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

US Capitol, 'our symbol of democracy,' getting a facelift

The last time the Capitol got a makeover, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House. The $60 million job should be finished by early 2017.

Mayor is in DC lobbying for LA River concessions

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is still pressing for the federal government to buy in to a more expansive, and expensive, revival of the urban waterway.

LA's top doctor wants Washington to regulate e-cigarettes

At a meeting in DC, Jonathan Fielding asked why the FDA isn't treating e-cigarettes like a new drug by holding off approval until they are proved safe and effective.

More money for sexual harassment training on Capitol Hill

The House approved funding to inform staffers about their rights, but Congress has yet to take up a bill that calls for members to receive mandatory training.

Armenian prayer rug to be displayed at White House

The tapestry has been a delicate matter for the Obama Administration as it navigates a historical dispute between Armenia and Turkey.

LA County wants more funding to fight child sex trafficking

County Supervisor is in Washington seeking additional money to address a problem that is said to be growing locally and nationally.

U.S. Senate finally fills out 9th Circuit Court

With Bay Area attorney Michelle Friedland's confirmation Monday by the U.S. Senate, the appellate court will be fully staffed for the first time in decades.

Springtime means LA officials lobbying in Washington

It's not the cherry blossoms, it's federal dollars that are attracting county and city officials to the nation's capitol this week.

'Walking Dead' is a big hit with Republicans

That's one of the odd facts ad buyers have discovered when placing TV spots for political candidates. Yep, it's that time again.

LA Congressman Tony Cardenas survives 'Colbert Report'

The freshman lawmaker from the San Fernando Valley managed to keep a straight face during his grilling from the blowhard newsman character.

A no-labels strategy from GOP Congressional hopeful Elan Carr

He's running to replace Henry Waxman in a heavily-Democratic district, which explains why his first TV ad doesn't mention he's a Republican.

What do Californians think about Congress?

A new Field Poll may be bade news for incumbents: less than half of respondents say they're inclined to vote for their current member of Congress.

Money and the midterms: Who's got the most green?

Candidates had to file financial reports this week, revealing that the dash for cash is in full effect throughout California.

Big bucks being raised to replace Henry Waxman (Updated)

The top five fundraisers in the race collected $3.2 million dollars in the first quarter of the year, led by attorney David Kanuth, who will spend to raise his name recognition.

House Democrats still seeking to force immigration vote

There's not much you can do if you're the minority party, but House Democrats are targeting vulnerable Republicans by using a rarely successful maneuver.