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

Healthcare bill gets 60-39 Senate approval

Two US Senators from California were among the 60 who voted this morning in favor of the President’s healthcare bill. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde was in the Senate when the historic vote was cast. Kitty, who couldn’t find a taxi and had to hoof over snow and ice, told Steve Julian what she found once she got inside.

Isabella Coleman: Rose Parade pioneer honored

The dozens of flower-laden floats that sparkle along Colorado Boulevard all have a little bit of Isabella Coleman in them. Coleman, who grew up in Pasadena, created the design and decorating techniques that float builders use today. Her creations thrilled crowds for nearly 60 years — and long after her death, she is still the most respected float designer ever. The Smithsonian Museum is honoring Coleman with a special exhibit.

Bracero exhibit at Smithsonian unearths history

Congress will tackle immigration reform when it gets back to work in January. The bill could include a guest worker program to provide American agriculture with a steady supply of farm workers. Congressional members may want to drop by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to learn about the largest guest worker program in US history: the Bracero program.

Rodney King on Capitol Hill...sort of

During much of the 1990's, nearly every story I filed contained the name of Rodney King. He, of course, was the motorist who tangled with LAPD officers. His beating was caught on videotape, officers were not punished, the city exploded in riots, followed by more trials.

Early morning vote on healthcare bill

The US Senate was up late last night...Well, early this morning. It was after 1 AM when 58 Democrats and two independents cast "yes" votes to stop debate on the Democratic health care bill. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde was there. She tells Steve Julian why the vote was taken in the dead of night.

Senator Dianne Feinstein votes yes on health care bill, addresses Medicaid shortfall

The Senate worked again this weekend, voting to end debate on a health care bill. The 60-40 vote squeaker came after a snowstorm closed down much of the region. The bill’s moving forward, but California’s Governor has some concerns.

Sunday night at the White House

So I'm standing out in the snow, next to the National Christmas Tree, looking at the White House. And on the second floor, in the East Wing, you can see a TV set.

Snowed in Senate to burn midnight oil to pass health care reform

Its a winter wonderland in Washington DC. If you are flying east to meet friends or family this holiday week, you will want to call the airline ahead of time to check for delays. As much as two feet of snow has fallen in some areas. Most of the nation's capitol is shut down because of the snow. But US Senators are working all night on health care reform. Click the tab to hear KPCC's Shirley Jahad talk with Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde about what is happening in DC.


It's the biggest snowfall in six years here in Washington. And it's beautiful!

Sen Boxer intervenes for three hikers jailed in Iran

A California mother today made a videotaped appeal to Iran’s supreme leader for the release of her daughter and two friends.

Census has been controversial since 1790

The US Census bureau is gearing up for next year’s count. The government’s been counting Americans for more than two centuries.

Two Cabinet secretaries lobby for immigration reform

House Democrats rolled out their proposal yesterday for immigration reform. Today, the White House sent two Cabinet secretaries out to make the case that it’s time to fix what they call a “broken system.”

Democrats introduce immigration reform bill

House Democrats, including many Californians, introduced a comprehensive immigration bill today. The measure will be taken up early next year.

Supreme Court to review case about text messaging

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case of a police officer whose personal text messages were inspected by his supervisors. The officer says that amounted to an illegal search.

Senator Barbara Boxer has a message for climate change conference in Copenhagen

Later this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to lead a Congressional delegation to Copenhagen for the climate talks. But the chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Barbara Boxer is staying behind. She delivered her Copenhagen speech from Capitol Hill.