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

Jason Aldean's message for those who would sow fear with violence

Country music singer Jason Aldean took the stage in Tulsa, Oklahoma at his first concert since the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

Dick Gregory's political comedy takes on new meaning in 'Turn Me Loose'

Joe Morton plays the late comedian and activist Dick Gregory on stage in "Turn Me Loose." That Gregory's comedy remains so relevant today, Morton says, is both remarkable and troubling.

How Harvey Weinstein's 'open secret' was enabled for decades

A Weinstein Company executive who reportedly confronted the film executive about his behavior was labeled as the "sex police." Everyone who worked there had to sign confidentiality agreements.

Women in Hollywood react to Harvey Weinstein harassment allegations

What does it say about the culture of the film industry that the allegations against the movie mogul never became public until now?

'Lucky': A tribute to Harry Dean Stanton that he never saw

The actor stars as an elderly, chain-smoking, rough-around-the-edges Navy veteran who bears more than a slight resemblance to Stanton himself. But he died before seeing the finished film.

'Speechless' writer: People with disabilities can be anything, even jerks

Before comedian Zach Anner was a writer on ABC's "Speechless," he was a fan. Like the show's main character, Anner has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.

The curators of the soundtrack to 'PST: LA/LA' spotlight unsung artists

As part of PST: LA/LA, contemporary bands like Chicano Batman and The Mexican Institute of Sound are paying homage to key figures and movements in L.A. musical history.

'Born This Way' wants to demystify Down Syndrome

Reality producer Jonathan Murray discusses his latest docu-series, about young adults who have Down Syndrome.

Natalie Portman explores ethics of 'Eating Animals' in new documentary

The actress produced and narrated the new documentary, which is based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book of the same name.

Rotten Tomatoes ratings don't hurt box office, study says

Yves Bergquist looked at the relationship between Rotten Tomato scores and box office returns and found no correlation— positive or negative— between the two.

John Bailey: Academy's new president says he doesn't fear Netflix and Amazon

His top priorities as head of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are finishing the Academy museum, expanding diversity initiatives, and film preservation.

Documentary looks at the plight of immigrant construction workers, including DACA recipients

"Building The American Dream" follows the importance of immigrant construction workers to the Texas economy and the role DACA has played in securing their livelihood.

Pasadena Playhouse's Danny Feldman takes over theater at a crossroads

The theater's new producing artistic director has a big challenge: attracting new audiences without alienating longtime patrons.

How this veteran actress went from 0 to 2 Emmy nominations in a year

Her career has spanned more than 30 years, with roles in everything from "The X-Files" to "True Detective." Now, she's finally getting widespread recognition.

'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.