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

Poets to protest on Capitol Hill

Immigration activists plan to gather Saturday on the steps of the US Capitol. They want to wield a mighty weapon: poetry.

Feinstein and Boxer re-introduce pipeline safety bill

It’s been nearly five months since a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, killing eight people and destroying dozens of homes. California’s two senators are re-introducing a pipeline safety bill.

Congresswoman Karen Bass to be sworn in... again

Many Angelenos who couldn’t make it to Washington this month when new members of Congress took the oath of office have a second chance to bear witness. The U.S. House Minority Leader is in Los Angeles to swear in California's newest Democratic member of Congress.

Congressmen Schiff, Bilbray not optimistic about civility on Capitol Hill

This week, dozens of Democrats sat alongside Republicans during the president’s State of the Union speech. But Southern California lawmakers says that’s unlikely to change the tone of the political debate.

Mad about the snow

Folks in DC are freaking out about the snow.

Blackberry and IPhone etiquette

There's a lot of griping of late here in DC about when it's appropriate to use one's Iphone or Blackberry.

Gotta question for President Obama?

Ever say to yourself "well if I had President Obama's ear..."

Lofgren out, Linda Sanchez in as top Democrat on House Ethics Committee

One Californian is out; another is in as the top Democrat in a job nobody really wants: serving in leadership on the House Ethics Committee.


It's snowing so hard, I can't see the Capitol from the Rayburn House office building. And it's only one block away!

House votes to eliminate public partial funding of presidential campaigns

The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to end taxpayer financing for presidential election campaigns and national party conventions.

Congressman John Campbell cleared of ethics charges

A U.S. House committee has cleared Republican Congressman John Campbell from Irvine of alleged ethics violations.

Big shakeup at House Ethics Committee

San Jose Democrat Zoe Lofgren is out as the top Democrat on the Committee; Lakewood Democrat Linda Sanchez will take her place.

Democrats, Republicans sit together at State of the Union, but don't stand together

At last night’s State of the Union address, many lawmakers made the symbolic choice to sit with a member of a different political party. But sitting together doesn’t change the reality that Democrats and Republicans often see the role of government in very different ways.

Democrat Lofgren, Republican Issa disagree about malpractice reform

In his State of the Union address, President Obama elicited cheers from Republicans when he said he was willing to “look at” medical malpractice reform. Democrats sat on their hands.

Santa Cruz couple invited to State of the Union address

Among the invited guests at the State of the Union address is a pair of Californians. The couple started an ice cream business with help from the federal economic stimulus package.