Monica Bushman

Producer, The Frame

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Monica Bushman is a 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

'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.

'Bombshell' Hedy Lamarr's brilliance was discounted for decades

Hedy Lamarr's life story defies comparison. Described as both the Angelina Jolie and the Kim Kardashian of the 1940s, she was also a brilliant inventor.

'Dear White People' uses comedy to address age-old racial and cultural wounds

The second season of Justin Simeon's Netflix series draws from the online attacks aimed at him when the show first premiered.

Tanya Saracho went from 'diversity hire' to leader of TV's first all-Latinx writers room

Playwright Tanya Saracho went from a job as the "diversity hire" on "Devious Maids," to finding her voice on "Loving," to creating her own show "Vida" for Starz.

Rachel Weisz is finding new roles for herself. First up, a lesbian. Next, a man

The actress is on the lookout for roles she hasn't played before. In her new film, "Disobedience," she has an affair with a childhood friend.

Hasan Minhaj on being an Indian-American Muslim comedian in the Trump Era

Comedian Hasan Minhaj combats a nativist narrative in American culture with his comedy and says, "The things I'm fighting for are actually American ideals."

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.

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.