A Martínez Host, Take Two

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The 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

SOA: Bill deadline, Trump's DACA dinner, Dems' rising star

Up in Sacramento, lawmakers are in high gear.

Why P-22 is making Angelenos care about local wildlife

P-22 is L.A.'s most famous mountain lion. His journey from the Santa Monica mountains to Griffith Park has inspired many and shed a light on L.A.'s wildlife.

After 2 years, students still find themselves in junior college. Why?

Santa Monica College has the highest transfer rate in California. Here's what they say ensures student success.

What's actually going on with Trump and Democrat lawmakers?

A cavalcade of confusing messages surrounding DACA followed a dinnertime meeting between President Trump and Democratic leaders.

Mexico and US: Neighboring countries at a breaking point

Recent events have put a strain on an already fragile relationship between the two nations with a long history of distrust. One former Mexican diplomat gauged it where it stands now.

​ Expert: Mexico would welcome Dreamers with open arms

But the former presidential advisor says that it would be best for DACA participants if they were allowed to stay in the US.

How strength in numbers affects California's DACA lawsuit

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit Monday over President Trump's decision to end the DACA program.

State of Affairs: DACA decision, Trump, Pelosi make a deal

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions set off a political shockwave in California after announcing a wind-down to DACA Tuesday. State lawmakers scrambled to protect Dreamers.

Which city has the fewest native-born Californians?

Which cities in LA County have the fewest native-born Californians? A KPCC listener asked, and a fellow listener jumped on the case.

From Izakaya to Omakase: Sharing picks for LA's top Japanese food

Garrett Snyder, food editor for LA Magazine, says it is easy to underestimate how important Japanese cooking is to our food culture. From Sawtelle to South Pasadena, Snyder has been sampling an array of dishes.

Examining how big wildfires have become big business

And Michael Kodas, author of "Megafire," says the way the U.S fights fires can lead to more of them.

'Cuz': How LA's car theft spree and silence led to a man's death

In her new memoir "Cuz," author and Harvard professor Danielle Allen asks why her cousin was murdered — and the answer lies in the history of L.A.'s criminal justice system

How the DACA decision can impact California politics

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have weighed in on President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

With DACA's end announced, here's some advice for Dreamers

President Trump's decision about DACA hits close to home for many. In California, around 200,000 people benefit from the program.

Want universal health care for California? Be patient, says committee co-chair

A new Assembly committee, formed after the shelving of the Healthy California Act, will study universal health care in depth. But co-chair Assemblyman Jim Wood limits expectations.