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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

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.

Californians Really Are A Different Breed

Somehow, living in California, you imagine that the rest of the world looks like us, thinks like us, and acts like us. Not so.

Ronald Reagan statue unveiled in Washington DC's Capitol building

It's been five years since the death of Ronald Reagan, five years since his casket lay in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol building. A 30-hour procession of more than 100,000 people paid their respects back then. Now visitors to the Capitol can pay their respects to Reagan again. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says a seven-foot statue of the 40th president was unveiled today in the Capitol Rotunda.

Former governor Wilson talks about how Reagan would have handled budget

Former president Ronald Reagan was honored today in Washington with a new bronze statue in the Capitol Rotunda. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde sought opinion from one guest at the ceremony about how Reagan would deal with the California budget crisis.

California doctors lobby for bill helping primary care physicians

Primary care physicians think of themselves as an endangered species. Three dozen California doctors lobbied Capitol Hill last week for a bill they say can help them survive and thrive. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Gracious in Defeat

Henry Waxman got what he wanted. At 8:30 last night, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed sweeping climate change legislation.

The Governator

It was great fun watching the Washington press corps watching the Governor.

Local 7th grader competes for national geography prize

The smartest kids in geography class found their way to Washington, D.C. this week to test their knowledge at the "National Geographic" GeoBee. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde tracked down the top California contestant - a Fullerton seventh-grader who knows his way around the world.

Census will decide California's congressional delegation

We're still a year away from the 2010 Census. But already, the number crunchers are trying to predict whether the new population count will cost California a congressional seat. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.