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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: 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.

Samsung and Apple back in court fighting over patent issues

Tech giants Apple and Samsung are back in court fighting over patent issues and the outcome of the case could change the face of the lucrative smartphone market.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mac DeMarco, St. Vincent, Jimmer and Death

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, we have journalists Shirley Halperin and Roy Trakin from The Hollywood Reporter.

Moses Sumney: One of LA's most talked-about musicians

Moses Sumney is one of the most talked-about LA musicians of 2014 and he hasn't even released an album yet. To understand why, check out a video of his live performance.

Can Candy Crush's parent company survive on the stock market?

Well, Candy Crush isn't exactly on the stock market. It's King, the game's parent company, that began trading on the New York Stock Exchange today at $22.50. However, after only a couple of hours the stock had already dropped a couple of dollars.

Fossils unearthed by Metro reveal LA's watery past

LA Metro unearthed several fossils in preparation of the Purple Line extension. These fossil tell a story of an LA once covered by the ocean.

Is your second language a 'secret' language?

Here's a scenario: You're out at a coffee shop, and people at the next table start talking in a foreign language...about you. Maybe you can only tell based on how they look at you. Or maybe you caught them because you know the language.

KPCC sports authority A Martinez on Super Bowl, NFL and NBA

A. Martinez spoke with NPR Saturday, running down his picks for the Super Bowl, and some insights on the 2013/ 2014 season, and offered thoughts on the NFL and NBA.

Who birthed 'Jamzilla' on the Sepulveda Pass?

Jamzilla is coming! But remember 2011's Carmaggedon? Who's coming up with these names? Turns out, the LA MTA is taking over that responsibility

Update: Annenberg Foundation buys Hopi masks from French auction house, returns to tribe

In France, a judge will decide tomorrow whether 32 Hopi artifacts can go up for sale at an art auction. However, the Hopi tribe say those objects contain the spirits of their ancestors, and selling them as commercial art is illegal.