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

Daily Dose - LA iPhone App, Ronald Reagan youth and strange pet award

August 2, 2010 -- I gotta say, I love my iPhone and its apps. This past weekend they served me well in Vegas where I was able to look up directions, add facebook friends and tweet my musings without ever touching my computer.

UCLA launches hand transplantation program

UCLA is launching the first hand transplantation program on the West Coast. The program is designed to help those who have lost their hand or forearm.

Daily Dose - X Games open, Brooks Brothers jeans and LAX haute cuisine

July 29, 2010 - First of all, take note I won't be blogging tomorrow because I'll be at RollerCon - the annual roller derby convention held each year in Vegas. My ride leaves tonight!Were I not heading out of town, I'd be heading downtown to check out the X Games.

Daily Dose - Ronald Reagan Day, Mark Wahlberg's star and Fantasy Springs jobs

July 28, 2010 -- Two new California laws mark the birthday of former governor and U.S. President Ronald Reagan. He was born on February 6, 1911, and one law establishes that date each year as "Ronald Reagan Day" in the Golden State.

Daily Dose - Venice vehicle living, tribute to John Hughes and Toronto Film Festival line-up announced

July 27, 2010 -- Most of us who live in Southern California have seen it before... People living in their cars, trucks and RVs on the streets.

Neighborly Lending In The Digital Age

In these difficult economic times, many Americans are wary of buying items they'll use just once or twice and then store in the garage. But for those times you really need a hedge clipper or camping stove, there's, an inventory of items your neighbors are willing to lend.

Daily Dose - online gaming, Governor gets tough, offshore boozing

July 26, 2010 -- During these tough times many of us are looking to make a few extra bucks any way we can. And Washington is no different.

Silver Lake Walking Man Memorial

July 25, 2010 -- This afternoon my husband and I went to Silver Lake to walk in honor of Dr. Marc Abrams, the man known for strolling shirtless throughout this eastside neighborhood.

Inside Capitol Records' Studio A

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To mark the occasion, there will be a community festival on Sunday, July 25th. The public can go behind the scenes at the TV Guide studio at Hollywood and Highland, hear a special performance by Louis Prima Jr. and take a tour of Capitol Records' legendary Studio A.

Daily Dose - New skate park, stolen phone, Silverlake walking man memorial

July 22, 2010 -- Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big fan of skate parks. No, I don't skateboard, but I do love taking to the half-pipes in my quad rollerskates!

Daily Dose - Concert for Arizona activists, LA revamps Arizona boycott and new study on legalizing marijuana

July 21, 2010 -- Today a bunch of rockers and rollers announced that they hope to raise $350,000 from a concert that will be held on Friday. The event, called Sound Strike, will benefit Arizona activists challenging its new immigration law and promote an artists boycott of performances in that state.

Daily Dose - Overtime pay for farm workers, restrooms for dogs and water archives come to SoCal

July 20, 2010 - In Sacramento today over 60 farm workers urged the governor to sign a bill that would give them equal access to overtime pay. Under existing law, agricultural workers in California only get paid overtime after they've worked ten straight hours.

McCourts fight for ownership of the Dodgers

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife, Jamie, are in the midst of a divorce that legal experts say could be the most expensive in California history.

Daily Dose: Dems on dope, The Situation's new book, Pasadena Playhouse Back in Business

July 19, 2010 -- The election is still several months away, but the battle over whether to legalize pot is heating up this summer.

Daily Dose - LA Flea Market, turf vendors, Lucille Ball auction and Bieber's "Baby"

July 16, 2010 -- I've been trying really hard lately not to bring anything new into my house, seeing as we already have too much stuff. But this is a temptation I may just not be able to resist.