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

'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.

'SpongeBob' confronts the apocalypse — with help from Aerosmith

Viacom, which owns Nickelodeon, has turned one of its most recognized shows into a Broadway musical.

James and Dave Franco tell one of Hollywood's weirdest stories in 'The Disaster Artist'

Before it became a cult classic, "The Room" was a spectacular flop — maybe the best "so bad it's good" movie of all time.

Mary Harron says 'American Psycho' led her to 'Alias Grace'

The director often gets scripts about murderers but this one, about a real-life Irish immigrant who was convicted of killing her employer, stood out.

'Darkest Hour' paints a nuanced picture of Winston Churchill

Screenwriter Anthony McCarten says the film was inspired by Churchill's writing and oratorical gifts, which inspired a nation to persevere through WWII.

'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."