Jacob Margolis Associate Producer, Take Two

Staff Headshots
Contact Jacob Margolis

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

Sheila Kuehl thinks LA County should treat pot like alcohol

"I think that this sort of reefer madness approach that we’ve had about marijuana is not going to help us in regulation. But we don’t want to underregulate either."

What LA needs to know about March’s pot propositions

Marijuana advocates, the L.A. City Council and the mayor all support Prop M. Prop N, on the other hand, has been abandoned by its authors.

LA County moves to shut down unlicensed pot shops

L.A. County on Tuesday signaled it would extend a temporary ban on the cultivation, testing and sale of cannabis and called for a renewed crackdown on illegal dispensaries

HighQ: Should I rent my empty property to marijuana growers?

If you've got 30 unused acres sitting in the middle of a remote part of Northern California, what do you do with it?

HighQ: California could see marijuana ads pop up like weeds

Now that marijuana is legal in California, the question is, are we about to see billboards with pot leaves lining the streets while TV commercials extol different brands of weed?

What Jeff Sessions means for California's legal marijuana industry

"Until people know what Trump/Sessions are going to do, it'd just be stupid to invest at this point," says drug expert Jon Caulkins.

HighQ: Will California get recreational weed by 2018?

"I don’t see how this whole process is going to be up and running and ready to go January 1, 2018."

HighQ: Can DCFS take away your kids if you smoke marijuana?

If you smoke a lot of marijuana and forget to take care of your kids, there will be problems.

Go slow with the edibles: Why eating pot is different than smoking it

"You're in for the ride. You just gotta buckle up, put on a funny movie and just try to tell yourself that everything's going to be OK."

HighQ: What are the best marijuana stocks to invest in?

Marijuana's legal in California and we're here to answer your questions about it. This week: what are the best stocks? Can you gift pot for Christmas? And can you smoke it while on probation?

HighQ: Can smoking pot keep you from buying a gun?

As a matter of fact, it can. That's thanks to the federal Firearms Transaction Record you have to fill out before a purchase. It asks about marijuana use, which is still a federal crime.

HighQ: Can you smoke and grow weed in your rental unit?

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.

Where can I buy weed and where can I smoke it in California?

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.

Californians are already having their marijuana charges downgraded

As of two weeks ago, getting caught transporting 50 pounds of marijuana could have resulted in a felony charge. Not any more.

How one investor plans to take advantage of legal marijuana

"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."