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

When the next earthquake shuts off services, go to the library

In the six years since Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast, the federal government has worked to improve its disaster response. Now on the list for federal aid is an institution everyone knows: the local library.

Dodger news mirrors fictional story

This morning's news that “certain state-owned investment institutions of the People's Republic of China'' are interested in spending money on the Dodgers sounds very familiar.

You know you've been away from LA too long

I jaywalked. Without thinking about it, I crossed a busy street in the middle instead of walking 50 feet to the signal. What was I thinking?

Musical districts: Latina congresswomen won't run against each other

Now that a citizens’ commission has approved new Congressional districts, many veteran politicians find themselves running against each other. But a pair of southern California Latinas found a way out of their conundrum.

PG&E, regulators blamed for San Bruno natural gas blast

Safety officials in Washington say there were multiple causes for last September’s deadly San Bruno pipeline blast. But the National Transportation Safety Board says the blame rests with Pacific Gas and Electric and the California regulators.

Safety board slams PG&E over pipeline explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board examined the causes of last year’s deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion Tuesday.

Goodnight, Irene

It was an amazing experience, this first hurricane. Or tropical storm, actually, by the time it got up here to New England. But the winds were strong enough to knock out power to a third of the state of Maine and wash out roads and bridges, isolating the communities near Rangeley Lake - an area we'd visited just Wednesday.

Waiting for Irene

We've been in Maine the past two weeks on vacation. The plan was to drive south to DC on Saturday and Sunday via I-95. If that sounds familiar, it should. It's the path Hurricane Irene has been following as it travels up the east coast.

Transportation battle on the congressional horizon

When Congress returns to Washington after Labor Day, lawmakers will take up funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. The agency is running on temporary funding while Democrats and Republicans slug it out over side issues. The FAA fight isn’t the only transportation battle ahead.

Becerra criticized for fundraiser announced after supercommitee appointment

The same day Rep. Xavier Becerra was named to a bipartisan deficit reduction committee, a D.C. lobbying firm announced a $1,500 a head fundraiser for the L.A. Democrat. Now, a government watchdog group is crying foul.

Rep. Becerra wants super committee to hang ego at the door

He was on everybody’s short list, but now it’s official: Democratic Congressman Xavier Becerra of Los Angeles has been named to the so-called “super committee." Becerra joins two Democratic House veterans on the deficit reduction super committee: James Clyburn of South Carolina and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.

Stats show August is a dangerous time to drive

What’s the most deadly month for drivers? August. And texting while driving isn't making it any safer.

Still no Californians on federal deficit 'super committee'

Republican leaders in the House and Senate today announced their six choices for the so-called “super committee."

That's where the President went

Usually, when the President leaves town, you can track his progress by the trio of large helicopters that leave the White House, travel down the Potomac, turn left at the Anacostia, and head out to Andrews Air Force Base.

Another Sherman in Sherman Oaks

Just got the bright pink birth announcement from Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman: Lucy Rayna made her appearance in the world yesterday at a DC hospital (though the announcement insists she's really a Valley girl).