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

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.

Senate climate change hearings begin

The secretaries of Energy, Transportation, and Interior will testify Tuesday before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. They all want to be heard during the committee’s debate on a sweeping climate change bill.

Nina and the Fox

Washington is a very small town.

Congress reacts to Metro vote on priorities

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board Thursday approved a long range plan for transit projects. It kept the “subway to the sea” and a downtown L.A. transit project at the top of the list. A group of local members of Congress favored projects outside metropolitan Los Angeles. Now they have to decide how much they want to help Metro win federal dollars.

Southern California congressional members protest Census citizenship question

Next spring, the U.S. Census begins its once-a-decade survey of people living in America. Two Republican senators want census takers to ask one more question at each household. Some Democrats don’t like that question at all.

California congressional members lobby MTA

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board votes tomorrow on a long range plan for mass transit. At the top of the list is the so-called “subway to the sea” that would connect L.A.’s subway to West L.A. and Santa Monica. But what’s left off the list has some lawmakers on Capitol Hill up in arms.

Boxer climate change bill depends on state, not party interests

Next week, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee begins hearings on a climate change bill that's co-authored by Barbara Boxer of California. The battle lines over the bill may be drawn along state, and not party, interests.