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

For many, firefighting is often a family affair

As a firefighter, when one of your own dies, there's a chance that person may be your son or daughter, mother or father.

Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room turns 50 (Photos)

Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Designer and tiki aficionado Kevin Kidney tells us about the history of this Adventureland attraction.

'Milk' screenwriter Dustin Lance Black talks Prop 8

The legal challenge to Prop 8 in the Supreme Court was organized by a group called the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Dustin Lance Black is one of the group's founding board members.

How are people of faith reacting to Prop 8 news?

The issue of gay marriage is, for some, a religious question: is it moral? Would God approve? Not all congregations feel the same way.

USC law professor Jody Armour breaks down the Prop 8 decision

We know the headlines, but what do today's decisions really means for gay marriage in California and the rest of the nation. Here to break it down for us is Jody Armour, a professor of law at USC.

Three generations of Californians react to Prop 8 decision

For those within the gay community, today's decision comes just in time. For others, maybe it didn't come soon enough. We wanted to talk about what the court's ruling on DOMA and Prop 8 means to different generations of gay people.

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.