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

Mohsen Namjoo's music embraces the divide between Iran and the West

Rock music was outlawed after Iran's 1979 revolution. But the Iranian musician is discovering his voice at the crossroads of rock and traditional Persian music.

SxSW tries to reassure artists over 'deportation' clause in contracts

The festival says next year it will remove language that allows organizers to notify immigration authorities if a foreign band violates the contract.

'Fun Home': How Alison Bechdel's queer coming-of-age comic became a musical

The cartoonist and author was dubious at the idea of having her graphic novel memoir adapted for the stage, but it ended up winning the Tony Award for Best Musical.

How Raphael Saadiq is quietly keeping R&B on film, TV and the radio

The R&B musician and producer talks about his work and the wide variety of bands that influenced him from a young age — even The Carpenters.

'Hacksaw Ridge' sound mixer aims for first Oscar after 21 nominations

Kevin O'Connell has the most nominations of anybody without a win, but he says he's still thrilled just to be recognized by his peers.

Judge halts enforcement of state law that curbed publication of actors' ages

The SAG-AFTRA actors union says the law helps fight age discrimination, but a federal judge ruled that the First Amendment protects websites such as IMDb.

TV networks aim for quality over quantity this pilot season

Pressure from cable channels and streaming giants have pulled audiences away from broadcast TV and those networks are now choosing pilots carefully.

Are Grammy voters in tune with today's music?

Though Adele won out over Beyoncé's more adventurous album, this year's Grammy results indicate that voters are branching out from their conservative tendencies.

Warner Bros. stays on course to make films available for early streaming

Most studios are exploring a future when new releases are made available to home viewers within weeks instead of months.

'Live By Night' film editor says his job is part 'pleaser, part psychologist'

WIlliam Goldberg worked on Ben Affleck's "Gone Baby Gone" and "Argo," and now the filmmaker's latest.

Jeffrey Kahane created a music festival to speak out against oppression

The leader of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is the mastermind behind the two-week long "Lift Every Voice" festival.

"Equity" producer: a show about strong women 'is needed more than ever'

Film writer, actor and producer Sarah Megan Thomas hopes that making a TV series with strong women will have a positive influence.

How Clay Tarver balances writing, rocking and parenting

Tarver is a writer and co-executive producer for the HBO series, “Silicon Valley.” But he recently revived another part of his creative life — the rock group, Chavez.

David Oyelowo's crusade to tell underrepresented stories

Even for all of the progress that he’s made in his career, the British Nigerian actor knows that show business is still deeply segregated.

How do you teach actors to 'Sing' like animals?

How do you teach actors to sing like animals? This was the veteran's task when he signed on as executive music producer for the new animated film, “Sing."