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

Filmmaker John Waters on 'Making Trouble,' the NEA, and bad reviews

The filmmaker has some advice for young artists: go out into the world and make trouble from the inside.

'Casting JonBenet' is a new twist on the documentary format

There have been TV movies, documentaries and docudramas made about the case, but the Netflix documentary, "Casting JonBenet," is something quite different.

Kendrick Lamar goes deep into religious symbolism with 'Damn'

Religion, redemption and reconciliation are among the many themes running through the rapper's new album 'Damn.'

John Ridley's LA Riots doc is meant to 'break hearts and lift spirits'

John Ridley's documentary, "Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992," marks the 25 year anniversary of the 1992 L.A. Riots. He says a goal of the film was to "break hearts and lift spirits."

What made viewers love — or hate — 'Girls'?

When it premiered in 2012, the HBO series launched what seemed like a million think-pieces. This Sunday, the show's run comes to an end.

'The 14th Factory': Come for the Instagram pics, stay for the journey

L.A. has plenty of art museums and galleries, but The 14th Factory is something different. It's a series of installations designed to take visitors on a journey.

Lauren Greenfield's photos might have predicted the rise of Donald Trump

After a quarter-century of examining wealth in its many permutations, the photographer and filmmaker says she finds overlapping themes in the new president's rise.

Jason Segel's epiphany: 'The stuff I'm making is not the same stuff I'm watching'

The actor made his career in big studio comedies such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Now he's more interested in films that pose a challenge to an audience.

Netflix is the elephant in the room at CinemaCon 2017

Movie theater owners and studio executives have descended on Las Vegas to preview upcoming films and examine the fate of the movie business.

How The Wooster Group brings a 1971 debate on feminism to new life

The avant-garde theater company re-creates a notorious incident that finds modern-day resonance in today's women's movement.

Niki Caro wants to 'kick the door open' for other women directors

By directing Disney's live-action "Mulan," Niki Caro will be just the fourth woman to helm a non-animated movie with a budget of more than $100 million. Her latest film is "The Zookeeper's Wife."

'Beauty and the Beast' lyricist Howard Ashman never saw the final film

Howard Ashman didn't live to see the immense cultural impact his work at Disney would ultimately have. He died of AIDS in 1991 before "Beauty and the Beast" was completed.

'The Sense of an Ending' director Ritesh Batra on film censorship in India

Ritesh Batra won international acclaim for his debut feature film "The Lunchbox" in 2013. Now Batra has directed his first English-language movie, “The Sense of an Ending."

How Alvin Ailey's 'superheroes of dance' are advancing social justice

Choreographer Hope Boykin's latest work for the Alvin Ailey company is inspired by the orations of Martin Luther King.

How is the Trump Era transforming late-night TV?

Late-night TV hosts are defining their shows by how deep they're willing to delve into politics and how critical they are of the Trump Administration.