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

Secure Communities: Controversy rages over how deportation program affects public safety

Last week, New York joined Illinois by announcing it has pulled out of the immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities. In California, the state legislature is considering whether to let counties to do the same. Secure Communities was supposed to sweep up criminal illegal immigrants, not stir up controversy. In the first of three-part series, we examine the program’s history and mechanics.

They may be dancing at the Jefferson Memorial, but the real protest is across the street from Georgetown Law School

There's been lots of publicity about the flashmob dance protest at the Jefferson Memorial. People gathering to fight for their right to act silly in a public space. But there was another protest Saturday, no dancing, just speeches in Chinese, and torches, commemorating a more somber occasion: the anniversary of the protests at Tiananmen Square.

After White House meeting, GOP and Democrats still at impasse over debt ceiling

President Barack Obama invited House Republicans to his house Wednesday morning to talk about spending cuts and the debt ceiling. It appears the meeting did little to mend the gap between the GOP and Democrats.

Feds say it's not easy for California to opt out of Secure Communities fingerprints plan

The state Assembly has voted to stop cooperating with federal immigration officials. But it’s not that easy for states to opt out of the federal Secure Communities program.

Obama nominates former Edison International CEO John Bryson to be Commerce secretary

President Obama has nominated John Bryson to be the next federal Commerce secretary. Bryson is the former chief executive of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison.

Reflections on Memorial Day from Washington DC memorials

Visitors to the Vietnam War Memorial often leave notes or flowers next to the wall of names. A pair of teenagers left an atypical gift.

L.A. tranit projects: Villaraigosa persuades Senate leaders to help speed up projects

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s proposal to speed up transit projects got a huge boost in D.C. today. A bipartisan group of senators made the mayor’s “America Fast Forward” proposal the crown jewel in the multi-year transportation bill. But the transportation bill faces tough opposition in the GOP-led House.

Immigration activists call on President Obama to stop deportations

Immigration activists bring their national immigration tour back to Southern California on Saturday. They want the president to order a halt to deportations of undocumented immigrants.

Homeland Security on your next flight

Flying back to Washington, it was easy to spot the two air marshals on our flight - thick necked gentlemen who looked like retired cops or Navy Seals.  One wore an ill-fitting tan sportcoat over a polo shirt; the other carried a duffle tote.

Congressman Schiff decries intelligence leaks on bin Laden raid

President Barack Obama dropped by the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday to congratulate employees on their work tracking down Osama bin Laden. But a Southland Congressman says the federal government has shared far too much secret information about that raid. And the head of the CIA shares that view.

A very sad Dodger Stadium

I've been in LA this week and made time to visit my beloved boys in blue at Dodger Stadium. But it was a very sad place.

UC Berkeley law professor judicial nomination: Senate to vote on Goodwin Liu

Democratic leaders in the Senate have scheduled a vote tomorrow on the nomination of UC Berkeley professor Goodwin Liu for a federal appeals court, which has been been stalled for more than a year.

Craig Huey may face Janice Hahn in 36th Congressional runoff

Democrat and LA City Councilwoman Janice Hahn is in it for sure, and right now, dark horse Republican candidate Craig Huey has enough votes to make it to the July runoff election in the 36th Congressional district. We’ll know more by Friday when the LA County Registrar of Voters finishes counting absentee and provisional ballots.

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.