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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

Memorial service to be held at Angels pitcher Adenhart's high school

Nick Adenhart’s hometown tonight says goodbye to the Angel pitcher who died after a drunk-driving crash last week. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says Williamsport, Maryland will turn out for a public memorial service at Adenhart’s former high school.

Fire Drill

Maybe it’s a spring ritual here in Washington - an excuse to get outside when the weather is warming up. Or maybe they just have more fires here.

Labor think tank makes suggestions for immigration reform

Most federal lawmakers are in their districts this week, but policy discussions continued today on Capitol Hill. Labor leaders – including the head of the AFL-CIO and a former Cabinet member – outlined their visions for immigration reform. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Opening Day

It’s opening day for the Dodgers in Los Angeles…and for the Nationals here in Washington DC.

Local high school students take on DC

It's one thing to study American government in high school. It's another thing to see it firsthand. A group of students from South Pasadena went to Washington D.C. to see for themselves how the nation's government works. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with them on Capitol Hill.

Where Have All the Politicos Gone?

It’s very, very quiet here.

White House insider says immigration reform on the table

Congress is out of town for a two-week recess. But a White House source says the president hopes to place immigration reform legislation on the table by the end of the year. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

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.