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

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.

Clinton, Obama Face Off in Mild-Mannered Hollywood Debate

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama met face to face for their last debate before Tuesday's California primary. But if you were looking for fireworks, you were likely disappointed. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports the tone inside the Kodak Theatre reflected the one outside: a friendly rivalry rather than a bitter knock down, drag out fight.

Small Crowd Gathers at Hollywood Bar to Watch GOP Debate

You may not think of political debates as a spectator sport; but GOP fans gathered in a Hollywood bar Wednesday night, beers in hand, to watch the Simi Valley debate on a big screen TV. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with some of the debate watchers.

LA County Needs Hundreds of Pollworkers for Election Day

Super Tuesday is a week from Tuesday and Los Angeles County needs about 300 more poll workers for the presidential primary. KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde signed up for poll worker training at a Los Angeles church.

Local Democratic Club Tries Its Hand at Caucus

The West Los Angeles Democratic Club recently tried its hand at Iowa-style politics. The club decided it would endorse a candidate based on the outcome of its own caucus. It was held at a church hall in Venice and KPCC's special correspondent Kitty Felde was there.

Barack Obama Holds Economic Roundtable in Van Nuys

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was in Van Nuys Wednesday afternoon for a backyard roundtable discussion about the economy. KPCC special correspondent Kitty Felde also was there.

John Edwards Stumps in Los Angeles

California's early presidential primary has produced a bumper crop of candidates this week. Barack Obama Wednesday, both Hillary Clinton and John Edwards Thursday. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with the Edwards campaign near Downtown L.A.

Candidate Ron Paul's Supporters Use Creativity to Garner Political Support

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is a long shot to win the party's nomination; but his libertarian message is stirring a cadre of Southern Californians, some of whom are new to politics. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says they've found clever ways to back their guy.

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.