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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 Judiciary Committee approves Sotomayor nomination

Every Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, plus one Republican, today approved Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. But knowing the outcome ahead of time didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of one Californian in the audience. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

The Secret Door

Every day, the Senate Press Gallery kindly sends out a list of hearings and press events. But there's one that's off limits to those of us without security clearances: the Senate Intelligence Committee.

No surprise: Feinstein votes to confirm Sotomayor

It was no surprise. California’s senior Senator, Democrat Dianne Feinstein, voted today to support Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Votes underway to appoint Sotomayor to Supreme Court

KPCC's Washington correspondent, Kitty Felde, joins Steve Julian as Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor awaits the final votes from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Congresswoman Judy Chu joins health care debate

It’s been a busy week for Judy Chu. The newest member of Congress landed smack in the middle of the health care debate on Capitol Hill. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with Chu just off the floor of the House of Representatives.

Congressmen pressure FAA for Burbank airport curfew

Residents near Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport may sleep a bit more soundly soon. Two Congressmen are putting pressure on the Federal Aviation Administration to grant the airport a long-requested mandatory curfew on night time flights. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Belatedly Lakers

You have to forgive the members of California's Congressional delegation. "The Washington Post" doesn't print the scores of west coast baseball games. Last night's Dodger blowout didn't even start until after 10 PM local time.

Healthy Families program hit by state's budget mess

A day after President Obama made a TV pitch for a health care bill, Democrats on Capitol Hill scrambled to reinforce the message. One California Congresswoman cites Sacramento budget woes as another reason to pass the measure. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

House Dems try to keep up health care momentum

There was a “time out” on Capitol Hill today as the Energy and Commerce Committee postponed debate over the health care bill. Instead, Committee Chairman Henry Waxman of Los Angeles attended a strategy session at the White House. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports House Democrats tried to keep up the momentum for a health care bill by bringing out medical professionals serving in Congress.

Senator Feinstein expected Sotomayor delay

Only one Republican showed up this morning for Senate deliberations on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court. Alabama’s Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked for a one-week delay. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports California’s senior senator expected the request.

Slowing Down Sotomayor

Republicans were a no show at this morning's Senate Judiciary Committee, except for the ranking Republican Jeff Sessions of Alabama. The discussion of Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been postponed a week.

Southern California engineers built Apollo spacecraft

Before that “giant leap for mankind” 40 years ago today, a hundred-thousand small steps guided American astronauts toward the moon. Many of those steps originated in the Southland. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde has this story about how the Apollo 11 command module got to the Smithsonian Institution via the moon... and Downey, California.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Finally made it out to a Nats game.

Senator Feinstein asks Sotomayor about being a role model

Senators on the Judicary Committee completed their questioning of federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor Thursday. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says California’s Dianne Feinstein, one of two women on the panel, asked the Supreme Court nominee about being a role model.

California’s newest congresswoman tackles health care

Two days after she won a special election, Judy Chu of Monterey Park today became the newest member of Congress. Chu succeeds Hilda Solis, who left the House to become labor secretary. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says Congresswoman Chu has a few things to learn about Capitol Hill.