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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
Desiree Akhavan, from the film "Appropriate Behavior" joins Alex in studio to talk about how her own real life coming out inspired her character in the film.
In 2004, four teenagers took first place in a national underwater robotics championship, with a robot built from scrap metal and trash.
UCLA grad Derek Bolin salvaged more than 300 speeches given on campus since the 1950s. But the speech given by Martin Luther King Jr took some extra digging to find.
While AMBER alerts have run on radio, tv and those digital signs on the freeway, they should start showing up in another familiar place - Facebook.
Drug trafficking and murder for hire are two issues sure to come up in the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged proprietor of the dark net site - The Silk Road.
How does a filmmaker choose which music to put to one of the most important historical events in our country's history? She calls music supervisor, Morgan Rhodes.
At CES, there's everything from connected washing machines to thermostats on display, but is this the connected home that people imagined 50 years ago?
This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Shirley Halperin from Billboard Magazine joins Alex Cohen to talk about the album's that she's looking forward to in 2015.
From new driver's licenses to a student loan program, SCPR's Leslie Berestein Rojas explains how many people took advantage of these new rules in their first few days.
While the U.S. government's claimed that North Korea is behind the Sony hack, some cybersecurity experts aren't as convinced.
Doctors told British rocker Wilko Johnson he had a year at best. Cancer. His pal Roger Daltry said, let's make a record. The result, "Going Home". And a new lease on life.
Oscar Isaac plays a successful immigrant who owns a home heating oil company who finds it challenging to stay ahead while playing by the rules in a corrupt New York.
This weekend, tensions rose again between Hamas and Israel after both sides exchanged rocket fire. It was the first time such an exchange occurred since a cease-fire in August ended two months of conflict.
Christmas is just a few days a way and if you're bored with traditional treats, try a crazy candy cane cake - the latest creation from our friend, Charles Phoenix.
Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson star in the new movie about a bristly, but loving relationship between an older woman and her dance instructor.