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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

'Transform America' practices preventive politics on transgender issues

In recent years, conservative groups in California have tried - twice  - to put a measure on the ballot that would require people to use facilities based on assigned sex at birth. 

Netflix documentary shows 'other side' of Steve Aoki

Before the champagne showers, Steve Aoki had long been building his own empire. A new documentary reveals how he stepped out from his famous father's shadow.

Hollywood and gender-bending, is it here to stay?

To many, it seems that Hollywood is on a reboot, gender-bending roll. So, is it here to stay and what's been the impact on the industry so far?

Chris Kallmyer explores LA's weather and water through art

Politicians, business people and conservationists have been talking about the drought. Now artists are responding to it, too.

Lies, damned lies, and horserace polling: Why some surveys are misleading

What do all those numbers really tell us? Sometimes it's a whole lot of nothing.

The Mexican Western you probably didn't know about

'Tiempo de Morir' was penned by the legendary Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Ford Theatre on Friday.

Interest in skateboarding as an Olympic sport ramps up

The sport was born from urban culture and rebellion. Now, one global skate scholar at USC believes that the sport has a lot to offer as official Olympic event.

Hillary Clinton's breakthrough moment was a long time coming

A look at the policies and people who paved Clinton's path to the Democratic nomination.

Uninformed? Don't vote, ethicist suggests

If you do vote, however, don't be afraid to vote for the lesser of two evils, says economic and political ethicist Jason Brennan.

Roxane Gay: The first black woman to write a Marvel comic

In November, Marvel will expand its Black Panther property with a new series, co-written by Roxane Gay. She tells Take Two how and why she made the jump to comics

How real women on Wall Street helped shape 'Equity'

When 'Equity' director Meera Menon and actress Sarah Megan Thomas set out to make a female-focused film about Wall Street, they sought perspectives from the women who work there.

Getting ready for a big move? Research says prep the kids

Moving to a new home can bring a lot of change for a family. Research shows there can be some negative long-term impacts on kids, but there's good news too.

California view: 5 things to watch for at the Democratic National Convention

The theme for this first day is "United Together," but how do you do that in the midst of yet another email scandal?

Veterans react to back-to-back shootings of police by former military men

An exploration of the relation between police and the military and how the recent back-to-back attacks on police are impacting those communities.

How 'good' immigrants, 'bad' immigrants fit Trump rhetoric

When it comes to immigration, Donald Trumps appears to be of two minds about who is considered American, and who is not.