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
Dual-language schools, also known as two-way immersion schools, are becoming a popular option for parents in Southern California.
The first charter school law was passed in Minnesota in 1991. California followed suit the next year, thanks in no small part to State Senator Gary K. Hart.
There are more students in L.A. charters than any other district in the country. It's tough to navigate the options. Find out the questions to ask, how to apply and more.
After Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal cancer his parents decided to live like their son was living. Then they turned their experience into a video game.
The president discussed his desire for Cuba and the U.S. to continue repairing their relations and voiced his support to bring the Brussels terrorists to justice.
There are 210 magnet programs within LAUSD, each with its own particular theme— from STEM to public service to visual and performing arts.
How did an industry that many predicted would suffer without water end up consistently adding jobs throughout years that lacked any significant rainfall?
How do you find out which school is yours? What if it's full? What if you live in one neighborhood but work in another?
What is a "good" school? Do all the choices out there make it easier or harder to find one? Even if you don't have kids, it's something to consider.
Latasha Harlins was a black teenager who was killed 25 years ago after a struggle in a convenience store. Her story is a significant part of the 1992 LA riots.
Cindy Whitehead was one of the first girls on L.A.'s skate scene back in the 1970s. She talks about what it meant to sport a pair of Vans then, and what it means now.
Rebecca Traister, author of 'All the Single Ladies: Unmarried women on the Rise of an Independent Nation' on unmarried women being the most potent political force.
After being disappointed with the portrayal of Native American iconography in fashion, Bethany Yellowtail established her own.
The vision plans for a cap freeway park on top of the 134 freeway which will feature acres of walking trails and greenery, have finally begun to take shape.
Recently Cartoon Network revealed that one of their most beloved original shows, "The Powerpuff Girls," was returning to the network. What's with all of the revisited content?