Alex Cohen Host, Take Two
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
Nearly 600 students and staff gathered at USC's Wallis Annenberg Hall to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet on stage for a final time. Take Two was there.
Most earthquake kit edibles are not exactly gourmet, but could they be? Two LA chefs share their gourmet takes on disaster preparedness.
We all have biases; it's the job of each journalist to report around them, The Poynter Institute's Al Tompkins says.
This election has sparked all sorts of conversations between parents and kids-- about politics, about democracy, but also about sexism.
Terrence M. Cunningham, president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, said the history of policing has had dark periods, including times when law enforcement officers “have been the face of oppression for too many of our fellow citizens.” Take Two hosts a roundtable discussion to hear reactions.
Ethiopian chef Genet Agonafer and Guelaguetza's Bricia Lopez explain how the food they make shapes what it means to them to be an American.
A new book and exhibition capture the vivid imagery of a changing Los Angeles.
Clinton's tax plan unveiled Tuesday shines new light on the child tax credit, lowering the earning threshold for eligibility.
Farsad describes herself as an "Iranian-American Muslim female comedian-slash-filmmaker." The way she 'makes white people laugh' (and promotes social change too) is through her brand of social justice comedy.
Clearly, Pence's quip did not go over well with Mexican Americans who were already opponents of the Trump-Pence ticket. ButWhat about Trump supporters?
"Bad things happen everywhere. Even in the land of sun and roses." A chat with the author behind the YA novel set in our own backyard.
Alex Cohen speaks with a Wellness coach about 23rd Annual stair climb for Los Angeles. The event offers participants a chance to climb 75 stories for a good cause.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Women in Games International and Sony's Santa Monica Studio teamed up for a Girl Scouts patch for video game design.
Donald Trump interrupted Hillary Clinton 51 Monday night. Clinton cut in 17. Modern etiquette maven Amy Alkon says both were in the wrong.
For decades, there hasn't been consistent and comprehensive tracking of officer-involved shootings in the US. But that's starting to change.