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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

Take Two's primary election preview

A whole lot of points are at stake, and, before the sun sets, one candidate may have to wave goodbye to his presidential aspirations.

Presidential campaign rhetoric is music to this blind jazz virtuoso’s ears

Marcus Roberts’ new album “Race for the White House” features gems like “Making America Great Again (All By Myself)” and “Feel the Bern.” Hear them here.

Celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things

The California community foundation has curated a photo exhibit that will showcase 30 of L.A.'s unsung heroes, ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Black and undocumented: 'I didn't know anybody else like me'

As the debate on immigration heats up, some are hoping to inject a new perspective into the conversation: that of those who are both black and undocumented.

Digital divide could leave a third of Americans behind

Presidential debates often air on cable channels or stream live online. But what about those who don't have home access to Internet?

Newly naturalized Mexicans could spell trouble for the future GOP nominee

Naturalization applications from Mexicans spiked dramatically in the latter half of 2015. Some analysts say that’s because Donald Trump is the GOP frontrunner.

It's a gooooooooaaaaal for Caltech's robot soccer teams

At Caltech last year, robots dueled it out over buckyballs on water. This year, a new set of droids will battle it over soccer balls.

The complex psychology behind political memes

That awkward moment when you brace yourself because you’re not sure if you’re going to have to unfriend someone today.

A Martinez might have been Charlie Tuna's youngest joke writer

Take Two's A Martinez remembers when he was 11, and had his joke read by his favorite morning host, Charlie Tuna, who died last month at the age of 71.

A parasite is turning bees into 'zombie bees'

A scientist at San Francisco State University first noticed the strange behvior, and is leading the effort to track the 'zombie bees.'

From LA's historic black cinema to fostering art in Leimert Park

The all-white field of Oscar nominees is prompting calls to promote diversity in filmmaking. But decades ago, L.A. was home to an ambitious program to do just that.

All Def Movie Awards could be your Oscar Sunday alternate

It's hosted by Chris Rock's brother, Tony Rock, and features categories from Best Actor to Best Helpful White Person.

Nevada Republicans hope for a caucus less raucous than 2012

In Nevada Saturday, Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton scored a narrow victory over Senator Bernie Sanders. Today, Republicans have their say.

Oscar nominated live-action shorts: "Stutterer"

The main character in this Academy Award hopeful has incredibly vivid and poetic thoughts. But when he tries to express them verbally, he runs into trouble.

Oscar nominated live-action shorts: "Ave Maria"

What happens when two groups made up of Palestinian nuns and Orthodox Jews are forced together on the Sabbath? A hilarious set up for a film.