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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

A closer look at SCPR's 'Officer Involved' project

KPCC reporters Evelyn Larrubia and Annie Gilbertson examine the statistics of the KPCC series about shootings involving police officers.

3 tips for handling those awkward Thanksgiving gatherings

Distant relatives, alcohol and kids. What could possibly go wrong? Take Two talks to modern etiquette expert Amy Alkon.

Golden State could break NBA record for consecutive wins

The Warriors take on the Lakers Tuesday night, and Diamond Leung with the San Jose Mercury News says this game is personal.

San Diego Zoo's Northern White Rhino dies

With the death of Nola, only three Northern White Rhinos remain in the world. What is the plan to prevent an extinction of the species?

What makes a terrorist? Exploring the 'stairway to terror'

Georgetown professor Fathali Moghaddam says the only way to stop terrorism is to address the social factors that cause young Muslims to turn into extremists.

Shooting to prosecution: how the case against an LAPD officer came together

More than 650 on-duty officers in L.A. shot at civilians from 2010 to 2014, according to KPCC's investigation into officer involved shootings. Ninety-seven of the people they shot were unarmed.

Self-driving cars and the DMV...It's complicated

California's DMV has to create precedent-setting driving regulations for operating driverless cars before Google can release their prototypes to the public.

Could the Paris attacks impact the presidential race? Probably not, expert says

Sympathy for Paris is in high supply now, but Americans are unlikely to let the attacks influence who they vote for come primary season.

California continues to accept Syrian refugees

California Rep. Adam Schiff says accepting those in need is part of a proud and long standing tradition in the U.S..

SoCal students talk race, discrimination on campus

Students of color from three prestigious Southern California universities share their experiences. 'For my mental health, I can't just suck it up,' one student says.

New requirements for driving boats are on the horizon

New requirements starting in 2018 will require people to obtain a state issued operator card if they plan on taking the wheel of a motorized boat.

Claremont college student who led hunger strike to ouster dean talks race on campus

Taylor Lemmons, a junior at Claremont McKenna College, led a hunger strike calling for Dean Mary Spellman's resignation. She spoke to Take Two.

Why is SeaWorld getting into the hotel business?

They hope the development of a hotel at the park will bring in more revenue.

The traveling chef who cooks Filipino food for strangers

Yana Gilbuena always wanted to cook Filipino food for lots of people. When Typhoon Haiyan hit, she figured out a way to do just that — and help her country.

Fact checking the fourth GOP Debate

Candidates made a lot of claims about the state of the US economy. Some were true, but some might have been a bit of a stretch.