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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

U.S. Transportation Secretary helps break ground on Crenshaw line

The line is a key part of the plan to extend light rail to LAX, but activists are still pushing for more of the line to be built underground.

US Transportation Secretary in LA for official visit

On his two-day visit, Anthony Foxx will attend the groundbreaking for the Crenshaw/LAX light rail project and visit the LA and Long Beach ports.

JPL gets budget reprieve; funds restored for planetary science

NASA's budget, which includes the Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Lab, includes support for missions to Mars and Jupiter's moon, Europa.

The 'Buck' stops here; McKeon won't run for re-election

After two decades on Capitol Hill, one of the most powerful members of Congress is retiring. The Santa Clarita Republican joins two other Californians leaving Washington this year.

CA Congressional delegation is split on high speed rail

Lawmakers from other states are astounded that Californians are fighting over taking federal dollars for the expensive and controversial transportation project.

GOP Rep. 'Buck' McKeon of Santa Clarita to step down after 11 terms

The veteran Republican Congressman will not seek re-election, clearing the way for two former state senators who want to succeed him.

Palm Springs House race: GOP challenger accused of finance violations

A prominent Democrat has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Republican state Assemblyman Brian Nestande, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Raul Ruiz.

Chopper noise relief built into Congressional spending bill

Congress included language in the appropriations bill gives the FAA a year to test its voluntary helicopter noise guidelines, which could become mandatory

Frustrated Democrats create climate change task force

Despite controlling the White House and Senate, Democrats are frustrated about inaction on the environmental issue. Their solution: a task force.

CA ballot propositions could boost midterm turnout

Voters often sit out off-year elections, but several proposed hot-button initiatives could change that equation in November.

Democratic Rep could support immigration bill without a path to citizenship

Freshman Congressman Juan Vargas of Chula Vista is willing to break ranks on a principle his party has steadfastly supported.

LA to get millions in 'Promise Zone' grants to fight poverty

Five neighborhoods — Hollywood, Little Armenia, Koreatown, Westlake and Pico-Union — will be targeted in a new multi-pronged federal program.

Californian is part of House GOP immigration group

Central Valley Republican Jeff Denham is involved in putting together a set of “principles” to guide an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws.

Senate advances unemployment benefits, but an issue remains

The Senate cleared the filibuster hurdle on extending benefits for the long-term unemployed, but now the challenge is where to find the money.

GOP targets CA House Democrats on Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act is shaping up to be the main campaign issue of California's 2014 Congressional midterm elections in June.