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

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.

'Time' tells the terrifying story of Kalief Browder's unjust incarceration

Arrested at 16, Browder spent three years at New York's Rikers Island jail, much of it in solitary confinement, without ever being convicted of a crime. Two years after his release, he took his own life.

Judd Apatow irked by Sony's plans for 'clean' versions of his films

"Clean Version" makes sanitized versions of a select number of Sony films available as an extra feature to customers who buy the original theatrical version on participating digital platforms.

Advertisers are on high alert in the age of President Trump

The highly polarized political climate, combined with the ease with which consumers can launch a social media campaign against a brand, has advertisers on edge.

'Blackfish' director leaps to narrative film with 'Megan Leavey'

The director of the "Blackfish" documentary discusses why she chose to tell the true story of a U.S. Marine and her combat dog through a narrative film.

Lucia Aniello hopes 'Rough Night' starts more female-directed hardcore comedies

'Broad City' writer/director Lucia Aniello is no stranger to comedy. With her debut feature, she's the first woman to direct a big studio, R-rated comedy in nearly 20 years.

Why is there no Tony Award for Best Ensemble?

Members of the ensemble in a Broadway musical sing, dance and act. They often play multiple roles in one show. So why aren't they eligible for a Tony?