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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

Hikers forge their own paths on the Pacific Crest Trail

Recent fires in the area have caused gaps to form on the famed PCT. As a result, backpackers can take shuttles to go forward — or find their own way around.

Titus Welliver on the quiet intensity of Amazon's 'Bosch'

Welliver explains why he constantly winds up playing more serious and dark characters and how why he finds the character of Harry Bosch such a compelling one.

Border tunnel spanned 2,600 feet, used for drug trafficking

The passage was as long as nine football fields and featured a complex system of rails, ventilation, lighting and an elevator.

Google warns about the cyber vulnerability... of Google

In a recent report the Google flagged that its website can lead to potentially harmful malware for its users. We wanted to know what this could mean for users.

What's it like to be a professional organizer?

Yes, such people exist. But what does it take to do this for a living? What is it like to take on this sort of career in a place like L.A.?

Arabic-speaking student removed from flight vows to push for change

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was escorted off his flight to Oakland earlier this month, after a passenger reported him for speaking Arabic on the phone before takeoff.

UC Berkeley student taken off Southwest flight after speaking Arabic

UC Berkeley student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was ordered off a Southwest flight earlier this month, shortly after he made a phone call waiting for takeoff.

Why two massive earthquakes doesn't indicate a trend

Mark Simons of the Caltech Seismology Laboratory explains why the two recent earthquakes do not indicate that global seismic activity is becoming more frequent.

Organized crime rings target California nut business

California's almond and pistachio industry is being stolen at an alarming rate. As truckloads of the crop are stolen we take a look at how this can be prevented.

Vergara v CA: Local parents talk race in LA's classrooms

A new poll out this week from the Leadership Conference Education Fund reveals some troubling findings when it comes to schools and race.

Kobe Bryant's last game

Love him or hate him, Bryant has relished his role as both a hero and a villain. Take Two looks back at the good, the bad and the ugly of his two decades as a Los Angeles Laker.

California popular for Chinese investors

Last year, Chinese investors poured $15 billion into U.S. businesses, with California getting a big cut of that. What's driving these investments?

GOP candidates, super PACs work to woo delegates ahead of Cleveland convention

As the possibility of a contested convention looms for the GOP, the campaigns have resorted to some controversial methods to persuade delegates.

Bomani Jones, and the intersection of clothing as protest

ESPN's Bomani Jones made a statement about offensive sports logos on Thursday. Here's a look at how clothing and protest can intersect.

Cindy Whitehead, Skateboard Hall of Fame inductee, skates KPCC

Olympic athletes win gold medals. College football players aspire to the Heisman trophy. Turns out, even the world of skateboarding has its top honors.