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

Why the legendary Johnny Mathis still gets stage fright

On April 4th Johnny Mathis is performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall. It's his first time at the venue, and he's excited to be performing there, but he's a bit nervous.

Should California allow doctor assisted suicide?

Last week, California's Senate Health Committee passed a bill which would legalize physician-assisted suicide. What happens next?

Sufjan Stevens returns with new music on 'Carrie and Lowell'

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, A Martinez is joined in the studio by music journalists Steve Hochman and Chris Martins.

Electricity 'sippers' could pay more with upcoming rate changes

Southern California Public Radio's Molly Peterson breaks down what will change and what this means at bill time.

Recording Modest Mouse's new album almost made Isaac Brock go crazy

Eight years. That's the length of time a president might serve, or for fans of the band Modest Mouse, it's how long they've had to wait for a new LP. That wait's finally over.

How X's John Doe reinterprets his old punk hits, acoustically

This weekend, two of X's members, John Doe and Exene Cervenka, will perform an acoustic set at the First Unitarian Church of L.A.

This man was mistakenly moved into Medi-Cal. Were you?

What do you do when you're a resident of California and you can't get the right health care through the state? SCPR's Rebecca Plevin has the answer.

How some tiny birds challenged what scientists knew about evolution

On Santa Cruz Island, just off the coast of California, a surprising discovery has been made that could give some insight into Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

Listen to new music from Feufollet, Niyaz and The Sonics

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week music journalist Steve Hochman joins Alex Cohen in studio with new albums.

'Farewell to Hollywood' documents Long Beach teen's final years

In 'Farewell to Hollywood,' Regina Nicholson is suffering from stage four cancer. But there is one thing that always brings her great joy: Movies.

How Robert Williams of Juxtapoz went from outlaw artist to mainstream

"Once you take the sophistication out of art you have a much larger and imaginative playing field... A cartoon has a far far larger vocabulary than any other form of art."

Mary Blair: The artistic force behind Disney's 'Cinderella'

Mary Blair was the artist behind Disney's "Cinderella." The live action version of the classic animated feature is out in theaters March 13.

Anna Akana is a HUGE YouTube star. Now she’s got a new show on Snapchat

These days super heroes dominate film and television, but today they're coming to a new platform -the messaging app Snapchat.

'Maps to the Stars' writer Bruce Wagner's life informed his dark take on Hollywood

The Beverly Hills native used his knowledge from growing up among celebrities to create the dark story of director David Cronenberg's latest movie.

After death threats, Brianna Wu talks gaming's dark side

It's tough enough being a woman in the real world, but it's even tougher being one in a video game. Just ask Princess Peach, of Mario fame.