James Kim Assistant Producer, The Frame

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James Kim is the Assistant Producer on KPCC's new arts and entertainment program, The Frame.

Prior to that, James worked a year-long internship with "Off Ramp," during which he produced a story about losing his first language that won Best Feature awards from Associated Press and the L.A. Press Club, and a story about an 84-year-old rapper that was a finalist for a National Entertainment Journalism Award, as well as from the L.A. Press Club.

James has also interned with APM's "The Dinner Party" and with Marfa (TX) Public Radio. He's also been a production assistant with KCRW's "Strangers" and has recently been a fill-in producer at "Marketplace."

James has a B.A. In Anthropology from Cal State Long Beach, where he minored in Music and Film.


Stories by James Kim

Best Coast breaks out of their box with 'California Nights'

The band says their music is obviously California-influenced, because that's who they are — but they don't want to just be what people say they should be.

Drake drops a new mixtape — for the Sotheby's art gallery

“I Like It Like This” pairs art with music picked by Drake. "One of the things you learn walking through this exhibit is that Drake apparently sees sex everywhere he looks."

Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa's rock inspiration: Hanson

Stella Mozgawa's now in the indie band Warpaint and is living her teenage fantasy. "The last thing that you want to do is invite mediocrity into some innocent person's life."

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins does TV, podcasts and everything else

Tompkins has his own TV show and podcast, performs live shows, appears as a guest on numerous other podcasts and writes and performs on several other TV shows.

Ferguson: 9 actors walk out of play over depiction of Michael Brown

Phelim McAleer’s new play “Ferguson” uses edited grand jury testimonies to dramatize one of the nation’s most polarizing stories — including polarizing its cast.

Asian-American YouTube celebrities aim to change perceptions

Asian-Americans have a lack of representation in the media, but the rising talent on YouTube may change how the community is represented in Hollywood.

Phox members say being the new 'it' band has its own struggles

Phox has been rising in the music world since its debut album came out last year, but the realities for an up-and-coming band can be sobering.

Tame Impala wants to hit you with a water bomb in the heart

Tame Impala, brainchild of Australian musician Kevin Parker, just played Coachella. Parker told the Frame how the band is moving from in-your-face to in-your-heart.

Comedian Kyle Kinane's mom is his biggest fan and that's not always a good thing

Kyle Kinane has had a wild life, which has served as grist for his widely acclaimed comedy. His new album is titled, "I Liked His Old Stuff Better."

Mark Ronson disses Tidal's multimillion-dollar attitude

Mark Ronson breaks down his smash hit album "Uptown Funk" and how he got author Michael Chabon and Stevie Wonder to contribute, as well as dissing Tidal's "attitude."

Coachella 2015: Sylvan Esso play Zelda, meditate in bathrooms to relax

The North Carolina duo Sylvan Esso released its self-titled debut album last year to widespread acclaim, and they've been touring ever since.

Audiobook acting: How they prepare, how a woman can be Edward from 'Twilight'

Most of the thousands of audiobooks recorded every year are read by literary character actors — you don't know their names, but you recognize their voices.

Coachella 2015: Jenny Lewis talks the song she'll never play live

Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis tells us about her 15 years on the road, the song she hates playing live and why 2013's Coachella was the best performance of her life.

Coachella 2015: Madonna kisses Drake; AC/DC's still got it

The Frame host John Horn got on the line with assistant producer James Kim to discuss highlights from Coachella’s opening weekend.

Coachella 2015: Day 3 with Drake, Florence and the Machine, more

The final day of the California music festival ended with a bang last night, and we've got photos from some of our favorite sets of the day.