Monica Bushman

Producer, The Frame

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Monica Bushman is a 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

Taylor Mac musically retells U.S. history in 24-hour-long drag show

The epic production takes queer history and the stories of other marginalized groups from the sidelines and places them center stage.

Here's a plan to get women into the boys club of directing TV commercials

Why does it matter who directs commercials? Because advertising is a gateway to feature films for directors.

What the Sony hack revealed about major changes in the movie business

It took "The Big Picture" author Ben Fritz a year to read nearly every document from the Sony hack. And he uncovered a larger story about dramatic changes in the industry.

What 'UnREAL' has to say about harsh realities for women in Hollywood

The Lifetime series is about the making of a "Bachelor"-like dating show. It has a lot to say about the double standards women face on- and off-screen.

Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman show about America's school-to-prison pipeline

In her HBO adaptation, the playwright and actress shares the accounts of teachers, students, politicians and parents — all with something to say about how race and class shape America.

Watch this makeup artist turn Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill

Kazuhiro Tsuji quit film work in 2012 to focus on sculpture — but he couldn't pass up the chance to work on "Darkest Hour."

Creative conflict helped the Douglas Brothers make beautiful photos — then tore them apart

After years of estrangement, photographers (and brothers) Andrew and Stuart Douglas have reunited with an L.A. photo exhibition.

'Black Lightning' creator on the masks black people often must wear

Set in the fictional town of Freeland, Salim Akil's new CW series touches on gang violence, social justice and police brutality.

Lena Waithe on 'The Chi,' Time's Up and the Aziz Ansari allegations

As a gay black woman in Hollywood, Lena Waithe felt it was important to lend her voice to Time's Up. She says: "No shade to white guys, but I think that it's someone else's turn."

Aimee Mann's latest album is 'Mental Illness' but she's pretty sane

The sound on the singer/songwriter's new album is acoustic and stripped down. The title started as a joke between friends, but it was so perfect that it stuck.

'Corporate' creators mine workplace misery for laughs

The new Comedy Central show is a comedy by Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman that’s not afraid to explore some very bleak territory.

Kenya Barris on 'grown-ish' and Hollywood's power imbalance

The writer/producer just launched "grown-ish." It's a spinoff of “black-ish” that's partly inspired by his own experience sending his daughter off to college.

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.