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

A few political thoughts about Craig Huey

There are still nearly 10 thousand absentee ballots to count, but it should surprise no one who follows local elections that first time Republican candidate Craig Huey is the likely runoff opponent for Democrat Janice Hahn in the 36th Congressional district race to replace Jane Harman.

A DC model for education behind bars in LA County?

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.

Surprise contender Craig Huey in 36th House District special election

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.

Election day

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.

Politicos who sew

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.

Growing number of California Democrats and Republicans want troops out of Afghanistan

A growing list of California lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling for the U.S. to pull out of Afghanistan.

Feinstein wants to regulate health insurance rate hikes

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.

DREAM Act reintroduced in House and Senate

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.

Don't just take away arts funding: tax it!

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 gets some of Florida's high speed rail money

California’s high speed rail project is $300 million richer. California scored some of the money Florida didn’t want.

Obama calls on Hollywood Latinos for help with immigration

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.

Dreier says Medicare must be part of budget negotiations

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.

LA County Supervisors unite to fight for Medicaid funding

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.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe lobbies for Medicaid dollars

Spending cuts are the top priority for congressional Republicans. But two GOP politicians from L.A. County are urging them to leave Medicaid alone.

National Museum of the American Latino in Washington DC closer to reality

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.