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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 - Gold's Gym political flap, buckyballs in space, "The Dark Knight" sequel

October 27, 2010 -- Are you a member of Gold's Gym? Then you may be interested in this... Several Gold's Gym franchises in San Francisco say they'll cut the cord with the bodybuilding chain.

Judicial races on next week's ballot pass under radar

Most of the headlines about next week's elections in California focus on the governor's race and the United States Senate race, but there are also a number of judicial races on the ballot.

Daily Dose - Whitman says no to negative adds, Rose Parade Marshal Paula Deen

October 26, 2010 -- The election is just one week away! Be sure to spend election night with me and KPCC's Frank Stoltze - our special live coverage begins at 8 pm.And though there are just a few days left in the race, don't expect those negative ads to stop anytime soon.

Daily Dose - political poll, Log Cabin Republicans react and R.I.P. Sony Walkman

October 25, 2010 - The election is a little more than a week away now and it looks like there have been some tectonic shifts at the polls. Now Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former governor Jerry Brown has a commanding lead against Republican and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.

Artisanal LA showcases local, sustainable food

Foodies take note! This weekend, nearly 100 food and beverage makers will gather for a celebration of local and sustainable products in downtown Los Angeles. KPCC's Alex Cohen got the skinny on the event from Artisinal L.A.’s founder, Shawna Dawson.

Daily Dose - San Gabriel Mayor resigns, Whitman campaign tweet blunder, Vernon politician in hot water

October 19, 2010 -- A few days ago, I blogged about the San Gabriel mayor who got arrested for purse snatching and driving with a woman hanging on to his SUV... Well, now that mayor is resigning.

Daily Dose: Actress touts trafficking bill, new Lakers owner, Crystal Cathedral goes bankrupt

October 18, 2010 -- Today Governor Schwarzenegger held a ceremony to commemorate a bill he signed that goes after human traffickers by requiring large businesses in California to make public the ways they try to eliminate human trafficking from their supply chains.

Daily Dose - Porn and HIV, San Gabriel Mayor busted, sweet baseball bet

October 15, 2010 -- HIV in the porn industry has emerged as a big news topic again this week. AIDS healthcare advocates say LA's multi-billion dollar adult entertainment industry should be shut down until condoms are used in sex scenes.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" exhibit captures the lives of gay soldiers

Photographer Jeff Sheng traveled to 25 states and shot portraits of sixty gay and lesbian servicemen and woman for his exhibit "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." He spoke about the process with KPCC's Alex Cohen.

Confused by the ballot - tune into "The Proposition Song"

The election is less than three weeks away now. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the NINE propositions on the ballot - don't fret. There's a new little ditty that explains them all.

Imperial Stars' guitarist defends 101 Freeway stunt

A day after bringing traffic along the 101 Freeway in Hollywood to a standstill, the guitarist for the band whose bus was turned into an impromptu stage defended their actions.

Daily Dose - Freeway rock jam, "Being Terry Kennedy," stem cell poetry

October 12, 2010 -- So far today I've driven on two freeways and thankfully neither of them was the 101. If you didn't hear today's big story, the band Imperial Stars pulled an interesting stunt on the Valley freeway.

Daily Dose - Buying California properties, prize-winning pumpkin, Cat and Dog of the Year

October 11, 2010 -- California has a buyer! Today the state announced that a partnership led by a Texas real estate firm and an Irvine-based private equity firm will buy 11 state properties for a whopping $2.

Cut&Paste design competition comes to LA

A live digital design competition travels to Southern California this weekend. Cut&Paste gives local designers a chance to get out of their studios and into the spotlight before a live audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood.

Daily Dose - Ciclavia, Giants v Braves and MGM bankruptcy plan

October 7, 2010 -- I'm planning on spending Sunday on my rollerskates, taking advantage of 10-10-10, the date that will feature all sorts of events around the world, including one in LA called Ciclavia.