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

Sotomayor Senate confirmation hearing underway

Sonia Sotomayor’s Senate confirmation hearing is about to get underway. Steve Julian spoke with KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde a few minutes ago – first, about the atmosphere outside the hearing room…

Atmosphere in the Room

The Senate Judiciary Hearing room was remodeled a couple of years ago. It's enormous, bigger than any federal courtroom you can imagine. There's a huge marble wall two stories high that serves as a backdrop to the Senators.

Jeff Sessions

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Inside the Sotomayor Hearings

Keep your eye on the blog for up to the minute updates on the Sotomayor hearings from inside Hart 216.

Senator Boxer praises Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor

Federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor delivers her opening statement to the U.S. Senate Judicary Committee later today. Members are considering Sotomayor's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Boys Town

California Senator Barbara Boxer joined two of her female colleagues at a press conference last week. They came to praise Sonia Sotomayor. And to talk about the importance of having a woman - THIS woman - on the bench at the US Supreme Court.

SEC warns buyers, sellers of California IOUs

Attention Craigslist entrepreneurs: if you’re dabbling in California’s IOU market, the feds may be after you. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Southern California young Muslims visit DC

A group of young Muslims from Southern California is visiting the nation’s capital. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with one them who’s cast her sights on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Young Southland Muslims visit DC

More than a dozen young Muslims, most of them from Southern California, paid a visit to Capitol Hill today. They’re in the nation’s capital for a week-long trip sponsored by the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

Judiciary Committee includes more women than ever before

Confirmation hearings begin Monday for federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor, the president’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. The committee that asks the questions will include the Senate’s newest member, Al Franken. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it also includes more women than ever before.

California senator explains low-key women’s support for Sotomayor

Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee considers the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, California Senator Barbara Boxer reiterated her endorsement for the federal appeals judge from the Bronx, and predicted a smooth confirmation.

Conservative legal scholar going to Malta

Pepperdine Law School is losing one of its luminaries to the diplomatic corps. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Federal contractors must use E-Verify

If you’re a private employer who spends federal stimulus money, you’d better hire legal workers. The Department of Homeland Security requires federal contractors to use the government’s online verification system. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Pepperdine Professor New Maltese Ambassador

Pepperdine Law School is losing one of its luminaries to the diplomatic corps. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Barbara Boxer's committee tackles climate change

When the House voted on a climate change bill, it was L.A. Democrat Henry Waxman who led the charge. Now the ball is in the Senate’s court – and another Californian is playing a leadership role. KPCC’s Washington correspondent Kitty Felde reports.