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

What's behind the glut of cheesy TV Christmas movies?

TV movies like "A Very Merry Mix-Up" and "Matchmaker Santa" may not qualify as classics, but they've got a pretty loyal fanbase and can rake in some serious ratings.

'The Bad Kids' offers lessons in empathy and second chances

Many of the kids at Black Rock High School have been labeled "bad kids." Their principal and teachers are determined to help them succeed.

Did reality TV help Donald Trump win the presidency?

Donald Trump was the king of reality TV. He's also the next leader of the free world. Did the former help make the latter a reality?

Teaching kids the importance of giving during the holidays

During the holidays, with all the focus on Santa Claus, toy-making elves and presents, the importance of giving can get a little lost in the mix.

Gloria Steinem: Don't 'look up' for post-election hope

When it comes to moving forward after the election, Gloria Steinem says, "to agonize and think only about the future is to give up a chance to influence the future by what you're doing right now."

A SoCal art exhibit presents Syria in a different light

A cultural exhibition featuring Syrian art, traditional clothing, musical instruments, and handicrafts aims to expand visitors' understanding of the country and its people.

How parents and kids 'grow each other up'

Parents teach their kids and help them grow, but kids have a lot to teach their parents too. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot explains how in "Growing Each Other Up."

Why more teens are depressed and what can be done about it

A recent report published in the journal Pediatrics finds that teen depression is increasing, and many depressed teens aren't getting treatment.

'Asperger's Are Us': Comedy on the autism spectrum

The new documentary "Asperger's Are Us" follows four young, comic comrades around Boston as they get ready for what could be their final show.

5 things families can do to move forward post-election

Now that the election is over, many families are now asking "what next?" A psychologist offers suggestions for productive ways to move forward.

What 2016 means for the future of women in politics

On Election Day, the number of female governors in the U.S. dropped from six to five. The number of women in Congress stayed flat. Where do we go from here?

Reservoirs emit greenhouse gases. So why aren't they accounted for?

The world's reservoirs emit more greenhouse gases than the entire nation of Canada. So why aren't they included in national greenhouse gas inventories?

ACLU sues to make ballot selfies legal in time for Election Day

Because of a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, ballot selfies will be legal in CA starting January 1. The ACLU is suing to move the date up, arguing that the ban violates the right to free speech.

'The Distance Between Us' introduces kids to the immigrant experience

'The Distance Between Us' chronicles Reyna Grande's experience being left behind in an impoverished Mexican town, while her parents went in search of work across the border.

California Democrats eye a supermajority in the state legislature

If Democratic lawmakers in California regain a supermajority in the state capitol this November, what would that mean for the state?