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
Yuna Zarai is what you call a triple threat - a fashion designer, a lawyer and a talented musician. And she's playing a tribue to Ella Fitzgerald on July 9th at the Hollywood Bowl.
According to a new study, Facebook posts can make people feel happier, or sadder, depending on their tone. And the company found this out by manipulating what people saw online.
Formerly of the ska/punk band Tijuana No!, Ceci Bastida is back with a contemporary sounding solo effort called "La Edad de la Violencia."
Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo of Burbank share their unlikely path to becoming two of the faces in the fight against California's Prop 8 for four-and-a-half years.
Alex Cohen sits down with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo to talk about how it was for the two of them to work on their new album, "The Both."
13 California tribes have finally settled on legislation which would legalize poker online, but there are still hurdles to get over before anything goes through.
This weekend, hackers got together to try and build apps to help Los Angeles and its residents, and they were able to come up with some useful things.
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.