Jonathan Shifflett

Associate Producer, The Frame

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Jonathan Shifflett is an associate producer on KPCC’s arts and entertainment program, The Frame.

Outside of KPCC, he produces a podcast about women in punk called “I’m in the Band” and he also plays in a country bluegrass band. He has a BA in guitar performance from the Thornton School of Music and received a master’s degree in journalism from the USC Annenberg School for Communication. Jonathan is a native of St. Helena, CA.

Stories by Jonathan Shifflett

This dialect coach taught 3 Golden Globe winners their accents

Liz Himelstein was thanked from the stage by Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and Sam Rockwell. She also worked with Margot Robbie on "I, Tonya."

How Jon Brion scored 'Lady Bird' to capture teenage angst

The film's composer says he thought about the lead character having "that sort of aspirational feeling that you have when you're 17 — being sure you know everything about the world."

How artists from Mexico influenced a closed-off China

“Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the 20th Century” is the first show in the re-opened USC Pacific Asia Museum.

Rotten Apples: 'What if there was an IMDb for sexual misconduct allegations?'

Rotten Apples is a new online database that allows you to search if anyone associated with a TV show or a movie has been accused of sexual harassment or assault.

Canadian singer Elise LeGrow reimagines the classic R&B of Chess Records

“Playing Chess” includes LeGrow’s cover versions of songs by such label greats as Bo Diddley, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

'Something Rotten' creators poke fun at musicals while paying tribute

The farce tells the story of two brothers, working in the shadow of Shakespeare, who receive a prophecy about the next big thing in theater — the musical.

Why Hollywood needs to work on its portrayals of cannabis users

Pot entrepreneur Andy Williams says Hollywood's outdated and sensationalized depictions of the cannabis industry need to change.

Elvis Costello’s new muse is a forgotten Hollywood starlet

The iconic musician has written a new song for the movie, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” which tells the story of the eccentric actress Gloria Grahame.

'Smithsonian Rock 'n' Roll': Every picture tells a story, don't it?

A new book by music industry veteran Bill Bentley weaves his prose together with crowd-sourced photos to shed new light on the music.

Filmmaker Brett Ratner faces allegations of sexual misconduct

Victims of sexual harassment in Hollywood continue to tell their stories. Now, allegations have surfaced against Ratner — director of the "Rush Hour" trilogy and a producer of many big films with Warner Bros.

Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra on speaking to her 'Latin soul'

The band is based in New Orleans, but the lead singer explores her Puerto Rican roots on their latest album, "The Navigator."

Singer Barbara Dane taught The Chambers Brothers how to ‘do your thing’

At 90 years old, Dane is still singing songs for peace and justice. Now she’s reuniting with The Chambers Brothers, to perform songs they recorded for the Civil Rights Movement in 1965.

Writer and musician Our Lady J preaches the gospel of Dolly Parton

The writer and producer on the Amazon series "Transparent" talks about her musical career and her connection to the iconic country star.

Exploring pop music mogul Clive Davis' legendary career

A new documentary recounts his crucial role in the careers of Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Whitney Houston and many others.

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.