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The Co-Host of Take Two, A Martínez is an L.A. native who grew up in Koreatown, attended Daniel Murphy High School, and played baseball at L.A. City College before getting a journalism degree at Cal State Northridge.

A is well known to sports-talk radio listeners in Los Angeles as host of 710 KSPN’s "In the Zone." He’s done pre and post game shows for most of L.A.’s major professional and college sports teams, and is especially known as the long-time host of "Dodger Talk" and "Laker Line."


Stories by A Martínez

Manny Pacquiao on life, love songs and Mayweather fight

Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao is the subject of a new documentary, released amid speculation over a possible matchup of Pacquiao with Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Can you write about street food in East LA if you're not Latino?

When food writer Lucas Peterson reported about an elote vendor in Lincoln Heights, it became a "corn"-troversy about race, gentrification and "columbusing."

Rural Mexicans build DIY cell networks out of scrap

In rural Mexico, there are too few people to make it worth while for telecom companies to install cell networks. So, they're doing it on their own.

Tom and Nick Carroll talk success, failure and addiction in revealing book

In the '80 surfer Tom Carroll was at the top of his game, but then a drug addiction took hold. The struggle has been chronicled by Tom's brother Nick in their recently published book.

The evolution of protest music

Songs like "Young Gifted and Black" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing" have served as inspiring protest music in the African American community, but is that changing?

Tuesday Reviewsday: Belle and Sebastian, Swamp Dogg and more

Music journalist Steve Hochman joins A Martinez in studio with some new music, for this week's edition Tuesday Reviewsday.

CNET 2015: Smart homes, wearables and selfie brushes

What do a hair brush that helps you take selfies, a belt that tells you when you gain weight and an internet connected home have in common? CES.

On The Lot: 'The Hobbit' rules the box office... again

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" continued its domination of the box office this weekend, while "The Interview" lost steam.

Company puts finishing touches on floats for the Rose Parade

A Martinez visits a bunch of the floats at the Phoenix Decoration Company, just down the street from KPCC's studios in Pasadena.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Best of 2014

We've got a special version of Tuesday Reviewsday for you this week. We hear from our critics about some of their favorite music from 2014.

To win over people on same-sex marriage, LGBT canvassers got very personal

LGBT canvassers had a longer-lasting impact on people's opinions compared to their straight counterparts. The reason: they shared their own personal stories, and that profoundly affected how people saw the issue of same-sex marriage.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Christmas special

This time on Tuesday Reviewsday - our weekly new music segment - we have a collection of rap, R&B and soul songs to help your holiday spirit.

Here's one of the wackiest holiday displays in SoCal; what's your favorite?

The drive along the 5 freeway between L.A. and Orange County is usually pretty dull, but during the holidays there's an unlikely bright spot along the way: the Christmas decorations at Dunkel Brothers Machinery Moving in La Mirada.

The guy who hunts down hackers for big companies

What happens when a big company is hacked and has a bunch of personal information stolen? Some call George Kurtz, CEO of CrowdStrike to hunt down the evildoers.

On the Lot: Sony hack and 'Into the Woods' drama

It's time for On the Lot, our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood. Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times joined A Martinez in studio to chat.