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

California lawmakers divided over malpractice reform

In Wednesday night’s speech on health care, President Obama offered a concession to Republicans. He said he was willing to consider reforming malpractice laws. California adopted a big reform more than 30 years ago. State lawmakers capped “pain and suffering” awards in medical malpractice cases. Did it cut down the cost of medicine in California? And could it cut medical costs nationally? KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says those are very good questions.

Reaction to President Obama's health care speech

President Obama spoke to a joint session of Congress last night on his health care proposal... perhaps we should call it a “disjointed” session. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde was in the gallery. Kitty tells Steve Julian what the atmosphere was like after South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson called out “you lie” when the President said undocumented immigrants wouldn’t be covered under his health care plan.

Congressman Joe Wilson catcalls president during address to Congress

President Obama made his pitch for health care reform before a joint session of Congress last night. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde was in the House gallery last night when one member called the president a liar.

Sitting in the Gallery

It's a completely different ballgame, sitting in the House Gallery watching the President make a speech to Congress. It's louder, for one thing. You sit about 30 feet above the action, where the "whispering" among members is really distracting.

Congresswoman Waters expects Obama to support public option

Tomorrow night, President Obama will speak to a joint session of Congress in an effort to jumpstart the health care debate. One L.A. congresswoman expects to hear the president come out strongly for a public health insurance option. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

There Goes The President

We all know where the President will be tomorrow night: in the Capitol, telling a rare joint session of Congress what he thinks should be in a health care bill.

Post office renamed to honor Johnny Grant

He was known as the "Mayor of Hollywood," and now the late Johnny Grant is the man whose name graces the Hollywood post office. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Southern Californians travel to Virginia to compete in game of Go

With games, simplicity endures - a chess board of 64 squares, a deck of 52 cards, or the simplest of all: a Go board that’s empty. Go is game of quiet strategy that’s captivated players for more than a millennium, from ancient China to a college auditorium in Virginia last month. That’s where hundreds of Go enthusiasts met for the 25th U.S. Go Congress. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with some Southern Californians who traveled across the country to play against some Go pros.

The Lions Roar No More

Teddy Kennedy and Dominick Dunne - a pair of lions whose roar was silenced today.

Senator Boxer's new book a Capitol Hill thriller

California’s junior senator, Barbara Boxer, has just written her second novel. As you’d expect from someone who’s served in Congress for more than 25 years, the book is a political thriller. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with Boxer as she embarked on a summer book tour.

How They Spent Their Summer Vacations

Ever wonder where your Congressional member is spending his or her summer?

California Republican Fiorina prepares to challenge Senator Boxer

The election is more than a year away, but a wealthy California Republican is preparing to challenge three-term Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

More Thoughts on DC Driving

The natives say Pierre L'Enfant designed the city to confound the British. Apparently it didn't work. They burned the place in 1812. But traffic circles, diagonal streets, and cobblestones in unexpected places are the legacy he left behind.

DC Drivers

After six months of careful observation, it is clear that DC motorists are very bad drivers.

Study says guest worker program may help stop illegal immigration

This fall, Congress is expected to tackle comprehensive immigration reform. A Washington think tank says the best way to stop illegal immigration is with a guest worker program. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.