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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

Bets on Health Care

It's likely a bad sign for Democrats.

First Protester of the Day

Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa was discussing property rights with Judge Sotomayor when the day's first protester demanded to be heard.

California mother and son visit Sotomayor hearings

There’s lots to see in Washington, D.C.: the monuments, the White House, and this week, the Senate Judiciary hearings to consider Judge Sonia Sotomayor as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with a mother and son who added the hearings to their trip agenda.

Feinstein Reacts

It's the battle of the colorful blazers.

Day Two Update

Senator Dianne Feinstein just arrived. Wearing a bright purple jacket.

Sotomayor Speaks

Missing from the Judiciary Panel this morning is Senator Dianne Feinstein. Actually, about half the Senators are in other Committee meetings this morning. That led Chairman Patrick Leahy to decide that things will be a bit loose.

Sotomayor Hearings Day Two

Rumors that there's a special guest to kick things off this morning. Ted Kennedy perhaps?

Maury Wills celebrates 50th anniversary of big league debut

This summer is the 50th anniversary of Maury Wills's Dodger debut. He took over as the team’s shortstop in the middle of the 1959 season and helped spark the team to its first World Series title in Los Angeles. By the end of his career, Wills had brought base stealing back to baseball and excitement to L.A. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with Wills in his hometown of Washington, D.C.

California college student inspired by Sotomayor

A California college student traveled to Washington looking for a role model. She found one at today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

American Dream

Judge Sonia Sotomayor concluded her opening remarks talking about all the letters of support she received from around the country. Many of those letters mentioned the American Dream.

Second Interruption

The Capitol Police just removed a second anti-abortion protestor. This one was a young man with long blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail wearing an orange polo shirt. He shouted "abortion is murder" several times.

Protester interrupts Feinstein at Judiciary hearing

An anti-abortion protestor interrupted U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California at this morning’s confirmation hearing for Sonia Sotomayor as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.


In the middle of Senator Dianne Feinstein's opening statement, a bearded man in a dark suit and bright tie jumped up in the back of the room, about ten feet away from my seat, and started screaming "what about the unborn? Stop the genocide of unborn Latinos.

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.