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

Calvert bill would speed deportation of minors

Democrats and Republicans are split over whether to change a 2008 law designed to fight trafficking. It's blamed for the influx at the border.

Comprehensive immigration reform not likely in 2014

The crisis of unaccompanied minors flooding over the border isn't enough to put an immigration bill on the floor for a vote.

Movie diplomacy: USC teams up with State Dept.

Can a film change the way others think about America? USC and the State Department are sending films and filmmakers around the world to find out.

Local sales tax can stall impact of missing federal transportation dollars

Unless Congress can agree on a temporary fix, highway dollars drop at the end of the month. Southern California's better off than most places.

Social media rumors fuel surge in immigration of minors

How did a law designed to fight sex trafficking and Facebook work together to feed surge in kids crossing the border?

Where does your Calif. representative stand on Iraq involvement?

KPCC surveyed California congressional delegation on their thoughts on the Iraq situation and asked whether they agree with the administration's efforts. See your rep's response.

California ballplayers sparkle in Congressional baseball game

Emergency room doctor-turned-congressman Raul Ruiz was the Democrats' most valuable player at the annual Democrats versus Republicans baseball game.

Flood of back room activity on drought bills

Congress left town without an agreement on drought legislation, but there's plenty of activity behind closed doors.

Federal highway funding runs out this summer

Congress is split over how to fund highway and bridge repair. Lawmakers running out of time: funding runs out this summer.

Congress asks why the surge of unaccompanied kids?

Republicans say the promise of amnesty driving the latest surge of kids across the border. The White House says smugglers twist the message.

Local Democrats want lawyers for undocumented kids

Does the right to an attorney extend to undocumented children?

Democrats decide to take gun control slowly

It’s been a month since Elliot Rodger killed three roommates and shot three others in Isla Vista, but gun control bills still face poor odds in Congress.

McCarthy elected GOP House majority leader; what it means for Calif.

McCarthy's election as House Majority Leader means a Californian will be deciding which bills come to the floor for votes.

The life — and death — of a surprise drought measure

It was buried in an energy appropriations bill: money diverted from habitat restoration to farmers for water. But it did not survive.

Nation's biggest pocket of working poor is in SoCal

As Congressional Democrats push for a higher minimum wage, many of those who would benefit live along the 710 corridor and Northeast L.A.