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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

Can a Virtual Reality experience change how we make decisions?

Virtual Reality devices like Samsung’s Gear VR can be an entertaining novelty, but could what we experience virtually effect us on a deeper level?

A Nation Engaged: Examining the fiscal impact of immigration

Speaking about immigration Wednesday, Donald Trump stated that undocumented persons cost the US $113 billion. But that number doesn't tell the whole story.

Reginald Hudlin on making the 'blackest' Oscars and 'Black Movie Soundtrack II'

Tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, 'Black Movie Soundtrack' is back. The concert is the brain child of Reginald Hudlin, who also produced this year's Oscars.

'This is a gift': Danny Trejo reflects on career, new film

Danny Trejo has been a boxer, inmate, drug intervention counselor, restaurateur, and actor. He's now taking on a role he's never played: himself.

Misogyny tinged with color: A closer look at 'misogynoir'

Essayist Roxane Gay and USC professor Brendesha Tynes help break down the particular brand of prejudice that black women deal with.

Floyd Norman on being a misfit, trouble-maker and animator

Floyd Norman was the first black animator at Disney Studios. According to him there was, "no room for racism," in his line of work

Craig Robinson sings some Luther Vandross to preview The Black Movie Soundtrack II event

The Black Movie Soundtrack II is an event celebrating Black cinema. Craig Robinson will host the event, he spoke (and sang) to Alex Cohen about it.

'Paralympic athletes are the most resilient people on the planet'

Angela Madsen, a Long Beach rowing coach and all-around athlete, will compete in two track & field events in Rio, but that's just the beginning of her talents.

With Paul Manafort gone, Donald Trump might have to 'write-off' California

But it's not too late to save the down ticket races, says Republican analyst Arnold Steinberg.

'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.