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

Two Politicians Separated by Continents, United by Democracy

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.

Longtime Registrar Conny McCormack Retires

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.

'All Things Considered' Creator's Latest Venture Brings Radio to Rural Developing Areas

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.

Radio Pioneer Explains Origins of "All Things Considered"

Ever wonder who invented public radio? The man who created "All Things Considered" and wrote National Public Radio's mission statement is Bill Siemering. He sat down with KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde recently to talk about the early days of public radio.

South Pasadena Students Sound Off on Democratic Race

Most of the seniors at South Pasadena High School are still too young to vote, but that doesn't stop their opinions about the presidential race. Special Correspondent Kitty Felde dropped into an Advanced Placement Government class to gather students' thoughts on a recent debate among the Democratic candidates.

Artists Have Different View of Miracle Mile

For the last few weekends, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde has been telling Street Stories about the history and marketing of Wilshire Blvd. But artists have a knack for turning the official story upside down. Here's a special Christmas Day street story that may have you looking for a place to rent a movie.

Season's Givings: HOLA

As part of the "Season's Givings Series," Kitty Felde visits the HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles) youth center and talks with an NBA photographer who just became the organization's newest board member. For more on the organization, visit the HOLA Web site.

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Speaks at Reagan Library

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is one of the quietest members on the high court, but he spoke out last night at a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says the talk centered on legal theory, Thomas' grandfather, and the controversial decision on the 2000 presidential election.

Season's Givings: Public Schools Not Only Need Teachers, But Volunteers

As part of our month-long "Season's Givings" series, KPCC's Kitty Felde profiles a businesswoman who pitches in at her local public school.

Watts High School Students Speak Out on Presidential Campaign

Tens of thousands of people will cast their first ballot next year. KPCC's special correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with a group of these new voters: seniors at King Drew Medical Magnet High School in Watts.

Season's Givings: Thrift Stores Raise Money for National Council of Jewish Women's Outreach

The National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles runs eight Council Thrift Stores to raise money for their outreach efforts, such as the "Women Helping Women" telephone hotline. KPCC's Kitty Felde looks at these efforts with volunteer Frances Frazen.

Season's Givings: Children's Hospital Board Member Helps Raise Money for Programs

As part of KPCC's month-long "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde profiles Childrens Hospital Los Angeles board member Mary Adams O'Connell. O'Connell was a candystriper for the hospital a half century ago and now helps raise money for the facility.

California Absentee Voters Get a Head Start in Presidential Election

California has more voters and more delegates than any other state. So why do Californians have to wait to vote until people in Iowa and New Hampshire cast their ballots? KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde explains how you can cast your ballot the same day as folks in New Hampshire.

Season's Givings: Volunteers Gather Oral History of Nixon Administration

As part of KPCC's "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde tells about a group of volunteers who are putting together an oral history project for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

Foster Kid Learns Joy of Volunteering

As part of KPCC's month-long "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde talks to a former foster kid who was recently honored as an "Outstanding Youth Volunteer."