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

Compton getting new library after half century

Construction crews break ground this week on the new library in East Rancho Dominguez. The old branch on East Compton Boulevard holds more than 54,000 books, plus 7,000 audio and video recordings. But after 55 years, it’s time for a bigger and better library.

Rare joint intelligence briefing examines post-9/11 progress

Outside a rare joint session of the U.S. House and Senate intelligence committees, a bomb-sniffing dog patrolled the corridors. Inside, the nation’s two top intelligence officials told Congress that Al Qaeda faces a “window of vulnerability.” As is usual these days on Capitol Hill, cost-cutting was a top topic.

Military families remember 9/11 attack at the Pentagon

The U.S. military honored its own Sunday morning with a ceremony at the Pentagon commemorating those who died and speeches praising a “stronger and safer” America.

San Bruno and PG&E mark one year since deadly pipeline explosion

Survivors of the nation's deadliest pipeline accident in a decade will gather Friday to remember the eight people who died in last year's San Bruno blast.

Waxman upset with Obama pullback on smog rules

Congress applauded President Barack Obama Thursday after his address, but some say his actions fall short of his promises.

California members of Congress react to Obama's jobs proposal

California Democrats and Republicans alike found something in the speech to like, and a few things they don't, in President Barack Obama's $450 billion jobs package, which he presented Thursday night to Congress.

Congress returns to tackle tough fiscal issues

Tuesday marks the first day back at school for most kids – and it marks back to work for Congress, as lawmakers return for what are expected to be tough partisan battles over the budget.

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.