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

Keeping kittens alive during kitten season is a 24/7 job

Once they're old enough, kittens are some of the most adoptable pets, but getting them to that point takes a lot of volunteer hours.

How the Colorado River Aqueduct transformed LA

The 242-mile aqueduct took more than eight years to finish, and since 1941 has been an essential source of water for Southern California.

A mom whose son died of an opioid overdose calls for greater access to antidote

A CA bill would allow schools to stock an opioid antidote to prevent overdose deaths. Aimee Dunkle says greater access to the drug would have saved her son Ben.

'Gayby Baby' chronicles the lives of kids with gay parents

More and more kids are growing up in families with two moms or two dads. The Australian documentary 'Gayby Baby' tells the stories of four kids and their families.

What comes after the Paris climate accord signing

World leaders, including California's Governor Jerry Brown, gathered in New York today to sign a landmark climate agreement.

9 things to know about private schools in LA

Private schools (also called independent schools) generally fall into three types of educational philosophies: religious, traditional, or progressive.

Jay and Mark Duplass on what 'Togetherness' says about LA schools

"Togetherness" focuses on L.A. parents Brett and Michelle. Dissatisfied with her school options, Michelle is inspired to join a group trying to start a charter school.

Looking back on the history of charter schools in CA

The first charter school law was passed in Minnesota in 1991. California followed suit the next year, thanks in no small part to State Senator Gary K. Hart.

8 things to know about enrolling your child in LA charter schools

There are more students in L.A. charters than any other district in the country. It's tough to navigate the options. Find out the questions to ask, how to apply and more.

How a child's cancer diagnosis became a video game

After Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal cancer his parents decided to live like their son was living. Then they turned their experience into a video game.

10 things to know about magnet schools in LA

There are 210 magnet programs within LAUSD, each with its own particular theme— from STEM to public service to visual and performing arts.

8 things to know about enrolling your kid in LA's public schools

How do you find out which school is yours? What if it's full? What if you live in one neighborhood but work in another?

Why 'school choice' matters—even if you don't have a kid

What is a "good" school? Do all the choices out there make it easier or harder to find one? Even if you don't have kids, it's something to consider.

How the 2016 race changes the political impersonation business

As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And in a presidential election season, it pays to be an impersonator.

Why LA really wasn't the city built for the automobile

Los Angeles was actually a city built for the trolley, and plans for a smoothly integrated freeway system were doomed from the start.