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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

Affordable Care Act: How has mandate's first year worked in California?

We're getting close to the second open enrollment period for people to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, which starts next month. California is seen as a bellwether of the law's success.

The history of California's gardens has its roots in immigration

The story of the botanical gardens big and small throughout southern California is more than just about seeds and earth -- it's the story of people who toil away in the dirt to make it happen.

New exhibit shines spotlight on famed drag performer Mario Montez

Mario Montez was one of Andy Warhol's superstars, but he was a celebrated artist in his own right, too.

Nation's estuaries form vital, and vulnerable, coastal wetlands

This week, scientists and coastal residents across the United States are drawing attention to the importance of local waterways, called estuaries.

Border Patrol to start testing body cameras

In response to accusations of excessive force, the U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body cameras on some of its officers.

Lab Notes: Smart mice, a giant squid and the physics of space trash

Every week, there are plenty of weird developments in the world of science, and KPCC's Sanden Totten joins us to explain on our regular segment – Lab Notes.

California issues first permits for self driving cars

This week California got one step closer to making the 1980s Hollywood fantasy of Knight Rider a 21st century reality with driverless car permits that take effect today.

Study: Megadrought a possibility in southwest

If you've been enjoying the uncomfortable weather we've been having here in Southern California, then good news: We could be having several decades more of it.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Jackson Browne and Jessie J

Shirley Halperin is back for another installment of Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week she has new music from Jackson Browne and Jessie J.

How a conflict photographer documented a war against zombies

Ashley Gilbertson has been embedded as a photographer in conflict zones around the world, but for his latest assignment, he embedded himself in... a video game.

Music supervisor Brian Reitzell brings horror to life with music in NBC's 'Hannibal'

Music supervisor Brian Reitzell says scary music "should be kind of unfamiliar." The film and television music maker shares more on making scary sounds and the soundtrack for an LA drive.

'Shower with Friends' wants to help curb your water use

Hoping for a strong El Niño this winter to help California? Don't get your hopes up. But some people think they can help the drought conditions with technology.

On the Lot: Toronto film fest and Warner Bros layoffs

Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times talks about the latest in the entertainment industry in Take Two's weekly segment "On the Lot."

Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant's new role with the Lakers

Lakers' new head coach Byron Scott recognizes that his team has hit rock bottom. What's he going to do about it? A Martinez sat down with him to find out.

Aleks Syntek on his new album 'Romantico Desliz'

Mexican artist Aleks Syntek has been performing since he was a kid. He's been nominated for six Grammys, but it's with his latest album that he's hoping to break into the U.S. market.