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

Fiscal conservatives unveil list of federal budget cuts, including public broadcasting

Republican lawmakers have proposed budget cuts they say could save $2.5 trillion over the next decade. One agency they want to eliminate is the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

A salute to JFK

Capitol Hill paid tribute to President Kennedy today on this, the 50th anniversary of his inauguration. House Speaker John Boehner said, "sadly, this is the first congress to convene without a Kennedy since the Truman administration.

Mayors meet in DC; Villaraigosa looking for transportation loans

Mayors from around the country are in Washington, DC this week for their winter meeting. Transportation was once again front and center for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Yes, but what will she wear to the State Dinner?

Democratic Congresswoman Judy Chu is on the guest list tonight for the official State Dinner for President Hu of China. Chu is the first Chinese-American woman to be elected to Congress.

Repeal of health care could short circuit California's health insurance exchange

Congress has begun to debate whether to repeal the federal health care reform law. The US House of Representatives expects to vote on the matter this week. But what effect would the repeal have on California’s efforts to start its own health insurance exchange?

Santa Clarita Congressman leads delegation visit to Guantanamo Bay

One of the first things Barack Obama did as president was sign an executive order to close the prison that houses suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Two years later, that detention facility is still open. A bipartisan delegation of House members, led by Santa Clarita Republican Buck McKeon, toured the facility Monday.

"Go" diplomacy to be used with China's President Hu?

President Obama has a dinner guest this evening: the President of China, Hu Jintao. It's just an informal dinner tonight, with the big state dinner and full diplomatic press later in the week.

Congresswoman remembers hearing Dr. King's speech on the National Mall

You’re likely to hear one speech quite often in the next few days as the nation observes the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: the one he delivered from the Lincoln Memorial at the end of the March on Washington. It’s better known as the “I have a dream” speech. One Congresswoman was there that day.

Behind the scenes at the Waters ethics investigation

My colleague Susan Crabtree at "The Hill" has been doing some terrific reporting on the behind-the-scenes drama at the House Ethics Committee. The latest word is that the Committee is debating whether to hire attorneys from outside the Committee.

A memorial to Dr. King to open on National Mall

Crews are building a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the National Mall, just east of the spot where he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

The mood on the Hill

It's very quiet in the halls of Congress. The GOP has its annual retreat this weekend in Baltimore, so it's a short week. Several Democratic members stayed in their home districts.

Congressmen Schiff, McCarthy pay tribute to Gabrielle Giffords

The U.S. House of Representatives is debating a resolution honoring the victims of Saturday’s shooting during a constituent event in Arizona.

Congressman Cardoza moving to more secure district office

Saturday’s shooting of an Arizona Congresswoman has prompted a California congressman to improve security back in the district.

A few thoughts about Congressional security

Living in DC, you get used to uniformed Capitol Police officers outside the Capitol US building. And you try to remember not to wear that metal bracelet that sets off the metal detector in the Cannon House office building.

Congressman Lungren wants Capitol Police to police Capitol

Many members of Congress return to Washington, D.C. late Tuesday for meetings. Wednesday, members will be briefed on security by the Capitol Police. There is a balance between safety and walling members off from their constituents.