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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

Bomani Jones, and the intersection of clothing as protest

ESPN's Bomani Jones made a statement about offensive sports logos on Thursday. Here's a look at how clothing and protest can intersect.

Cindy Whitehead, Skateboard Hall of Fame inductee, skates KPCC

Olympic athletes win gold medals. College football players aspire to the Heisman trophy. Turns out, even the world of skateboarding has its top honors.

SoCal's air quality agency gets a new pollution regulator

The Air Quality Management District named former EPA administrator Wayne Nastri as acting chief of the group after the board ousted its long time leader.

LAUSD makes applying easier

LA Unified is trying to boost enrollment, including a plan to unify and simplify the application process for parents trying to enroll their children in public schools, including charters and magnets.

LA pushes for childcare vouchers for working foster parents

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl is proposing $31 million of child welfare funds to aid in the care for infants and toddlers.

Female soccer stars fight to close the pay gap

In a filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the players say they were paid nearly four times less than their male counterparts on the U.S. men's national team, despite having a better record.

Faith, the fat superhero, flies past stereotypes

The impact of superheroes is no secret. But one new crusader aims to change the way people view the comic book archetype.

Third times a charm if LA hosts the 2024 Olympics

While other host cities go into staggering debt, LA made a profit. A look into the legacy of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, and what 2024 could bring to the city.

For many faith-based communities in the US, ‘religious liberty’ has few limitations

What protections, if any, do faith-based communities across this country have?

Writers' rooms are more diverse than ever, but have a long way to go, study says

A new report from the Writer's Guild of America explores how women and minority screenwriters have been faring recently.

Recent storms boosts water levels at CA's largest reservoir

The state's Lake Shasta reservoir is filling up so fast, water managers actually had to allow some of it to run downstream.

Follow a blind man on his 3,000-mile run across America

A legally blind ultra marathon runner is making his way from Los Angeles to Boston. Jason Romero set off from Santa Monica Thursday morning.

9 things to know about private schools in LA

Private schools (also called independent schools) generally fall into three types of educational philosophies: religious, traditional, or progressive.

Jay and Mark Duplass on what 'Togetherness' says about LA schools

"Togetherness" focuses on L.A. parents Brett and Michelle. Dissatisfied with her school options, Michelle is inspired to join a group trying to start a charter school.

7 things to know about dual-language schools in LA

Dual-language schools, also known as two-way immersion schools, are becoming a popular option for parents in Southern California.