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

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.

Las Virgenes Road

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.

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.

I Carry a Badge

It’s National Police Week.


No, sadly not Manny Ramirez.

Local librarians lobby Congress for legislation and funding

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.

UCLA launches million dollar ad campaign

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.

Home Room

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.

LA County lobbies Congress, White House

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.