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

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

The writer and comedian has made a documentary about his love-hate relationship with "The Simpsons" and its Indian American character.

'What Haunts Us' examines the culture of silence around sexual abuse

In her documentary, filmmaker Paige Goldberg Tolmach tries to find out why so many male former students at her prep school alma mater have died by suicide.

How Rockabye Baby transforms Metallica and Black Sabbath songs into lullabies

Lullabies are generally designed for the purpose of getting little ones to sleep. But Rockabye Baby wants to create versions that a music-loving parent can get a kick from.

'Vicuña,' starring a thinly-veiled version of Donald Trump, takes the stage in DC

The results of the 2016 election gave Jon Robin Baitz's play "Vicuña" a new resonance, and prompted a brand new ending for the play's staging in Washington, DC.

Psychedelic light shows — the unlikely thread connecting Janis Joplin and Yayoi Kusama

Joshua White's light shows have accompanied everyone from The Doors to Janis Joplin. Now, he's playing museums.

Netflix is tied to Kevin Spacey with more than just 'House of Cards'

The actor, who allegedly made a sexual advance to a minor 30 years ago, is set to star in a Netflix film as Gore Vidal, who teaches a young man "about life, love and politics."

Griffin Dunne gets personal for his Joan Didion documentary

Being the author's nephew helped him secure her cooperation — but it also presented challenges on "Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold."

Connecting Hollywood's sexual harassment to employment discrimination

After the Weinstein revelations, what's next? Undoing Hollywood’s entrenched hiring practices.

By sharing his DACA story on stage, Alex Alpharaoh hopes to change the immigration debate

Alex Alpharaoh is an actor, writer and spoken-word poet. He’s also a DACA recipient. With the program set to expire, Alpharaoh is sharing his story in "WET: A DACAmented Journey."

A Noise Within is more than your average community theater

Over the past 25 years, Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, co-producing directors of A Noise Within have built a respected, classical repertory company essentially from the ground up.

Jason Aldean's message for those who would sow fear with violence

Country music singer Jason Aldean took the stage in Tulsa, Oklahoma at his first concert since the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

Dick Gregory's political comedy takes on new meaning in 'Turn Me Loose'

Joe Morton plays the late comedian and activist Dick Gregory on stage in "Turn Me Loose." That Gregory's comedy remains so relevant today, Morton says, is both remarkable and troubling.

How Harvey Weinstein's 'open secret' was enabled for decades

A Weinstein Company executive who reportedly confronted the film executive about his behavior was labeled as the "sex police." Everyone who worked there had to sign confidentiality agreements.

Women in Hollywood react to Harvey Weinstein harassment allegations

What does it say about the culture of the film industry that the allegations against the movie mogul never became public until now?

'Lucky': A tribute to Harry Dean Stanton that he never saw

The actor stars as an elderly, chain-smoking, rough-around-the-edges Navy veteran who bears more than a slight resemblance to Stanton himself. But he died before seeing the finished film.