Alex Cohen Host, Take Two
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
While other host cities go into staggering debt, LA made a profit. A look into the legacy of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, and what 2024 could bring to the city.
What protections, if any, do faith-based communities across this country have?
A new report from the Writer's Guild of America explores how women and minority screenwriters have been faring recently.
The state's Lake Shasta reservoir is filling up so fast, water managers actually had to allow some of it to run downstream.
A legally blind ultra marathon runner is making his way from Los Angeles to Boston. Jason Romero set off from Santa Monica Thursday morning.
Private schools (also called independent schools) generally fall into three types of educational philosophies: religious, traditional, or progressive.
"Togetherness" focuses on L.A. parents Brett and Michelle. Dissatisfied with her school options, Michelle is inspired to join a group trying to start a charter school.
Dual-language schools, also known as two-way immersion schools, are becoming a popular option for parents in Southern California.
The first charter school law was passed in Minnesota in 1991. California followed suit the next year, thanks in no small part to State Senator Gary K. Hart.
There are more students in L.A. charters than any other district in the country. It's tough to navigate the options. Find out the questions to ask, how to apply and more.
After Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal cancer his parents decided to live like their son was living. Then they turned their experience into a video game.
The president discussed his desire for Cuba and the U.S. to continue repairing their relations and voiced his support to bring the Brussels terrorists to justice.
There are 210 magnet programs within LAUSD, each with its own particular theme— from STEM to public service to visual and performing arts.
How did an industry that many predicted would suffer without water end up consistently adding jobs throughout years that lacked any significant rainfall?
How do you find out which school is yours? What if it's full? What if you live in one neighborhood but work in another?