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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

A tea party 'playbook' could be helping Trump opponents turn the tables

Activists in San Diego are trying out some familiar tactics to get their voices heard by Republican lawmakers.

LA traffic cost drivers about $2,400 last year, study finds

What's the price of being stuck in traffic? A new study breaks down Los Angeles gridlock by the numbers.

Oscar nominated live action shorts: ‘Timecode’

"...behind that uniform or behind that job maybe there is something special, there is beauty or a nobel prize behind that. Maybe that's the idea behind Timecode."

Trump revives program turning peace officers into immigration deputies

The Immigration and Nationality Act allows ICE to deputize local law enforcement. Here are four things to know.

Oscar nominated live action shorts: ‘Ennemis Intérieurs’

"I was hoping that they would understand on a human level...and maybe change the way they see things and the way they look at those foreigners..."

Inglewood community still searching for answers, one year after officer-involved shooting

Two single parents were shot dead by Inglewood Police on the morning of February 21st, 2016. Here's where things stand one year on.

Oscar nominated live action shorts: 'Sing'

"It would be nice if we could all come together in solidarity with the weaker members of a group and stand up for everyone and fight injustice that way."

The audacity of ‘woke’

Aware. Knowledgeable. Active. Here's a look at the co-opted word that just might be the rallying cry of the next countercultural movement.

Reality check: Polarized politics make it hard for people to admit when they're wrong

Admitting that you've made a mistake means facing reality. But the harsh tone of political discourse has caused some to hide from the truth, one psychologist says.

Oscar nominated Live Action Shorts: ‘La Femme et le TGV’

This week we look at all of the Oscar nominated live action shorts. We kick of with "La Femme et le TGV" a story that explores loneliness and human connections.

Should immigrants be required to assimilate?

Take Two hears two different perspectives.

State of Affairs: Conservatives criticize Gov. Brown, CA Dems demand Flynn-Russia transcripts

Take Two tackles the top stories from California's political stage.

Reclaiming 'Gook': new film tackles racial tensions during '92 riots

The film "Gook" is set during the 1992 L.A. Riots and it explores families and relationships between Korean and African American communities.

Why the 9th Circuit is an attractive target for GOP lawmakers

Splitting up the court would mean new judgeships. Those new judgeships would be filled by the Republican Senate, with nominees proposed by a Republican president.

State of Affairs: Democratic lawmakers prepare to take on Trump in the courts

Recently contracted former US Attorney General Eric Holder was spotted in Sacramento, and the Assembly is fast-tracking three immigration bills.