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 Feb 26When it comes to defining ‘terrorism,’ there is no consensus
People have been trying to understand how to interpret and define terrorism for hundreds of years. But there is no easy answer.
Arts Feb 25Film producers, designer on the importance of diversity behind the camera
Wynn Thomas, Lisa Cortes and Sam Pollard discuss the role of African Americans in the film industry, two years of #OscarsSoWhite and how to improve representation.
Nation Feb 18Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, dies at 69
Norma McCorvey, who under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” served as the plaintiff in the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, died Saturday at 69.
Nation Jan 29Resistance builds against social media ban in Texas prisons
In April, Texas became the latest state to ban people in prisons from having a social media account, saying it could be a threat to security.
Nation Jan 14Cleveland officers in Tamir Rice shooting face disciplinary charges
One year after a grand jury declined to criminally charge Cleveland police officers for the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice who had a toy gun, the police chief announced Friday that they may face internal disciplinary charges.
Nation Jan 08Prison strike organizers to protest food giant Aramark
The people who organized the country’s biggest prison strike against what they call modern-day slavery have planned a protest of corporate food service company Aramark.
Arts Dec 25British pop icon George Michael dies at 53
Singer George Michael, who rocketed to international stardom with a collection of iconic, infectious pop anthems, died Sunday at age 53.
World Dec 2592 dead after Russian military plane headed to Syria crashes
A Russian military aircraft headed for Syria crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday morning, killing all 92 people on board, including dozens of people from the Red Army Choir.
Nation Dec 18From media cutoffs to lockdown, tracing the fallout from the U.S. prison strike
On Sept. 9, thousands of inmates began a labor strike across the country. Here's what followed that strike.
World Dec 11Nigerian church collapses on worshippers, killing 160 people
Mortuaries in the southern Nigerian city of Uyo were overflowing on Sunday as rescuers pulled bodies of more than 160 people from the debris of a church that collapsed during a service on Saturday.