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 want Obama drought action

It's raining in Northern California. Lawmakers want federal action now to capture the water and send it to farmers, not fish.

NASA chief, Congress debate wisdom of manned expedition to Mars

It's a fight as large as the solar system: how to spend scarce space dollars. JPL's continued operation of a decade-old Mars rover is also at stake.

LAX shooting: TSA wants law enforcement at checkpoints (Updated)

The recommendation was one of 14 determined after a nationwide review of security at airports prompted by a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport last fall.

Mars rover funding is once again in jeopardy

Support for the Opportunity rover, built at JPL in Pasadena, is included in a proposal separate from NASA's budget that isn't getting much support on Capitol Hill.

Immigration reform: House Dems try rare procedure to force a vote

When you're the minority party in Congress, you have little power. House Democrats will attempt to use an old tool to force Speaker John Boehner's hand.

Chopper noise: Lawmakers express 'strong disappointment' to FAA

Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Adam Schiff say the Federal Aviation Administration isn't making enough progress in effort to reduce helicopter noise.

Congressman Royce proposes Russian sanctions over Ukraine

The Fullerton Republican heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which this week will seek to ramp up the pressure on the Putin regime.

Congressional drought hearing coming to Fresno

Both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have visited drought-stricken California. This week, Fresno hosts a Congressional hearing.

A congressional campaign war chest filled by politics & baseball

Politicians hold cocktail parties to raise campaign cash. Vincent Flaherty, the son of famed LA writer Vincent X. Flaherty, is selling his father's collectible letters and baseball memorabilia to fund his race.

Crowded field emerges to replace Henry Waxman in Congress

More than two dozen candidates are running for the West Los Angeles seat of retiring Democratic veteran Henry Waxman. We have a list of the candidates.

Update: CIA director denies Feinstein claim his agency spied on Senate

Ahead of a controversial report on a Bush-era detention program, Feinstein accused the CIA of removing key information from Senate computers.

California farmers urge Congress to act on drought

More than 1,000 farmers signed a letter demanding a water bill, but a House Democrat says the pressure is actually coming from agribusiness lobbyists.

House Democrats seek to condemn Darrell Issa's 'offensive actions'

The Republican from Vista abruptly ended a committee meeting he was chairing and had a Democrat member's microphone cut off. The House voted down a resolution to punish him.

Salton Sea: politicos unite for funding

Can a renewable energy project save the Salton Sea?

California House GOP members push Senate to pass drought bill

Dianne Feinstein's legislation is stalled, perhaps because passage would lead to a difficult compromise process with House Republicans.