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
South Carolina's Lindsey Graham went on the attack, quoting others' critiques of Sonia Sotomayor. "She can be a bit of a bully … in terms of temperament."
Judge Sotomayor made no friends in Washington. Not only is she a Yankee fan, she couldn't even get the hometown baseball team's name right.
Senator Jon Kyl, the Republican Whip from Arizona, tackled the "wise Latina" quote head-on, asking whether the Judge had ever seen a wise Latina make a better judicial decision.
Federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor spent the day calmly answering questions from senators on the Judiciary Committee who are considering her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports that the judge in the spotlight was much calmer than the senior senator from California.
It's likely a bad sign for Democrats.
Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa was discussing property rights with Judge Sotomayor when the day's first protester demanded to be heard.
There’s lots to see in Washington, D.C.: the monuments, the White House, and this week, the Senate Judiciary hearings to consider Judge Sonia Sotomayor as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with a mother and son who added the hearings to their trip agenda.
It's the battle of the colorful blazers.
Senator Dianne Feinstein just arrived. Wearing a bright purple jacket.
Missing from the Judiciary Panel this morning is Senator Dianne Feinstein. Actually, about half the Senators are in other Committee meetings this morning. That led Chairman Patrick Leahy to decide that things will be a bit loose.
Rumors that there's a special guest to kick things off this morning. Ted Kennedy perhaps?
This summer is the 50th anniversary of Maury Wills's Dodger debut. He took over as the team’s shortstop in the middle of the 1959 season and helped spark the team to its first World Series title in Los Angeles. By the end of his career, Wills had brought base stealing back to baseball and excitement to L.A. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with Wills in his hometown of Washington, D.C.
A California college student traveled to Washington looking for a role model. She found one at today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor concluded her opening remarks talking about all the letters of support she received from around the country. Many of those letters mentioned the American Dream.
The Capitol Police just removed a second anti-abortion protestor. This one was a young man with long blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail wearing an orange polo shirt. He shouted "abortion is murder" several times.