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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

NASA's Orion completes first test flight

NASA's Orion spaceIt was a no go for NASA's Orion spacecraft yesterday thanks to bad weather, but in the early morning hours today there was lift off!

Exploring the limits of human performance

Usain Bolt, Ueli Steck, Alberto Contador - are all athletes that have redefined what humans can do in sport, but how much better can we perform, as humans?

FaceHaus, Drybar and the beautiful business of single-service salons

Drybar broke expectations by being a hit despite only offering blowouts. Salons like FaceHaus are following suit by just doing facials.

Bugs eat a lot of the trash that we throw on the ground

Scientists studied just how much food bugs eat within a small area of New York City and they found that it could be the equivalent of 600k potato chips per year.

New music from Willie Nelson, Jimmy Greene and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, journalist Steve Hochman joins us to talk about the latest from Willie Nelson, Bessie Smith and more.

On The Lot: Sony gets hacked and Star Wars comes back

Sony Pictures got hack, we get a taste of the new Star Wars movie and much more this week in "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.

EPA proposes cuts to ozone emissions

After a long delay, the Obama Administration proposes cuts to Ozone emissions by about 7 to 13 percent

Tuesday Reviewsday: Azealia Banks, Prhyme and more

Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang join A Martinez to talk about their favorite recent releases, including music from Azealia Banks, Prhyme, Pace Cadets and more.

Artists use lost objects to tell the story of US-Mexico border

Many items are left behind during the arduous journey across the border and then forgotten. But not by two artists: a photographer and a composer.

Obama's actions could affect thousands at LA's immigration courts

A former immigration judge says if the president's order is properly enforced by the Department of Homeland Security it could mean a "moderately significant, if not a very significant" decrease in the number of cases that are brought by the government.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Nick Jonas, TV on the Radio and more

Music journalists Shirley Halperin and Chris Martins join A Martinez in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment.

LA jail has the only 'gay wing' for male inmates

It's the only one of its kind in a major city, created to protect these prisoners from the violence and harassment they might face in the general population side of the jail.

LGBT vet: The military's culture didn't change when Don't Ask Don't Tell ended

"For me it's about trust," says Air Force veteran Brad Badgley, "and that could be a difficult thing for people who've had their entire career in the military experience discrimination."

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mariachi El Bronx, Damien Rice and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila talk about new albums from Ximena Sariñana, Damien Rice, Mariachi El Bronx and more.

Veterans reflect on a forgotten alliance: Filipinos and Americans in WWII

More than 250,000 Filipinos fought alongside US soldiers during World War II. Only a fraction have received the recognition that they say was promised to them.