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

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.

Another Congressional stalemate: highway funding

The Highway Trust Fund is running out of money and Congress can't agree on how to keep it going through summer. Time is running out for a deal.

Congress battles over immigration up to recess deadline

Nobody wants to head home in August and be labeled part of a "do nothing" Congress. So there's plenty of last minute activity on a border bill.

LA's Dept of Water & Power shops for a Washington Lobbyist

Capitol Hill staffers rely on the classifieds to find new jobs. So that's where LA's water agency launched a search for a new lobbyist.

Congress throws a curve to settle Dodger TV dispute

Members of Congress are calling for federal mediation to break a deadlock that's preventing thousands of Dodger fans from watching their team on television.

Unanimous vote in Congress to fight sex trafficking

An estimated 300,000 children are at risk for sexual exploitation in the United States. Congress finally voted as one to help protect them.