A Martínez Host, Take Two

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The 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

State of Affairs: Berkeley protests and California draws political lines in the sand

Carla Marinucci, the senior writer for Politico's California Playbook and Jack Pitney, professor of politics at Claremont McKenna College, joined Take Two to discuss.

3 ways Trump's SCOTUS pick could impact California

President Donald Trump's nominee, Neil Gorsuch, has been likened to former Justice Antonin Scalia. Here's what his nomination could mean to the Golden State.

San Bernardino police chief: Travel ban doesn't make city safer

The San Bernardino Police Chief says the Trump travel ban would not have prevented the 2015 shooting there, and doesn't make people any safer now.

Inside the inner workings of the South LA community

Understanding how conflict is dealt with in South LA and how the community had adapted to dealing with interracial conflict and violence.

SoCal Republicans divided over Trump immigration order

The president's order suspending refugee admissions has Republicans split along ideological lines. Here are two perspectives.

Venus and Serena Williams portray domination and inspiration

All eyes were on tennis's most famous sibling duo as they competed for the Australian Open title on Saturday... even for the next generation of talent in California.

What's the way forward for US-Mexico relations?

It's been a rough few days for US-Mexico relations. Tweets have been tweeted, meetings have been cancelled, and it's not just the price of guacamole that's at stake.

Will Trump's southern border wall prove effective? History says no.

Border walls have long been part of the political discourse in America. Motivations may have changed, but one expert contends the outcome hasn't.

What Trump's executive orders could mean for refugees, visitors

President Trump signed the first in what is expected to be a series of executive actions aimed at beefing up national security and curbing immigration today.

DA Jackie Lacey discusses Ezell Ford decision

District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Tuesday that her department would not charge the officers who killed Ezell Ford. She reflected today on Take Two.

Will Donald J Trump also be the 'gaslighter-in-chief'?

Trump's relationship with the truth sometimes puts him at odds with those keeping track of the things he says — like the press. Turns out there's a word for that.

CA reps divided over whether to attend Trump inauguration

Congresspersons Brad Sherman and Judy Chu have made two different decisions when it comes to the swearing-in ceremony. Each shared their take with Take Two.

KPCC listeners submit ideas for a new Chargers' logo

The Chargers planned move to LA is the source of much discussion among football fans. Not because of the game, but the logo. Listeners weighed in with suggestions.

Obiden/Joebama have defined the modern 'bromance'

The outgoing president and his VP share a bond that is unmatched in politics. So what's the difference between a friendship and a "bromance"?

CA budget, AG hearings, and a fight over a painting

Governor Jerry Brown braces for a budget deficit, dueling Attorney General hearings on opposite coasts, and a fight erupts over a painting on Capitol Hill.