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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

Architect Barbara Bestor’s latest project: Jamba Juice Old Pasadena

Jamba Juice habitué of Old Town Pasadena rejoice; your nectar nook has returned, and it’s likely the most aesthetically pleasing juice joint for miles around.

Henry Rollins on his latest role as a villain among villains

A bunch of gunmen attempts to rob a bank — the only problem is, one of their hostages just happens to be a serial killer. Oh hey, Henry Rollins.

Kids or 'monsters?' New doc follows juvenile offenders facing life sentences

"They Call us Monsters" tells the story of three young men on the brink of adulthood who may never know freedom.

Kim Coates takes different kind of role in 'Officer Downe'

From biker to reanimated cop: 'Sons of Anarchy' actor Kim Coates tells host Alex Cohen all about his new role in 'Officer Downe,' debuting at the LA Film Festival.

WSL sees a great future with the artificial wave

The World Surf League now has access to pro surfer Kelly Slater's artificial wave generator. And boy, do they have big plans.

A mom whose son died of an opioid overdose calls for greater access to antidote

A CA bill would allow schools to stock an opioid antidote to prevent overdose deaths. Aimee Dunkle says greater access to the drug would have saved her son Ben.

Getting dirty: Who's digging up political dirt this election year?

Oppositional researchers probe the lives of political hopefuls for one reason: to find the misstep that can take them down. Take Two asked one about his technique.

'Gayby Baby' chronicles the lives of kids with gay parents

More and more kids are growing up in families with two moms or two dads. The Australian documentary 'Gayby Baby' tells the stories of four kids and their families.

Sloganize this: The art of the presidential rallying cry

Where's the Beef? We Have HOPE that It's Morning Again in America, so Let's Make a Future to Believe In. Make Article Teases Great Again.

Lack of school access for migrant students more widespread

According to a new report from the Associated Press, migrant students have trouble accessing public education in about 14 states.

Living comfortably in LA, is it really possible?

It's no secret living in Los Angeles is expensive. So how does the average Angeleno live comfortably and have enough left over to save?

The man who makes Obama funny

“He wants to be edgy, not for a comedian, but edgy for a president,” says David Litt, the lead joke writer for the last four White House Correspondents' Dinners.

Balancing passion and compassion in political persuasion

Political leaders have inspired a lot of ire this election cycle. But is that the best way to convince the undecided that your policies are for the best?

Geena Davis talks Bentonville Film Festival

Actress Geena Davis tells host Alex Cohen why a town with no theaters was the perfect place to launch her own film festival.

Willie Williams’ tumultuous tenure at the helm of the LAPD

Williams took the top job at a turbulent time for the Los Angeles Police Department, but he wasn’t the hero then-Mayor Tom Bradley was hoping for.