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

Congress Could Step into Censorship Wars

Hollywood is anxiously awaiting two court rulings about what can and cannot be said on network television. If those decisions aren't clear, the debate is likely to move to Capitol Hill.

Hollywood Wants Tax Relief from Capitol Hill

As part of her series on what Hollywood wants from Washington, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports that the film industry, like a lot of people, wants to pay fewer taxes.

Hollywood Calls on Washington to Get Tough With China

The Motion Picture Association says that nine out of ten films sold in China today are pirated copies. In part four of her series, KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde looks at what Hollywood wants Congress to do about the problem.

Hollywood Wants Congress' Help in Fighting Overseas Piracy

Part three of a series on Hollywood's relationship with Capitol Hill focuses on overseas piracy and how Congress can tackle the problem.

Congress to Tackle Copyright Reform

In the second part of a series on Hollywood's relationship with Capitol Hill, KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports that the entertainment industry is looking to Congress to help in the fight against piracy.

Hollywood Has a Tough Audience in Congress

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.

Fans Can't Get Enough "Pride and Prejudice"

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.

Congressional Power Shift is Old Hat to Two Capitol Hill Veterans

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.

A Presidents' Day Tour of Southern California

Southern California may not be home to a Monticello or a Mount Vernon, but presidents have left their mark throughout the Southland.

Democrats in No Hurry to Pass Global Warming Legislation

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.

Michigan Lawmaker Seen as Biggest Obstacle to Global Warming Legislation

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.

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?