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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

Shawn Amos on playing the blues, 70s Hollywood, protest music

We are living in difficult times, but if you're looking for a break from the heavy news headlines, music could be the answer.

LA's Day of Dialogue a safe space for civilians and officers alike

In Exposition Park Wednesday, LAPD officers, and residents gathered for Days of Dialogue, a safe space for conversations between the community and law enforcement.

Bryan Cranston: Acting and filmmaking are not (always) BS

When playing characters with dual identities, Bryan Cranston says it's not about lying — it's about going all in and believing it yourself.

Former MLK speechwriter and young activist discuss the future of black activism

Leadership in the black community today bears little resemblance to the movements of the 1960s. Take Two explores the new faces of leadership.

How LA's Latinos are supporting Black Lives Matter

What role are Latinos in L.A. playing in the Black Lives Matter movement? Alberto Retana of the Community Coalition explains.

Burdened, tired, motivated: Community leaders reflect on a week of racial tension and bloodshed

Organizers in Baton Rouge, Dallas, and Minneapolis share stories of triumph and disaster in the wake of tragedy.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Bringing the magic to the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood bowl will screen 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' while the LA Philharmonic plays every single note from John William's unforgettable score.

Architect Barbara Bestor’s latest project: Jamba Juice Old Pasadena

Jamba Juice habitué of Old Town Pasadena rejoice; your nectar nook has returned, and it’s likely the most aesthetically pleasing juice joint for miles around.

Henry Rollins on his latest role as a villain among villains

A bunch of gunmen attempts to rob a bank — the only problem is, one of their hostages just happens to be a serial killer. Oh hey, Henry Rollins.

Kids or 'monsters?' New doc follows juvenile offenders facing life sentences

"They Call us Monsters" tells the story of three young men on the brink of adulthood who may never know freedom.

Kim Coates takes different kind of role in 'Officer Downe'

From biker to reanimated cop: 'Sons of Anarchy' actor Kim Coates tells host Alex Cohen all about his new role in 'Officer Downe,' debuting at the LA Film Festival.

WSL sees a great future with the artificial wave

The World Surf League now has access to pro surfer Kelly Slater's artificial wave generator. And boy, do they have big plans.

A mom whose son died of an opioid overdose calls for greater access to antidote

A CA bill would allow schools to stock an opioid antidote to prevent overdose deaths. Aimee Dunkle says greater access to the drug would have saved her son Ben.

Getting dirty: Who's digging up political dirt this election year?

Oppositional researchers probe the lives of political hopefuls for one reason: to find the misstep that can take them down. Take Two asked one about his technique.

'Gayby Baby' chronicles the lives of kids with gay parents

More and more kids are growing up in families with two moms or two dads. The Australian documentary 'Gayby Baby' tells the stories of four kids and their families.