Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent

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Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.

Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.

In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.

When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.


Stories by Kitty Felde

California lawmakers to President: Back off on marijuana penalties

Eighteen members of Congress, including eight from California, follow up on the president's recent comments about pot being less dangerous than alcohol.

San Bernardino Congressman Gary Miller won't run for re-election

After winning in 2012 in a redrawn, Democrat-heavy district, he was labeled the "most vulnerable" Republican in the House of Representatives.

Will the drought influence California's mid-term elections?

Both the House and Senate have now introduced water bills, and President Obama comes to the Central Valley on Friday. Bi-partisanship will once again be tested.

Immigration activists switch strategy to a hardline approach

A leading pro-reform group is frustrated with stalled efforts in the House, promising to be a "thorn in the side" of GOP lawmakers.

Feinstein drought bill won't be a 'mind blower'

The House passed its water bill and is awaiting action in the Senate. California's senior senator says she's "very close" to introducing her own measure.

House passes drought bill; state water war moves to Senate

All eyes are on the Senate where California senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer promise to introduce their own water bill this week.

House begins arguments over California drought bill

Whiskey's for drinking, water's for fighting over — particularly in Congress, which is about to take up legislation that has Democrats and Republicans at odds.

Want bipartisan support for a bill? Make it about veterans

It's tough when you're a freshman member of Congress in the minority party ... unless you're sponsoring legislation for veterans.

The mothers milk of politics: Congressional fundraising

Some campaigns are off and running, others are just getting started. As usual, a lot of money will be raised and spent for the June primary.

Congressman Brad Sherman gets a GOP challenger

Argentine emigré and Internet entrepreneur Pablo Kleinman describes himself as a "new generation" Republican: moderate on social issues with an emphasis on economics.

California's drought debate moves to Capitol Hill

The state's water woes are turning into a partisan battle in Washington. The House will vote this week on a GOP bill to help Central Valley farmers.

Controversy over 'banked water' settled

Central Valley farmers will get the water they put in reserve

In immigration debate, both parties are holding the line...for now

Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi squashes a party defector regarding a path to citizenship, which remains the line in the sand for both parties.

State of the Union: President calls on Congress to pass immigration reform

The big question is: Will House Democrats forego a path to citizenship and accept Republicans' likely offer for legalization?

State of the Union video: Obama to act 'wherever and whenever' he can

President Barack Obama is challenging a deeply divided Congress, telling lawmakers he will act on his own "wherever and whenever" he can.