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

Global Warming Legislation Faces Tough Fight from Skeptics

As part of her ongoing series looking at the politics of global warming, KPCC's Kitty Felde profiles those who still doubt the science behind climate change.

Debate Over Nuclear Power Heats Up in DC

As part a series on the politics of global warming, KPCC's Kitty Felde explores the debate over nuclear power. Some energy experts say more nuclear power plants offer an obvious solution, but some lawmakers are reluctant to embrace the option.

Wind Energy's Not Just Hot Air on Capitol Hill

As part of her series on the politics of global warming, KPCC's Kitty Felde talks with a freshman congressman who is pushing for so-called "clean fuel." Less than 10% of America's electrical power comes from renewable sources – hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass, windpower, and solar.

Congress Faces Difficult Choices in Global Warming Debate

There are a few things members of Congress all agree on: everyone wants to stop global warming, cut America's dependence on foreign oil, and keep the lights on. The tricky part is how does Congress do all those things all at the same time?

Lawmakers Look Toward Alternative Fuels

As part of a series exploring how Congress is tackling global warming, KPCC's Kitty Felde says a number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill are looking at cleaner ways to power cars, but their reasons aren't always entirely environmental.

Step One in Global Warming Fight: Cutting Energy Usage

For those on Capitol Hill engaged in the battle over global warming, the first target is the easiest: Cut greenhouse gases by reducing the use of fossil fuel.

Global Warming Tops Domestic Agenda in Congress

The war in Iraq continues to be the dominant issue in Congress, but California's landmark global warming law and several other events have made climate change the hottest topic on the domestic front.

New Congressmen Learn the Ropes in D.C.

Two California lawmakers are among the five dozen new faces on Capitol Hill who are discovering the challenges of a freshman year in Congress.

It's a Tough Commute for Members of Congress

Southern Californians often complain about having to trek across two to three counties to get to work, but members of California's congressional delegation have to fly across the country nearly every weekend in order to meet their duties.

California and the New Congress

KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde wraps up two weeks of reporting on California's congressional delegation in Washington DC. She discusses her interview with Senator Barbara Boxer, which focused on the lawmaker's global warming bill; she gives a preview of President Bush's address to House Republicans and Kitty explains why there are so many buzzers in the Capitol building.

LA's Mayor Faces the National Press Club

KPCC's Kitty Felde is in Washington DC covering the California delegation and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's trip to the nation's capital. Villaraigosa spoke to the National Press Club on Thursday and fielded questions about gangs and his political ambitions.

Southland Lawmakers React to State of the Union Speech

KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde is in Washington DC and gathered reaction from members of the California delegation to President Bush's State of the Union speech. Kitty also talks about San Diego Rep. Duncan Hunter entering the 2008 presidential race.

Nation's Capital Prepares for State of the Union Address

KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde is in Washington DC and describes the atmosphere as preparations are made for the State of the Union address. Kitty also talks about LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's trip to the nation's capital and discusses why Rep. Henry Waxman may be upset with the House's top Democrat.

California and the New Congress

KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde begins her second week in Washington DC by meeting with Hollywood's top lobbyist Dan Glickman, the president of the Motion Picture Association of America; Washington is abuzz with reaction to the latest presidential contenders and Kitty looks at where California lawmakers spend their weekends.

California and the New Congress

KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde is in Washington DC for two weeks of reporting on the California delegation. She gets a sneak peek of Rep. Xavierra Becerra's State of the Union rebuttal, the Boeing C-17 program in Long Beach may be in jeopardy again and California lawmakers call on the federal government to assist California farmers.