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

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.

LA congressman Becerra moving family closer to DC

This is the time of year when most Washington politicians are packing their bags to head back to their home districts. But one L.A. congressman is packing up his family to move them closer to Capitol Hill. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Congressman Becerra makes case for public option

Some might characterize last night’s raucous health care debate in Alhambra as a battle between Democrats and Republicans. But one congressional leader says it’s really a disagreement between insurance “haves” and “have nots.” KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Democrats take offensive in health care debate

The Democratic Party is taking the offensive in the health care debate. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says members say they’re ready for a lusty debate.

California Democratic Party pushes for Afghanistan exit

The California Democratic Party is rallying support on the Internet for a bill to push the U.S. to get out of Afghanistan. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

California's senior senator reacts to Sotomayor confirmation

By a 68-to-31 vote, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to confirm the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. Nine Republicans and the Senate’s two independents joined the Democrats to support the 55-year-old judge.

California's senators cast votes for Sotomayor

California’s U.S. senators cast two of the 68 “yes” votes today to confirm the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Sotomayor Vote

It was hardly a surprise. But it was still dramatic. Just before 3, Senators started filing onto the floor, taking their places at tiny wooden desks, according to seniority. Both of California's Senators sit in the back row.