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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

Presidential attack ads: A history

Presidential mudslinging ain’t nothing new. Attack ads have played a pivotal part in elections past. Here are some of the most efficient ones.

Candidates are hoping to strike electoral gold in the Silver State

On Saturday, Democratic caucusgoers will gather at firehouses, schools and even a few casinos throughout Nevada to decide the tight race.

San Bernardino doctor prepares for another terrorist attack

Dr. Michael Neeki believes that more lives could have been saved on the day of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, so he's preparing for another emergency.

Love and politics: How to prevent the election from ruining your relationship

The most high-stakes debate of this presidential election just might be the one that takes place in your living room. Here are some ground rules.

Deadpool writers on getting their vision 'vindicated'

It took Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick nearly a decade to get the snakiest super-hero ever on the silver screen. What did it take to get it released? They'll explain.

Progressive or nah? Clinton and Sanders squabble over political pedigree

Sanders and Clinton voted the same way 93 percent of their time together in the Senate. So why do they spar over whose policies are more progressive?

Sanders does well with white voters, but the true test is to come

Voter turnout in Iowa? White. New Hampshire? Whiter. How will Bernie Sanders fare in Nevada and South Carolina, states with more diverse populations?

BMI tells an incomplete story of obesity

Should we still treat Body Mass Index as a credible measurement of health? Find out more about why this system is coming under increased scrutiny.

Clinton vs Sanders: Exploring the generational fissure between female Democrats

Longtime feminist Vivian Rothstein says George McGovern was the Bernie Sanders of her generation. His loss to Richard Nixon taught her a hard lesson.

Sen. Todd Weiler’s mission to make porn a public health crisis

The Utah senator tells Take Two that he seeks a web experience where porn isn't thrust in his face. But one longtime therapist says he's concerned.

The slow pace of building California's high-speed rail

The LA-to San Francisco bullet train was scheduled to be ready in 2022. We'll talk about why that date may have been a bit optimistic.

Do female Democrats feel torn between Clinton and Sanders?

Choosing which candidate to support can bring up very mixed feelings for some Democrats —especially female Democrats.

Democratic divide? What the Iowa caucus reveals about the state of the party

Democrats had a raucous caucus in Iowa Monday night. The evening ended with a "virtual tie" between candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Ricardo Khan on the bravery, service of the Tuskegee Airmen

A conversation with the director of 'Fly,' a play that details why a group of black pilots were so effective at inspiring racial progress.

Examining the diversity deficit in entertainment news

The media has been flooded with stories castigating Hollywood for its lack of racial diversity. But what about all the reporters writing those stories?