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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

Uber and Lyft to be allowed to pick up riders at LAX

How did Mayor Eric Garcetti decide to make it a little easier to get around Los Angeles? By making some deals with tech companies.

Paul Feig on his new show and how he cast the new 'Ghostbusters' movie

Paul Feig's worked as a writer, producer and director on shows such as "Freaks and Geeks," and "The Office," but his new show "Other Space" offered other challenges.

Will California lawmakers help lower healthcare costs?

The Affordable Care Act made health coverage available to millions of people and yet medical care can still be very expensive. Could new California laws change that?

The Brood: Should kids be able to play outside on their own?

What boundaries should be set for kids and at what age? Those are some of the question that we're asking this week on The Brood, our regular segment on parenting.

New music from Alabama Shakes, Raekwon and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes join Alex Cohen to talk about the latest in music.

The last time Saint Motel were at Coachella, they broke in

Band members A/J and Greg stopped by the studio recently to talk to Alex Cohen and tease their upcoming show at Coachella. Two words: "sexually colorful."

Impatient: Tips on how to shop for medical care

This week on Impatient, advice on shopping for medical care, physician assisted suicide in California and whether the state will outlaw exemptions for vaccinations.

Why Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard sort of hates LA

Ben Gibbard sits down with Take Two's Alex Cohen to talk about his relationship with Southern California, former bandmate Chris Walla and more.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Calexico, Tal National and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, music journalist Steve Hochman joins Alex Cohen in the studio to talk about the best in new music releases.

1970s nostalgia and the impact of the decade

Social observer David Frum thinks the often-maligned decade marked a critical turning point in our culture.

Why director Hal Hartley almost passed on Aubrey Plaza

Director Hal Hartley talks about his latest film 'Ned Rifle,' how it fits into his trilogy of films and what it was like working with Aubrey Plaza.

Lab Notes: Did you know that mice can sing?

Bug reducing light bulbs, moon madness and squeaky serenades, these are all topics on this week's Lab Notes with Sanden Totten.

Why the legendary Johnny Mathis still gets stage fright

On April 4th Johnny Mathis is performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall. It's his first time at the venue, and he's excited to be performing there, but he's a bit nervous.

Should California allow doctor assisted suicide?

Last week, California's Senate Health Committee passed a bill which would legalize physician-assisted suicide. What happens next?

Sufjan Stevens returns with new music on 'Carrie and Lowell'

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, A Martinez is joined in the studio by music journalists Steve Hochman and Chris Martins.