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

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.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar tackles California water woes

Sacramento lawmakers are still working on a bond measure to pay for water storage and delivery systems. California’s water woes have not gone unnoticed in Washington, where an Obama cabinet secretary has been wading into the issue. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Work begins on Museum of the American Latino

A committee of political, business and cultural leaders Tuesday officially began its work to establish a museum that honors American Latinos. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Harbor City Fire

There's a brush fire burning not 200 feet away from oil storage tanks in Harbor City off Vermont. Fire helicopters are chasing away water fowl to suck up water from the lake in Harbor Park.

Supreme Court takes up Mojave Desert cross monument case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday morning in the case of a cross on a hillside in the middle of California’s Mojave desert. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

The Supremes

Sitting in on oral arguments before the US Supreme Court is some of the best theatre in Washington. The only problem: most of the press is stuck off to one side, peering around heavy red velvet curtains (trimmed in even heavier gold tassels) and marble columns and even bronze gates to see the action.

Dalai Lama receives award on Capitol Hill

The Dalai Lama was not invited to the White House this week, but he got a big reception on Capitol Hill today.  KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says congressional leaders presented the Tibetan Buddhist leader with the first Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize.

Cell phones may become contraband in federal prison

It’s not a crime to for an inmate to have a cell phone in federal prison. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says there’s a move to change that.

Medicaid change could cost California billions

This week, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on its version of a health care bill. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports that Governor Schwarzenegger says part of that bill could cost California billions of dollars.

Preview of US Supreme Court cases important to California

It’s the first Monday in October, the official start of the new session of the US Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says several California cases will come before the court.