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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

After 14 years, Wayne Kramer is back with a jazz album, 'Lexington'

Wayne Kramer of the MC5 is back after 14 years with a new album called "Lexington." But fans of his work might be surprised, as this album is all about the jazz.

Amazon announces deal to stream HBO shows

Today, Amazon announced that they had struck a deal with HBO to make old seasons of several of their series available for Amazon Prime subscribers to view.

Semana Santa a huge boon for retail businesses in border towns

Throughout Latin America people are observing Semana Santa, and as it turns out, the week is a huge boost to businesses on the U.S. side of the border.

$1,700 'Frozen' dolls up on eBay

The Disney film "Frozen" is the highest grossing animated film of all time, raking in over $1 billion. But what about the merchandise?

'Heartbleed' could be why your credit card data was stolen

"Heartbleed" is a new vulnerability that was discovered in an online protocol called SSL, which is used to encrypt data that travels across the internet...

Tuesday Reviewsday: Madlib, D'Angelo, Mobb Deep and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes, join us to talk about the latest in music.

Tech experts make HBO's 'Silicon Valley' a bit more real

"I like to think that they were looking for both a data compression expert and a penis joke expert..." says Vin Mishra who consulted on HBO's new series "Silicon Valley."

Live on KPCC: The English Beat's Dave Wakeling performs in studio

Dave Wakeling from The English Beat joined Alex Cohen in KPCC's studios for a chat about his career. Listen to two songs he performed here.

Officials want to make Venice safer, but could changes kill the culture?

The Venice Boardwalk has always been known for an eclectic mix of artists, tourists and a bit of a rough element. Now, officials are moving to make it safer, but what sort of cultural impact will that have?

Inside Bob Baker's Marionette Theatre

If you grew up in Los Angeles, chances are you celebrated at least one birthday at a magical little piece of history called The Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

'Khaleesi' slug: When scientists name species after pop culture

The news that scientists in Brazil recently discovered a new species of sea slug is catching headlines because of its peculiar "Game of Thrones"-inspired name.

Do end-of-life decisions change once you've seen a loved one die?

Maybe you have ideas of what you'd choose for your end-of-life care, but how do those "what if" decisions hold up when pressed against reality?

How to manage your child's holiday gift expectations

Most parents know what not to give their kids, but figuring what to give them, and how much? Well, that's a bit trickier.

SoCal high school students make doc to commemorate Sandy Hook

Newtown is thousands of miles away from southern California, but last year's shooting hit hard with the students at High Tech High in Chula Vista. A group of 45 students there are holding a Kickstarter campaign to film a documentary about gun violence. They have already raised more than $27,000.

How to get your kids to love the movies you do

Winter break is quickly approaching, and one option many parents have to keep their kids preoccupied is taking them to the movies.