A Martínez Host, Take Two

A Martinez
Contact A Martínez

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

Rebuilding the rep of police officers...through PR

For police officers who've lost all trust from the community, PR expert John Guilfoil says departments need to change from within and be more open.

New music from Hiatus Kaiyote, MC Lyte and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes join A Martinez in the studio to talk about the latest releases.

New generation of Vietnamese art explores past, pushes boundaries

We sit down with three Vietnamese American artists who are using art to explore new territory: family, memory, silence.

The NFL announced it's dropping its tax exempt status

The NFL league office announced it was going to drop its tax exempt status, which has been in place since the 1940s in an effort to "eliminate the distraction."

How the Vietnam War shapes US military, foreign policy today

Historian and veteran Andrew Bacevich discusses the continued impact of the Vietnam conflict on U.S. military policy.

Could the woolly mammoth roam the earth once again?

The woolly mammoth could be making a comeback. Last week scientists announced that they mapped the mammoth's genome, but could they successfully clone the mammoth?

New film chronicles an LA-based Armenian rapper's return to his homeland

L.A.-based rapper Nazo Bravo reflects on his family, his heritage and the genocide of the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Turks 100 years ago today.

'Now En Espanol' director, actress talk Latina progress

The new PBS documentary 'Now En Espanol' follows the five Latina actresses behind the 'Desperate Housewives' voices who entertain America's Spanish audiences.

Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice charge overturned

More than 10 years after the BALCO scandal, the only charge still remaining against Barry Bonds has officially been overturned.

If confirmed, what can US, California expect from AG Lynch?

If Senate confirms attorney general Loretta Lynch as expected, what impact might her appointment have on police relations, immigration, marijuana legalization?

'Our Kids' book looks at wealth gap in Ohio town and the US

While every parent hopes their child will do better than they did, it turns out young people today — specifically, poor kids — have fewer chances than mom and dad.

Should California limit household access to water if the drought gets bad enough?

With California an awful drought, could we learn anything from other places that've had to adapt to drought conditions as well?

How online sports betting changes fandom

You know at least one person into fantasy sports, as there are an estimated 42 million people in the US and Canada that played in at least one league last year.

President Obama faces pressures at Summit of the Americas

President Obama is heading to Panama to attend the Summit of the Americas, but after last time, what sort of reception can he expect from the other leaders?

Sufjan Stevens returns with new music on 'Carrie and Lowell'

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, A Martinez is joined in the studio by music journalists Steve Hochman and Chris Martins.