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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

Inside the data-driven world of the LAPD's air division

Reporter Geoff Manaugh discusses how the nation's largest aerial surveillance program is changing policing and crime in Los Angeles.

Dems come to SoCal: Sanders rallies in K-Town, Clinton raises cash in Santa Monica

Democratic presidential candidates converged on California this week.

How traumatic stress from home enters the classroom

When children feel helpless from stress at home and community violence, education becomes secondary over the need to feel safe.

Foster parents face uphill battle to keep part-Choctaw child

Six year-old Lexi has been under a Santa Clarita couple's care since she was a baby. Now she's in a legal dispute involving the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Why Belgium?

Georgetown University’s Bruce Hoffman says the European nation is a wellspring for terrorism, and law enforcement faces an uphill battle.

The grapes of drought: Lessons from French wineries

Droughts usually make for better tasting wines. But a new study shows a shift in this formula for French wineries. Can the same happen with California?

Marvel's Black Panther: from the shadows, to the limelight

CSUN professor explains Black Panther's significance as a black super hero and why 2016 is set to be the chracter's break-out year

Lab Notes: Pregnant dinosaurs, super fast animals and more

The latest in science news from pregnant T-Rex's to peppy office workers and super speedy animals, KPCC's Sanden Totten joined the show for more.

State of Affairs: Big tobacco's big threat, gig economy reforms, homeless sue LA city

It's Thursday, which means it's time for Take Two's weekly look at state politics.

SeaWorld will end its Orca captivity program

The ocean animal park is throwing its killer whale breeding program overboard to, in the words of their CEO, "take a new direction."

Sleeping Cars: A photographer's love letter to LA

Photographer Gerd Ludwig has brought stories to life through his images. In 'Sleeping Cars', he turns his lens on the classic vehicles that live on LA's streets.

Young Republican would rather write in a candidate than vote for Donald Trump

USC junior Mary Perez admits that the act equates to political heresy, but she stands by her conservative values — views she says Donald Trump doesn’t share.

Take Two's primary election preview

A whole lot of points are at stake, and, before the sun sets, one candidate may have to wave goodbye to his presidential aspirations.

Presidential campaign rhetoric is music to this blind jazz virtuoso’s ears

Marcus Roberts’ new album “Race for the White House” features gems like “Making America Great Again (All By Myself)” and “Feel the Bern.” Hear them here.

Celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things

The California community foundation has curated a photo exhibit that will showcase 30 of L.A.'s unsung heroes, ordinary people doing extraordinary things.