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

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.

Jill Sobule mines her junk drawer for concept album, 'Dottie's Charms'

LA based singer/songwriter Jill Sobule's newest album is based on something she found in her junk drawer... a charm bracelet. She joins Alex in the studio to talk about "Dottie's Charms."

In 'Carter Girl,' Johnny Cash's stepdaughter pays tribute to her musical family

Carlene Carter was destined to make music. Related to June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, she's out with a new album called "Carter Girl." She joins Alex Cohen to talk about her family's legacy.

Voice recognition technology is better than you think it is

Will Oremus recently wrote an article using voice recognition technology and even though it's far from perfect, Will says that the tech has gotten better.

After 14 years, Wayne Kramer is back with a jazz album, 'Lexington'

Wayne Kramer of the MC5 is back after 14 years with a new album called "Lexington." But fans of his work might be surprised, as this album is all about the jazz.

Amazon announces deal to stream HBO shows

Today, Amazon announced that they had struck a deal with HBO to make old seasons of several of their series available for Amazon Prime subscribers to view.

Semana Santa a huge boon for retail businesses in border towns

Throughout Latin America people are observing Semana Santa, and as it turns out, the week is a huge boost to businesses on the U.S. side of the border.

$1,700 'Frozen' dolls up on eBay

The Disney film "Frozen" is the highest grossing animated film of all time, raking in over $1 billion. But what about the merchandise?