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

What's up with gas prices in California?

If you pay attention when you go to fill up your tank you might have noticed you're paying significantly different prices from week to week... but why?

How one LA chef invented the North African taco

In Los Angeles we have everything from classic tacos to tacos that combine Korean and Mexican flavors, but what do you think about tacos with a North African flair?

Calexico's Joey Burns on the band's new album

Calexico's Joey Burns joins Alex Cohen to talk about their musical influences and what he hopes his daughters get out of the songs that he writes with them in mind.

New music from The Internet, Miguel and more

Every week on Take Two we're joined by our regular music experts who bring in their top new music picks for our segment Tuesday Reviewsday.

Charles Phoenix makes the perfect July 4th dessert, the Cherbluble

If you're going to a potluck or a barbecue this Fourth of July think about bringing a Cherbluble. That's three pies baked inside of a three layer cake!

What would a world without work be like?

Can you imagine a world without work? Does it sound like a dream or a nightmare to you? Well, according to one journalist that scenario might not be far off.

New music from ArchiveX, Tiempo Libre and more

Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday our critics join our hosts in the studio to talk about what new music you should be listening to. This week ArchiveX, Tiempo Libre and more.

'The Chronic' by Dr. Dre makes its first digital appearance with Apple Music

Apple Music was released today, but the streaming service has one things going for it that others don't... "The Chronic" by Dr. Dre.

The Grateful Dead wrap up their first weekend of reunion shows

This weekend, the Grateful Dead played their first performance together in 20 years and Take Two contributor Shirley Halperin joins us to talk about what it was like.

Leah Meyerhoff on her new film 'I Believe in Unicorns'

"I Believe in Unicorns" is a story that taps into feelings many women had when they were in high school. Feelings of being trapped, wanting to explore the world and falling in love for the first time.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Adam Lambert and the band Bully

Feel like you can't keep up with what's new in music? Every week we bring in our music experts to tell you what you should be listening to in one short segment.

Why actor Josh Lawson really knows his sexual fetishes

How do you write a film about the sexual fetishes that couples use to help their relationships in the bedroom? You get busy researching things online.

How race influences the way we label shooting suspects

The acts committed at the Emanual African Methodist Episcopal Church are being investigated as a hate crime, but how do we label the person allegedly behind those acts?

How a near fatal accident inspired The Gaslamp Killer's latest show

He's from Southern California, an early member of the Low End Theory and now The Gaslamp Killer is launching a new type of show. A DJ with a live band.

The most exciting tech coming out of E3

Today it begins... that ginormous gathering of game makers and game players in downtown Los Angeles known as E3. The biggest news? Virtual and Augmented Reality.