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Monica Bushman is an Associate Producer on KPCC's The Frame program.
Prior to that, she worked on KPCC's Take Two program and the 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
As many Angelenos will tell you, Los Angeles can be a pretty great place to live. But 2015 might have been the year that everyone else got wise to it too.
Steve Zimmer, president of the LAUSD school board, says he's proud of how the school district and Los Angeles responded to yesterday's threat.
American historians say fear has always played a role in political campaigns. In the 2016 election, it could become the dominant theme.
Michael Nash, former presiding judge of L.A. County's Juvenile Court, is the Office of Child Protection's new leader. He tells about taking on the job.
When you're at school or at work, it's pretty simple to 'drop, cover, and hold on.' But what if you're in your car? In bed? Or in a big warehouse store?
The idea of being a 'helicopter parent' is a style moms and dads try not to fall into when their children are young. But what happens in college and beyond?
Foothill High School in Pleasanton, California, has rules about what students can wear. But one junior says the rules go too far and are improperly enforced.
Images of unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray have been shown on TV screens non-stop for more than a week now. It's the latest in a series of racially-fueled demonstrations against law enforcement that have received ample, though sometimes problematic coverage by the media.
It's February, W2s are arriving in the mail, and that means one thing: tax time. But this year, because of Obamacare, the process will be a little different.
To get more affordable housing in L.A., Angelenos are going to have to get comfortable with building up. But that doesn't necessarily mean more NYC-like skyscrapers.
The Oscar-nominated live-action short film 'Boogaloo and Graham" is a poignant, funny tale of two young boys and their beloved pet chickens, set in 1978 Belfast.
Susan Orlean's upcoming book is all about L.A.'s Central Public Library and the deliberately-set fire that destroyed 20 percent of its holdings. But what does it feel like to burn a book? To find out, she'd have to burn one herself.
UCLA grad Derek Bolin salvaged more than 300 speeches given on campus since the 1950s. But the speech given by Martin Luther King Jr took some extra digging to find.
The drive along the 5 freeway between L.A. and Orange County is usually pretty dull, but during the holidays there's an unlikely bright spot along the way: the Christmas decorations at Dunkel Brothers Machinery Moving in La Mirada.
During the Vietnam War, 74 American sailors lost their lives when the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans was struck by an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. But their names were never added to the Vietnam War Memorial. That may soon change.