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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

Presidential Candidates Stay Away from the Golden State as Fires Rage

President Bush visited Southern California last week to take an aerial tour of fire-stricken areas and talk with victims, but nearly all the folks who would like to replace President Bush in the White House have stayed away from Southern California. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde examines the potential pitfalls for presidential candidates in how they respond to disasters.

'Two Minutes with Tommy, Part Three:' A Conversation with Tommy Lasorda

As the World Series continues, KPCC's Kitty Felde continues her series of conversations with former Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda about his baseball career. In part three, Lasorda remembers the days when ballplayers didn't even have a glove.

Former Dodger Manager Waxes Poetic About Baseball

The Boston Red Sox trounced the Colorado Rockies 13-1 in game one of the World Series on Wednesday night. The Red Sox got a strong start from star pitcher Josh Beckett in the lopsided victory. Former Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda started his career as a pitcher. He was on the legendary 1955 Brooklyn team that finally won the World Series. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde continues her "two minutes with Tommy."

Does Early Primary Mean California Will See More Presidential Candidates?

California's early primary on February 5 means it's more likely presidential candidates will pay early visits to the Golden State, but how can California best capitalize on those face-to-face encounters? KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde concludes her three-part series on what folks in New Hampshire can teach Californians about an early primary.

California May Take a Lesson from the Granite State on Primary Politics

February 5 will be the earliest presidential primary in California history, but early primaries are old hat for those who live in the New Hampshire. It's prided itself on holding the earliest presidential primary in the nation since 1920. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde visited Concord, New Hampshire.

Will California's Early Primary Make a Difference?

In just over three months, Californians will cast ballots in the state's earliest presidential primary in history. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde takes a look at the looming February 5 primary and whether it'll make a difference.

Latino Voters Loom Large in Presidential Primary

Latinos have played an important role in presidential politics in California for a surprisingly long time. In the upcoming presidential primary, Latinos could cast nearly one in five votes. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde continues our series of stories leading up to the February primary.

Caltrans Begins Preliminary Investigation on I-5 Tunnel Fire

Interstate 5 is open in both directions once again, though traffic southbound will be heavier than usual because of the mix of cars and trucks on the highway. Two transition roads on the Southbound 5 remain closed indefinitely: The one that sends traffic to the Northbound 14, and the southbound truck bypass tunnel. That's where Friday night's deadly crash and fire happened. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde has the latest on repairs to the Newhall Pass truck tunnel.

Independents Can Vote for Democrats, but Not Republicans, in California Primary

A growing number of Californians are opting out of political parties. KPCC's special correspondent Kitty Felde examines what happens to these "decline to state" voters in February's presidential primary.

Former Dodger Wes Parker Reflects on Career in Baseball and Beyond

Next season, the Dodgers celebrate their 50th year in Los Angeles, and the year will be filled with golden anniversary celebrations. Dodger stars from the past will be feted, including a man who was voted by fans as the best first baseman in modern baseball. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde takes us out to Dodger Stadium for a conversation with six-time Golden Glove winner Wes Parker.

Moderates, Conservatives Battle at State GOP Convention

Governor Schwarzenegger told delegates to the State Republican Convention in Indian Wells that the state party must move to the center, but some in the crowd vow not to follow the Governor on that path. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

The Story Behind L.A.'s First Street

Over the weekend, dozens of people commemorated the founding of Los Angeles, which turns 226 on Tuesday. L.A. was founded in 1781 by the 44 original settlers known as Los Pobladores, but it was a few more years before L.A. got its first official street.

Costume Designer Dishes Secrets for "The Closer"

There's a uniform of sorts for powerful women on TV: well-cut dark suits with designer labels. But there is one notable exception: LAPD Deputy Chief Brenda Lee Johnson. That's the character played by actress Kyra Sedgwick on TNT's "The Closer." Johnson is a TV cop who prefers floral skirts and vintage jackets, topped off with bright coral lipstick. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde takes us inside Brenda's closet.

Peruvian Quake, and Others, Remind SoCal: Be Prepared

Peru isn't the only place where the ground has been moving of late. Several sizeable quakes have struck the so-called "ring of fire" over the past few weeks. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports the increased seismic activity is a reminder to Southern Californians to "be prepared."

Bomb Scare Becomes Impromptu LAPD Training Exercise

Several blocks of La Brea Boulevard near the Santa Monica Freeway were closed for nearly two hours Tuesday afternoon while the LAPD bomb squad checked out a self-storage facility. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says the incident turned into an unplanned training exercise.