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

Bob Yeoman - Wes Anderson's secret weapon

He's been behind the camera of all of Wes Anderson's live action films - including "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and he just got his first Oscar nomination.

Q&A: How will Obamacare affect your taxes this year?

It's February, W2s are arriving in the mail, and that means one thing: tax time. But this year, because of Obamacare, the process will be a little different.

How does the housing market in LA compare with NYC?

To get more affordable housing in L.A., Angelenos are going to have to get comfortable with building up. But that doesn't necessarily mean more NYC-like skyscrapers.

RadioShack reportedly not long for this world

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the 94 year old company is in bankruptcy talks, will be delisted on the stock exchange and could be selling off its assets.

Indecent and surprised: Eddie Redmayne on his Oscar nomination

"I would sit in front of the mirror and try to learn to isolate those [facial] muscles," says Redmayne when talking about his role in "The Theory of Everything."

Anti-domestic abuse ad to air during Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is one of the most powerful media to present a message to an audience, said Rama Yelkur, Dean of the College of Business and Management at Saginaw State University in Michigan.

Ms. Marvel busts anti-Islam bus ads in San Francisco

In response to anti-Islam bus ads, a creative group pasted images of Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, a muslim teenage super hero, over the sides of the ads.

As Korean adoptees return, a complex relationship follows

Over 60 years, more than 200,000 Korean children were adopted overseas, most to U.S. families. Now, many are heading back to their roots.

Writer Susan Orlean's dilemma: to burn a book or not?

Susan Orlean's upcoming book is all about L.A.'s Central Public Library and the deliberately-set fire that destroyed 20 percent of its holdings. But what does it feel like to burn a book? To find out, she'd have to burn one herself.

White House, 'West Wing' cast promote Big Block of Cheese Day

With the help of 'The West Wing' cast, President Barack Obama brought back an event from the Jackson Presidency in the form of an online town hall.

NASA releases new Ceres photo, animation

The photo comes from Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Dawn spacecraft on its final approach of a historic exploration over seven years in the making.

Ryan Bingham on his new album 'Fear and Saturday Night'

Ryan Bingham is in studio to talk about his new album, how dark family experiences helped shape his music and the importance of quiet reflection.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Jazmine Sullivan, N.E.R.D. and more

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides join Alex Cohen in the studio this week for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment.

'Appropriate Behavior:' Desiree Akhavan on being Iranian, bisexual and coming out to her parents

Desiree Akhavan, from the film "Appropriate Behavior" joins Alex in studio to talk about how her own real life coming out inspired her character in the film.

Undocumented students beat MIT students in underwater robot showdown

In 2004, four teenagers took first place in a national underwater robotics championship, with a robot built from scrap metal and trash.