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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

A Nation Engaged: Will the bump in minimum wage raise people out of poverty?

By 2020, LA minimum wage will hit $15 and hour. KPCC's Ben Bergman spoke to workers in Seattle, where hourly pay has already been raised.

Hillary Clinton's message to disabled workforce particularly pertinent in California

The state has the must sub-minimum wage job sites in the country, where workers with disabilities earn as little as 20 cents an hour.

Voter guides, US Senate race, and the first presidential debate

What to look out for in your giant voter guide, voters' views on the US Senate race, and a look ahead to the first presidential debate.

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes to Senate committee, promises changes

The San Francisco-based bank opened millions of superfluous accounts, applied for unauthorized credit cards, and forged customer signatures.

Median incomes up in LA, but housing costs remain prohibitive

Housing costs have risen far faster than wages in LA, and that has made dreams of a middle-class lifestyle particularly elusive for city-dwellers.

At 50, Star Trek continues to prosper, thanks to its fans

It's the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek series, in celebration, we take a look at some of the fan made productions that have found their own success.

The perils and the pitfalls of moderating presidential forums, as demonstrated by Matt Lauer

The Today host faces flack after his prime-time sitdowns with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Wednesday evening. His performance has given rise to a new hashtag.

Dallas paper's Clinton endorsement is 'huge,' but little surprise to Texans

The nod might be more of a move against Donald Trump than a thumbs-up to Clinton.

For Cambodian refugees, film seeks to 'break the silence'

The film follows a group of U.S.-based survivors of the Khmer Rouge as they return to their homeland to testify in the genocide trials. For a new generation, justice is complicated.

The US-China climate pact is a big deal, even for environmental leader California

The Golden State has led the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Now the energy sector can impart its knowledge on a global scale.

SoCal descendant of Georgetown slaves says university's plan 'falls short'

In 1838, Georgetown University fell on hard times. The school was in debt and in danger of closing. That's when the founders—two Jesuit priests—did the unthinkable.

Politics as (un)usual: Clinton, Trump and the debates that could change the race

But by now voters have seen and heard a lot from the presidential candidates. A political roundtable looks at the potential impact of the upcoming debates.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's media strategies say a lot about the candidates

For example, it's been about 270 days since Clinton last held a press conference. In that time, Trump has held 17.

'Argots': Secret languages created to exclude others

What if there were "languages" only small groups of people understood being spoken right in front of you? Would you even know it?

The California Incline as a cultural landmark

The California Incline has been closed for construction for almost a year and a half.