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

'La La Land' gets a drag parody that's so bad it's good

Box office receipts are one way of gauging a film's success. So are awards. But how about when a movie gets its own drag parody show? "La La Land" now can say it has all three.

'Curious Incident' actor on playing a brilliant character whose mind works differently

Adam Langdon stars in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," the story of an incredibly intelligent teen who can't articulate his emotions.

'Girls Trip' producer Will Packer explains why his alt-history series isn't 'Confederate'

Will Packer's Amazon series "Black America” will imagine a post-Civil War America where former slaves are given reparations and form their own sovereign nation.

'Descendants' director's dream gig: A teen coming-out story

Kenny Ortega choreographed and directed the Disney Channel's "High School Musical" and "Descendants" films. He says he'd love to someday make a coming-out story for young people.

Aubrey Plaza basks in the discomfort of 'Ingrid Goes West'

For Aubrey Plaza, the challenge of portraying a emotionally unstable character in "Ingrid Goes West" was actually really enjoyable. She says the more uncomfortable the work is, the more fun she's having.

Comic-Con 2017: Marvel causes a commotion, but 'Deadpool' is a no-show

Marvel Studios wowed fans with "Thor" and "Black Panther." But fans looking for a peek at the new "Deadpool" or "X-Men" films were let down by 20th Century Fox.

Ai Weiwei makes 'Hansel & Gretel' unsettling in a new way

As a fairy tale about eating children, "Hansel & Gretel" was already pretty disturbing. As an art exhibition about surveillance, it's unnerving in a different way.

'Friends from College's' creators explain why the show may be 'an acquired taste'

The characters in the Netflix series are snobs who behave badly. The show's co-creators hope they're relatable enough to make up for it.

'The Cake': What happens when we deeply disagree with loved ones

Bekah Brunstetter's play is about a conservative Christian baker who is asked to make a cake for a lesbian wedding — and one of the women is an old friend.

Florence Pugh is the modern, dangerous 'Lady Macbeth'

The actress' character isn't the typical woman in a period film. She's complicated and determined to get what — and who — she wants.

Works-in-progress hit the stage at the New York Musical Festival

The thrill of the annual showcase is that it's a chance to see the very first staging of a new work that could be a Broadway hit.

'A Ghost Story' was designed to make you think, not scream

David Lowery's big-budget remake of "Pete's Dragon" featured a CGI dragon. But with "A Ghost Story," he used a white sheet to create his phantom.

Is there still a need for LGBT film festivals like Outfest?

The largest LGBT film festival in the country opens Thursday in L.A. The organizers say it's as necessary today as when it began 35 years ago.

Hasan Minhaj on being an Indian-American Muslim comedian in the Trump Era

Comedian Hasan Minhaj combats a nativist narrative in American culture with his comedy and says, "The things I'm fighting for are actually American ideals."

'Constellations' explores the infinite possibilities of finding and losing love

Actors Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech star in a play that is inspired by physics and string theory and alternates between multiple realities.