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

'Born This Way' wants to demystify Down Syndrome

Reality producer Jonathan Murray discusses his latest docu-series, about young adults who have Down Syndrome.

Natalie Portman explores ethics of 'Eating Animals' in new documentary

The actress produced and narrated the new documentary, which is based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book of the same name.

Rotten Tomatoes ratings don't hurt box office, study says

Yves Bergquist looked at the relationship between Rotten Tomato scores and box office returns and found no correlation— positive or negative— between the two.

John Bailey: Academy's new president says he doesn't fear Netflix and Amazon

His top priorities as head of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are finishing the Academy museum, expanding diversity initiatives, and film preservation.

Documentary looks at the plight of immigrant construction workers, including DACA recipients

"Building The American Dream" follows the importance of immigrant construction workers to the Texas economy and the role DACA has played in securing their livelihood.

Pasadena Playhouse's Danny Feldman takes over theater at a crossroads

The theater's new producing artistic director has a big challenge: attracting new audiences without alienating longtime patrons.

How this veteran actress went from 0 to 2 Emmy nominations in a year

Her career has spanned more than 30 years, with roles in everything from "The X-Files" to "True Detective." Now, she's finally getting widespread recognition.

'La La Land' gets a drag parody that's so bad it's good

Box office receipts are one way of gauging a film's success. So are awards. But how about when a movie gets its own drag parody show? "La La Land" now can say it has all three.

'Curious Incident' actor on playing a brilliant character whose mind works differently

Adam Langdon stars in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," the story of an incredibly intelligent teen who can't articulate his emotions.

'Girls Trip' producer Will Packer explains why his alt-history series isn't 'Confederate'

Will Packer's Amazon series "Black America” will imagine a post-Civil War America where former slaves are given reparations and form their own sovereign nation.

'Descendants' director's dream gig: A teen coming-out story

Kenny Ortega choreographed and directed the Disney Channel's "High School Musical" and "Descendants" films. He says he'd love to someday make a coming-out story for young people.

Aubrey Plaza basks in the discomfort of 'Ingrid Goes West'

For Aubrey Plaza, the challenge of portraying a emotionally unstable character in "Ingrid Goes West" was actually really enjoyable. She says the more uncomfortable the work is, the more fun she's having.

Comic-Con 2017: Marvel causes a commotion, but 'Deadpool' is a no-show

Marvel Studios wowed fans with "Thor" and "Black Panther." But fans looking for a peek at the new "Deadpool" or "X-Men" films were let down by 20th Century Fox.

Ai Weiwei makes 'Hansel & Gretel' unsettling in a new way

As a fairy tale about eating children, "Hansel & Gretel" was already pretty disturbing. As an art exhibition about surveillance, it's unnerving in a different way.

'Friends from College's' creators explain why the show may be 'an acquired taste'

The characters in the Netflix series are snobs who behave badly. The show's co-creators hope they're relatable enough to make up for it.