Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
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
Congress is already working on healthcare, climate change, and financial reform. Next week, the House addresses another contentious issue: immigration.
California will pick up more of the tab for jailing illegal immigrant criminals. The trillion dollar spending bill Congress agreed to slashes federal reimbursement by nearly a fifth.
As the U.S. Senate inches closer to a vote on the Democratic health care reform bill, a consumer advocate warns that the measure could lead to less coverage for Californians.
Senate Democrats say they’ve agreed on a health care proposal. It doesn’t include a government-run public health insurance option, like the one in the bill that passed the House. A House member who backs the “public option” says he’s open to a different approach.
It's not a happy time to be a member of Congress. Senators are working weekends, the House may be in session till Christmas eve. But the American people are not impressed.
Local political leaders rallied in Los Angeles today to demand that Senator Dianne Feinstein support more money for high speed rail. Initial reports suggest the Senator's already on board.
Apparently yesterday's visit to Capitol Hill was just one of Martha Stewart's tourist stops. She also stopped by the White House to assess their holiday decorations.
The Senate is expected to vote tomorrow on an amendment to the health care bill that would tighten restrictions on federal funds for abortion. California’s junior senator Barbara Boxer is strongly opposed.
You never know who's going to show up for the health care debate. Today I spotted Martha Stewart and her entourage as they left the Capitol building.
California’s newest member of Congress may be a freshman on Capitol Hill, but he’s a political veteran with more years of public service than most of his colleagues.
It's the first time it's snowed since moving to Washington. A real treat for a native southern Californian. And so beautiful!
A new report card shows black and Latino students at the California State University lag behind in graduation rates.
One in eight Californians is out of work. Today President Obama’s hosting a jobs summit at the White House. Jobs are also the number one issue for California’s most powerful representative on Capitol Hill.
There's something of a media frenzy here in 'been there, seen that' DC.
If you were watching your mailbox for a holiday card from Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, you're out of luck.