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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

Presidential Candidates Not Far Apart on Immigration

The three presidential candidates aren't talking much about immigration. It could be because voters don't list it as one of their few top priorities. It also could be because the candidates' views aren't all that far apart. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Capitol Hill Quiet on Immigration

Remember the massive immigration marches of two years ago? Voters seem to be having some trouble remembering them. A survey last month by CNN and Opinion Research Corporation ranked immigration fifth among the issues that matter most to voters. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says that could be why Congress has all but ignored immigration reform for more than a year.

Fledgling Immigration Activists Lobby on Capitol Hill

About 75 Californians lobbied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to for changes to immigration law. Many of these first-time lobbyists are brand new citizens who benefited from the amnesty Congress offered to undocumented immigrants the last time it tackled the issue. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says a new study suggests that political activism is a common byproduct of amnesty.

Obama Campaign Reverses Decision on Would-be Delegates

On Sunday, 1,500 people will try to persuade their neighbors that they should be a Democratic delegate. The party holds its annual convention this summer in August and 241 delegates will represent California. But several hundred other Democrats have been barred from Sunday's delegate elections by the very candidates they want to support. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Superdelegates are Focus of Attention at California Democratic Convention

The California Democratic Party held its convention in San Jose over the weekend and both Democratic presidential candidates sent surrogates to court the superdelegates in attendance. With two candidates still in the race, it could have been a contentious atmosphere. But KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports the mood in San Jose was like that old Beach Boys' song, "Don't Worry, Baby."

Youth Make Up Largest Group of Anti-war Protesters

As part of our coverage of the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq, KPCC has been exploring the anti-war movement. Special Correspondent Kitty Felde took a look at who is showing up at the marches.

Assessing the Anti-War Movement

As part of KPCC's coverage of the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq, Special Correspondent Kitty Felde assesses the state of the antiwar movement in Southern California. Protest organizers say focusing on participation in the anti-war rallies may not be the best way to gauge the movement.

Pollsters Gather at Santa Monica Convention

If you're a political candidate looking for a pollster this weekend, try Santa Monica. That's where political consultants and pollsters are gathering for their annual convention. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with some political professionals for their assessment of this dynamic presidential election year.

Recount of Nonpartisan Votes Doesn't Change Feb. 5 Primary Results

Los Angeles County's registrar has now managed to get through about 80% of controversial ballots cast a month ago in California's presidential primary. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says these ballots weren't initially counted because "decline to state" voters didn't fill in a bubble.

Audit Finds $129 Million in Unspent L.A. Parks Money

It's not often that you stumble over $129 million, but that's what the Los Angeles City Controller found when she examined allocations for new parks. As KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports, city park officials say they'll find a way to spend the money.

Local Jane Austen Fans Gather for Monthly Dance

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.

Theatre Program for Inmates Gets Presidential Award

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.

Local Attorney Becomes Africa War Crimes Expert

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, Holocaust Survivor, Dead at 80

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.

New Exhibit Takes a 'Hands-On' Look at the 2008 Campaign

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.