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
Remember the massive immigration marches of two years ago? Voters seem to be having some trouble remembering them. A survey last month by CNN and Opinion Research Corporation ranked immigration fifth among the issues that matter most to voters. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says that could be why Congress has all but ignored immigration reform for more than a year.
About 75 Californians lobbied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to for changes to immigration law. Many of these first-time lobbyists are brand new citizens who benefited from the amnesty Congress offered to undocumented immigrants the last time it tackled the issue. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says a new study suggests that political activism is a common byproduct of amnesty.
On Sunday, 1,500 people will try to persuade their neighbors that they should be a Democratic delegate. The party holds its annual convention this summer in August and 241 delegates will represent California. But several hundred other Democrats have been barred from Sunday's delegate elections by the very candidates they want to support. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.
The California Democratic Party held its convention in San Jose over the weekend and both Democratic presidential candidates sent surrogates to court the superdelegates in attendance. With two candidates still in the race, it could have been a contentious atmosphere. But KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports the mood in San Jose was like that old Beach Boys' song, "Don't Worry, Baby."
As part of our coverage of the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq, KPCC has been exploring the anti-war movement. Special Correspondent Kitty Felde took a look at who is showing up at the marches.
As part of KPCC's coverage of the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq, Special Correspondent Kitty Felde assesses the state of the antiwar movement in Southern California. Protest organizers say focusing on participation in the anti-war rallies may not be the best way to gauge the movement.
If you're a political candidate looking for a pollster this weekend, try Santa Monica. That's where political consultants and pollsters are gathering for their annual convention. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with some political professionals for their assessment of this dynamic presidential election year.
Los Angeles County's registrar has now managed to get through about 80% of controversial ballots cast a month ago in California's presidential primary. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says these ballots weren't initially counted because "decline to state" voters didn't fill in a bubble.
It's not often that you stumble over $129 million, but that's what the Los Angeles City Controller found when she examined allocations for new parks. As KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports, city park officials say they'll find a way to spend the money.
This Sunday night, PBS continues its Jane Austen series with a new version of "Emma." But one group of fans has been celebrating the world of Jane Austen every month for nearly three decades. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde puts on her gown and takes us out on the dance floor.
A Southern California group has just received the nation's highest honor for after-school arts and humanities programs. The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company creates plays in unusual places.
It's been five years since the start of the campaign of rape and murder began in the Sudan's Darfur region. Someday, the masterminds of the Darfur killings could end up on trial before an international court, just like those who planned the genocide in Rwanda a decade ago. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke to a Los Angeles attorney who has just finished prosecuting the largest genocide case in history.
Congressman Tom Lantos, a Democrat from the Bay area, died today at a Maryland hospital. He was 80 years old. Lantos was the only member of Congress who was also a Holocaust survivor. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde tells the story of a man who made the battle for human rights the fight of his lifetime.
An exhibit at the Circus Gallery in Hollywood offers a completely different take on Super Tuesday. Artist Rachel Mason joined writer Will Blythe on the campaign trail. The result is an exhibition called "The Candidate." The work includes drawings in ink, charcoal, and pastel. There are also a series of sculptures of the candidates' hands, poised atop debate lecterns.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama met face to face for their last debate before Tuesday's California primary. But if you were looking for fireworks, you were likely disappointed. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports the tone inside the Kodak Theatre reflected the one outside: a friendly rivalry rather than a bitter knock down, drag out fight.