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 Oct 07Rallies in Barcelona and Madrid call for talks on Catalonia independence
Nearly one week after Spanish police tried to violently shut down Catalonia’s vote to become independent from the country, thousands of people rallied in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday in a more peaceful show of support and opposition.
Nation Oct 01The psychological toll of natural disasters — and how mainland Puerto Ricans are coping
“We feel guilty that we're not there experiencing what our family members and their kids are experiencing."…
Nation Sep 16How a shifting definition of ‘white’ helped shape U.S. immigration policy
The definition of "white" has changed over time, but historians say it has always influenced immigration policy in the United States.
World Sep 02Iranians return to annual hajj in Saudi Arabia
Millions of Muslims from around the world retrace the steps of the Prophet Muhammad’s first pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, which he is believed to have traveled in the year 628 AD.
Nation Aug 26Celebrations turn tense in Bay Area after right-wing rallies cancelled
The organizers of what was supposed to be a permitted and well-secured, right-wing rally at a federal beach in San Francisco first switched its location then decided to refrain from holding any public events on Saturday.
Nation Aug 13Man charged in car attack at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville
James Alex Fields, Jr. is a registered Republican from Ohio and images on Twitter appeared to show him with the far-right Vanguard America group.
Nation Aug 12Three dead after white nationalist rally in Charlottesville
A car plowed into a pool of people in the college town of Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday afternoon, killing one person and injuring several others in the aftermath of a white nationalist rally that turned violent before it was scheduled…
Arts Aug 06Born behind bars, this literary genre has ‘grown up’ to resonate with young adults
A genre called urban literature was resurfaced by self-made entrepreneurs, often black women and many from prison.
Nation Jul 29Two federal decisions affect abortion clinics in Arkansas
Abortion clinics in Arkansas made gains in one federal case and hit a severe setback in another.
Nation Jul 239 dead, dozens more found in hot truck as authorities investigate human smuggling
Police found NINE people dead and dozens more wounded from extreme heat in the back of a tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart on Saturday night in what authorities are investigating as a case of human smuggling.