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

Campaign contributions influence transportation funding

A government watchdog group says campaign contributions steer federal transportation dollars toward new roads instead of repairs for crumbling bridges.

John Garamendi sworn in as congressman

California’s newest member of Congress, former lieutenant governor John Garamendi, took the oath of office the floor of the U.S. House today.

New congressman John Garamendi joins health care debate

California’s newest congressman is heading to Washington today to join the health care debate.

GOP boycotts climate change debate

When you’re in the minority in Washington, you often have to get creative to make your point. Tuesday in the House of Representatives, Republicans will take turns reading the entire health care bill out loud. GOP senators are trying a different tactic with the climate change bill. They’re staging a boycott.

Hell no, we won't show up

Tomorrow, Barbara Boxer's Senate Environment Committee is supposed to begin debate (or "markup") the climate change bill. The only problem? GOP senators say they aren't coming.

3 more California representatives under House ethics investigations

Three more Californians are mentioned in that leaked report from the House ethics committee.

Taking your work home can get you fired

News broke late last night that a pair of southern California Congresswomen are under investigation by the House ethics committee. The Congresswomen are both Democrats - Laura Richardson of Long Beach and Maxine Waters of Los Angeles.

Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Laura Richardson under investigation by House Ethics Committee

Two southern California congresswomen are under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

Governor Schwarzenegger doesn't join GOP criticism of House health care bill

House Democrats unveiled the health care bill they plan to take to the floor next week. No Republicans are expected to vote for it, but one prominent California Republican does support health care reform.

House Democrats roll out health care bill

This morning, House Democrats unveiled the health care bill they will take to the floor for a vote.


After living in a city that hasn't had an NFL team in almost a generation, it's very odd to end up in a town that's football mad. And mad at its football team.

Something else to worry about in a pandemic - Internet overload

Doctors advise people who suspect they have the flu to stay home. But a congressional subcommittee wondered whether that advice could lead to an unintended online crisis.

Senator Barbara Boxer answers GOP on climate change

There were heated words over climate change on Capitol Hill today. Republicans accused the Democrats of rushing the bill and ignoring GOP concerns.

Climate change hearings begin in US Senate

It's a rainy day outside the U.S. Capitol, but inside a Senate hearing room, the topic is global warming. The latest from inside the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Want Ads Are More Fun Out Here

It's a lot more fun reading want ads out here. Especially when you have no interest in looking for a job. It's kind of like reading the dating column even though you've been married nearly two decades.