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

The new show 'Speechless' strikes a chord with parents of kids with disabilities

The new ABC sitcom 'Speechless' offered a rare opportunity for a TV critic (and dad) to see a family like his reflected on the small screen.

Pamela Adlon on 'Better Things' and how parents can deal with 'hate eye'

The new FX show "Better Things" stars LA-based actress Pamela Adlon, who's a single mom to three daughters. It's based on Adlon's real life, with some added embellishment.

How parents deal with a newly empty nest

Parents all across the country are dealing with a new reality: the empty nest. It's a time of transition that can be tough, but also a welcome change too.

What is the 'millennial whoop' and why is it taking over pop music?

It's that "wa-oh-wa-oh" line that if you haven't noticed before, you will now. And no, millennials aren't totally to blame for it.

Reginald Hudlin on making the 'blackest' Oscars and 'Black Movie Soundtrack II'

Tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, 'Black Movie Soundtrack' is back. The concert is the brain child of Reginald Hudlin, who also produced this year's Oscars.

Knott's takes guests back to the Wild West with 'Ghost Town Alive'

This summer, Knott's Berry Farm's Ghost Town has been populated with a cast of character actors who interact with guests in a sort of daylong improv show.

How Airbnb plans to 'go beyond what the law requires' to address discrimination

A comprehensive look at how Airbnb is taking action against the claims of racism highlighted in the popular hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack.

Could a mysterious case of Zika point to a new mode of transmission?

In a bit of a medical mystery, a person who cared for a Zika-infected relative in Utah also contracted the virus. It's still unclear how it happened.

Bryan Cranston: Acting and filmmaking are not (always) BS

When playing characters with dual identities, Bryan Cranston says it's not about lying — it's about going all in and believing it yourself.

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.