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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

Laker Ron Artest lobbies for mental health funds on Capitol Hill

Basketball and politics are team sports. Today in Washington, D.C., Lakers forward Ron Artest teamed up with a Southern California congresswoman to rally for mental health services in schools.

The real reason Jane Harman is hanging around Capitol Hill

The question keeps circulating: if Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman of El Segundo has resigned her seat to become the new boss at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, why is she still in Congress?

California wants Florida's high-speed rail money

When Florida killed its high speed rail project, it walked away from more than $2 billion in federal money. California’s two senators say “we’ll take it.”

DEA warns of synthetic drugs 'bath salt' and 'spice'

They’re called “bath salt,” “spice,” and “K-2.” But they’re not designed for soaks in the tub, cooking or mountain climbing. They're actually dangerous designer drugs that federal agents warn are headed to a retail store near you.

Here's a headline you won't see in Cairo...or DC...or LA

"Sea World ends pay boost for orca trainers"

There's an app - er, caucus - for that

There's a caucus for almost everything under the sun here on Capitol Hill - a Hunger Caucus, a Wine Caucus, a Medical Technology Caucus. Now the guys with the calculators get their own caucus.

Janet Napolitano testifies on local terrorism threats

Federal Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the director of the National Counterterrorism Center briefed a Congressional committee this morning on the threat of homegrown terrorism.

Homeland Security Committee says goodbye to Rep. Jane Harman

Congresswoman Jane Harman has begun her farewell tour on Capitol Hill. The El Segundo Democrat will resign at the end of the month to become head of the prestigious Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Apparently they didn't take my suggestion to make Arnold Schwarzenegger boss at the MPAA

This just in from Mike Allen of POLITICO: former Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut is "in negotiations" to become the next head of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Rep. Harman announces new position with Washington think tank, leaving Congress

Congresswoman Jane Harman spoke with reporters today – one day after she told constituents that she’s leaving Congress at the end of the month to head up the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Think tank selects California Congresswoman Harman as new leader

Shortly after Democrat Jane Harman announced her decision to resign from Congress yesterday to head a think tank in Washington, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn said she will run for the seat. Harman held a press conference today to make the announcement official.

Race already underway for Jane Harman's seat

Democrat Jane Harman is leaving Congress to head up a prestigious research center in Washington, DC. The resignation creates a rare political opportunity: an open seat in a job without term limits.

Janice Hahn and Jane Harman

I remember the first time I met Janice Hahn. It was election night 2000. The Bush v Gore election where results stretched on and on and on. Jane Harman's race was very late to be decided as well and I was assigned to her campaign headquarters in the South Bay.

California Representative Jane Harman to leave Congress

Democrat Jane Harman, one of California’s longest serving members of Congress, will leave politics to head a prestigious research center.

Jane Harman reportedly leaving Capitol Hill

POLITICO is reporting that Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman is "likely to resign from Congress" to become head of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.