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

Isla Vista shootings: Congress looks at mental health, not gun control

It's been a year since a weak background check bill died in the Senate. The Santa Barbara shootings aren't likely to prompt new gun legislation.

SoCal getting federal manufacturing grant

Who knew the largest manufacturing region in the country was right here in Southern California? The region gets a federal grant to help it grow.

Central Valley lawmakers to discuss drought compromise

Let the horse trading begin: now that the Senate has passed its drought bill, House members will debate how and where to make concessions.

Senate passes revised drought bill; critics remain

Northern California lawmakers complain Feinstein's drought bill favors the Central Valley; environmentalists say it rewrites water laws.

2 California House Democrats named to Benghazi probe

House Democrats are participating in the probe, despite serious concerns within the party that the inquiry is an election-year ploy to energize core GOP voters.

LA gets $1B for subway, but will they ride?

It's the single biggest federal transportation investment in the history of Los Angeles County: but will Angelenos give up their cars?

LA's Purple Line getting $1.25 billion federal promise

Federal and local officials will be on hand for the announcement that will help extend the Purple Line to Wilshire and La Cienega.

Wilmington oil pipeline rupture prompts federal legislation

There are nearly 125,000 miles of pipeline throughout California. The South LA neighborhood recently discovered an "idle" line doesn't mean it's empty.

Divided Congress preps for battles over transit funding

A bill from California Senator Barbara Boxer would extend a program that has benefited Southern California, but the GOP-led House is in cost-cutting mode.

Dianne Feinstein fishing for support on drought bill

The Senator held a closed door meeting with California House Democrats to discuss her drought legislation that could lead to a compromise with the GOP.

US Capitol, 'our symbol of democracy,' getting a facelift

The last time the Capitol got a makeover, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House. The $60 million job should be finished by early 2017.

Mayor is in DC lobbying for LA River concessions

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is still pressing for the federal government to buy in to a more expansive, and expensive, revival of the urban waterway.

LA's top doctor wants Washington to regulate e-cigarettes

At a meeting in DC, Jonathan Fielding asked why the FDA isn't treating e-cigarettes like a new drug by holding off approval until they are proved safe and effective.

More money for sexual harassment training on Capitol Hill

The House approved funding to inform staffers about their rights, but Congress has yet to take up a bill that calls for members to receive mandatory training.

Armenian prayer rug to be displayed at White House

The tapestry has been a delicate matter for the Obama Administration as it navigates a historical dispute between Armenia and Turkey.