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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

Could President Obama kill tax-funded stadium deals?

A new line item in the President's budget eliminates the possibility that tax payer money could be used to fund new sports stadiums and arenas. Could it pass?

Can science help you hack your NCAA bracket?

From manipulating morality to making your March Madness bracket, we're going to look at some new and fascinating science in our weekly segment, Lab Notes.

Can the LAPD's Mental Evaluation Unit work for other departments?

Southern California Public Radio's Stephanie O'Neill continues her series by exploring whether the MEU is a viable model for the LA County Sheriff's Department.

Impatient: Are high deductibles ruining patients lives?

High-deductibles got you down? Not sure how to handle paying $3000 dollars before your insurance kicks in? That's what we're talking about this week on Impatient.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Will Butler, Blues Traveler and more

Tuesday means it's time for our our weekly new music segment Tuesday Reviewsday. This week Chris Martins and Shirley Halperin are on deck with their top picks.

For many veterans, 'thank you' prompts complex feelings

A simple thank you can leave some service members feeling uncomfortable or at a loss for words, especially for those returning from war.

A photographer covered models in buckets of honey. Take a look

Honey's delicious with yogurt. It's great on a pavlova. But it also does a wonderful job of making models look like they're encased in amber. Check out our slideshow.

Dawn spacecraft arrives at dwarf planet Ceres

NASA/JPL's Dawn spacecraft was captured in orbit around Ceres today, a dwarf planet 3.1 billion miles from earth. This historic mission is the first of its kind.

US mortality rates increase for white women

Among some of the causes driving the increase are accidental poisoning from prescription opioid drugs, cardiovascular disease and suicide.

'Chappie': Star Sharlto Copley reveals how he brought a robot to life

The star of Neill Blomkamp's newest sci-fi adventure plays the title character, a robot designed to fight crime who instead learns what it means to feel emotions.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Drake and more

Tuesday means it's time for new music on Take Two. This week journalist Oliver Wang joins A Martinez in the studio to talk about the latest releases.

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.