Alex Cohen Host, Take Two
Alex Cohen is co-host of KPCC's "Take Two" show. Prior to that, she was host of KPCC's "All Things Considered" in the afternoons.
Before joining Southern California Public Radio, Alex was a host and reporter for NPR's "Day to Day." She's also served as a host and reporter for NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" as well as American Public Media's "Marketplace" and "Weekend America." Prior to that, she was the L.A. Bureau Chief for KQED FM in San Francisco. She has won various journalistic awards including the LA Press Club’s Best Radio Anchor prize.
As her roller derby alter-ego, Axles of Evil, Cohen made a cameo appearance and served as the trainer and choreographer for the Drew Barrymore derby film "Whip It." She is also the co-author of the book "Down and Derby: The Insider's Guide to Roller Derby."
Stories by Alex Cohen
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.
A study from UCLA's Black Male Institute highlights the need to reexamine how student success is measured in marginalized communities.
"We still feel a need to stand up, play our part and make a stand," said SoCal veteran Anderson Gould, who made the trip to North Dakota to join protests.
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."
"I think women feel a lot of pressures...to never have any negative emotions whatsoever, but I think the most important thing is to talk about these feelings..."
A cultural exhibition featuring Syrian art, traditional clothing, musical instruments, and handicrafts aims to expand visitors' understanding of the country and its people.
Angelika Robinson is used to helping first responders deal with the critical incidents. But experiencing the San Bernardino attack in person brought new challenges.
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."
One KPCC listener has been dreading political conversations with her family, so Take Two brought in a psychologist to talk her through it.
One presidential scholar says the President-elect's relationship with the media is reminiscent of another Republican head of state.
A recent report published in the journal Pediatrics finds that teen depression is increasing, and many depressed teens aren't getting treatment.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has led House Democrats since 2011, but party losses earlier this month have led some lawmakers to look for a replacement.
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.
"Letter to a Man" is the one-man show starring Mikhail Baryshnikov based on the memoir of another famous Russian dancer who struggled with schizophrenia.
One journalist makes the case that some networks are "helping to fundamentally rewire human society."