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

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.

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Speaks at Reagan Library

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is one of the quietest members on the high court, but he spoke out last night at a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says the talk centered on legal theory, Thomas' grandfather, and the controversial decision on the 2000 presidential election.

Season's Givings: Public Schools Not Only Need Teachers, But Volunteers

As part of our month-long "Season's Givings" series, KPCC's Kitty Felde profiles a businesswoman who pitches in at her local public school.

Watts High School Students Speak Out on Presidential Campaign

Tens of thousands of people will cast their first ballot next year. KPCC's special correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with a group of these new voters: seniors at King Drew Medical Magnet High School in Watts.

Season's Givings: Thrift Stores Raise Money for National Council of Jewish Women's Outreach

The National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles runs eight Council Thrift Stores to raise money for their outreach efforts, such as the "Women Helping Women" telephone hotline. KPCC's Kitty Felde looks at these efforts with volunteer Frances Frazen.

Season's Givings: Children's Hospital Board Member Helps Raise Money for Programs

As part of KPCC's month-long "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde profiles Childrens Hospital Los Angeles board member Mary Adams O'Connell. O'Connell was a candystriper for the hospital a half century ago and now helps raise money for the facility.

California Absentee Voters Get a Head Start in Presidential Election

California has more voters and more delegates than any other state. So why do Californians have to wait to vote until people in Iowa and New Hampshire cast their ballots? KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde explains how you can cast your ballot the same day as folks in New Hampshire.

Season's Givings: Volunteers Gather Oral History of Nixon Administration

As part of KPCC's "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde tells about a group of volunteers who are putting together an oral history project for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

Foster Kid Learns Joy of Volunteering

As part of KPCC's month-long "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde talks to a former foster kid who was recently honored as an "Outstanding Youth Volunteer."

Children's Hospital Board Member Helps Raise Money for Programs

As part of KPCC's month-long "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde profiles Childrens Hospital Los Angeles board member Mary Adams O'Connell. O'Connell was a candystriper for the hospital a half century ago and now helps raise money for the facility.

Late Dodger Owner Elected to Hall of Fame

Walter O'Malley, the man who brought big league baseball to Los Angeles, finally has made it into baseball's hallowed Hall of Fame. The late Dodger owner was one of five baseball legends selected for induction this year. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde has this portrait.

Reagan Library Opens Up Former First Lady's Closet

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is displaying the former first lady's designer gowns and other outfits in a new exhibit called "Nancy Reagan: A First Lady's Style." KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde toured the exhibit with Reagan Library Executive Director Duke Blackwood.

International Students Dissect American Electoral Process

Perhaps the most astute observer of American politics is a 19th century French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville. His quest was to understand American democracy. He said, "I wanted to know it, if only to know what we ought to hope or fear from it." KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde speaks with a group of Fulbright scholars from around the world who have their own observations about 21st century American democracy.

Officials Explore Mass Transit Possibilities for L.A.'s Westside

State and local officials met this week to discuss the possibility of bringing a subway or light rail line to L.A.'s Westside. The meeting was, appropriately enough, at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

New Way of Choosing GOP Delegates in CA

Rudy Giuliani has a two-to-one lead over the rest of the Republican Presidential field in California. That's according to the latest Field Poll. Conventional thinking would be that Giuliani has California sewn up. But that's not as big a deal as it once was. The California Republican Party has changed the way it delegates its delegates. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde continues our coverage of the California primary.