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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

Daily Dose - San Gabriel Mayor resigns, Whitman campaign tweet blunder, Vernon politician in hot water

October 19, 2010 -- A few days ago, I blogged about the San Gabriel mayor who got arrested for purse snatching and driving with a woman hanging on to his SUV... Well, now that mayor is resigning.

Daily Dose: Actress touts trafficking bill, new Lakers owner, Crystal Cathedral goes bankrupt

October 18, 2010 -- Today Governor Schwarzenegger held a ceremony to commemorate a bill he signed that goes after human traffickers by requiring large businesses in California to make public the ways they try to eliminate human trafficking from their supply chains.

Daily Dose - Porn and HIV, San Gabriel Mayor busted, sweet baseball bet

October 15, 2010 -- HIV in the porn industry has emerged as a big news topic again this week. AIDS healthcare advocates say LA's multi-billion dollar adult entertainment industry should be shut down until condoms are used in sex scenes.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" exhibit captures the lives of gay soldiers

Photographer Jeff Sheng traveled to 25 states and shot portraits of sixty gay and lesbian servicemen and woman for his exhibit "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." He spoke about the process with KPCC's Alex Cohen.

Confused by the ballot - tune into "The Proposition Song"

The election is less than three weeks away now. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the NINE propositions on the ballot - don't fret. There's a new little ditty that explains them all.

Imperial Stars' guitarist defends 101 Freeway stunt

A day after bringing traffic along the 101 Freeway in Hollywood to a standstill, the guitarist for the band whose bus was turned into an impromptu stage defended their actions.

Daily Dose - Freeway rock jam, "Being Terry Kennedy," stem cell poetry

October 12, 2010 -- So far today I've driven on two freeways and thankfully neither of them was the 101. If you didn't hear today's big story, the band Imperial Stars pulled an interesting stunt on the Valley freeway.

Daily Dose - Buying California properties, prize-winning pumpkin, Cat and Dog of the Year

October 11, 2010 -- California has a buyer! Today the state announced that a partnership led by a Texas real estate firm and an Irvine-based private equity firm will buy 11 state properties for a whopping $2.

Cut&Paste design competition comes to LA

A live digital design competition travels to Southern California this weekend. Cut&Paste gives local designers a chance to get out of their studios and into the spotlight before a live audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood.

Daily Dose - Ciclavia, Giants v Braves and MGM bankruptcy plan

October 7, 2010 -- I'm planning on spending Sunday on my rollerskates, taking advantage of 10-10-10, the date that will feature all sorts of events around the world, including one in LA called Ciclavia.

DMV unveils new California drivers license

California's Department of Motor Vehicles unveiled today a new drivers license and ID that is supposed to be much more difficult for forgers to replicate.

Daily Dose - Alhambra Source, new driver licenses, Emperor Penguin chick and world's priciest Barbie

October 6, 2010 -- Today a bit of news from the world of news. The Alhambra Source website is a new site for local residents to find news about the multicultural city in their native tongues.

Daily Dose - BiNational Health Week, gender roles in kids' films and Coons house

October 5, 2010 -- Happy BiNational Health Week! The week is an effort to educate blue-collar Hispanics about their health. In Los Angeles, the consular offices of nearly a dozen Latin American countries - including Colombia, Honduras and Peru - are taking part.

Daily Dose - Bell City Councilman resigns, suggestions for Bell and Google TV

October 4, 2010 -- The big news today comes from the beleaguered city of Bell, where City Councilman Luis Artiga has resigned. Artiga told the LA Times that he is leaving the City Council and won't attend tonight's meeting, which would have been the first since his arrest.

Station Fire remnants become art exhibit

Last year, the Station Fire reduced about 90 homes to ashes. But one woman saw a way to salvage beauty from the catastrophe.