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

Experimental play reinterprets Ben Vereen’s controversial 1981 homage

Vereen’s blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 inauguration brought him ridicule and shame. But Edgar Arceneaux's new play reveals what TV audiences didn’t get to see.

Netflix's 'The Get Down': Baz Luhrmann wasn't returning either way

Before Netflix announced there would be no second season of the ambitious and expensive series, the filmmaker said he would bow out.

The heat is turning up for Fyre Festival with new FBI investigation

The fallout from the ill-fated Fyre Festival continues, with news that the FBI is looking into possible fraud committed by the promoters.

'BANG: The Bert Berns Story': Uncovering the legacy of a legendary R&B producer

Brett Berns makes a documentary about his dad — an influential producer who shaped the sound of pop and R&B in the '60s when the music industry resembled the Wild West.

Colin Stetson’s ferocious new compositions redefine the saxophone

His latest album, "All This I Do For Glory," is full of brooding compositions that use a variety of techniques that make his saxophone sound like a five-piece band.

'Promise,' 'Ottoman Lieutenant' take Armenian genocide to the screen

The recent films feature very different accounts of Turkey's history and involvement with death of 1.5 million Armenians during WWI.

Tift Merritt recorded her latest album for a 'mystical audience of one'

Merritt talks about the major life changes, including pregnancy, that influenced her latest album, "Stitch of the World."

Dash Shaw's animated feature is a mash-up of art film and disaster flick

The cartoonist's first feature film, "My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea," uses old-school animation methods.

Chris Thile: From 'nursing home circuit' to 'Prairie Home' host

The virtuoso mandolin player now finds himself balancing a busy recording-and-touring career with his new role with the popular public radio show.

Robert Schenkkan takes on President Trump in new play

The playwright won a Tony Award for his LBJ play, "All the Way," and now he's written a new work that imagines the effects of President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Producer Danger Mouse goes back in time for 'Resistance Radio'

His most recent project is a soundtrack for the early '60s dystopian world in the Amazon series, "The Man In the High Castle.”

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.

'The Americans' creators vow not to put a KGB-era Putin in the series

Although set during the height of the Cold War in the 1980s, 'The Americans' has new resonance due to recent tensions between the U.S. and Russia.

Drake curates a global sound for his record-breaking album 'More Life'

Drake’s new release broke the record for the most streams in a single day and is reshaping the definition of the traditional album.

Composer Julia Adolphe turns city sounds into a symphonic poem

The young composer is already attracting national attention with her nuanced use of color and texture.