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 Jul 22Rising temperatures can kill Texas prisoners. Corrections ignored that, says federal judge
A federal judge has ordered a prison in Texas to help inmates overcome extreme heat and rising summer temperatures, referencing climate change in a ruling this week.
Arts Jul 154-year-old character’s ‘big, beautiful’ Afro has the attention of the internet
The upcoming film "Hair Love" stars a 4-year-old girl named Zuri who is getting ready for a big day while her mother is away for an event, forcing her father to step up.
Nation Jul 09Fundraising site will not support lawsuits against Black Lives Matter
A lawyer trying to raise money for her lawsuits against Black Lives Matter on behalf of Baton Rouge police officers was rejected by a crowdfunding website.
Nation Jul 08Baton Rouge officer wounded by lone shooter sues Black Lives Matter
A federal lawsuit claims that Black Lives Matter and its leaders are responsible for the wounding of a police officer by a lone shooter after protests in Baton Rouge one year ago.
Nation Jul 01Troy Williams served 18 years. Now, he edits a paper that bridges prisons and public
Troy Williams spent 18 years at San Quentin State Prison. Now, he's editing a newspaper in San Francisco that is available to people in prison across the country.
World Jun 24London evacuates 650 apartments overnight during fire inspection blitz
Hundreds in London had to evacuate overnight because inspectors found that their buildings are not up to code after a fire erupted in a high-rise last week, killing at least 79 people.
Science Jun 03SpaceX aims for history with latest rocket launch
With 40 mice, 400 fruit flies and 3 tons of supplies in a refurbished cargo capsule, a SpaceX rocket embarked on another historic mission to the International Space Station from Florida on Saturday.
Nation May 28Eight people dead in Mississippi shootings after domestic dispute
A suspect was arrested after a house-to-house shooting spree that killed eight in rural Mississippi on Saturday night, including a sheriff’s deputy.
Arts May 14‘I am an American’ — George Takei on a lifetime of defying stereotypes
"America is a diverse country. But we all subscribe to the values and the spirit and the Constitution of the United States."…
World May 13To reduce stigma, metro in Kerala, India hires transgender workers
One of southern India’s most popular tourist spots set an international precedent this week by giving 23 jobs on its new metro system to transgender people.