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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

'Now En Espanol' director, actress talk Latina progress

The new PBS documentary 'Now En Espanol' follows the five Latina actresses behind the 'Desperate Housewives' voices who entertain America's Spanish audiences.

Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice charge overturned

More than 10 years after the BALCO scandal, the only charge still remaining against Barry Bonds has officially been overturned.

If confirmed, what can US, California expect from AG Lynch?

If Senate confirms attorney general Loretta Lynch as expected, what impact might her appointment have on police relations, immigration, marijuana legalization?

'Our Kids' book looks at wealth gap in Ohio town and the US

While every parent hopes their child will do better than they did, it turns out young people today — specifically, poor kids — have fewer chances than mom and dad.

Should California limit household access to water if the drought gets bad enough?

With California an awful drought, could we learn anything from other places that've had to adapt to drought conditions as well?

How online sports betting changes fandom

You know at least one person into fantasy sports, as there are an estimated 42 million people in the US and Canada that played in at least one league last year.

President Obama faces pressures at Summit of the Americas

President Obama is heading to Panama to attend the Summit of the Americas, but after last time, what sort of reception can he expect from the other leaders?

Sufjan Stevens returns with new music on 'Carrie and Lowell'

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, A Martinez is joined in the studio by music journalists Steve Hochman and Chris Martins.

Selena's legacy endures 20 years after death

Tuesday will mark the 20th anniversary of Selena's death. Billboard's Leila Cobo reflects on the beloved Tejano singer's legacy.

The impact of Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly'

Last week, Los Angeles rapper Kendrick Lamar released one of the most anticipated album's of the year called 'To Pimp A Butterfly.' But is it any good?

Could President Obama kill tax-funded stadium deals?

A new line item in the President's budget eliminates the possibility that tax payer money could be used to fund new sports stadiums and arenas. Could it pass?

Can science help you hack your NCAA bracket?

From manipulating morality to making your March Madness bracket, we're going to look at some new and fascinating science in our weekly segment, Lab Notes.

Can the LAPD's Mental Evaluation Unit work for other departments?

Southern California Public Radio's Stephanie O'Neill continues her series by exploring whether the MEU is a viable model for the LA County Sheriff's Department.

Impatient: Are high deductibles ruining patients lives?

High-deductibles got you down? Not sure how to handle paying $3000 dollars before your insurance kicks in? That's what we're talking about this week on Impatient.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Will Butler, Blues Traveler and more

Tuesday means it's time for our our weekly new music segment Tuesday Reviewsday. This week Chris Martins and Shirley Halperin are on deck with their top picks.