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

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.

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.