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Alex Cohen is the local host of "Morning Edition", NPR's most popular show. Prior to that, she was co-host of KPCC's "Take Two" and "All Things Considered."
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 several journalism 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
CA Gov. Brown signed one of the toughest vaccination laws in the country Tuesday. Vaccine advocate Carl Krawitt speaks with Take Two.
This weekend, the Grateful Dead played their first performance together in 20 years and Take Two contributor Shirley Halperin joins us to talk about what it was like.
Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate across the US following the SCOTUS ruling; but not everyone is happy with the high court's decision.
"I Believe in Unicorns" is a story that taps into feelings many women had when they were in high school. Feelings of being trapped, wanting to explore the world and falling in love for the first time.
How do you write a film about the sexual fetishes that couples use to help their relationships in the bedroom? You get busy researching things online.
The acts committed at the Emanual African Methodist Episcopal Church are being investigated as a hate crime, but how do we label the person allegedly behind those acts?
Bonus: Listen to our song about the cost of colonoscopies. We hope you'll remember this next time you go to the doctor.
He's from Southern California, an early member of the Low End Theory and now The Gaslamp Killer is launching a new type of show. A DJ with a live band.
Today it begins... that ginormous gathering of game makers and game players in downtown Los Angeles known as E3. The biggest news? Virtual and Augmented Reality.
There are certain hubs in this country known for country music and LA isn't one of them. But that doesn't mean we don't have some great country musicians.
Los Angeles is filled to the brim, quite literally, with single family homes. So, does a new high end development in Echo Park help at all?
Young Americans can stay on their parents' health insurance plan until they turn 26 . After that? You're on your own, kids. Choosing a health plan can be confusing.
What's it like to have to find and book all of the fancy places that people see in the new 'Entourage' movie? The film's location scout reveals his secrets.
Look up in the sky tonight and you will notice it's a full moon, which means it's time for David Kipen to come on to talk about the latest in literary news.
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week music journalist Steve Hochman joins Alex Cohen in the studio to talk about his picks.