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

Sculptor Robert Graham dies

Sculptor Robert Graham died this past weekend at the age of 70. If you've been to the L.A. Coliseum, you've seen his work. For the 1984 Olympics, Graham sculpted the pair of headless statues called "Olympic Gateway" near the Coliseum's peristyle end. Graham also created the large bronze doors outside Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. His public work included the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Duke Ellington Memorial in Harlem, and a memorial to Joe Louis in Detroit. Three years ago, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with Graham at a Beverly Hills retrospective of his work. The exhibit featured dozens of sculptures of women. Graham spoke about why he focused on women.

Volunteer learns to become community organizer

As part of our "Season's Givings" series, Special Correspondent Kitty Felde visits the holiday party at LA Voice, which provides training for community organizers.

Season's Givings: Volunteers Take Their Green Thumbs to the Palos Verdes Peninsula

More than 100 volunteers help keep the 87-acre South Coast Botanic Garden green and free of weeds. The garden is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Girl Scouts look for volunteers

As part of KPCC's "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde reports the girl scouts are in need of volunteers to be troupe leaders.

Volunteers train to help in emergencies

As part of KPCC's Season's Givings series, KPCC's Kitty Felde talks with volunteers for the Community Emergency Response Team. It's a program that trains people on how to aid others during emergencies.

Reagan Library looks for volunteers

As part of KPCC's "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde talks to a volunteer at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.

Organization pairs volunteers with small business owners

As part of the monthlong "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde reports on SCORE, an organization that pairs volunteers with small business owners.

Sanchez sisters talk about life on Capitol Hill

A pair of cousins have been elected to the U.S. Senate: Democrat Tom Udall of New Mexico and Democrat Mark Udall of Colorado. But relatives on Capitol Hill are nothing new. California boasts of the first sister team in Congress: Democrat Linda Sanchez of Cerritos and Democrat Loretta Sanchez of Garden Grove. The Sanchez sisters have teamed up to write a new book. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

How to pick a 'first puppy'

President-elect Barack Obama began his first post-election speech with a big promise. Not just to the nation, but to his two young daughters. He promised them a new dog. So how do you pick a "first puppy?" KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde asked an expert at the West Los Angeles animal shelter.

Democrats plan for new session with new majority

After strengthening their numbers in the House and Senate, congressional Democrats are planning what they'd like to do in the next legislative session. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with a pair of local congresswomen to find out what's at the top of their wish list for the new political year.

Insurance woes killed business, but chef is hopeful

Sometimes a financial crisis doesn't begin on Wall Street. It begins in the doctor's office. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with one Southland entrepreneur who won't let cancer bankrupt his future.

Valley woman who hosted Obama economic event has her own economic worries

It's not every day that a presidential candidate conducts an economic summit in your backyard. That's exactly what happened to Mimi Vitello of Van Nuys back in January. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with Vitello to continue the conversation about the economy.

Survey: Absentee voters have least confidence in voting system

This week, KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde has examined the issue of "election trust," whether voters are confident that elections are on the up-and-up. Thousands of Californians mail in their ballots. But election experts say those voters aren't sure pollworkers correctly count their ballots. Here's Kitty Felde with the third part of her series on election trust.

Political experts look at whether voter fraud is possible

On Election Day, the voters will finally have their say. Or will they? There are Democrats and Republicans who are convinced the other side is plotting to steal the election and might be able to pull it off. In the second part in her series on election trust, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with voting experts to find out whether there's reason to worry.

Political Parties Argue Over Voter Fraud

With Election Day coming up fast, Democrats and Republicans are playing one of their favorite political sports: voter fraud ping-pong. Each side claims the other is cheating over who gets to vote or over how the votes are counted. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde has the first in a three-part series on election trust.