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

Will close House vote on Bob Hope Airport curfew influence the FAA?

Curfew supporters were buoyed by last week's House vote, which fell just four votes shy of letting the airport impose a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew on flights.

Does Kevin McCarthy's rise mean the Calif. bullet train's downfall?

McCarthy, poised to become House Majority Leader, has long opposed the high speed rail project. Earlier this year he called its business plan "deeply flawed."

Cantor fallout: Sessions begs off GOP leadership role, leaving Calif.'s McCarthy

Texas Rep. Pete Sessions dropped out of the race for the Republican majority leader job in the House, leaving only California Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the running.

Metro could be hiring locals by end of year

An obscure provision of federal law kept area residents from being hired for transit projects. The House voted to change the law.

Eric Cantor's defeat could mean a boost for one Californian

Bakersfield's Kevin McCarthy has made a career of getting Republicans elected. Will they elect him as the new House Majority Leader?

House votes to cut Calif. high speed rail dollars (Updated)

Central Valley Republicans continue to throw roadblocks in front of the state's bullet train, which has yet to break ground.

How the City of LA got $3.5B from the federal government in 6 months

The city's on a roll, collecting more than $3.5 billion in federal grants and loans since January. Among many reasons, it helps to have a friend in the White House.

Feinstein: It's up to California to enact more gun control

The state's senior senator has been out in front on gun control measures for decades. Now, she says it's up to Sacramento to plug gun law loopholes.

Landmark EPA rule aims to cut carbon 30 percent by 2030 (updated)

Under the EPA proposal, states could have until 2017 to submit a plan to cut power plant pollution, and 2018 if they join with other states to tackle the problem.

GOP House backs state medical marijuana laws (Updated)

The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote came as the House debated a bill funding the Justice Department's budget. Its prospects in the Senate are uncertain.

House Democrats introduce mental health gun bill

Congress introduced its first gun control bill since the Santa Barbara shootings, but so far there are no Republican co-sponsors.

Army Corps backs $1B LA River plan (Update)

Following intense lobbying campaign by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Corps has reversed course and now backs a more expensive restoration effort.

Isla Vista shootings: Congress looks at mental health, not gun control

It's been a year since a weak background check bill died in the Senate. The Santa Barbara shootings aren't likely to prompt new gun legislation.

SoCal getting federal manufacturing grant

Who knew the largest manufacturing region in the country was right here in Southern California? The region gets a federal grant to help it grow.

Central Valley lawmakers to discuss drought compromise

Let the horse trading begin: now that the Senate has passed its drought bill, House members will debate how and where to make concessions.