Monica Bushman Associate Producer, Take Two

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Monica Bushman is an Associate Producer on KPCC's Take Two program.

Prior to that, she worked on KPCC's local broadcast of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Monica began her career in radio as a producer for PRI's "America Abroad" in Washington, DC. Before coming to KPCC, she worked on various NPR shows including "Talk of the Nation" and "Morning Edition."

Monica is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a native of Anaheim, California.​


Stories by Monica Bushman

Will Oscar ads follow the Super Bowl's lead and go political?

The Academy Awards don’t offer advertisers nearly the number of viewers that football’s biggest night draws in, but it’s still a huge national platform.

Judge halts enforcement of state law that curbed publication of actors' ages

The SAG-AFTRA actors union says the law helps fight age discrimination, but a federal judge ruled that the First Amendment protects websites such as IMDb.

Jordan Peele explores the horrors of racism with 'Get Out'

The comic actor makes his debut as a film director in a movie that's as much a psychological thriller as it is a horror movie.

Diverse film and TV casting makes economic sense, study says

UCLA's annual Hollywood diversity report finds that diverse casts mean higher ratings and increased ticket sales. Why aren't studios and networks getting the message?

Oscar-nominated 'Moonlight' editors on making history in the era of #OscarsSoWhite

Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders are nominated for an Academy Award and she's the first African American woman ever nominated in the editing category.

Facebook looks to loosen YouTube's hold on music videos

MTV was the first big player on the music video scene. Then it was YouTube, and now Facebook wants in on the game.

Oscar-nominated short documentary '4.1 Miles' personalizes the refugee crisis

The efforts of one Greek Coast Guard captain and his crew to save as many lives as possible are the subject of Daphne Matziaraki's film.

What 'The Lego Batman Movie' has in common with 'Deadpool'

Producer Dan Lin describes "The Lego Movie" as "The Matrix" for kids. Could "The Lego Batman Movie" be a PG version of "Deadpool"?

SNL enlists Melissa McCarthy to turn up heat on Trump White House

Saturday Night Live's history with political satire goes back to the Ford administration. What makes this season different is that the president is taking note.

'24' reboot criticized for rehashing Muslim stereotypes

The show will premiere just a week after President Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Super Bowl ads mean mega exposure for brands and bands

The licensing fees for songs can range from the mid six-figures for a older classic to seven-figures for a new hit. Musicians can count on a bump in sales and streaming.

Opportunities for women film directors are few and far between

A new report from USC Annenberg's Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative finds a startling lack of opportunity for women, and especially for women of color.

What's the way forward for US-Mexico relations?

It's been a rough few days for US-Mexico relations. Tweets have been tweeted, meetings have been cancelled, and it's not just the price of guacamole that's at stake.

Gov. Brown's State of the State and CA as the #StateofResistance

Governor Jerry Brown's defiant State of the State, the latest twists in the 2018 race for Governor, and CA positions itself as the #StateofResistance.

What Trump's executive orders could mean for refugees, visitors

President Trump signed the first in what is expected to be a series of executive actions aimed at beefing up national security and curbing immigration today.