Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
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
Every Oscar winner obscures dozens of flops, and even the winners struggle to turn a profit. Hollywood wants help from Washington, but entertainment industry lobbyists say it's tough to get lawmakers to take Hollywood seriously.
The Jane Austen romance "Pride and Prejudice" was published nearly two hundred years ago, but a cottage industry of Austen imitators continues to write sequels to the novel. A self-described "Texas farm wife" wrote perhaps the best of the bunch – "Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife" – and she's followed it up with a new novel.
The recent power shift from Republican to Democrat is nothing new to Republican Rep. David Dreier and Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman. KPCC's Kitty Felde sat down with the so-called "old bulls" to talk about party ups and downs.
Southern California may not be home to a Monticello or a Mount Vernon, but presidents have left their mark throughout the Southland.
In the final part of her series on the politics of global warming, KPCC's Kitty Felde looks at the timetable for climate change legislation. Pressure is building on Capitol Hill to take action, but there are those willing to wait a year or longer if it means Congress passes a stronger bill.
As part of a series on the politics of global warming, KPCC's Kitty Felde looks at the political obstacles to such legislation. One of the biggest is Michigan Rep. John Dingell.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Two California lawmakers are among the five dozen new faces on Capitol Hill who are discovering the challenges of a freshman year in 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.