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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

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.

Jobless white collar worker contemplates future

It's bad enough watching your 401K disappear, knowing that you're at least a decade away from tapping into that money. But what happens if you need to use the cash now because you've lost your job? KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with one local woman about it.

Obama supporter starts voter registration effort

Remember Lydia Thomas? KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde introduced us to her this summer, right before she left for Denver. Thomas and her two sisters-in-law weren't delegates, they didn't even have tickets to Barack Obama's speech in Invesco Field. But they wanted to participate in an election year when an African American was a major party nominee for President. Kitty caught up with Thomas to talk about her latest political passion: registering new voters.

Officials offer tips for protecting your home from wildfire

This is turning out to be a record fire year in California. More than 2,000 fires have burned more than a million acres of brush and forest. They've also destroyed more than 150 homes, and we still have two of the worst fire months, October and November, left on the calendar. What can you do to protect your home and family? KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde takes us out to the hills of Malibu for some tips.

Mountain homeowners face challenges in finding insurance

So far, Southern California hasn't seen giant firestorms like the ones scorched thousands of acres last year. But with the worst months of the fire season ahead, it's a good time to check your fire insurance to see if how well you're covered if disaster strikes. For thousands of hillside and mountain homeowners, finding a policy and paying for it can be a challenge. In the first of two reports, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde takes a look at the availability and cost of fire insurance in Southern California.