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
It's Tuesday, which means that it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music critic Steve Hochman and Associate Editor of Latin at Billboard magazine, Justino Aguila.
Celebrate Memorial day with a little War... we're talking about the band of course. Lead singer Lonnie Jordan talks about releasing their first album in 20 years.
The US charged members of the Chinese military with cyber espionage. They allegedly stole trade secrets by hacking into computers and lifting information.
Filmmaker Favreau and chef Roy Choi talked with Take Two's Alex Cohen about collaborating on a movie that captures the essence of being a chef.
LA based singer/songwriter Jill Sobule's newest album is based on something she found in her junk drawer... a charm bracelet. She joins Alex in the studio to talk about "Dottie's Charms."
Carlene Carter was destined to make music. Related to June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, she's out with a new album called "Carter Girl." She joins Alex Cohen to talk about her family's legacy.
Will Oremus recently wrote an article using voice recognition technology and even though it's far from perfect, Will says that the tech has gotten better.
Wayne Kramer of the MC5 is back after 14 years with a new album called "Lexington." But fans of his work might be surprised, as this album is all about the jazz.
Today, Amazon announced that they had struck a deal with HBO to make old seasons of several of their series available for Amazon Prime subscribers to view.
Throughout Latin America people are observing Semana Santa, and as it turns out, the week is a huge boost to businesses on the U.S. side of the border.
The Disney film "Frozen" is the highest grossing animated film of all time, raking in over $1 billion. But what about the merchandise?
"Heartbleed" is a new vulnerability that was discovered in an online protocol called SSL, which is used to encrypt data that travels across the internet...
This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes, join us to talk about the latest in music.
"I like to think that they were looking for both a data compression expert and a penis joke expert..." says Vin Mishra who consulted on HBO's new series "Silicon Valley."
Dave Wakeling from The English Beat joined Alex Cohen in KPCC's studios for a chat about his career. Listen to two songs he performed here.