Jonathan Shifflett

Associate Producer, The Frame

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Jonathan Shifflett is an associate producer on KPCC’s arts and entertainment program, The Frame.

Outside of KPCC, he produces a podcast about women in punk called “I’m in the Band” and he also plays in a country bluegrass band. He has a BA in guitar performance from the Thornton School of Music and received a master’s degree in journalism from the USC Annenberg School for Communication. Jonathan is a native of St. Helena, CA.

Stories by Jonathan Shifflett

How David Henry Hwang’s 'Soft Power' morphed from a play to a musical

The playwright realized his story called for music, so he recruited composer Jeanine Tesori for the show that imagines China as the leading world power after the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Sexual mistreatment allegations against R. Kelly go back to the 1990s

New accusations against R. Kelly for alleged sexual abuse are the latest in a long history. One music reporter shares what he's learned investigating the singer for nearly two decades.

Robert Gordon uncovers the raw blues behind Memphis’ musical legacy

In his new book “Memphis Rent Party” Gordon writes about Sam Phillips’ crazed Letterman appearance to encounters with impoverished bluesmen in rural juke-joints.

Martin Freeman says horror is part of his 'DNA as a British person'

‘The Hobbit’ star is working on two small-scale horror films — the Netflix movie ‘Cargo' and ‘Ghost Stories’ — both of which presented unique challenges.

Should YouTube be responsible for regulating content?

Facebook and Twitter have made efforts to stem the flow of misinformation and abusive content. Google’s streaming video platform, however, has been slower to act

‘Double Vision’: Photographer George Rodriguez's contrasting images of L.A.

His new book spans over half a century of images capturing two very different visions of Los Angeles, from pop culture icons to social activists.

Wyatt Cenac's new comedy series, 'Problem Areas,' tackles serious topics

The comedian draws from his "Daily Show" roots and his love of public television on his new late-night show for HBO, which often deals with policing issues.

How #MeToo informed a filmmaker's second documentary on Harvey Weinstein

“The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret" set to premiere at the Hot Docs Festival. Director Barry Avrich's first film about Weinstein was effectively buried.

Is MoviePass at a loss to change the way we buy movie tickets?

MoviePass offers subscribers the chance to see a movie every day, for less than the price of a single movie ticket in New York.

Merrill Garbus confronts cultural appropriation accusations

The Tune-Yards' indie, Afrobeat style has earned them legions of fans — but it has also attracted fierce criticism.

Songwriter Tom Brosseau finds stories everywhere his path leads

From North Dakota to L.A. and now Salt Lake City, Brosseau is a sensitive plainsman adrift in the big city. His lyrics observe the ordinary phenomena of modern life.

A documentary shows how 50 women filmmakers broke into Hollywood

Amy Adrion's "Half the Picture" examines the challenges that female filmmakers face: "This is not a film about the bad behavior of men. This is a film about the strength of women."

Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes on veterans and Puerto Rican identity

The playwright's trilogy inspired by a cousin's military service is being produced concurrently for the first time.

Composer Tamar-kali dug deep for her work on 'Mudbound'

The film's director, Dee Rees, says Tamar-Kali's music was "the blood beneath the mud" in the story of racial strife in the post-WWII rural South.

R&B singer Nick Hakim makes music to heal and 'to be vulnerable'

Recalling the warmth of early ‘70s R&B, Hakim takes after Marvin Gaye with his lyrics, exploring more personal and introverted themes.