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

Urban L.A. meets the rural South in Angelica Garcia's 'Medicine For Birds'

Singer-songwriter Angelica Garcia talks about a moving from Los Angeles to a small Colonial-era town in Virginia and how that inspired her debut album.

'Notes of a Native Song' is a rock 'n' roll homage to James Baldwin

The musical duo known as Stew and Heidi wrote a stage show that is inspired by writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin.

Trump won't be firing himself from 'The Celebrity Apprentice'

The President-elect will retain his executive producer credit on the series, and the resulting income, but could this cause eventual conflicts for NBC?

2016 was a breakthrough year for streaming music

In addition to artist innovations on various platforms, revenue from streaming this year will overtake music downloads and CD sales by a wide margin.

Vice's Shane Smith wants his company to be the voice for millennials

The company's founder and CEO says Vice is just like other big media companies, just "weirder" and "younger."

What will happen to LA's underground music scene after Oakland warehouse fire?

Emily Friedlander of Vice Media says there are underground music communities around the country and that the scene is L.A. is "very large and very active."

Marina Zenovich tackles the California water crisis in her new doc

"Water & Power: A California Heist" is a documentary about the drought in California. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

'Icebergs' playwright tackles global warming and other threats with dark humor

For playwright Alena Smith, the anxieties of being an artist are similar to the effects of global warming, which is the subject of her new play.

Why the roadtrip musical, 'Miss You Like Hell,' was ideal for Erin McKeown

The singer-songwriter has made it her life’s work to study the regional music of the United States, and that fit perfectly with playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes' story.

'Arrival' screenwriter's challenge to balance scientific accuracy with a human story

Eric Heisserer wanted to be factual to the scientific world while engaging audiences in the story of a single mom thrown into a global crisis.

Jon Robin Baitz's play, "Vicuña," has a new post-election resonance

Harry Groener, who plays a Donald Trump-like candidate, says the cast had to make some adjustments at the first show after the election.

'The Model Apartment': Donald Margulies 1988 play about family trauma is still relevant

Donald Margulies isn’t the son of Holocaust survivors but a childhood friend is. And they were the inspiration for his play, “The Model Apartment.”

Some encouraging and discouraging news about LGBTQ depictions on television

The annual study by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation finds an uptick in LGBTQ depictions on broadcast shows, but a disturbing trend about such characters being killed off.

Mariachi trio La Victoria respects tradition and celebrates the new

It’s no longer rare to come across a female mariachi group, but these accomplished musicians are making their mark with a contemporary approach to traditions they hold dear.

Creator of NBC's 'The Good Place' wants to make an inclusive utopia

Michael Schur created other comedy shows including "Parks and Recreation" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." On his latest NBC comedy, he set it in an afterlife that's inclusive to all "race, creed, gender, sexual identity."