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

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).

California hires DC lobbyist

The state Assembly has a new partner in Washington. California taxpayers are spending $15,000 a month on D.C. insiders to lobby the federal government on their behalf.

Feinstein off the hook

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just announced his Democratic Senate picks for the "super" committee. Missing from his list, California's senior US Senator Dianne Feinstein.

More Californians on "super" committee?

When it's 90 degrees at 9 in the morning with thunderstorms by the end of the day, it's crazy time here in Washington. The perfect time to start asking "what if..." Or, in this case, "let's float some names of folks who might get named to the 'super' committee.

Congressional Black Caucus bringing job fair to LA

This month, African-American lawmakers are launching a series of nationwide job fairs. One is coming to Los Angeles at the end of the month.

Sen. Feinstein introduces robocall regulation bill

Election season is just around the corner. It's that time of year when you just might get a call from anyone, even the president of the United States. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to make those robocalls a little less annoying.

Congressional labor battles continue during recess

Labor wars continue on Capitol Hill. Last week, the fight was over union organizing and funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. Now, it’s about Boeing’s attempt to move a manufacturing plant from Seattle to South Carolina. Southern California GOP congressman Darrell Issa has fired the latest salvo.