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
For decades, there hasn't been consistent and comprehensive tracking of officer-involved shootings in the US. But that's starting to change.
The Geena Davis institute has partnered with USC and Google to create a software that could give movies and television a "diversity score."
Mould headlines at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend alongside Ezra Klein and BLOC PARTY.
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CA Congressman Xavier Becerra wants to build a National Museum for the American Latino. Rep Becerra joined Take Two to talk about the national effort.
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This week, California will begin rolling out a new school accountability system that will drastically change the way schools and districts are evaluated.
"Author: The JT Leroy story" follows the journey of the young talented writer, who shot to fame but then came crashing down when his true identity was revealed.
Parents all across the country are dealing with a new reality: the empty nest. It's a time of transition that can be tough, but also a welcome change too.
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It's Labor Day weekend. If you are heading out on a road trip, you might want to take some photographs of your trips - a couple of selfies to post on that Instagram feed of yours.
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.