A Martínez Host, Take Two

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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

Weekend on the cheap: Tacos, boy bands and a topless parade

Joining us is KPCC's social media producer Kristen Lepore, who shares a list of fun and almost-free things to do with us every Friday.

Latino or Hispanic? A cartoonist explains the difference

It's the eternal question for millions of Spanish speakers who live in the United States: Am I Latino, Hispanic and does it matter?

Weekend on the cheap: Free concerts, a new batch of beer and Fig Fest

Here to keep us cool is KPCC's social media producer Kristen Lepore, who joins us every week with fun and almost-free stuff to do with our time off.

3 years after DACA, young immigrants see change, uncertainty

Three years ago this week, the U.S. began granting temporary deportation relief to young undocumented migrants. We look at what's changed.

Amde Hamilton, founding member of the Watts Prophets, on growing up in South LA and the power of art

Amde Hamilton, founding member of the Watts Prophets, talks about the group's influence on art and activism in South LA.

William Finnegan explores his past in his new memoir 'Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life'

In his new book, William Finnegan talks about what's driven his life: reporting and traveling around the world in search of the perfect wave.

Weekend on the cheap: Avocado everything!

This weekend is the third annual Avocado Fest at Angel City Brewery.

Find the best tacos in LA with this taco encyclopedia

Click through to find out what you should be eating.

New music from Mac DeMarco and LA band HEALTH

Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday our critics join our hosts in the studio to talk about what you should be listening to in one short segment.

Weekend on the cheap: Beer, bacon and books

Let's do this.

'Tomorrowland' shows readers just how inventive humans can be

How can human inventiveness push the bounds between science fiction and reality? Steven Kotler joins A Martinez to talk about some of human kinds biggest feats.

How one athlete is getting ready for the Special Olympics World Games

Practice, practice, practice... that's what athlete Greg Kozlowski has been up to since spring in preparation for the Special Olympics World Games.

Weekend on the cheap: Hundreds of corgis in Long Beach

It's that time of year again: Corgi Beach Day! Get ready for hundreds of those cute pups (some in costumes!) to crowd Rosie's Dog Beach.

CA inmate exposed to Valley fever files hate crime lawsuit

A CA judge ruled for the first time that an African American former inmate can sue under the Bane Act for housing him where Valley fever was known to occur.

Weekend on the cheap: Long Beach Love Fest, dineLA and more

Southern California Public Radio's social media producer Kristen Lepore joins Take Two every Friday with fun things to do on the cheap.