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

Gay 'cure' ministry Exodus International apologizes, shuts down operations

After nearly 40 years, Exodus International Ministry is shutting its doors. Exodus advocated a so-called cure for homosexuality through therapy, an idea was a beacon for believers but a lightning rod for critics.

Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black on the fate of Prop 8

The drama of Prop 8 has reached its apex at the high court. Dustin Lance Black talks about bringing that drama to the stage in the play "8."

Race and the trial of George Zimmerman

On the first day of the George Zimmerman trial, what did the Rodney King beating trial teach us about race and justice?

Cold War Kids on their 4th album 'Dear Miss Lonelyhearts'

The Long Beach, Calif. band Cold War Kids have a new album out entitled "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts," based on a black comedy set during the Great Depression. We speak with bandmembers Nathan Willett and Matt Maust.

Colonel Meow and the Internet's obsession with cats

Facebook now boasts millions of profiles not for people, but for pets. One such star joins the show (with his owner) to offer insight on why cats rule the Internet.

South African Clawed Frogs spreading deadly fungus in California

A species of frogs once used to test for signs of human life is now contributing to the spread of a fatal disease among a wide variety of California wildlife.

Fitz and the Tantrums are back with 'More Than Just A Dream'

Fitz and the Tantrums singers Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs talk to Take Two about their latest album, and their life on the road.

Getting to know the personal side of mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti

Yesterday we ran an extended interview with Wendy Greuel, and today, we'll hear from her opponent, Eric Garcetti.

Santa Anita Park a training ground for Derby contender Kevin Krigger

A jockey named Kevin Krigger has a chance at making history this Saturday, when he competes in the Kentucky Derby aboard the favored horse: Goldencents.

Athletes who are out, well before they're pro

NBA player Jason Collins shook the sports world yesterday as the first active player in a men's professional sports league.

Tijuana, San Diego make bid for first binational Olympics

The cities of San Diego and Tijuana have submitted a joint proposal to the US Olympic committee to host the 2024 summer games together.

Millions of Japanese cars recalled due to air bags

Millions of Japanese cars are getting recalled because of air bags made by the Takata Corporation.

Where there's a win, there's a wand at the 'Oscars' of magic

Come this Sunday night, magic gets its moment in the spotlight with the 45th Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards ceremony at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Touch-screen toddlers: the concerns of technology on children's development

For years, parents have heard the warnings to not let their children zone out in front of the TV for too long; the American Academy of Pediatrics warns against any TV time for children under 2.

'Concussion businesses' grow around NFL's increased concern about head injuries

The NFL announced this week it'll spend $60 million to research and develop new technology to prevent future injuries. But there might be millions more to be had by companies that are springing up to offer their own equipment and products to the league.