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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

'Mistress America' Director Noah Baumbach on creating 'cinema out of psychology'

The director sat down with Take Two's Alex Cohen.

Quvenzhané Wallis brings to life Almitra in 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet'

A new interpretation of "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet" is making its way to the big screen. And in it actress Quvenzhane Wallis brings to life the character Almitra.

Jason Segel reflects on the nature of celebrity with Alex Cohen

Jason Segel plays David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour.'

Top actors take the stage for 'Spamalot' at the Hollywood Bowl

This weekend Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Craig Robinson and Christian Slater will all take the stage to perform in the Eric Idle musical "Spamalot" at the Hollywood Bowl.

'A Lego Brickumentary' explores the deep history of and the far reach of Lego

What toy do children around the world spend more than 5 billion hours a year playing with, is sold in 140 countries and has spawned a fan club of 5 million members?

Impatient: What's the best way to find a new doctor?

In this society, we tend to think of new as a good. But what about when you have to find a new doctor? We break down the best way to find a new physician.

New music from Jill Scott, Louie Vega and more

Every Tuesday our regular music experts join us in the studio to talk about the latest in new music for our segment Tuesday Reviewsday.

LA's first transgender modeling agency set to open

The first modeling agency catering to transgender men and women is opening its doors in Los Angeles.

How much does it cost to have a baby at a birthing center?

When you're looking for alternative birthing strategies, should you consider birthing centers as a viable option? How much do they cost? We've got the answers.

New music from Lianne La Havas and more

Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our regulars bring us a selection of their favorite new music. This week we have new sounds from Lianne La Havas, Forró in the Dark and Benjamin Clementine.

Disneyland 60: Listeners share their favorite memories

More than 650 million guests have visited Disneyland since opening day 60 years ago, including more than a few Take Two listeners. Some shared their memories.

Uber, labor law, and the state of the 'sharing economy'

Uber was fined $7.3 million Wednesday, and the Labor Dept. issued new guidelines. Take Two looks at the state of the 'sharing economy.'

Calexico's Joey Burns on the band's new album

Calexico's Joey Burns joins Alex Cohen to talk about their musical influences and what he hopes his daughters get out of the songs that he writes with them in mind.

Charles Phoenix makes the perfect July 4th dessert, the Cherbluble

If you're going to a potluck or a barbecue this Fourth of July think about bringing a Cherbluble. That's three pies baked inside of a three layer cake!

3 female thinkers define that other 'F-word': Feminism

How should feminism be defined today? Is it a concept that we still even need? Where are we these days in the battle for equal rights for women?