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

Diabetes Takes Greater Toll on Younger Population

In the first of a three-part series, KPCC's Kitty Felde examines the growing epidemic of Type 2 diabetes which is showing up in greater numbers in an increasingly unfit population.

Griffith Observatory Almost Ready for Its Close-up

After nearly five years and a $93 million face lift, the Griffth Observatory will reopen to the public on November 3rd... but KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde got a sneak peek.

A 'Classic' Tradition Comes to the Coliseum

Football teams from two Southern black colleges - Morehouse and Alcorn - will face at the Coliseum on Saturday in the "Silver Dollar Classic." It's an opportunity for the schools to attract students and also raise money.

New USC Basketball Arena Set to Open

The USC basketball and volleyball teams will get a new home when the $140 million Galen Center opens next month. KPCC's Kitty Felde toured the construction site and found there was still a lot of work left to do before the arena's opening.

Meet the Real 'Gridiron Gang'

The movie "Gridiron Gang," which opens in theaters this week, tells the story of a coach who runs a football team made up of juvenile offenders. KPCC's Kitty Felde found the real life "Gridiron Gang" at a juvenile detention camp in the Malibu Hills.

9-11 Conspiracy Theories Abound

Not everyone buys into the official report from the 9-11 Commission, particularly this group of "true believers" in Orange County.

A Look Back at the Electric Company

June Angela, Steve Gustafson, and Melanie Henderson, former child actors who formed the The Electric Company's house band, look back at the show that entertained and informed a generation of teens, thirty years ago.

Hurricane Puts Pair of Priests on New Spiritual Trek

Two Roman Catholic priests who left New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina are now preaching in the Southland and looking for a spiritual meaning in one of the nation's worst natural disasters.

Teaching Pirouettes for Six Decades

Margaret Hills has been teaching ballet since the 1940s, but for the past three decades she's led a Saturday morning ritual in Santa Monica.

Flag Lady

Meet Roz Cannon, who has been selling flags of all stripes for nearly a half-century.

Campaign Finance Issues Take Spotlight

The issue of campaign finance seems to be everywhere this week with the US Supreme Court issuing an important ruling and a campaign finance measure qualifying for the November statewide ballot.

Garfield High's Valedictorian Follows in Footsteps of Jaime Escalante

In the last part of a series profiling high school valedictorians in Southern California, KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde talks to Elizabeth Mojarro, a student who knows how to put two and two together.

Dorsey High's Valedictorian Works Toward Law Career

Dorsey High valedictorian Wendy Salazar says a personal experience and her involvement in a high school program have shown her that she's destined to become a lawyer.

Long Beach Poly Graduates 15 Valedictorians

A total of 15 students at Long Beach Poly earned straight A's through their high school years. One of those valedictorians is Mark Lombardino, a teenager who loves music as much as math.

Gardena High Valedictorian Calls Thomas Edison His Role Model

Gardena High School Valedictorian Edison (Hoi San) Tam has overcome adversity, while maintaining many of the same characteristics as his role model.