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

Congress holds hearing on controversial 'Fast and Furious' gun program

An official of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives apologized Tuesday and told Congress he shares responsibility for mistakes in carrying out a controversial law enforcement operation in Arizona that resulted in high-powered weapons flowing into Mexico. Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of Temecula was among those criticizing Operation Fast and Furious during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which he chairs: "The deadly consequences of this irresponsible program could last for years to come," he said.

SF Giants get belated White House celebration

The San Francisco Giants planned an April visit to the White House to celebrate their World Series victory, but President Obama wasn't able to make it then. It was later revealed that the operation to capture or kill Osama bin Laden was in the works. Now the President is in the middle of debt ceiling talks, but the party went ahead anyway.

Vin Scully's DC era

What a treat! The Nats broadcasters had legendary Dodger announcer Vin Scully on as a pre-game guest. Who knew he had a DC connection?!? Apparently Vinny was the vacation fill-in guy at the local all news station WTOP.

Mars rover 'Curiosity' to explore 96-mile-wide crater

NASA announced the landing site for the next generation of Mars rovers. 'Curiosity' will liftoff this fall on a course that will take it to the foot of a mountain inside a 96-mile-wide crater named Gale.

LAX remodel will stop unless Congress passes FAA spending bill, transportation secretary says

The Federal Aviation Administration is set to run out of money tonight at midnight. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants Congress to pass a funding bill to prevent that.

Mayors meeting in LA this weekend

Fifty mayors from around the country are in Los Angeles this weekend for the summer leadership meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Villaraigosa called as witness for Senate transportation bill

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was the first witness at Thursday’s Senate hearing on a two-year transportation bill. The mayor’s been the engine behind a proposal that puts a billion dollars a year into a federally-funded transportation loan program.

Senate hears testimony on measure to repeal anti-gay marriage bill

For the first time, a U.S. Senate committee heard testimony on a measure that would overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The bill’s co-author is California Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

Maxine Waters investigation: House ethics committee hires outside counsel

The embattled House ethics committee has hired outside counsel to “review, advise, and assist” in its investigation of Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of Los Angeles. But it's also asking the lawyer to examine the conduct of the Ethics Committee itself.

Dodger history and Congresswoman Hahn

The shadow of Kenny Hahn was everywhere at Tuesday's swearing-in of the newest member of Congress, Janice Hahn. But so was one of his most notable achievements: bringing the Dodgers to LA.

Lawyer for Maxine Waters wants ethics charges dropped

The lawyer representing Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters is asking the House Ethics Committee to dismiss all charges against his client, citing leaked emails from former committee staffers that prove what he calls “misconduct.” The Committee is scheduled to meet, presumably on the Waters case, tonight.

Janice Hahn sworn in as new member of Congress

Janice Hahn was sworn in as the nation’s newest Congresswoman Tuesday, the first L.A. City Council member to be elected to Congress in nearly half a century.

Leaked emails could further harm stalled ethics probe of Maxine Waters

The ethics trial of Congresswoman Maxine Waters was supposed to start last November. The L.A. Democrat is accused of using her political clout to help a bank in which her husband owned stock.

Congressman Issa calls August 2 deadline for debt ceiling artificial

Stocks fell today amid concerns that the White House and Congress will miss the August 2nd deadline to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. One Republican Congressman considers it a political deadline.

Congressman Schiff pushes for funding for risky energy research

The U.S. once set its sights on beating rival world powers in the race for space exploration. Now, it seems, we’re racing to master more earthbound problems-like finding clean energy.