Alex Cohen Host, Take Two

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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

The Getty brings street art to El Segundo

What do LA's top graffiti artists have in common with a rare, 17th-century text found in the Getty's rare book collection? As it turns out, plenty.

President Obama addresses beheading of James Foley by Islamic militants

Elias Groll from Foreign Policy joins the show to talk about the President's remarks regarding the execution of US journalist James Foley in Iraq.

On The Lot: Expendables are expendable, Lassie finds her way home and more

In "On The Lot" Rebecca Keegan joins Alex Cohen to talk about the latest in Hollywood news.

App Chat: Doctor on Demand gets major funding

Could the Doctor on Demand healthcare service turn the medical industry on its head? Alex Cohen speaks with Mark Sullivan from Venture Beat about the topic.

Betty LaVette covers James Brown at the Hollywood Bowl

Tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, the late James Brown will be remembered with a series of covers by artists like Aloe Blacc, D'Angelo and Take Two's guest, Betty LaVette.

Aaron Freeman sheds his Gene Ween identity with his new LP 'FREEMAN'

After breaking up his band Ween, a couple of years ago, Aaron Freeman set out to create a new piece of work that reflected his struggles with addiction and relationships.

Gaza couple live streams sights and sounds of city under seige

Photojournalist Lara Aburamadan and her husband, Jehad, have been live-streaming the view from their 11th floor apartment for the world to see.

How Americans end up fighting in the IDF in Gaza

More than 2000 soldiers from around the world are currently serving with the IDF, some of them teenagers from the US. We speak with an American who did just that

Making marijuana infused meals with a professional chef

People wanting to better understand the process of making marijuana edibles have tapped a professional chef to teach them how. We have him, and his recipes, online.

Michael Pitt channels Richard Dawkins in the film 'I Origins'

The new film "I, Origins" from director Mike Cahill is a fascinating film that explores the relationship between science and spirituality.

Lab Notes: Sleep and a full moon, motivating yourself and more

Looking for new ways to motivate yourself? Want to know about the REAL paleo diet? And might you be part werewolf? It's time for our regular science segment Lab Notes.

Vine Dad Asks: Can posting videos of your kid online affect their future?

Six seconds can a super star make in this day and age of the internet, and LA based freelance writer Nick Confalone is one of those stars, but so is his baby.

Richard Linklater on the making of his indie epic, 'Boyhood'

Director Richard Linklater's latest film, "Boyhood," takes the classic coming of age story to a whole new level.

Malaysian singer Yuna performs tonight at The Hollywood Bowl

Yuna Zarai is what you call a triple threat - a fashion designer, a lawyer and a talented musician. And she's playing a tribue to Ella Fitzgerald on July 9th at the Hollywood Bowl.

Facebook manipulated users emotions for research

According to a new study, Facebook posts can make people feel happier, or sadder, depending on their tone. And the company found this out by manipulating what people saw online.