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

Congressional district offices: Who is open for business?

The federal government is shut down. What about the office of your member of Congress?

Shutdown: Why Congress still gets paid; which Calif. lawmakers are declining?

Hundreds of millions of federal employees are scrambling without a paycheck. Not Congress. It's in the Constitution. Is your representative foregoing pay? We have a list.

Capitol lockdown update: Woman killed, 2 officers wounded, child survives (video)

A harrowing vehicle chase began at the White House and ended near the Capitol in Washington, resulting in a gunfight that left a woman dead.

House Democrats unveil immigration reform bill

It's not the comprehensive bill promised from the bipartisan "Gang of Eight," but Democrats remain optimistic this step will lead to a solution.

Calif. GOP Congressman disagrees with party's Obamacare strategy

Rep. Devin Nunes says Sen. Ted Cruz and other Tea Party followers are leading their party over a cliff like "lemmings."

CA Democrat voted with GOP to avoid shutdown

Freshman Congressman Raul Ruiz of Palm Springs defended his vote, saying he decided to "reach across the aisle to put people first."

The government shutdown: What's open, what's not?

Trying to renew your passport, sign up for Social Security or close on a house with an FHA loan? The government shutdown will shut you down.

CA family tries to make sense of government shutdown

Tourists visiting DC suggest that members of Congress visit the 'conflict and compromise' exhibit currently on display in the U.S. Capitol.

Government shutdown: Republicans digging in to fight Obamacare

As the federal government inches closer to a shutdown, House GOP members are unwilling to drop their demand to defund Obamacare

Supreme Court takes up immigration, frequent flier rules

As usual, the US Supreme Court will take a closer look at a number of decisions made by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals when the justices return in October.

Showdown in Congress on Obamacare and automatic budget cuts

The bipartisan conversations over Syria are over. Congress is locked once again in a bitter budget battle.

SoCal Democrat and Republican agree on one thing: Congress is broken

Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much. But a pair of California politicos do agree the budget debate in Congress isn't fixing the problem.

Showdown in Congress over Obamacare and spending cuts

The bipartisan conversations over Syria are over. Congress is locked once again in a bitter budget battle.

Former Autry Museum director rides herd at Smithsonian

Southern Californians are now heading some of the nation's most prestigious arts institutions. One Angeleno now cares for Dorothy's red slippers in DC.

So Cal lawmakers help fight online piracy

Looking for a movie online? MPAA says about 20 percent of traffic to sites with pirated content comes from search engines such as Google .