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

Pasadena Valedictorian Looks to Neverland for Inspiration

Stephanie Chan, the valedictorian of Pasadena High School, is considering an unusual theme for her commencement speech.

US Bishops Repeat Call for Just and Fair Immigration Reform

The US Catholic Conference of Bishops opens its spring meeting in Los Angeles this week. It's the first time the nation's top Catholic leaders have met in LA in decades... and although immigration is not on the formal agenda, it will certainly be a key topic of discussion.

Carson Valedictorian Has Sight Set on Pre-Med Studies

In the second part of a series profiling Southland valedictorians, Phuong Dao of Carson High School insists that school isn't the only thing in her life.

Profiling the Southland's Top Grads

In the first part of a series profiling Southland valedictorians, Andrew Chomchuensawat talks about his experience at the all-male Cathedral High School in Los Angeles.

Money Makes the Difference in Judicial Race

There was an upset in Tuesday's primary election -- a sitting judge on LA County's Superior Court was ousted. The new judge has little legal experience... She's currently co-owner of a popular bagel cafe in Manhattan Beach.

School Holds Benefit Concert for Crash Victims

Music students from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts will perform a special concert to raise money for a fellow musician and his brother who lost their parents in a car crash.

LA Clippers Announcer Reflects on Successful Season

The LA Clippers are in the midst of their most successful season in franchise history. Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler looks back on a season that has vaulted LA's "other" basketball team into the spotlight.

Students Sound Off on Villaraigosa's School Plan

Sophomores and seniors at George Washington Prep High School in South Los Angeles give their thoughts on Mayor Villaraigosa's plan to take control of the LA Unified School District.

South LA Neighbors Try Their Hand at Urban Planning

A group of South Los Angeles residents gather for a brainstorming session to sketch out their own plans for new development along the planned Expo Line.

Talk Radio Weighs in on Immigration Marches

Monday's immigration marches were the main topic of conversation on AM talk stations.

Schools Get Creative to Keep Kids in Class

Absentee rates were high at LAUSD schools on Monday. To keep students in the classroom rather than on the streets, many schools -- including Santee High -- used the immigration debate as a teaching tool.

Korean, Latino Students Tackle Stereotypes

Saturday marks the 14th anniversary of the LA Riots, in which many Korean businesses were destroyed. Since then, Korean Americans have reached out to other ethnic groups in an attempt to head off future tension. One of those efforts involves high school students and the universal language of food.

Book Festival Offers Exposure to Young Writers

KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde talks with Markus Zusak, a young author who has been nominated for an LA Times Book Prize.

Pacino Goes Wilde in LA

Oscar winner Al Pacino is appearing onstage in Los Angeles in an unusual production of the little-produced Oscar Wilde play, "Salome."

Hollywood Fights UN Treaty

Hollywood studios are upset over a United Nations treaty that supporters say is aimed at protecting cultural diversity. Hollywood says the real goal of the treaty is to keep American-made entertainment out of foreign markets.