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Alex Cohen is the local host of "Morning Edition", NPR's most popular show. Prior to that, she was co-host of KPCC's "Take Two" and "All Things Considered."
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 several journalism 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
President Trump signed the first in what is expected to be a series of executive actions aimed at beefing up national security and curbing immigration today.
What we call "parenting" is actually a surprisingly new invention. Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik argues it's also profoundly wrong.
Faith leaders differ over just what the God of our founders would make of the country's newest chapter. We spoke to two.
From US-China relations to the new head of the FCC, Donald Trump's presidency could have a big impact on the business of show business.
Nick Offerman on playing Dick McDonald in the film, "The Founder," his love for woodworking and the timeliness of the story surrounding McDonald's inception.
What happens when kids and voice-activated assistant technology (like Amazon Echo) mix? Some times it's bad. But some times it's good too.
Compact little anecdotes become lengthy novels of their own in Roxane Gay's new book Difficult Women.
Title IX is the federal prohibition against gender discrimination in education.
Inspired by a study that revealed the dubious discernment skills of the nation's youth, AB 155 would make media literacy part of the curriculum.
The President-elect outlined how he plans to limit conflicts of interest; he also shouted down CNN's Jim Acosta and called Buzzfeed "garbage."
A recent study finds that the hardest time for mothers isn't when they're new moms, but later, when their kids are in middle school.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but US interference in past Russian elections precludes the US from claiming the moral high ground, argues USC's Robert English.
On the menu since the 1950s, and described by fans as both "vile" and "amazing," what do Jack in the Box tacos say about us and the way we eat?
The same prosecutors that got Raymond Lee Jennings convicted in 2009 have submitted a request this week to overturn the ruling based on newly discovered evidence.
On this week's State of Affairs, who will be traveling to the inauguration from California, how much money has been raised in the upcoming race for Governor, and some big changes in voting laws.