Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
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
This afternoon, the House of Representatives gets an update on the spread of H1N1 or “swine flu.” But over on the Senate side, the news is a little closer to home. Nearly half a dozen Senate pages have been quarantined. It’s suspected they have the virus. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.
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.
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.
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.
KPCC's Washington correspondent, Kitty Felde, joins Steve Julian as Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor awaits the final votes from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finally made it out to a Nats game.
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.