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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

How satellite images could help get food and water to typhoon victims

Maps of satellite imagery could be used to determine what structures had been destroyed in a disaster, and what areas and infrastructure are still intact.

Emile Hirsch on his new role in "The Motel Life."

Actor Emile Hirsch has made a name for himself with riveting performances in films like "Into the Wild" and "Milk." His latest film is "The Motel Life."

'Casting By' doc showcases the importance of casting directors

Casting is often overlooked, but choosing which actors fill what roles is perhaps one of the most crucial jobs of all. Documentary filmmaker Tom Donohue shares their stories in, "Casting By."

'Escape From Tomorrow' director talks filming under Disney's nose

Director Randy Moore joins the show to talk about how he managed to film a feature-length horror film right under Disney's nose.

'Valentine Road' examines the tragic killing of 15-year-old Larry King

The case may be closed, but the tragedy leaves many questions behind. Questions raised in the new documentary "Valentine Road," which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO.

RZA headlines 5-year anniversary party for Echo Park's Bedrock Studios

Alex profiles the 5-year-old space that has hosted the likes of Beck, Divine Fits, and Janelle Monáe, in addition to many working musicians in L.A.

Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch reunite in 'The Sunshine Boys'

DeVito and Hirsch first traded barbs on-screen on the hit sitcom "Taxi." They revive that chemistry as a squabbling Vaudeville duo in "The Sunshine Boys" at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Inside the life of a looper

We take a look at the job of a looper, the nickname given to voice over actors who help flesh out scenes in film and television.

'Raising My Rainbow' highlights the challenges of raising a gender-creative child

Orange County mom Lori Duron dreamed of having a girl to dress up and play dolls with. Turns out her dream came true in a very different way.

Will America Intervene in Syria?

The choice of whether America will intervene in Syria is up to Congressional lawmakers. But the choice could mire the US in another international conflict, or leave Syrians locked in an already deadly battle.

'Fairyland': Memoir of a girl raised in San Francisco's gay community

Alysia Abbott chronicles what it was like growing up in San Francisco during the height of the AIDS crisis in her new book, "Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father."

Van Dyke Parks returns with the long-awaited 'Songs Cycled'

Musician Van Dyke Parks is known for his collaborations with artists such as the Beach Boys and Skrillex. Now he's back with his latest solo album, "Songs Cycled."

For many, firefighting is often a family affair

As a firefighter, when one of your own dies, there's a chance that person may be your son or daughter, mother or father.

Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room turns 50 (Photos)

Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Designer and tiki aficionado Kevin Kidney tells us about the history of this Adventureland attraction.

'Milk' screenwriter Dustin Lance Black talks Prop 8

The legal challenge to Prop 8 in the Supreme Court was organized by a group called the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Dustin Lance Black is one of the group's founding board members.