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

CA Congressional delegation is split on high speed rail

Lawmakers from other states are astounded that Californians are fighting over taking federal dollars for the expensive and controversial transportation project.

GOP Rep. 'Buck' McKeon of Santa Clarita to step down after 11 terms

The veteran Republican Congressman will not seek re-election, clearing the way for two former state senators who want to succeed him.

Palm Springs House race: GOP challenger accused of finance violations

A prominent Democrat has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Republican state Assemblyman Brian Nestande, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Raul Ruiz.

Chopper noise relief built into Congressional spending bill

Congress included language in the appropriations bill gives the FAA a year to test its voluntary helicopter noise guidelines, which could become mandatory

Frustrated Democrats create climate change task force

Despite controlling the White House and Senate, Democrats are frustrated about inaction on the environmental issue. Their solution: a task force.

CA ballot propositions could boost midterm turnout

Voters often sit out off-year elections, but several proposed hot-button initiatives could change that equation in November.

Democratic Rep could support immigration bill without a path to citizenship

Freshman Congressman Juan Vargas of Chula Vista is willing to break ranks on a principle his party has steadfastly supported.

LA to get millions in 'Promise Zone' grants to fight poverty

Five neighborhoods — Hollywood, Little Armenia, Koreatown, Westlake and Pico-Union — will be targeted in a new multi-pronged federal program.

Californian is part of House GOP immigration group

Central Valley Republican Jeff Denham is involved in putting together a set of “principles” to guide an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws.

Senate advances unemployment benefits, but an issue remains

The Senate cleared the filibuster hurdle on extending benefits for the long-term unemployed, but now the challenge is where to find the money.

GOP targets CA House Democrats on Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act is shaping up to be the main campaign issue of California's 2014 Congressional midterm elections in June.

A freshman Democrat Congressman gives himself a mid-term

Mark Takano is still a teacher at heart and the Riverside representative used that experience to help navigate his first year in Washington.

Freshman GOP Congressman makes a mid-term assessment

Central Valley dairy farmer David Valadao says it's easier to herd cows than fellow members of Congress, particularly on immigration.

CA members want to repeal military retiree cuts

Congress returns next week to revisit its decision from December that reduced a cost of living increase for military retirees by one percent.

A battle looms in Central Valley Congressional district

The well-connected Amanda Renteria will challenge Republican incumbent David Valadao, who has already proven he can beat a Democrat in his heavily Latino district.