Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
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
As a fellow Californian, have you been paying as close attention to the latest quake news from New Zealand as I have?
The Coen Brothers' “True Grit" is up for the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday. It's the only one of the 10 nominees that’s a real “shoot ‘em up” flick. At The National Rifle Association’s National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va., you can see a vast collection of famous Hollywood guns, including the Winchester used in the 1969 "True Grit" movie.
An electronic database is making it easier for law enforcement agencies to identify illegal immigrants locked up for crimes in California. Federal immigration officials have linked their fingerprint files to police and sheriffs' departments in all the state’s 58 counties.
Congress has been pretty busy the past few weeks. Last week alone, more than a hundred votes were cast on budget-related issues. The "Washington Post" has been counting noses. And several folks have been missing in action.
It's the last mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery. I had the good fortune to be in Florida earlier this month and got to see the spacecraft in person!
What does it mean when the country’s top lawyer refuses to defend the constitutionality of a Congressional law? Here's a closer look at the Attorney General’s decision to not defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
The federal Justice Department says it’ll stop defending a 15-year-old federal law that defines marriage as the union between a man and a woman. Capitol Hill is already reacting.
The Republican-led House of Representatives passed its federal government spending plan for the rest of the fiscal year this past Saturday — and California’s two senators don’t like it. Now it’s the Senate’s turn to work up a budget proposal.
Jane Harman is leaving Congress in a few days. She's becoming head of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
You’ve heard time and again that the US won’t negotiate with terrorists, and a pair of future presidents tested that policy more than two centuries ago.
Not one Democrat voted for the $61 billion in cuts to this year’s federal budget on Saturday. Three Republicans also voted no. One of them is a former car dealer from Orange County.
Real estate bubbles always do what bubbles do: they burst. We know that in Southern California. And a group of speculators also found that out back in George Washington’s day.
If you want to know what George Washington and John Adams were really like, ask someone who knew them.
I'm a sucker for Mr. Firth. So I opened it.
It has been a wild week in the House of Representatives.