Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
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
One of the wonders of Dodger Stadium is the fact that it's surrounded by freeways. Fans leaving the stadium can jump on the Pasadena, the Golden State or Hollywood Freeways. It was those freeways that first attracted Walter O'Malley to the land; but it would be a long battle before the Dodger owner could finally build in Chavez Ravine. In part five of her series, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde tells the tale of the battle of Chavez Ravine.
The idea of taking a road trip these days puts some people off now that gas costs more than $4.50 a gallon. But taking to the road to see inspiring sights is the right of every American, a right recognized by no less than the U.S. Supreme Court. That ruling was inspired by a California road: Pacific Coast Highway. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.
Fifty years ago this week, more than 66,000 fans showed up at the Coliseum to watch the Dodgers play the St. Louis Cardinals in a doubleheader. In their first season in L.A., the Dodgers were a box office hit at the Coliseum; but they figured to be a bigger sensation near the Arroyo Seco, a few miles north. In part four of her series about the Dodgers' move west, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde explains how Dodger Stadium ended up in Chavez Ravine.
When you buy a house, the deed to the property often contains all sorts of information, such as a legal description of the property. It may also include a paragraph that explicitly forbids people of color from living in your neighborhood. Covenants restricting race and religion have been illegal for years, but they still show up in legal documents. One lawmaker wants to erase the racial restrictions. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says the State Senate Judiciary Committee heard the measure yesterday.
Lots of people helped bring the Dodgers to Los Angeles 50 years ago, but the late Dodger owner Walter O'Malley was the only one with the vision and the business smarts to make it happen. The New York Irishman, who's still loathed in Brooklyn, out-maneuvered politicians on both coasts to find a bigger audience for his "Boys in Blue." In part three of her series on the Dodgers' move west, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde profiles the old Irishman who brought big league baseball to L.A.
Gay and lesbian couples all over California are ready to tie the knot, legally, at last. But some of those taking out marriage licenses are already old married couples, complete with a mortgage and a baby. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde dropped in on one such couple in the San Fernando Valley.
Most of us in Southern California came here from someplace else. Fifty years ago, L.A.'s most famous sports transplants, the Dodgers, unpacked their bats and gloves to settle in the Southland from Brooklyn. In the second of a seven-part series, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde tells the tale of how the Dodgers came to L.A. fifty years ago.
Fifty years ago, Angelenos packed the polls for one of the biggest elections in city history. On the ballot was a referendum on LA's deal to swap land so the newly-arrived Dodgers could build a baseball stadium in Chavez Ravine. Proposition B - "B" for baseball - passed by a whisker. It was almost the last step in the Dodgers' journey west from Brooklyn. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde begins a seven-part series looking at the politics and the personalities that brought major league baseball to Los Angeles.
On this Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who gave their lives defending this country. During the First World War, an army lieutenant lost his life on the battlefields of France and was memorialized in Arcadia. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde has the story of an unusual army training facility named after Lt. Cleo J. Ross of the Army Air Service's 8th Balloon Company.
Gay and lesbian couples can now get married in California, but not quite yet. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde explains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."