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 May 07California leads the nation in life sentences. A new bill aims to change that
California leads the nation with the highest percentage of prisoners serving for life, which critics say is an economic drain on the state.
Nation Apr 30‘I knew that it would be a long, hard fight,’ says activist who wants to raise minimum wage
Terrence Wise started organizing in 2013, when he was making $7.25 an hour at McDonald’s in Kansas City, Missouri.
Nation Apr 29On Trump’s 100th day in office, march calls for action on climate change
On President Donald Trump's 100th day in office, thousands of protesters were marching to the White House and across the country for a People's Climate March.
Nation Apr 23UC Berkeley reschedules Ann Coulter talk — and raises thorny legal question
A legal brouhaha at the University of California, Berkeley over rescheduling Ann Coulter’s speech shines a spotlight on an unanswered First Amendment question.
Nation Apr 16Delaware returns to death penalty debate after prison uprising
Just after 10 a.m. on Feb. 1, a group of inmates took four staff hostage as they seized control of Building C at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware.
World Apr 09Palm Sunday bombings, claimed by ISIS, kill dozens in Egypt
Two explosions at Coptic Christian churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday, claimed by the Islamic State, have left at least 43 dead and dozens injured.
World Apr 08Basque separatist group ETA hands over arms, ending decades of conflict
The Basque militant group ETA surrendered its inventory of remaining weapons, ending some 40 years of political violence in southwest France and northern Spain.
Nation Apr 01Suspect in Atlanta’s I-85 bridge collapse charged with arson
A man suspected of starting a fire on March 30 that caused about 180 feet of Atlanta’s Interstate 85 bridge to collapse during rush hour made his first appearance in court on Saturday.
Nation Mar 26Oklahoma lawmakers, voters disagree on punishments for drug crimes
Oklahoma lawmakers are rushing to undermine recent voter initiatives that weakened punishments for drug offenses and invested in rehabilitation services.
Nation Mar 05Man on death row punished after appearing in Netflix show ‘Captive’
Soon after Netflix aired an episode about one of the country’s deadliest prison uprisings, Ohio corrections revoked the email and phone privileges of a man on death row for appearing in it.