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

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.

Napa Earthquake: Injury tally climbs to 120; 6 critically injured

Six people are in critical condition after an earthquake struck wine country early Sunday. One-hundred twenty have been treated for injuries, hospital officials say.

Washington largely ignores a fiery bicentennial

Back in 1814, American generals dismissed the possibility of a British attack. They were wrong. Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of the burning of Washington.

Partisan battles continue for social media bragging rights

House Republicans are still more popular than Democrats on social media. But does it mean they're doing a better job of communication?

Why one Calif. Congressman spends a fortune on snail mail

Rep. Paul Cook of Barstow still relies on the Postal Service to deliver his message. He sends out more mail than anyone else in the House of Representatives.

Recess is delayed after frenetic day on Capitol Hill

There was high drama with disappearing votes and missed airplanes in Washington, as the House failed to finish its business before the scheduled summer recess.

CIA Hacking: Agency admits spying on Senate staffers

An internal investigation found that the CIA improperly gained access to the computers of Senate staffers who were looking into the agency's use of torture.