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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

Donald Trump and the role of fear in American politics

American historians say fear has always played a role in political campaigns. In the 2016 election, it could become the dominant theme.

‘New phase’ of terror calls for new approach

Just two days after the Wednesday attacks in San Bernardino, the FBI announced that they would take over the investigation. Here's what that investigation might look like.

Exploring communal trauma in the wake of a tragedy

In the days and weeks to come, many residents of San Bernardino will struggle to come to terms with what happened and accept a new "normal."

Why we pray after mass shootings

Shortly after Wednesday’s shooting, members of the San Bernardino community huddled in prayer. Then came the prayer shaming.

Non-Asians are enrolling in Chinese heritage classes

Chinese heritage school is a normal part of childhood for many first generation Chinese Americans, but one reporter noticed the makeup of the classes is changing.

Kobe Bryant and the psychology behind retiring

Kobe Bryant's career clock now has a hard expiration date. The five-time Lakers champ announced yesterday that this season would be his last.

The best Cyber Monday tech buys

A big part of online shopping involves gizmos, gadgets and digital stuff, but how to make sure you are getting a deal?

A closer look at SCPR's 'Officer Involved' project

KPCC reporters Evelyn Larrubia and Annie Gilbertson examine the statistics of the KPCC series about shootings involving police officers.

3 tips for handling those awkward Thanksgiving gatherings

Distant relatives, alcohol and kids. What could possibly go wrong? Take Two talks to modern etiquette expert Amy Alkon.

Golden State could break NBA record for consecutive wins

The Warriors take on the Lakers Tuesday night, and Diamond Leung with the San Jose Mercury News says this game is personal.

San Diego Zoo's Northern White Rhino dies

With the death of Nola, only three Northern White Rhinos remain in the world. What is the plan to prevent an extinction of the species?

What makes a terrorist? Exploring the 'stairway to terror'

Georgetown professor Fathali Moghaddam says the only way to stop terrorism is to address the social factors that cause young Muslims to turn into extremists.

Shooting to prosecution: how the case against an LAPD officer came together

More than 650 on-duty officers in L.A. shot at civilians from 2010 to 2014, according to KPCC's investigation into officer involved shootings. Ninety-seven of the people they shot were unarmed.

Self-driving cars and the DMV...It's complicated

California's DMV has to create precedent-setting driving regulations for operating driverless cars before Google can release their prototypes to the public.

Could the Paris attacks impact the presidential race? Probably not, expert says

Sympathy for Paris is in high supply now, but Americans are unlikely to let the attacks influence who they vote for come primary season.