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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

How national parks prepare for a record season (and how campers should prepare)

It's going to be a busy summer at Yosemite National Park. It's the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, and visitor numbers are up all over the country. 2015 was a record breaking year with more than 305 million visitors to parks and sites nationwide.

When God seems silent: Communities make sense of tragedy through love and togetherness

As Americans drift away from organized religion, universal tenets like fellowship, reconciliation and faith continue to hold a central place in our lives — especially in the wake of tragedies.

The spontaneous return of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

Michael O'Connell, senior TV writer for the Hollywood Reporter, joined host A Martinez to talk about the enduring appetite for the show.

One nation under grief: How communal bereavement helps heal

Following the tragedy in Orlando, tons of stories have flooded the web about compassionate acts. A closer look at how grief unites us in the face of tragedy.

Choosing a running mate isn't exactly rocket science

Data shows that general election voters don't seem to care about the president's right-hand man. The idea VP will need to have a few key traits, though.

'Twilight Zone' aquarium exhibit brings deepest parts of the ocean to the surface

"Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed" features creatures from a place in the ocean where "sunlight is scarce and divers with traditional scuba gear cannot go."

A nod from the Head of State rarely leads to a win in November

President Obama officially endorsed Hillary Clinton's run for the White House Thursday. Here's what history tells us about the power of a presidential green light.

Did the media blow it for Bernie?

"It's a question of feeding the viewers what they think they want, as opposed to giving a balanced coverage of the election cycle," one expert says of TV news.

Young voters react to a historic California primary

A young Republican and Democrat reflect on Clinton, Sanders, Trump, and the future of American politics.

The great big California primary roundtable

For an in-depth look at the last Super Tuesday of the primary cycle, Take Two assembled a special panel of experts from across the Golden State.

School Climate: The less visible parts of education

Can analyzing student's happiness and temperment at school help determine their school's effectiveness? A new survey program aims to find out.

Koreatown rapper Dumbfoundead tackles whitewashing in films

Korean-American rapper Jonathan Park, also known by his stage name Dumbfoundead, released a video for his new single “Safe,” confronting whitewashing in Hollywood

American consumers and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad debt

John Oliver paid off $15 million dollars worth of old medical debts on his show Sunday, exposing a troubling flaw in the debt collection industry. Take Two explores.

Bernie Sanders looks to contested convention ahead of final ‘Super Tuesday'

To Bernie Sanders, his path to victory hinges on wins on Tuesday and his ability to persuade superdelegates to abandon Hillary Clinton.

What’s the point of a hit list?

Hit lists are a common component in emotionally charged killings, but what do they mean, and who's really supposed to read them?