Monica Bushman

Associate Producer, The Frame

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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

Is it time for a new Bechdel Test?

Data journalists at the FiveThirtyEight website developed new ways to measure gender equality in the film business that go beyond the original standards.

'Time's Up': The next step in the #MeToo movement

Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Ava DuVernay, America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a Hollywood anti-harassement initiative.

Some of the best (and most overlooked) albums of 2017

Mikael Wood, pop music critic for the L.A. Times, shares his picks for the year’s best albums and some overlooked gems.

'Mudbound' exposes America's dark past and asks us not to look away

Director Dee Rees understands why people find parts of "Mudbound" difficult to watch. But she says she hopes it doesn't become an excuse for them to look away.

Willem Dafoe says the first-time actors on 'The Florida Project' had an advantage

Willem Dafoe has nearly 40 years of acting experience under his belt. He says working with mostly first-time actors on "The Florida Project" made him the outsider, which fit the story perfectly.

Rotten Apples: 'What if there was an IMDb for sexual misconduct allegations?'

Rotten Apples is a new online database that allows you to search if anyone associated with a TV show or a movie has been accused of sexual harassment or assault.

Sarah DeLappe's 'The Wolves' imagines a girls soccer team as soldiers

The play follows an all-girls soccer team between matches. As she wrote the play, DeLappe says she envisioned it as a war movie.

What do the SAG nominations mean for Oscars and #MeToo?

Awards season is usually the time for Hollywood to celebrate itself. This year, its also a reflection of increased scrutiny on the industry's treatment of women.

'Bombshell' Hedy Lamarr's brilliance was discounted for decades

Hedy Lamarr's life story defies comparison. Described as both the Angelina Jolie and the Kim Kardashian of the 1940s, she was also a brilliant inventor.

'SpongeBob' confronts the apocalypse — with help from Aerosmith

Viacom, which owns Nickelodeon, has turned one of its most recognized shows into a Broadway musical.

James and Dave Franco tell one of Hollywood's weirdest stories in 'The Disaster Artist'

Before it became a cult classic, "The Room" was a spectacular flop — maybe the best "so bad it's good" movie of all time.

Mary Harron says 'American Psycho' led her to 'Alias Grace'

The director often gets scripts about murderers but this one, about a real-life Irish immigrant who was convicted of killing her employer, stood out.

'Darkest Hour' paints a nuanced picture of Winston Churchill

Screenwriter Anthony McCarten says the film was inspired by Churchill's writing and oratorical gifts, which inspired a nation to persevere through WWII.

Hari Kondabolu on 'The Problem with Apu' and why he's still a 'Simpsons' fan

The writer and comedian has made a documentary about his love-hate relationship with "The Simpsons" and its Indian American character.

'What Haunts Us' examines the culture of silence around sexual abuse

In her documentary, filmmaker Paige Goldberg Tolmach tries to find out why so many male former students at her prep school alma mater have died by suicide.