Jacob Margolis Associate Producer, Take Two

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Jacob Margolis is an Associate Producer on KPCC's "Take Two."

Jacob started his journalism career while still in high school, working as a photographer for the Malibu Times, and as a part-time producer on the mid-day news at KPFK in Los Angeles.

He then took off to the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he majored in Comparative Politics. He also interned at the local newspaper - The Santa Cruz Sentinel - and ran the news department and hosted a regular show on the public radio station KZSC.

While finishing up his final year of college, he came back down to LA to work on and help launch "The Madeleine Brand Show" at KPCC.

After a year in Pasadena, he moved to Washington, D.C. to intern on "All Things Considered" at National Public Radio, only to return to KPCC after also working as a temp on the weekend NPR shows.

Jacob assumed the role of Associate Producer on "The Madeleine Brand Show," and eventually continued on to "Take Two," where he's responsible for producing regular segments on news, music, business, tech and food. You can also hear him on the air every other week on his segment "App Chat."

And when he's not cutting pieces, writing scripts or booking guests, he can be found braving the harsh Southern California winters while racing his cyclocross bike.


Stories by Jacob Margolis

App Chat: Would you use an app that's like Tinder for dogs?

Tinder for dogs, Uber for valet and haven't you always wished that you could order a trainer through an app? No? Well, one company thought that it was a good idea.

Should California allow doctor assisted suicide?

Last week, California's Senate Health Committee passed a bill which would legalize physician-assisted suicide. What happens next?

The impact of Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly'

Last week, Los Angeles rapper Kendrick Lamar released one of the most anticipated album's of the year called 'To Pimp A Butterfly.' But is it any good?

Recording Modest Mouse's new album almost made Isaac Brock go crazy

Eight years. That's the length of time a president might serve, or for fans of the band Modest Mouse, it's how long they've had to wait for a new LP. That wait's finally over.

How X's John Doe reinterprets his old punk hits, acoustically

This weekend, two of X's members, John Doe and Exene Cervenka, will perform an acoustic set at the First Unitarian Church of L.A.

Could President Obama kill tax-funded stadium deals?

A new line item in the President's budget eliminates the possibility that tax payer money could be used to fund new sports stadiums and arenas. Could it pass?

Can science help you hack your NCAA bracket?

From manipulating morality to making your March Madness bracket, we're going to look at some new and fascinating science in our weekly segment, Lab Notes.

This man was mistakenly moved into Medi-Cal. Were you?

What do you do when you're a resident of California and you can't get the right health care through the state? SCPR's Rebecca Plevin has the answer.

How some tiny birds challenged what scientists knew about evolution

On Santa Cruz Island, just off the coast of California, a surprising discovery has been made that could give some insight into Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

Listen to new music from Feufollet, Niyaz and The Sonics

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week music journalist Steve Hochman joins Alex Cohen in studio with new albums.

How Robert Williams of Juxtapoz went from outlaw artist to mainstream

"Once you take the sophistication out of art you have a much larger and imaginative playing field... A cartoon has a far far larger vocabulary than any other form of art."

Can the LAPD's Mental Evaluation Unit work for other departments?

Southern California Public Radio's Stephanie O'Neill continues her series by exploring whether the MEU is a viable model for the LA County Sheriff's Department.

Impatient: Are high deductibles ruining patients lives?

High-deductibles got you down? Not sure how to handle paying $3000 dollars before your insurance kicks in? That's what we're talking about this week on Impatient.

Should you enroll in a medical study on your iPhone?

If medical researchers could survey iPhone users around the world, would that change the future of medicine? Apple thinks so. But should you be involved?

Tuesday Reviewsday: Will Butler, Blues Traveler and more

Tuesday means it's time for our our weekly new music segment Tuesday Reviewsday. This week Chris Martins and Shirley Halperin are on deck with their top picks.