science Aug 14Why Aedes aegypti are so good at transmitting Zika, and other FAQs
There are nearly 200 types of mosquitoes in the U.S., but one of them -- Aedes aegypti -- has been making headlines for transmitting Zika virus more frequently than any of the others have so far.
World Aug 07Nuclear scientist in Iran executed for treason
Iran officials said Sunday that the country had executed a nuclear scientist for treason, claiming he leaked information to the U.S. during a mysterious disappearance in 2009 that has left questions about his ultimate loyalties unanswered.
Science Aug 06Feds approve controversial plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes to fight Zika
As the Zika virus continued to spread in Florida, federal officials on Friday approved a plan to release millions of mutant mosquitoes there in hopes they can suppress the disease-carrying insect’s population.