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

Dodgers Move to LA Wasn't Popular

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.

Arcadia Was Site of Unusual Army Training School

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 Marriage: What Happens Now?

Gay and lesbian couples can now get married in California, but not quite yet. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde explains.

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.