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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

Calexico's Joey Burns on the band's new album

Calexico's Joey Burns joins Alex Cohen to talk about their musical influences and what he hopes his daughters get out of the songs that he writes with them in mind.

Charles Phoenix makes the perfect July 4th dessert, the Cherbluble

If you're going to a potluck or a barbecue this Fourth of July think about bringing a Cherbluble. That's three pies baked inside of a three layer cake!

3 female thinkers define that other 'F-word': Feminism

How should feminism be defined today? Is it a concept that we still even need? Where are we these days in the battle for equal rights for women?

New music from ArchiveX, Tiempo Libre and more

Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday our critics join our hosts in the studio to talk about what new music you should be listening to. This week ArchiveX, Tiempo Libre and more.

Father of young Leukemia survivor reacts to new vaccine law

CA Gov. Brown signed one of the toughest vaccination laws in the country Tuesday. Vaccine advocate Carl Krawitt speaks with Take Two.

The Grateful Dead wrap up their first weekend of reunion shows

This weekend, the Grateful Dead played their first performance together in 20 years and Take Two contributor Shirley Halperin joins us to talk about what it was like.

Opponents of same-sex marriage speak out

Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate across the US following the SCOTUS ruling; but not everyone is happy with the high court's decision.

Leah Meyerhoff on her new film 'I Believe in Unicorns'

"I Believe in Unicorns" is a story that taps into feelings many women had when they were in high school. Feelings of being trapped, wanting to explore the world and falling in love for the first time.

Why actor Josh Lawson really knows his sexual fetishes

How do you write a film about the sexual fetishes that couples use to help their relationships in the bedroom? You get busy researching things online.

How race influences the way we label shooting suspects

The acts committed at the Emanual African Methodist Episcopal Church are being investigated as a hate crime, but how do we label the person allegedly behind those acts?

Impatient: Listen to our silly song about the cost of colonoscopies

Bonus: Listen to our song about the cost of colonoscopies. We hope you'll remember this next time you go to the doctor.

How a near fatal accident inspired The Gaslamp Killer's latest show

He's from Southern California, an early member of the Low End Theory and now The Gaslamp Killer is launching a new type of show. A DJ with a live band.

The most exciting tech coming out of E3

Today it begins... that ginormous gathering of game makers and game players in downtown Los Angeles known as E3. The biggest news? Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Where country singer Sam Outlaw got his name

There are certain hubs in this country known for country music and LA isn't one of them. But that doesn't mean we don't have some great country musicians.

Will the Blackbirds housing development change Echo Park?

Los Angeles is filled to the brim, quite literally, with single family homes. So, does a new high end development in Echo Park help at all?