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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

Why long snapping's one of the most important football moves

When talking about football, you might've heard about positions like tight end, running back, receiver, quarterback, and kickers, but what about long snappers?

Tuesday Reviewsday: Dom La Nena, The Sway Machinery and more

It's Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week music journalist Steve Hochman joins A Martinez in the studio with releases from around the world.

On The Lot: Politics and funny moments at the Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris in his underwear and the disparity in pay between men and women in Hollywood both came up at the Academy Awards. We talk about it.

Inside the Gabriel García Márquez archive: Nobel speech, a letter to Ghandi and old Mac computers

A rare peek inside the creative process and personal papers of one of the 20th century's most famous writers comes to a university library in Texas.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Beyonce, Danny Brown and more

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com join A Martinez in studio to talk about new music from Queen Bey and more

Tuesday Reviewsday: Bob Dylan, Rhiannon Giddens and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week music journalist Steve Hochman joins A martinez in the studio to chat.

'Boogaloo and Graham': 2 boys, 2 chickens, one Oscar nod

The Oscar-nominated live-action short film 'Boogaloo and Graham" is a poignant, funny tale of two young boys and their beloved pet chickens, set in 1978 Belfast.

Dr. Mae Jemison wants to inspire kids to learn and explore

Ahead of her Feb. 1 appearance at Forest Lawn, Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in space, talks about the space shuttle Endeavor and inspiring young minds.

How some fantasy sports players are making millions a year

With the advent of new fantasy sports sites, sports fans are betting and losing tons of money on everything from the NFL to the MLB, all year long.

Tuesday Reviewsday: The Lone Bellow, George Ezra and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Chris Martins and Shirley Halperin talk about new music from The Lone Bellow, George Ezra, Howlin' Rain and Cotillon.

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?