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

Two groups, one community: USC report explores South LA's demographic shift

Once predominantly African American, Latinos now make up the majority of South LA. Shared experiences have bonded the groups in some unique ways, the report reveals.

As Vine is cut, a look at video tech through the decades

The shutdown of the video site Vine shows just how rapidly market demands can evolve. Take Two takes a look at the past, present, and future of our home movies.

California Democrats eye a supermajority in the state legislature

If Democratic lawmakers in California regain a supermajority in the state capitol this November, what would that mean for the state?

California spent nearly $21 billion on incarceration and crime in 2015

Despite recent reforms, the state and county spent $15 billion on incarceration and nearly $6 billion responding to criminal acts.

A Martinez doing yoga on a paddle board will make your day

One public radio host, one patient instructor, and lots of sting rays.

Paralympic gold medalist: When I swim, I don't feel blind

Veteran and Paralympian Brad Snyder spoke with Take Two about his path from being blinded in combat to winning gold medals at the Paralympics.

LA Sparks headed to Game 5 of WNBA Finals

With the Indians advancing to the World Series and the Dodgers and Cubs tying their series, you might have missed what else is going on in sports.

Pachucos to party crews: A different side of LA's youth culture

LA's youth culture is often represented by surfer dudes and mall-loving girls. But one art show in East LA is putting a new perspective on this image.

3 things you need to know about LA's 2024 Olympic bid

Paris, Budapest and Los Angeles are the final cities in the race for the 2024 Olympics. Janet Evans, vice-chair of athlete relations for LA 2024 joins the show for the latest on L.A.'s bid.

It's very clear: Political rancor is here to stay

Political rancor is here to stay — at least — past election day, one expert says.

The Food Event celebrates great LA restaurants

Los Angeles Magazine celebrates culinary L.A. with its 11th annual Food Event in Malibu this weekend

How to get Asian American millennials to vote ... with the concert

#IAmAsianAmerican uses music to encourage 15,000 Asian American millennials to get out and vote in the presidential election

A pro-Clinton online task force could be changing conversations this election season

The pro-Clinton super PAC Correct the Record uses multiple profiles to engage Clinton critics in a digital, and often meme-filled, dialogue.

Young Democrat, Republican united by disdain for Donald Trump

Though the two differ on several key issues, there are three beliefs they hold close: life, liberty and dissatisfaction with the Republican nominee.

Gary Phillips on comic books and the lesser seen Southland

Crime Novelist Gary Phillips resurrects the classic hero The Vigilante in modern Southern California. The six-issue mini series comes out in October.