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
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.
You may not think of political debates as a spectator sport; but GOP fans gathered in a Hollywood bar Wednesday night, beers in hand, to watch the Simi Valley debate on a big screen TV. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with some of the debate watchers.
Super Tuesday is a week from Tuesday and Los Angeles County needs about 300 more poll workers for the presidential primary. KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde signed up for poll worker training at a Los Angeles church.
The West Los Angeles Democratic Club recently tried its hand at Iowa-style politics. The club decided it would endorse a candidate based on the outcome of its own caucus. It was held at a church hall in Venice and KPCC's special correspondent Kitty Felde was there.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was in Van Nuys Wednesday afternoon for a backyard roundtable discussion about the economy. KPCC special correspondent Kitty Felde also was there.
California's early presidential primary has produced a bumper crop of candidates this week. Barack Obama Wednesday, both Hillary Clinton and John Edwards Thursday. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with the Edwards campaign near Downtown L.A.
Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is a long shot to win the party's nomination; but his libertarian message is stirring a cadre of Southern Californians, some of whom are new to politics. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says they've found clever ways to back their guy.
Last summer, a city council candidate from Nairobi got advice from the president of the Los Angeles City Council. This week, the two men have been thinking a lot about democracy: in the United States, where Iowa held its presidential caucus on Thursday night; and in Kenya, where people have been murdered after its presidential race.
Today is Los Angeles County Registrar Conny McCormack's last day on the job. For more than a dozen years, McCormack has printed and counted more ballots from more voters than any local elections official in the country. She looks back with KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde.
Radio pioneer and MacArthur Genius grant recipient Bill Siemering is working with radio partners around the world to strengthen the power of local broadcasting. KPCC's Kitty Felde say down with Siemering to find out what the rest of the world is tuning into.