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 Oct 15Polar bears, growing desperate for food, threaten Alaska Natives
Warmer temperatures have melted Alaska Natives' traditional permafrost freezers in the U.S. arctic and also forced polar bears onto land near them. They hope stainless steel containers shipped from Oregon will help keep the hungry bears away.
World Oct 08Saudi-led airstrike kills 140 in Yemen amid civil war
At least 82 people have died and hundreds were injured in Yemen today after warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition targeted a funeral hall in Sanaa.
Nation Oct 08Hurricane Matthew downgraded after Florida, still flooding Carolinas
A weakening Hurricane Matthew hit South Carolina on Saturday and continued to inundate coastal areas with floods.
Nation Oct 02Farmers markets are everywhere. But do laborers see benefits?
As farmers markets and the organic food movement boom, farm workers continue to be some of the most disadvantaged in the country.
Nation Oct 02Can DNA tests help repair social ruptures from transatlantic slavery?
Author Alondra Nelson talks about how African-Americans in the past decade are using DNA tests to fill in identity gaps after the Middle Passage.
Nation Sep 18When labor laws left farm workers behind — and vulnerable to abuse
Farm workers lack the federal rights afforded to most laborers -- even as they face some of the toughest working conditions in the country.
Nation Sep 17National Guard, state police to respond to NYC explosion
An explosion injured as many as 29 people in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night.
Nation Sep 119/11 through the eyes of a first responder and his disposable camera
Fifteen years after the attacks on September 11, a first responder gave permission to republish pictures he took while working at ground zero.
Nation Sep 11Post-9/11 prejudice echoes in this year’s presidential race
Some Arab and Muslim Americans say that they face more prejudice now than in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
Nation Sep 10John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, to be released from mental hospital today
John Hinckley, who became a household name in 1981 when he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, is set to leave his mental hospital today.