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
Houston attorney Jacob Monty was a part of Donald Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council. But after the GOP candidate's speech in Arizona, he decided to resign.
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Speaking about immigration Wednesday, Donald Trump stated that undocumented persons cost the US $113 billion. But that number doesn't tell the whole story.
Tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, 'Black Movie Soundtrack' is back. The concert is the brain child of Reginald Hudlin, who also produced this year's Oscars.
Danny Trejo has been a boxer, inmate, drug intervention counselor, restaurateur, and actor. He's now taking on a role he's never played: himself.
Essayist Roxane Gay and USC professor Brendesha Tynes help break down the particular brand of prejudice that black women deal with.
Floyd Norman was the first black animator at Disney Studios. According to him there was, "no room for racism," in his line of work
The Black Movie Soundtrack II is an event celebrating Black cinema. Craig Robinson will host the event, he spoke (and sang) to Alex Cohen about it.
Angela Madsen, a Long Beach rowing coach and all-around athlete, will compete in two track & field events in Rio, but that's just the beginning of her talents.
But it's not too late to save the down ticket races, says Republican analyst Arnold Steinberg.
In recent years, conservative groups in California have tried - twice - to put a measure on the ballot that would require people to use facilities based on assigned sex at birth.
Before the champagne showers, Steve Aoki had long been building his own empire. A new documentary reveals how he stepped out from his famous father's shadow.
To many, it seems that Hollywood is on a reboot, gender-bending roll. So, is it here to stay and what's been the impact on the industry so far?
Politicians, business people and conservationists have been talking about the drought. Now artists are responding to it, too.
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