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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

The great big California primary roundtable

For an in-depth look at the last Super Tuesday of the primary cycle, Take Two assembled a special panel of experts from across the Golden State.

School Climate: The less visible parts of education

Can analyzing student's happiness and temperment at school help determine their school's effectiveness? A new survey program aims to find out.

Koreatown rapper Dumbfoundead tackles whitewashing in films

Korean-American rapper Jonathan Park, also known by his stage name Dumbfoundead, released a video for his new single “Safe,” confronting whitewashing in Hollywood

American consumers and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad debt

John Oliver paid off $15 million dollars worth of old medical debts on his show Sunday, exposing a troubling flaw in the debt collection industry. Take Two explores.

Bernie Sanders looks to contested convention ahead of final ‘Super Tuesday'

To Bernie Sanders, his path to victory hinges on wins on Tuesday and his ability to persuade superdelegates to abandon Hillary Clinton.

What’s the point of a hit list?

Hit lists are a common component in emotionally charged killings, but what do they mean, and who's really supposed to read them?

World-class runner Alexi Pappas takes on filmmaking

Alexi Pappas will be running the 10,000 meters for Greece in the Rio Olympics. She also writes a monthly poetry column for Women's Running magazine.

Skid Row photo project started from a random conversation

John Hwang has been documenting Skid Row for three years. He said his fascination with the area sprung from a haunting conversation with a homeless man on a bridge nearby.

Oil money increasing supporting black and Latino Democrats

Oil companies are increasingly pouring millions of dollars into legislative contests in California, supporting black and Latino Democrats.

​Clinton vs. Sanders: Which candidate has the best economic vision for California?

Take Two evaluates where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on jobs, small business, and healthcare.

Forgotten genocide: Uncovering the systematic extermination of California's natives

"It's not an exaggeration to say that California legislators established a state-sponsored killing machine," UCLA professor and author Benjamin Madley told Take Two.

Quick and dirty: Here's what will be on your primary ballot next week

Nearly 1.8 million voters registered or updated their information ahead of the May 23rd deadline. Many of them will come to the polls next week.

New program aims to help Filipino WWII veterans

After years of failing to follow through on promises made to Filipino veterans, a new program may offer a modicum of aid to them from their families.

'Roots' remix: Kunta Kinte returns after 4 decades

The original "Roots" showed audiences 'history, not from the colonizer's point of view...' Director Mario Van Peebles, on how the new series will carry the torch.

Squid and octopus populations are booming around the world

A new study out of the University of Adelaide shows cephalopods, like squid, octopi an cuttlefish, are increasing in the ocean.