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
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It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week music journalist Steve Hochman joins Alex Cohen in the studio to talk about his picks.
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Jack Lerner and Selena Mooney, aka Missy Suicide, explain the impacts of Richard Prince's move to make other people's Instagram selfies into art.
What happens when bad studies make their way through the peer reviewed process and become accepted as truth by the general public?
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What does it take to encourage doctors to stop picking unnecessary treatments and for patients to start inquiring about what's being prescribed?