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

Another Crash, Not Our Own

It was a subway car, not a Metrolink train. But it was eerily familiar.

House health care debate features Californians

Two House committees begin debate on health care reform tomorrow. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says Californians chair both committees.

Everybody Wants to be a Californian

What do homesick Californians do in Washington, DC when they need a fix of the Golden State? Seek out other Californians.

Santa Clarita congressman becomes top Republican on Armed Services Committee

Buck McKeon’s got a new job. The congressman still represents Santa Clarita. But now he’s the top Republican on the powerful Armed Services Committee. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde finds out why he swapped education for armor.

California closer to more federal funding for undocumented immigrant felons

California is a step closer to getting reimbursed for the cost of jailing illegal felons. Tens of millions of dollars are at stake for L.A. County alone. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Lakewood congresswoman says no fed role in California bailout

California’s congressional Republicans say Washington shouldn’t save the state government from its financial mess. Now a Southern California Democrat is telling Sacramento “Clean up your own mess.” KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Put Me In, Coach!

It was a great night at Nationals' Park. The hometeam scored 15 runs. Unfortunately, the home team Wednesday night wasn't the Nationals.

Congress plays annual baseball game

Democrats may have a majority in Congress, but they’re the underdogs when it comes to the annual Congressional Baseball Game. They’ve lost the last eight years in a row. And this year, they’re playing without their hard-hitting designated hitter – she just had a baby. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde takes us out to the ball game.

Congressman sees opportunity in California fiscal crisis

California’s budget crisis might actually be good for... California. That’s the opinion of one fiscal conservative on Capitol Hill. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

IRS proposes cell phone tax

Some say dealing with a cell phone is taxing enough. The Internal Revenue Service begs to differ. This week, the IRS floated a proposal to tax you for using your company cell phone. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde calls this one in.

Bus activists want more transportation dollars

Congress will consider a new transportation bill this summer. The cost could run as high as $500 billion. Activists from Southern California want a larger portion of those dollars spent on better bus service. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

A Bad Day at the Museum

It started out like a usual day on the Mall. Tourists are everywhere - including hundreds at the US Holocaust Memorial Musuem on 14th Street where a lone gunman opened fire on a guard and killed him.

Police quickly sealed off Holocaust Museum after shooting

KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says police quickly sealed off the museum after the shooting.

Catholic Bishops won’t support immigration bill for gay families

One of the most vocal supporters of immigration reform has been the Catholic Church. But the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not support an immigration bill that includes protections for gay and lesbian couples. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde has the story.

More Thoughts on Why Californians are a Different Breed

A trio of Congressional Caucuses presented their own version of health care reform today. The Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus want more attention and resources to be given to the health needs of minorities.