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

Officials want to make Venice safer, but could changes kill the culture?

The Venice Boardwalk has always been known for an eclectic mix of artists, tourists and a bit of a rough element. Now, officials are moving to make it safer, but what sort of cultural impact will that have?

App Chat: 3 apps that'll help you handle rough relationships

Regardless of where you are in your relationship we have three heartless pieces of technology that can help you if you're stressed out about what is or what was.

Can Candy Crush's parent company survive on the stock market?

Well, Candy Crush isn't exactly on the stock market. It's King, the game's parent company, that began trading on the New York Stock Exchange today at $22.50. However, after only a couple of hours the stock had already dropped a couple of dollars.

'Mistaken for Strangers': The National get a documentary

"Mistaken for Strangers," a new documentary about the indie band The National, goes deeper than just a band profile. It's about how fame and fortune have impacted the relationship between two brothers.

SXSW Crash: 2 dead, 23 injured, but the show will go on

A car suspected of fleeing police plowed into a group of people gathered outside nightclubs at the South by Southwest festival in Austin.

App Chat: 3D printing Oreos and spreading secrets at SXSW

Oreo, along with a couple of design companies, built a custom 3D printer that can customize frosting designs onto already baked cookies. Check out this video.

LA hopes 'Hacktivists' will turn city data into user-friendly apps

Mayor Eric Garcetti wants LA to be a digital democracy, but the effort will likely depend on civic-minded computer wizards who will donate their services.

California farmers call in wild boar hunters to control overpopulation

Though there are various hands-off methods farmers can use to protect their crops - traps, fencing... etc. — sometimes hunting is a necessity.

'League of Legends' video game championship comes to LA

KPCC's Jacob Margolis attended a semi-final match last weekend to get an idea for what all of the fuss was about.

What makes one pen superior to another?

Brad Dowdy has reviewed more than 700 pens on his website The Pen Addict.com. He joins the show to tell us what makes one pen better than another.

The art of the 6 second comedy

Six second comedy videos have become a huge draw on the social media site, Vine. But is six seconds enough time do something funny?

How some are protecting their personal information online

Since the revelations about the NSA's data gathering program surfaced, there have been plenty of discussions about privacy online. Citizens wonder if they can trust the government or the giant online companies that handle their personal information.

Can a 7 minute workout be as effective as a 60 minute one?

Do short interval workouts like Crossfit work? We'll find out by speaking with Dr. Allen Lim a sports physiologist. But first we sent Alex and A to the gym.

How does Google's Chromecast compare to competitors?

Google debuted Chromecast, a device that lets you beam content directly from a device like a phone, tablet or laptop to your television. For $35 it essentially makes any newer TV into a smart TV.

Summer Dish: How to make northern Thai 'hick food' aka Thai ceviche

"It's like Thai hick food," says Night + Market chef Kris Yenbamroong about his favorite summer dish, koi tuna.