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

GI BIll snafus

Military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are eligible for college money under the new GI Bill. But dozens of California Congressional members say vets aren’t getting their money in time for school. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Deep Thoughts

The schedule of hearings on Capitol Hill looked like the usual stuff: missile defense, the Afghan elections, an update on the stimulus package...and then there's this item:

Senate Democrats introduce climate bill

Senate Democrats Wednesday unveiled their version of a proposal to fight global warming. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says California’s junior senator touts the measure as a job creator.

House passes arson registry bill

The House of Representatives Wednesday passed a measure that could make it easier to track down serial arsonists. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde has the details.

Where's the Bill?

After an hour of standing on the lawn outside the Capitol, listening to a parade of Senators pat each other on the back over coming to an agreement on a climate change bill, there was only one thing missing: a copy of the actual bill.

Energy Snafus

Ironic that the press conference where California Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the Senate climate change bill experienced its own energy crisis.

Lawmakers look to persuade most vulnerable to get swine flu vaccine

The "swine flu" vaccine is ready and on its way to California. Now the question is how to persuade the most vulnerable to get vaccinated. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says that's the question one California lawmaker had for a top government health doctor at a congressional hearing Tuesday.

Flu Grandstanding

Swine flu - or H1N1 - was the topic at a House hearing, but the overall health care debate temporarily took over the room.

Tim Gunn speaks about doing Project Runway in LA

It’s must-see TV for fashionistas and sewing mavens alike. Project Runway’s current season is set in the heart of the fashion district of downtown L.A. Hungry designers compete in a series of challenges ranging from reinventing surfwear to creating clothing out of L.A. Times newsprint.

Local politicians seek federal transportation dollars

Local political leaders are writing their wish lists for federal transportation dollars. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says mass transit is the number one priority.

Dodgers Squash the Nats

Attending Tuesday's unveiling of Tommy Lasorda's portrait at the Smithsonian was current manager Joe Torre. I asked whether he was going to be kind to the Nats. The lowly Washington Nationals are the worst team in baseball; the Dodgers are the best team in the National League.

Tommy Lasorda's portrait placed in the Smithsonian

Former Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda celebrated his 82nd birthday today at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. He wasn’t a visitor; he was there for the unveiling of his portrait. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Tommy Lasorda portrait in National Portrait Gallery

Former Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda is already in the baseball Hall of Fame. Now his portrait joins that of other American legends in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde was on hand for the unveiling.

California energy companies lobby during 'Grid Week'

In their quest to deliver electricity more efficiently, energy companies are competing for billions of dollars in federal stimulus grants. Company executives are in Washington for several days of lobbying events they're calling “grid week.” KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Congressman Xavier Becerra ready to battle for health care

This week, the health care debate shifts to the Senate, where the Finance Committee examines a bill by Max Baucus. The Democratic senator from Montana worked closely with Republicans to craft his bill – but none of them stood with Baucus when he unveiled his plan. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says Senate Democrats may need to worry more about House Democrats than Republicans in the Senate.