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

Actress Constance Wu: U.S. needs a 'fierce and productive' conversation on race

NPR and KPCC are looking at critical issues facing the nation before the presidential election. The Frame asked creators who work in arts and entertainment to weigh in on our nation's state of affairs.

A Nation Engaged: playwright Jon Robin Baitz

NPR and KPCC are looking at critical issues facing the nation before the presidential election. The Frame asked creators who work in arts and entertainment to weigh in on our nation's state of affairs.

Inside the wide, wild world of Fred Armisen

As the co-star and co-creator of two TV shows, and the bandleader of a late-night program, the comic actor also makes time to foster Latino talent with "Más Mejor," a comedy web channel he created with Horatio Sanz.

"Voyage Of Time" producers on Terrence Malick's passion project

The visionary filmmaker took nearly 40 years to complete his new documentary about the history of the universe and planet earth.

'Dig My Feeling': Latin Jazz legend Willie Bobo's lost tapes resurface

Eric Bobo was searching through his mother's closet when he came across a stack of previously unheard tapes by his father, the legendary percussionist, Willie Bobo.

'Funny or Die' wants to make PSAs people 'actually want to watch'

Brad Jenkins, who runs Funny or Die's D.C. office, discusses how they make politics funny, and the fine line between making entertainment and propaganda.

'This Is Where I Live': soul singer William Bell returns to his roots

At the age of 77, William Bell's new album on the revived Stax label re-captures that classic Memphis soul sound.

Why 'Luke Cage' creator made his superhero costume a hoodie

Cheo Hodari Coker made an intentional choice to set the new Netflix show in Harlem. And have the superhero costume be a dark hoodie.

'Moonlight' director: 'There is no code switching in this film'

The film follows a young boy in Miami and his journey into adulthood. And for filmmaker Barry Jenkins, he doesn't shy away from showing his real life struggles on the big screen.

'Sully': Clint Eastwood & Tom Hanks want to prove grown-up movies are worth making

The director and actor took on the story of the heroic airline pilot who safely landed his damaged plane in the Hudson River. The Hollywood veterans reflect on the state of the movie studio business and why they want to make films about grown ups doing grown up things.

Rock the Vote — motivating with music, since 1990

Rock The Vote has been motivating young voters since 1990 — with a little help from rappers, movie stars and... YouTube. How does the group stay relevant in 2016?

Singer Irma Thomas: New Orleans' soul queen still strong after 60 years

"The Soul Queen of New Orleans" released her first song in 1959 and is still releasing and performing music, with an upcoming performance at The Hollywood Bowl.

Does 'Pokemon Go' pave the way for more augmented reality games?

Nintendo's franchise has been revived with a smart phone-based app that uses Google Maps to give users a gaming experience that gets them out of the house.

Musicians are getting political after recent police shootings

Jay-Z and Miguel have each released protest songs in recent days, and Nas and Usher have revived and older but relevant track of theirs. Culture critic Lorraine Ali is surprised there hasn't been more.

NBC going all out for Summer Olympic coverage in Rio

Between Aug. 5-21, NBC will be all Olympics, all the time. Even "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" will be replaced with programming from Brazil.