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Alex Cohen is the local host of "Morning Edition", NPR's most popular show. Prior to that, she was co-host of KPCC's "Take Two" and "All Things Considered."
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 several journalism 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
In 'Farewell to Hollywood,' Regina Nicholson is suffering from stage four cancer. But there is one thing that always brings her great joy: Movies.
"Once you take the sophistication out of art you have a much larger and imaginative playing field... A cartoon has a far far larger vocabulary than any other form of art."
Mary Blair was the artist behind Disney's "Cinderella." The live action version of the classic animated feature is out in theaters March 13.
These days super heroes dominate film and television, but today they're coming to a new platform -the messaging app Snapchat.
The Beverly Hills native used his knowledge from growing up among celebrities to create the dark story of director David Cronenberg's latest movie.
It's tough enough being a woman in the real world, but it's even tougher being one in a video game. Just ask Princess Peach, of Mario fame.
We hear all the time about the lack of diversity in film and television, but what about other forms of media? Say, video games?
The measles outbreak in the U.S. sparked debates about children and vaccination, but it turns out that a lack of vaccinations among adults is also a problem.
Internet access is "too important to let broadband providers be the ones making the rules," said FCC's Tom Wheeler. But, what's to come?
With measles on the wane and West Nile on the rise, we turn to Rebecca Plevin for the latest in health news in our weekly segment, Impatient.
You can't force the creative process, but you can indulge in vision quests, bike rides, and food to try and set it off. At least that's worked for Mikel Jollett.
Even though São Paulo is in Brazil, which has one eighth of the world's fresh water, it's suffering a major water shortage. And residents aren't happy.
Shirley Halperin and Chris Martins join Alex Cohen in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, Ricked Wicky, Elle King and more.
Actor David Cross recently took to crowdsourcing site Kickstarter to help distribute his directorial debut, "Hits," a dark comedy about the nature of fame in the age of social media.
Alex Cohen is joined in the studio by Liam Hayes - previously known for playing under the name Plush - to talk about the release of his latest album.