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

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.

Qualifying for a Roth IRA

In the third installment of her tax deadline week series, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde talks with financial advisor Suze Orman about the income restrictions for a Roth IRA.

Financial Advisor Offers Tips on Retirement Saving

Which offers the best way to save for retirement, a Roth IRA or a 401(k)? In the second part of a series offering tax tips, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde talks to financial advisor Suze Orman about the two accounts.

Financial Advisor: Rethink Mortgage Interest Deductions

As part of a series on the upcoming tax deadline, financial advisor Suze Orman talks to KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde about some counterintuitive ways to save money. First up: the mortgage interest deduction.

Animal Shelters Put Hold on Easter-Time Rabbit Adoptions

Los Angeles has lifted a moratorium on adopting rabbits at Easter, but people will have to wait until two days after Easter to take home their new pets.

Program Teaches Latin to Inner-City Kids

Many people call it a dead language, but Latin lives and breathes for some local African American middle and high school students who are part of a program called College Bound.

New Immigration Bill Bears Resemblance to 1986 Measure

Two decades ago, Congress passed a comprehensive immigration reform measure that legalized more than two million people. Now, Congress is poised to debate a new reform measure. KPCC's Kitty Felde concludes her series on immigration reform by comparing the two measures.

Battle Over Immigration Bill Begins

It's been less than a week since the House introduced a bipartisan immigration reform measure, but the rhetoric is heating up. KPCC's Kitty Felde continues her series looking at the immigration fight in Congress.

Picking Apart the STRIVE Act

Last week, lawmakers from both parties introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House of Representatives. It tackles border security and legalization for the undocumented, but even its supporters acknowledge its flaws.