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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

Comparing Cuba to Compton

Last night, the Congressional Black Caucus returned from Cuba. One of those in the delegation was Long Beach Democrat Laura Richardson. This was Richardson’s first trip to Cuba. And during a meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro, she asked if they could meet with his brother Fidel.

Congressmen take a break from Washington

It’s time for “spring break” on Capitol Hill. But KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it’s a working break for many in Congress.

Republican congressmen oppose newly passed national budget

Both the House and the Senate passed versions of the federal budget before leaving town for their spring recess. But not everyone’s happy with the 3-and-a-half-trillion dollar budget. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

State officials look to federal government to ease budget woes

KPCC's Washington correspondent Kitty Felde discusses the most recent way in which California leaders are looking to the federal government for help with the state's fiscal problems; Kitty also looks at the changes to immigration policy being proposed in Washington D.C.

State trying to trump local districts with stimulus money

There's a large pile of money - 8-and-a-half-billion dollars - coming to California schools, courtesy of the federal economic stimulus package. But KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says a turf war in Sacramento may interrupt the flow of dollars to classrooms.

Senate to take up exec bonus tax measure

KPCC's Kitty Felde talks about the measures moving through Congress that would tax the executive bonuses of companies that received federal bailout money; Kitty also talks about the grassroots effort by President Obama to urge support for his budget.

Congress votes to tax AIG bonuses

By a three-to-one margin on Thursday, the House voted to tax the bonuses paid to executives of AIG and other companies that received federal bailout money. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports that it was up to one House member from Los Angeles to help round up those votes.

Southern California city officials lobby in DC

Nearly 300 California city officials are in Washington this week to learn the finer points of lobbying Congress for their share of the nearly $800 billion stimulus package. But KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says the Californians have competition. A lot of competition.

LA Congresswoman faces controversy over bank meeting

KPCC's Washington, D.C. correspondent Kitty Felde talks about the controversy involving Rep. Maxine Waters and OneUnited Bank, a bank that Waters had ties to; Kitty also talks about efforts by Southern California officials to secure stimulus money.

LA Congresswoman faces controversy over bank meeting

KPCC's Washington, D.C. correspondent Kitty Felde talks about the controversy involving Rep. Maxine Waters and OneUnited Bank, a bank that Waters had ties to; Kitty also talks about efforts by Southern California officials to secure stimulus money.

LA Congresswoman faces controversy over bank meeting

KPCC's Washington, D.C. correspondent Kitty Felde talks about the controversy involving Rep. Maxine Waters and OneUnited Bank, a bank that Waters had ties to. Kitty also talks about efforts by Southern California officials to secure stimulus money.

Lawmakers renew effort to get US to recognize Armenian genocide

Next month marks the 94th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide. More than a million Armenians died during a campaign of massacres and forced marches directed by the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire is now Turkey, an important American ally. Two Congressmen from California are again lobbying for U.S. government recognition of the genocide. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports that first, they need to win over the House Speaker.

Congresswoman Waters defends actions on behalf of bank

Is it a case of political influence for financial gain? Or is it just a lawmaker fighting for minority-owned banks? KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says L.A. Congresswoman Maxine Waters has come out swinging.

Politicians, business leaders make annual lobbying trek to D.C.

This week, more than 200 civic and business leaders are making the case on Capitol Hill that federal dollars sent to California will boost an economic revival nationwide. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with the lobbying group.

McClintock leaves Sacramento for seat on Capitol Hill

California's newest member of Congress is no stranger to state politics. Tom McClintock spent more than two decades in the state legislature representing the San Fernando Valley. Last month, he was sworn in to represent the 4th Congressional district, north of Sacramento. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde stopped by the freshman Congressman's new office on Capitol Hill for a visit.