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
Science Jul 31Walrus beaching in Alaska might not be as harmful as it looks. Here’s why
Federal authorities anticipate that as many as 35,000 Pacific walrus could rush the coastline of Alaska again this summer, if the sea ice in the Chukchi melts past deeper waters where walrus cannot forage. Scientists are trying trying to put…
World Jul 23Munich shooter was ‘sole perpetrator’ who fixated on massacres
A gunman killed nine people and injured 27 more in a shooting massacre near a mall in Munich on Friday.
World Jul 16Crowds take to the streets after coup thwarted in Turkey
Citizens surged the streets of Turkey on Saturday after supporters of Turkish President Erdogan successfully quelled an overnight coup attempt that left more than 265 dead.
Arts Jul 10Looking for sober friends at a concert? Find the Deadheads with a yellow balloon
As the music began for a third day at a music festival in northern California last Saturday morning, 38 people sat at a campsite nearby, sharing how they would get through the weekend without relapsing.
Nation Jul 09Lawyer of officer who killed Castile ‘not concerned’ about criminal charges
The lawyer representing the St. Anthony police officer who shot and killed a black motorist in Minnesota on July 6 said Saturday that the officer was not reacting to race, but "the actions of the driver."…
World Jun 26Could Scotland block Brexit?
Scotland’s leader said Sunday that Parliament could attempt to block the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union by refusing to give consent to the historic referendum.
World Jun 258 things you didn’t know about the European Union
The island nation of the United Kingdom, comprised of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, voted 43 years after its entry to leave the European Union. Here are eight things you might not have known about the union.
World Jun 18Egypt finalizes death ruling for Al Jazeera journalists tried in abstentia
An Egyptian court finalized a ruling on Saturday in an espionage case that sentenced six people to death, including three journalists tried in absentia. The country's former president, Mohammed Morsi, was also given life in prison in the same case.
Nation Jun 11California moves closer to health insurance for undocumented residents
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Friday that could allow people without documentation to purchase health insurance through the state’s exchange, leading the country again on immigrant-friendly policy.
Nation Jun 04Muhammad Ali died from septic shock, family spokesman says
Renowned boxer Muhammad Ali died from septic shock due to natural causes Friday night, his family announced Saturday, while inviting people to a public funeral that Ali had requested years before he died.