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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

Martin Starr on being Hollywood's surly nerd in HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

HBO's new series "Silicon Valley" garnered five Emmy nominations, including one for Best Comedy series. Martin Starr - who's in the show - joins A Martinez to talk about his career.

Being a female game developer in a male dominated industry

Even though women make up 48 percent of the video game playing market, they're still underrepresented in and by the gaming industry.

Why this image is not a thigh bone on Mars

Since the rover Curiosity landed on Mars two years ago, it's taken tons of pictures of the Martian surface, and people have seen all sorts of things that don't exist.

Little League coach gives touching speech after World Series loss

A heart-lifting post-game pep talk inspires after the Cumberland American All Stars are eliminated from the Little League World Series.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Bárbara Padilla, Chayanne and more

Tired of feeling left behind when it comes to discovering new music? Tune in every week for our regular music segment Tuesday Reviewsday.

Lab Notes: how anti-anxiety drugs make fish live longer and more

KPCC science reporter Sanden Totten explains why mood-altering drugs can wreck ecosystems, why celebrity endorsements don't help charities and more.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Laura Mvula, Muhsinah, Ed Motta and more

Joining us this week are Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.

Study: How eating fish can stave off alzheimers

According to a new study, eating fish once a week can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The study's lead author joins A Martinez to talk about why.

Scientists about to harpoon their big space whale

After a ten year chase, the Rosetta spacecraft is now doing something no other space craft has done - orbit a comet as it sails through space at 34,000 MPH.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Shabazz Palaces, Common, James Brown, Fonseca and Viento Callejero

Joining A Martinez in studio this week is Justino Aguila, Associate Editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com.

How one musician crowdfunded her music career from Kansas

For years, musician Kawehi struggled to succeed in LA, so eventually she moved to Kansas. That's when things started to change for the better for her career.

Writer/director James Gunn on Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

A Martinez speaks with James Gunn, the director/writer of "Guardians of the Galaxy" about what it was like creating the biggest movie of the summer.

California's parks system in need of major revamp, commission finds

Years of struggling with budgets and poor administration has left the system in a crisis. That's according to the Parks Forward Commision, which just released its findings.

Tuesday Reviewsday: The Psycho Sisters, Quetzal, Nightmare & the Cat and Chiquis

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by experts Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila.

Families of child immigrants being scammed for money

After kids crossing the US border, illegally, get scooped up by the US government, they're brought to detention centers. Now, scammers are contacting families of the kids trying to extort them for money.