Alex Cohen Host, Take Two

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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

Michael Pitt channels Richard Dawkins in the film 'I Origins'

The new film "I, Origins" from director Mike Cahill is a fascinating film that explores the relationship between science and spirituality.

Lab Notes: Sleep and a full moon, motivating yourself and more

Looking for new ways to motivate yourself? Want to know about the REAL paleo diet? And might you be part werewolf? It's time for our regular science segment Lab Notes.

Vine Dad Asks: Can posting videos of your kid online affect their future?

Six seconds can a super star make in this day and age of the internet, and LA based freelance writer Nick Confalone is one of those stars, but so is his baby.

Richard Linklater on the making of his indie epic, 'Boyhood'

Director Richard Linklater's latest film, "Boyhood," takes the classic coming of age story to a whole new level.

Malaysian singer Yuna performs tonight at The Hollywood Bowl

Yuna Zarai is what you call a triple threat - a fashion designer, a lawyer and a talented musician. And she's playing a tribue to Ella Fitzgerald on July 9th at the Hollywood Bowl.

Facebook manipulated users emotions for research

According to a new study, Facebook posts can make people feel happier, or sadder, depending on their tone. And the company found this out by manipulating what people saw online.

Ceci Bastida's new solo effort inspired by Murakami, Mexico and motherhood

Formerly of the ska/punk band Tijuana No!, Ceci Bastida is back with a contemporary sounding solo effort called "La Edad de la Violencia."

After 'I Do': How 2 Prop 8 plaintiffs became symbols of the gay marriage fight

Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo of Burbank share their unlikely path to becoming two of the faces in the fight against California's Prop 8 for four-and-a-half years.

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo team up for their new album 'The Both'

Alex Cohen sits down with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo to talk about how it was for the two of them to work on their new album, "The Both."

Could online poker become legal in California?

13 California tribes have finally settled on legislation which would legalize poker online, but there are still hurdles to get over before anything goes through.

Hackers try to solve LA's data problems in a weekend

This weekend, hackers got together to try and build apps to help Los Angeles and its residents, and they were able to come up with some useful things.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Le Butcherettes, Sharon Van Etten and more

It's Tuesday, which means that it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music critic Steve Hochman and Associate Editor of Latin at Billboard magazine, Justino Aguila.

After 20 years, War's back in the studio

Celebrate Memorial day with a little War... we're talking about the band of course. Lead singer Lonnie Jordan talks about releasing their first album in 20 years.

US charges Chinese military operatives with economic cyber-espionage

The US charged members of the Chinese military with cyber espionage. They allegedly stole trade secrets by hacking into computers and lifting information.

'Chef': Jon Favreau and Roy Choi on making a film about cooking and life

Filmmaker Favreau and chef Roy Choi talked with Take Two's Alex Cohen about collaborating on a movie that captures the essence of being a chef.