Monica Bushman

Associate Producer, The Frame

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Monica Bushman is an Associate Producer on KPCC's The Frame program.

Prior to that, she worked on KPCC's Take Two program and the local broadcast of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Monica began her career in radio as a producer for PRI's "America Abroad" in Washington, DC. Before coming to KPCC, she worked on various NPR shows including "Talk of the Nation" and "Morning Edition."

Monica is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a native of Anaheim, California.​

Stories by Monica Bushman

Watch this makeup artist turn Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill

Kazuhiro Tsuji quit film work in 2012 to focus on sculpture — but he couldn't pass up the chance to work on "The Darkest Hour."

Creative conflict helped the Douglas Brothers make beautiful photos — then tore them apart

After years of estrangement, photographers (and brothers) Andrew and Stuart Douglas have reunited with an L.A. photo exhibition.

'Black Lightning' creator on the masks black people often must wear

Set in the fictional town of Freeland, Salim Akil's new CW series touches on gang violence, social justice and police brutality.

Lena Waithe on 'The Chi,' Time's Up and the Aziz Ansari allegations

As a gay black woman in Hollywood, Lena Waithe felt it was important to lend her voice to Time's Up. She says: "No shade to white guys, but I think that it's someone else's turn."

Aimee Mann's latest album is 'Mental Illness' but she's pretty sane

The sound on the singer/songwriter's new album is acoustic and stripped down. The title started as a joke between friends, but it was so perfect that it stuck.

'Corporate' creators mine workplace misery for laughs

The new Comedy Central show is a comedy by Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman that’s not afraid to explore some very bleak territory.

Kenya Barris on 'grown-ish' and Hollywood's power imbalance

The writer/producer just launched "grown-ish." It's a spinoff of “black-ish” that's partly inspired by his own experience sending his daughter off to college.

Is it time for a new Bechdel Test?

Data journalists at the FiveThirtyEight website developed new ways to measure gender equality in the film business that go beyond the original standards.

'Time's Up': The next step in the #MeToo movement

Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Ava DuVernay, America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a Hollywood anti-harassement initiative.

Some of the best (and most overlooked) albums of 2017

Mikael Wood, pop music critic for the L.A. Times, shares his picks for the year’s best albums and some overlooked gems.

'Mudbound' exposes America's dark past and asks us not to look away

Director Dee Rees understands why people find parts of "Mudbound" difficult to watch. But she says she hopes it doesn't become an excuse for them to look away.

Willem Dafoe says the first-time actors on 'The Florida Project' had an advantage

Willem Dafoe has nearly 40 years of acting experience under his belt. He says working with mostly first-time actors on "The Florida Project" made him the outsider, which fit the story perfectly.

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.

Sarah DeLappe's 'The Wolves' imagines a girls soccer team as soldiers

The play follows an all-girls soccer team between matches. As she wrote the play, DeLappe says she envisioned it as a war movie.

What do the SAG nominations mean for Oscars and #MeToo?

Awards season is usually the time for Hollywood to celebrate itself. This year, its also a reflection of increased scrutiny on the industry's treatment of women.