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

A Piece of Civil War History in Southern California

Californians have fought and died in several wars, even the Civil War. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde takes us to a place where you can touch a genuine piece of Civil War history, the only military building in Southern California left standing from that era: the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum in Wilmington.

Immigration Debate Brings Together Strange Bedfellows

The U.S. Senate is debating a comprehensive immigration reform measure this week. The measure has been criticized on both sides of the aisle and has led to some unusual coalitions.

U.S. Courts to Hear Mexican Citizens' Death Penalty Appeals

The United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court have agreed to hear appeals from Mexican citizens who are on death row in the U.S. Both cases revolve around an international treaty and whether it applies in the United States.

GOP Candidates Debate at Reagan Library

In the first 2008 presidential debate held in California, 10 candidates for the Republican nomination met on Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. But the real politicking began after the debate. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde takes us into the Spin Room.

Former Senator Simpson Recalls Tussle with Justice Over Immigration

President Reagan was well into his second and last term in office the last time Congress tackled immigration reform. Now President Bush is in the same place, aiming to make progress on the same issue. How much influence can he exert over Congress? KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde concludes her conversation with former Senator Alan Simpson, a veteran of that last Congressional foray into immigration reform.

Former Senator Sees Tough Battle Ahead Over Immigration

Former Senator Alan Simpson co-sponsored a landmark 1986 immigration bill. He spoke with KPCC's Kitty Felde about what lies ahead in the battle for immigration reform.

LAPD, Press have Long History of Bad Relationship

If it seems like the media are a little more exercised than usual over Tuesday's police tactics in MacArthur Park, you might be right. There's a lot of video of police with batons wading into the crowd after an immigration march -- and the many of those struck by the cops were reporters. It's not the first time the LAPD has tangled with the press.

Former Senator Sees Historical Parallels in Proposed Immigration Legislation

White House officials have been meeting with Senate Republicans to discuss immigration reform. Over on the House side, a bipartisan measure is already on the table. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde talked to former Senator Alan Simpson, who says that if history is any indication, the immigration battle to come on Capitol Hill is likely to be nasty and contentious.

Longtime Motion Picture Association Head Dies

Jack Valenti, who ran the Motion Picture Association of America for nearly four decades, died on Thursday. He was 85. Valenti's most notable accomplishment was launching the motion picture ratings system.

Political Maneuvering Begins for Open Congressional Seat

Governor Schwarzenegger will soon call a special election for the congressional seat that was left vacant after the death of Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald. KPCC's Kitty Felde looks at who is likely to toss their hat into the ring.

Ethnic Politics to Play Major Role in 37th Congressional Race

The district that Congresswoman Juanita Millender McDonald represented has undergone a big demographic shift over the past decade. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde looks at how ethnic politics is likely to play a major role in who decides to run for the now-vacant post.

USC Engineering Students Offer Thoughts on Virginia Tech Shooting

The shooting at Virginia Tech hit close to home for engineering majors at USC's Viterbi School. A group of students watched the events unfold at the school's Tutor Hall.

Banking Your Retirement on Wall Street

In the final part of a series examining tax strategies and saving for retirement, KPCC's Kitty Felde looks at two ways to invest retirement money in the stock market.

Congresswoman's Tea Party Leads to Government Crackdown

Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says Vietnamese officials interfered with her plans to host the wives of recently arrested political dissidents in Vietnam. The State Department is now investigating the incident.

Roth IRA Gives Investor Flexibility in Case of Catastrophe

KPCC's Kitty Felde is doing a week-long examination of how to make your money work for you. In part four, she talks to financial advisor Suze Orman about the flexibility of one type of retirement account.