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

Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar goes deep into religious symbolism with 'Damn'

Religion, redemption and reconciliation are among the many themes running through the rapper's album, "Damn."

Hari Kondabolu on 'The Problem with Apu' and why he's still a 'Simpsons' fan

"The Simpsons" indirectly responded to Kondabolu and his documentary on a recent episode, which has re-ignited the debate over the representation of South Asians.

Real-life seniors show the power of creativity in uplifting performance of Shakespeare

Stories about older adults are hard to come by in Hollywood. The documentary, "Still Dreaming," about seniors putting on a Shakespeare play, is incredibly uplifting.

'Blockers' subverts the teen sex comedy genre with fully-realized female characters

The new movie, directed by Kay Cannon, takes a fresh approach by playing with double standards and gender stereotypes.

'Jessica Jones' takes on new relevance in the #MeToo era

Melissa Rosenberg is the the creator and showrunner of “Jessica Jones," the Netflix series about a flawed and reluctant superhero.

Aparna Nancherla finds the comedic silver lining to anxiety and depression

The comedian and actress talks openly about her experiences with mental health issues in her stand-up. It made her role in the dark comedy, "Corporate," a natural fit.

The Weinstein Company is ending NDAs, but not everyone is free to tell their stories

As part of its bankruptcy filing, the company has released employees from the non-disclosure agreements that kept them silent about Harvey Weinstein's behavior.

'Rise' is a TV series that takes teenagers seriously

"Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" writer/producer Jason Katims discusses his new NBC drama series about a group of high school drama students.

'Sell/Buy/Date' is a one-woman play with many views of the sex industry

Performer and playwright Sarah Jones tackles tricky topics such as prostitution and pornography in her multi-character solo show.

Can a movie review site powered by female critics help change Hollywood?

CherryPicks will aggregate reviews from only female critics, for an alternative to the often male-dominated world of film criticism.

Taylor Mac musically retells U.S. history in 24-hour-long drag show

The epic production takes queer history and the stories of other marginalized groups from the sidelines and places them center stage.

Here's a plan to get women into the boys club of directing TV commercials

Why does it matter who directs commercials? Because advertising is a gateway to feature films for directors.

What the Sony hack revealed about major changes in the movie business

It took "The Big Picture" author Ben Fritz a year to read nearly every document from the Sony hack. And he uncovered a larger story about dramatic changes in the industry.

What 'UnREAL' has to say about harsh realities for women in Hollywood

The Lifetime series is about the making of a "Bachelor"-like dating show. It has a lot to say about the double standards women face on- and off-screen.

Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman show about America's school-to-prison pipeline

In her HBO adaptation, the playwright and actress shares the accounts of teachers, students, politicians and parents — all with something to say about how race and class shape America.