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 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.
Nation Dec 02Hawaii sounds first nuclear warning siren since Cold War
The chilling sound of a nuclear warning siren echoed in Hawaii on Friday, renewing a monthly exercise that has not been in place since the end of the Cold War.
World Nov 25Thousands of demonstrators across the world protest violence against women
People marched in support of the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, starting two weeks of campaigns.
World Nov 19Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe could face impeachment after refusing to resign
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has led the country since its independence from Britain in 1980, refused to resign on Sunday despite a military coup and his party’s threat to impeach him in Parliament.
World Nov 18Lebanese prime minister visits France, says he will return home
Two weeks after disappearing to Saudi Arabia and resigning, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday, announcing he will return home, though failing to quash speculation that he’s under the Saudi government’s control.
Nation Nov 05Gov. Abbott says shooting is worst in state’s history, with 26 dead
Twenty-six people were killed in an attack at a rural church in south Texas during Sunday services, in what Gov. Greg Abbott called the deadliest shooting in the state’s history.
World Nov 05Puigdemont, 4 ousted Catalan leaders surrender to police
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four ministers turned themselves in to Belgium’s federal prosecutor on Sunday and are awaiting a judge’s decision on whether to impose European Union arrest warrants.
Nation Oct 22Incarcerated women risk their lives fighting California fires. It’s part of a long history of prison labor
As many as 1,600 trained inmates have fought California's recent wildfires, the latest chapter in a long history of prison labor.
Arts Oct 14Harvey Weinstein expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 54-member board voted overwhelmingly to “immediately expel” bigtime Oscar player Harvey Weinstein from the governing body of the Academy Awards.