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
Nation Jun 04Tributes pour in as world mourns death of Muhammad Ali
As news broke of boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s death Friday, civil rights leaders, athletes and President Barack Obama shared how they were moved by him,…
Arts May 28Spanish police arrest 7 suspects in Francis Bacon painting heist
Spanish police said Saturday they have arrested seven people in connection to the theft of five paintings by renowned artist Francis Bacon worth more than $27.8 million from a home in Spain almost one year ago.
Nation May 28How will driverless cars make life-or-death decisions?
In a future when cars no longer need humans to drive, decisions about who might live or die in a crash are already being made — by the so-called “moral codes” preprogrammed into a car's neurology.
Nation May 22Obama signs bill eliminating ‘Negro,’ ‘Oriental’ from federal laws
After it was unanimously passed with 380 votes, President Barack Obama signed bill H.R. 4238 on Friday, which amends two federal acts from the '70s that define “minorities” with terms that are now insensitive or outdated.
World May 21Egypt sends submarine to search for clues about EgyptAir crash that killed 66
Before an EgyptAir jet crashed into the Mediterranean with 66 people on board Thursday, it had sent out a burst of error messages indicating there was smoke aboard, a French air investigation agency spokesman said Saturday.
World May 15Family fights for information about Hmong man jailed in Laos in 2011
The last time Ka Yang heard from her husband was more than four years ago, when he called her from jail after he was deported from the family's hideout in Bangkok.
World May 14Germany may spend $106 billion on refugees in next five years
Amid a refugee crisis, Germany’s federal government could spend 93.6 billion euros ($106.2 billion) on housing, language lessons and other basic needs over the next five years.
World May 07Canada wildfire continues to grow, tens of thousands displaced
Thousands of people are being airlifted out Alberta, Canada on Saturday as officials fear a fire that has already ripped through more than 600 square miles and 1,600 buildings could potentially double in size.
World May 01Protesters in Baghdad disband, leave Green Zone after breach
Thousands of protesters who broke through the blast walls of Baghdad’s fortified international government center on Saturday ended their demonstration on Sunday because it’s the anniversary of an Islamic leader’s martyrdom. Meanwhile, bombings continued in southern Iraq.
Arts Apr 30Was Walt Whitman a follower of the ‘Paleo’ diet?
The celebrated American poet was not a fan of vegetarians.