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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

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mariachi El Bronx, Damien Rice and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila talk about new albums from Ximena Sariñana, Damien Rice, Mariachi El Bronx and more.

Veterans reflect on a forgotten alliance: Filipinos and Americans in WWII

More than 250,000 Filipinos fought alongside US soldiers during World War II. Only a fraction have received the recognition that they say was promised to them.

How artichoke water wants to steal coconut water's throne

Companies that are producing drinks like artichoke water, maple water and cactus water are all trying to take a gulp of coconut water's $400 million dollar business.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Jamie Cullum, Bambu and more

Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes are back in the studio with their picks of new music that they think you should be listening to.

On The Lot: Fandango goes to space and 'Furious 7' gets a trailer

Rebecca Keegan from the LA Times joins Take Two every week for her segment "On the Lot" where she talks about the latest in Hollywood.

Are you scared of clowns just to be cool?

"It just seems fashionable, right now," says Guilford Adams, aka Gilly the Clown. But there's a science behind the scare and some groups of people are more scared than others.

Will SoCal's love of pools dry up with the drought?

California is in the midst of another historic drought. Having a cool, standing pool of water in the backyard isn't the best way to convey that you're passionate about conservation.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Danay Suarez, Saul Hernandez and more

Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila talk new albums from Saul Hernandez, Danay Suarez, Daniel Lanois and Tony Allen, this week on Tuesday Reviewsday.

Latinos could be voting Republican now if it weren't for immigration

Latinos only make-up single digit percentages in several unexpected southern and midwestern states, but politicians should pay attention now to set the right tone for when millions more of them become eligible to vote.

Weekend on the cheap: Zombies and carbs and Sriracha, oh my!

Need a cheat day for your diet? This weekend there's the Pancakes and Booze in DTLA, the Monterey Night Market with a zombie twist, and the 2nd Annual LA Sriracha Festival in Chinatown.

Wanted: New LAUSD superintendent

John Deasy's successor will have a tough balancing act in making people happy. But what do people with a vested interest in LAUSD want in their next leader?

US soccer's Christen Press: 'Being in the moment' key to World Cup

Wednesday night, the U.S. women's soccer squad begins its World Cup campaign as it faces off against Trinidad and Tobago.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Flying Lotus, Radio Ridler and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, Take Two's weekly new music segment. Joining A Martinez in the studio this week is Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com.

Weekend on the cheap: ArtNight, 7 days of garbage, Hollywood costumes

TGIF, but when there's so much going on this weekend (and it's not even Halloween, yet), how do you decide? KPCC's social media producer shares her picks for weekend events.

Ferguson residents seek dialogue, change ahead of planned protests

Two voices – one black, one white – weigh in on police reform, dialogue and the ongoing investigation into Michael Brown's death.