Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
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
L.A. County’s juvenile justice system is in trouble. Last fall, the county settled a lawsuit that accused educators of sending kids to paint buildings instead of attending classes. There's a school at a District of Columbia juvenile detention camp that one L.A. County supervisor says is teaching kids the right way.
It looks like there’s an upset in the 36th Congressional District race to fill the seat vacated by Jane Harman. When yesterday’s votes were counted, a Republican darkhorse candidate apparently had nudged his way into a second-place finish – and a spot in the July runoff. But that’s not certain yet.
I've been covering the Congressional race to replace Jane Harman from three thousand miles away. Driving in from LAX Thursday afternoon made the race finally seem real.
I'm here in rainy Chicago — not for the swearing in of the new mayor, but for a sewing weekend with a bunch of fabric fanatics, including the. She's very tall and learned to sew as a teenager when suddenly nothing fit.
A growing list of California lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling for the U.S. to pull out of Afghanistan.
The health insurance overhaul Congress passed requires insurance companies to spend 85 percent of their budgets on medical care. But the law doesn’t give anyone the authority to call out companies if they steeply raise their rates. A new bill aims to put a Band-Aid over that particular owie.
Democratic Rep. Howard Berman of Van Nuys has introduced the DREAM Act every session of Congress since 2001. And he’s just done it again, along with other lawmakers in the House and Senate.
The District of Columbia - like most local governments - is facing a budget shortfall. But DC has introduced a novel way to make a few bucks: tax the arts.
California’s high speed rail project is $300 million richer. California scored some of the money Florida didn’t want.
President Obama will deliver a major speech on immigration Saturday in El Paso. Latino leaders have criticized the president for not fulfilling his campaign promise to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Vice President Joe Biden plans to meet with the so-called “gang of six” – a bipartisan group of congressional leaders – to try and hammer out a budget agreement. Their biggest disagreement is over the senior health care program known as Medicare.
It’s not often that Democrats and Republicans agree on anything. But during their annual visit to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles County Supervisors from both parties delivered with the same message: leave Medicaid alone.
Spending cuts are the top priority for congressional Republicans. But two GOP politicians from L.A. County are urging them to leave Medicaid alone.
The National Museum of the American Latino is a step closer to reality. The commission studying the project presented its report today on building the museum on the National Mall.
The House of Representatives voted last month to change the way the federal government pays for health care for the poor. LA lawmakers say the change will “short change” local communities. They’re making that case in Washington, D.C., this week.