Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
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
Somehow, living in California, you imagine that the rest of the world looks like us, thinks like us, and acts like us. Not so.
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 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.
If you dig deep enough into Southern California history, you'll strike water. Settlers had to find the wet stuff if they wanted to thrive in our dry landscape. One water story can be found on a local street sign – Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas.
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.
Henry Waxman got what he wanted. At 8:30 last night, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed sweeping climate change legislation.
It was great fun watching the Washington press corps watching the Governor.
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.
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.
It’s National Police Week.
No, sadly not Manny Ramirez.
There's a lot of whispering going on in the halls of Congress this week. More than 400 librarians from around the country are lobbying lawmakers on a range of issues. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with a trio of Southern California librarians.
It's not that unusual to see big ads in Washington, D.C. newspapers that aim to sway a Capitol Hill debate one way or another. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says today's big ad looking to influence lawmakers in the east came from Westwood.
Republican Congressman David Dreier was shocked to learn that KPCC’s new Washington Correspondent had yet to spend an afternoon in the House Gallery, watching members cast votes. He insisted this was the day.
Which local government is better at lobbying Congress and landing coveted meetings at the White House? If you ask one local official, it's the second largest city in the country: Los Angeles. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.