A Martínez Host, Take Two

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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

GOP debate: Recap from a Southern California perspective

Donald Trump managed to get in some zingers and insults, but some declared former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina the evening's breakout star.

Republican debate at Reagan Library: Immigration a top issue

All eyes will be on Southern California on Wednesday night, as 11 Republican presidential hopefuls prepare to face off again.

How (not) speaking Spanish creates Latino identity questions

The pressure to stay a 'true' Latino — speaking fluent Spanish being the main criteria — has seemingly created a rift among Latinos as generations go on.

Weekend on the cheap: 5 things to do Labor Day weekend

Never a dull moment.

Ken Burns talks 'Civil War,' America's racial struggle

Ken Burns' documentary 'Civil War' has been remastered. He believes Abraham Lincoln would be saddened by America's continuing struggle with racism.

Weekend on the cheap: 5 things to do with your free time

Brunch, anyone?

Weekend on the cheap: Tacos, boy bands and a topless parade

Joining us is KPCC's social media producer Kristen Lepore, who shares a list of fun and almost-free things to do with us every Friday.

Latino or Hispanic? A cartoonist explains the difference

It's the eternal question for millions of Spanish speakers who live in the United States: Am I Latino, Hispanic and does it matter?

Weekend on the cheap: Free concerts, a new batch of beer and Fig Fest

Here to keep us cool is KPCC's social media producer Kristen Lepore, who joins us every week with fun and almost-free stuff to do with our time off.

3 years after DACA, young immigrants see change, uncertainty

Three years ago this week, the U.S. began granting temporary deportation relief to young undocumented migrants. We look at what's changed.

Amde Hamilton, founding member of the Watts Prophets, on growing up in South LA and the power of art

Amde Hamilton, founding member of the Watts Prophets, talks about the group's influence on art and activism in South LA.

William Finnegan explores his past in his new memoir 'Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life'

In his new book, William Finnegan talks about what's driven his life: reporting and traveling around the world in search of the perfect wave.

Weekend on the cheap: Avocado everything!

This weekend is the third annual Avocado Fest at Angel City Brewery.

Find the best tacos in LA with this taco encyclopedia

Click through to find out what you should be eating.

New music from Mac DeMarco and LA band HEALTH

Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday our critics join our hosts in the studio to talk about what you should be listening to in one short segment.