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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

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.

Hiroshima survivor retells devastating aftermath of atomic bomb

President Obama is close to wrapping up his weeklong trip to Asia. He’s in Japan today and on Friday, he will be making a historic visit to Hiroshima.

Has Captain America turned to the dark side?

Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz kicked off the newest Captain America storyline with a HUGE reveal: Steve Rogers may have been a HYDRA agent all along.

Millennials increasingly decide to stay with parents

32 percent of men and women between the ages of 18 to 34 are staying with mom and dad. We'll take a look at what's keeping the generation from moving out.

Musicians find new paths to notes in super groups

When two or more great musicians come together to form a new musical act, it can be exciting. We'll take a look at some of the best times that this has happened.

The valet system without the valet: WeHo's new automated garage

West Hollywood is bringing the West Coast its first automated parking garage. Think of it as a valet — without the actual valet.

Could the Metro lead LA from a car culture to community?

Author David L. Ulin believes that the Expo Line expansion is an indication that L.A. is on the move away from the idea of enclosure and seclusion.

Earthquake relief efforts continue in Ecuador

Ecuador has been devastated by a series of shakes. These disasters have compounded issues that the country already faced including poverty and infrastructure.

How the investigation into the crash of EgyptAir MS 804 will unfold

The black box is just one piece of the puzzle.

Study: Air pollution causes fish to choke

In addition to toxifying the air that we breath it also lowers the oxygen in the Pacific Ocean, and kills off sea-creatures by the thousands.

Understand proper Metro etiquette before you ride

WNYC's Brian Lehrer joins us to talk about behavior that should be discouraged if you're going to take a ride on the newly expanded Expo line this weekend.