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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

Tuesday Reviewsday: Robert Plant, Aurelio, Francisca Valenzuela and Diana Fuentes

This week music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila, associate editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine, join Alex Cohen with their favorite new music picks.

Dr. Seuss expert finds more 'lost' stories

A book of "lost" stories from Dr. Seuss comes out Tuesday. The expert who re-discovered the tales shares more on the stories and how they helped Dr. Seuss become a beloved children's author.

Public Enemy, En Vogue, others to play in celebration of black music at Hollywood Bowl

Grammy-winning musician Marcus Miller and producer/director Reginald Hudlin are coming together at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate "The Black Movie Soundtrack."

Stuart Murdoch on his new film 'God Help The Girl'

Stuart Murdoch of the indie band Belle and Sebastian, joins Alex Cohen in studio to talk about the new film that he wrote/directed called 'God Help The Girl.'

Disneyland drones? Park files patents for unmanned aircraft

Disney has applied for three patents for unmanned aircraft — yes, drones! — that would be use in the park's entertainment shows.

Surfers ride huge waves in Southern California

Waves reached heights of more than 20 feet in Southern California, as a swell caused by Hurricane Marie continues to impact the coast.

Hip-hop station lets St. Louis residents sound off about Ferguson

A St. Louis-area hip-hop station has broken format to become a place for people to voice their opinions about the protests in Ferguson.

The Getty brings street art to El Segundo

What do LA's top graffiti artists have in common with a rare, 17th-century text found in the Getty's rare book collection? As it turns out, plenty.

President Obama addresses beheading of James Foley by Islamic militants

Elias Groll from Foreign Policy joins the show to talk about the President's remarks regarding the execution of US journalist James Foley in Iraq.

On The Lot: Expendables are expendable, Lassie finds her way home and more

In "On The Lot" Rebecca Keegan joins Alex Cohen to talk about the latest in Hollywood news.

App Chat: Doctor on Demand gets major funding

Could the Doctor on Demand healthcare service turn the medical industry on its head? Alex Cohen speaks with Mark Sullivan from Venture Beat about the topic.

Bettye LaVette covers James Brown at the Hollywood Bowl

Tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, the late James Brown will be remembered with a series of covers by artists like Aloe Blacc, D'Angelo and Take Two's guest, Bettye LaVette.

Aaron Freeman sheds his Gene Ween identity with his new LP 'FREEMAN'

After breaking up his band Ween, a couple of years ago, Aaron Freeman set out to create a new piece of work that reflected his struggles with addiction and relationships.

Gaza couple live streams sights and sounds of city under seige

Photojournalist Lara Aburamadan and her husband, Jehad, have been live-streaming the view from their 11th floor apartment for the world to see.

How Americans end up fighting in the IDF in Gaza

More than 2000 soldiers from around the world are currently serving with the IDF, some of them teenagers from the US. We speak with an American who did just that