Jacob Margolis Associate Producer, Take Two

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Jacob Margolis is an Associate Producer on KPCC's "Take Two" show. Jacob joined "Brand & Martinez" in June, after working at KZSC in Santa Cruz, and at the mid-day news at KPFK. When he's not working, or trying to convince his bosses to do pieces about food, he's obsessing over food, or dressing up in scantily clad spandex and riding his bike. He's still in college at UC Santa Cruz, and plans on graduating with a BA in Politics, and a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies.

Stories by Jacob Margolis

Tuesday Reviewsday: James Brown, Jason Moran and more

Our music critics join Alex in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday to talk about the latest in new music, including tunes from Jason Moran, Foreign Fields and more.

Border Patrol to start testing body cameras

In response to accusations of excessive force, the U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body cameras on some of its officers.

Lab Notes: Smart mice, a giant squid and the physics of space trash

Every week, there are plenty of weird developments in the world of science, and KPCC's Sanden Totten joins us to explain on our regular segment – Lab Notes.

Jens "The Chuck Norris of Cycling" Voigt tries to break hour record

Right now in Switzerland the Chuck Norris of cycling is trying to go farther than any person on a bike has gone before — in one hour.

Study: Megadrought a possibility in southwest

If you've been enjoying the uncomfortable weather we've been having here in Southern California, then good news: We could be having several decades more of it.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Jackson Browne and Jessie J

Shirley Halperin is back for another installment of Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week she has new music from Jackson Browne and Jessie J.

How a conflict photographer documented a war against zombies

Ashley Gilbertson has been embedded as a photographer in conflict zones around the world, but for his latest assignment, he embedded himself in... a video game.

On The Lot: 'No Good Deed' tops the box office

What's going on in the entertainment industry? That's a question we answer every week with Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times, in our regular segment, On The Lot.

Music supervisor Brian Reitzell brings horror to life with music in NBC's 'Hannibal'

Music supervisor Brian Reitzell says scary music "should be kind of unfamiliar." The film and television music maker shares more on making scary sounds and the soundtrack for an LA drive.

Actor Bill Hader was almost too funny for his role in 'The Skeleton Twins'

When casting first started for the new movie drama, "The Skeleton Twins," Bill Hader wasn't even being considered because filmmakers feared he couldn't do drama.

Video game 'Destiny' breaks sales records by raking in more than $500 million

Guardians of the Galaxy had a budget of about $170 million dollars, which is nothing next to the $500 million it cost to make the new video game called "Destiny."

'Shower with Friends' wants to help curb your water use

Hoping for a strong El Niño this winter to help California? Don't get your hopes up. But some people think they can help the drought conditions with technology.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Robert Plant, Aurelio, Francisca Valenzuela and Diana Fuentes

This week music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila, associate editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine, join Alex Cohen with their favorite new music picks.

On the Lot: Toronto film fest and Warner Bros layoffs

Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times talks about the latest in the entertainment industry in Take Two's weekly segment "On the Lot."

Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant's new role with the Lakers

Lakers' new head coach Byron Scott recognizes that his team has hit rock bottom. What's he going to do about it? A Martinez sat down with him to find out.