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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

State lawmakers have a lot of work ahead of them this year

At least two of the hurdles they’ll face in 2016 are leftover from 2015.

Moby on his new restaurant and LA's pros and cons

Moby made the move to L.A. from his native New York five years ago. Now he's got a new vegan eatery in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood called Little Pine.

The consequences for violating patient privacy laws

Hospital laws to prevent a breach in patient privacy don't mean much unless they're properly and consistently enforced, and that may not be happening.

6 fun, creative ways to ring in the New Year with your kids

Hint: It may involve a lot of balloons.

A rare look inside San Quentin's death row

Yesterday, a small group of reporters were allowed a rare glimpse inside the facility, which now houses more than 700 condemned killers.

These winter cocktails will keep you (very) warm

The winter holidays are a time for friends, family and cheer. Oh, and alcohol. Lots of alcohol.

Surfing the perfect (artificial) wave whenever you want

The tradition of waiting for the weather to bring the perfect wave to a beach near you may be about to end, if pro-surfer Kelly Slater has a say about it.

Post-holiday book picks and literary news

In this edition of Reading by Moonlight, David Kipen shares his reading picks of the month

Point Break’s Edgar Ramirez on playing a 'bad guy'

Edgar Ramirez saw the original Point Break when he was 13 years old. He said the film left an impact, but not for the reasons that one might think.

Dr. Bennet Omalu and the autopsy that shook the NFL

The doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy says he wouldn’t let his child play football and neither should you.

2015: A year in language

Lumbersexual, on fleek, dad bod, and -ism are among some of the year’s top terms, according to sociolinguist Lauren Collister.

California to consider easing water restrictions

A new proposal will slash Governor Brown's water reduction mandate from 25 to 22 percent. And there could be more easing if El Niño comes through.

Christmas cake that erupts with whipped cream?!

This year marks Take Two's third Christmas, and the show does have some traditions in place when it comes to the holidays. 

May the force be with you: more than 3000 wanna-be Jedis join in mass lightsaber battle

On Friday, December 18, more than 3000 people are expected to head to downtown Los Angeles to engage in a lightsaber battle. 

Did LA Unified really need to close schools Tuesday?

Security and risk assessment expert Jonathan Tal weighs in.