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

CA reps divided over whether to attend Trump inauguration

Congresspersons Brad Sherman and Judy Chu have made two different decisions when it comes to the swearing-in ceremony. Each shared their take with Take Two.

KPCC listeners submit ideas for a new Chargers' logo

The Chargers planned move to LA is the source of much discussion among football fans. Not because of the game, but the logo. Listeners weighed in with suggestions.

Obiden/Joebama have defined the modern 'bromance'

The outgoing president and his VP share a bond that is unmatched in politics. So what's the difference between a friendship and a "bromance"?

CA budget, AG hearings, and a fight over a painting

Governor Jerry Brown braces for a budget deficit, dueling Attorney General hearings on opposite coasts, and a fight erupts over a painting on Capitol Hill.

Why it will take a 'family of baby Godzillas' to end the drought

Winter storms are bringing flooding and heavy snowfall to California this week. Could the state be reaching a point where the end of the drought is on the horizon?

2 ways President Obama will leave his mark on California

The President found some of his strongest support in the Golden State, and his legacy will continue to ripple up and down the coast long after he's gone.

How Botox became 'the drug that's treating everything'

Not just for wrinkles anymore, Botox is being considered as a possible treatment for everything from Parkinson's Disease symptoms to cleft lip scars.

How eating a Jack in the Box taco is an exercise in individual rights

On the menu since the 1950s, and described by fans as both "vile" and "amazing," what do Jack in the Box tacos say about us and the way we eat?

VA Secretary McDonald: I'd 'undoubtedly' stay if Trump asked

The president-elect has yet to choose the next head of the VA. Many veterans groups have pushed to keep McDonald in place. The Secretary himself spoke to Take Two.

OC Assemblyman stands by claim California legalized child prostitution

Travis Allen wrote a provocative piece criticizing a new law aimed at treating child sex workers as victims, writing "teenage girls (and boys) ... will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money."

Santa Monica teen paints custom shoes for pro athletes

Major league baseball players are increasingly showing off their style with custom cleats. Some are turning to 15-year-old Wes Burton, who paints shoes to order.

Looking back: Blackness in Los Angeles in 2016

It was a tumultuous year for communities of color across the country, and there is little to suggest that 2017 will be much better, activists say.

What does the future hold for Republicans in California?

Former Governor Pete Wilson and a young conservative discuss what the next four years may hold for the weakened California GOP.

Radicalization will continue to be a major concern in Germany, world expert says

A truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany left 12 dead and injured scores more Monday.

Program for formerly incarcerated students expands in CSU schools

For people recently released from prison, it can be tough to get a job, and finding employment is one of the major factors that keep the formerly incarcerated from ending up behind bars again.