Jacob Margolis Associate Producer, Take Two
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
While growing and smoking marijuana might be legal in California, that doesn't necessarily mean that you can grow and smoke it in your own home.
Despite what you might've heard, it's not legal to smoke weed in public. We answer questions about that and more from our listeners.
As of two weeks ago, getting caught transporting 50 pounds of marijuana could have resulted in a felony charge. Not any more.
"Whether you're mom-and-pop or whether you're ... investing in 10- and 15-million-dollar projects, I think California will have some room for everybody."
Californians have legalized recreational pot, the Associated Press projects, but you can't buy it in California tomorrow and probably won't be able to until 2018.
Nearly 600 students and staff gathered at USC's Wallis Annenberg Hall to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet on stage for a final time. Take Two was there.
The presidential candidates' third and final debate Wednesday left some students saying they plan to skip the top of the ballot.
"If intelligence falls into the category of warfare...then yeah, I think you can make that argument that we're seeing an aspect of cyberwar here."
"We're used to thinking next year the drought's going to end or it's going to end after two years or three years... This might not be a three to five year thing."
California's Prop 64 would make recreational marijuana legal in the state. If the law passes, it would mean a big shift in the way the Golden State — already the largest market for pot in the U.S. — regulates marijuana.
For the first time, SpaceX will deliver a customer's payload to space on a rocket that's already been to space itself, which is unusual and risky.
You might get to relax this weekend, but JPL's Juno probe is going to be working overtime. After five years, it's finally ready to figure out Jupiter's back story.
Last year, California's fishing industry took a huge hit when a massive toxic algal bloom made its way up the coast. Could it be back?
In one year, day will be turned to night and for the first time in 38 years North Americans will get to see their first total solar eclipse. Are you ready?
As fire season gets worse in the western U.S., increased amounts of fine particles will likely have an adverse effect on public health.