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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

The Counterfeit Detective: Where the Port of LA stores illegally imported goods

Think you can sniff out a knock-off Chanel handbag? Try doing it every day in the Port of LA where 43 percent of the country's imported goods come through before hitting shelves.

Why Landon Donovan was left off the US World Cup team roster

The US announced their roster for their World Cup team yesterday, but one notable name was missing... Landon Donovan.

The big business of live streaming video gameplay

Believe it or not, watching people play video games online is a huge business. The biggest company behind live streaming video game matches is Twitch Interactive.

Tuesday Reviewsday: The Black Keys, Swans, Joseph Arthur and more

It's time again for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, Hollywood Reporter music editor Shirley Halperin and Spin Magazine senior writer Chris Martins are back with some new tunes.

Mexican-American 'cholo' style takes off in Bangkok

The look of cholos might be familiar to us in LA, but that style is catching on among men in Bangkok, Thailand — most of whom don't understand Spanish or truly understand what being a "cholo" is about.

FDA moves to regulate e-cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration FDA wants to impose regulation on electronic cigarettes, including an eventual ban on sales to anyone under age 18. Megan McArdle covers the industry for Bloomberg View and she joins the show with more.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Iggy Azalea, Neon Trees and Ray LaMontagne

It's time for another Tuesday Reviewsday. This week, Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter joins A Martinez to chat about three new albums.

Mad World: An oral history of New Wave artists and songs that defined the '80s

What was it like to be a part of the New Wave movement in the 1980s? Lori Majewski's new book chronicles the experience, and she joins A Martinez to talk about it.

Google gets into the drone business with purchase of Titan Aerospace

Google. They're on the web, on our phones, they're in our glasses... and soon they could be taking over our skies, with drones.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey, Santana and more

Music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila from Billboard talk about new music from Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltry, Glen David Andrews, Santana and David Bisbal.

SpaceX tries to break into the spy satellite industry

SpaceX wants to send spy satellites into orbit. It's a lucrative business opportunity, but before they can get there they have plenty of problems to overcome.

'Desert Gold' curators offer alternative festival to Coachella this weekend

This weekend isn't just about the massive Southern California music festival, Coachella. Thirty minutes up the road in Palm Springs, Desert Gold is also starting.

Your Take: Why you won't stop driving anytime soon

Earlier this week, we talked on air about how to make biking and mass transit "cool." But many KPCC listeners wrote in to say why they're sticking to their cars.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Madlib, D'Angelo, Mobb Deep and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes, join us to talk about the latest in music.

UCLA's Anderson Forecast: Modest job growth, drought impact on city

A new study out today from UCLA's Anderson School paints a somewhat grim picture of California's economy.