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

Lawmakers pressure feds to fix LA and Long Beach storm damage

Hurricane Marie generated the high waves that broke through the rocky breakwater that protects the ports of LA and Long Beach. Lawmakers want it fixed asap.

Calif. lawmakers' mixed response to Obama's Islamic militant strategy: A roundup

We assess the varying reactions to President Obama's strategy for dealing with Islamic militants, outlined in an address to the nation Wednesday night.

Proposed credit reforms could boost your FICO score

LA democrat Maxine Waters says it's time to take some of the pain out of credit reports, helping consumers overcome negative marks that can last up to ten years.

GOP water bill would shrink the environmental review process

Negotiations are stalled on drought legislation, but House Republicans are fast tracking a bill that would shorten environmental reviews for reservoir construction.

Drought: 5 things to know about legislation in Congress

Congress returns Monday night. Californians are waiting to see if any action will be taken on legislation addressing the drought.

Short agenda for Congress includes debating ISIS

California members of Congress started debating what to do about ISIS even before they get back to Washington from their summer recess.

Former Mayor Jim Hahn's public service record honored

Jim Hahn's political career ended a decade ago but Thursday he was back in the Civic Center as City Hall East was named in his honor.

California congressional leaders weigh in on ISIS

Congress is looking to the president for leadership on the Islamic extremists after a purported beheading of an American journalist.

Obama popularity sinks in California

The president comes to California to raise money, play golf, and tie up traffic on the Westside. A new poll shows his popularity has dropped.

Can California labor organizing strategies be exported?

Unions have found new workers to organize in California, including car washers, grad students, and home health caregivers. But can those successes spread nationwide?

10 little-known facts about labor and Labor Day

Holiday trivia: The first Labor Day parade was almost cancelled for lack of a band. But hundreds of Jewelers Union members poured into Manhattan to save the day.

Hilda Solis asked to testify on alleged political misconduct

In his waning days heading the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Darrell Issa is focused on alleged misconduct by former cabinet secretaries.

Police body cameras: Should the feds foot the bill?

Hollywood moguls helped pay for LAPD body cameras. Now a local congressman says federal tax dollars should be used to fund camera programs nationwide.

Congress running out of time for drought relief agreement

As Californians face fines for wasting water while washing cars and watering landscape, chances for drought relief legislation from Washington are drying up.

Don't leave crucial tool off your quake preparedness list

Each time a major earthquake hits, Californians are reminded of how to be better prepared. Don't overlook one resource that's right in your pocket or purse.