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

Rich Republican candidates in California make national GOP happy

2010 is supposed to be an “off year” election. But you’d never know it from the amount of money being spent on campaigns. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it’s the kind of spending that makes national political parties happy.

Izzy visits Frederick Douglass' home


Poll shows voters angry with Congress

Congress is on a holiday break. One pollster says voters are ready to put some in Congress on permanent holiday.

Izzy’s Diary: an LA tourist perspective on DC

Congress is out of town this week, but the tourists have descended on the city. All this week, we’re going to follow one of them, a 14 year old from South LA visiting Washington DC for the first time.

UCLA to play at RFK Stadium Tuesday

It's usual this time of year to run into runningbacks from Ohio State or the University of Oregon around town this week. Lawry's closes down for the "beef bowl" where the guys chow down.

UCLA to play Temple in bowl game in Washington DC

UCLA's season record was only 6 and 6, but it was good enough for an invitation to a Bowl game.

California likely to keep same number of Congressional seats

It looks like Santa came early for California members of Congress. Early data indicate that the Golden State won’t lose any Congressional seats after the next census.

Senator Dianne Feinstein reacts to passage of Senate health care bill

The US Senate met on Christmas Eve for the first time since 1963 . Early this morning, they passed a historic health care measure. Now they fly home to face the voters.

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.