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
It's looking more and more like El Niño will visit us this year, but what does that mean for the drought? And what sort of impact will have on the rest of the world?
It's no secret that California is facing a historic drought, so how do you get people to stop wasting water? You launch a water wasters intervention.
Tuesday means it's time for new music here on Take Two. This week, music journalist Steve Hochman joins A Martinez for a chat about his picks.
Shirley Halperin joins A Martinez to talk about music on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, Snoop Dogg, Django Django and more.
Mexicans love Morrissey. So much so that a group of Mexican artists have come together to pay tribute to the Smiths and their front man, Morrissey.
'Whenever I am feeling particularly sluggish, there is one musician I turn to... to get me up and going. He has never let me down.' Who's Alex Cohen talking about?
If doctors know best, shouldn't they be considering ways to help cost conscious clients? Rebecca Plevin joins the show to talk about negotiating healthcare pricing.
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes join A Martinez in the studio to talk about the latest releases.
The NFL league office announced it was going to drop its tax exempt status, which has been in place since the 1940s in an effort to "eliminate the distraction."
While the Coachella Arts and Music Festival has come and gone, some bands are still basking in the afterglow, like the Southern California band Saint Motel.
This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our new music segment, music journalist Steve Hochman joins Alex Cohen to talk about the best new albums.
The woolly mammoth could be making a comeback. Last week scientists announced that they mapped the mammoth's genome, but could they successfully clone the mammoth?
L.A.-based rapper Nazo Bravo reflects on his family, his heritage and the genocide of the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Turks 100 years ago today.
More than 10 years after the BALCO scandal, the only charge still remaining against Barry Bonds has officially been overturned.
Should doing no financial harm to patients be included in the hippocratic oath? Some doctors think so. Rebecca Plevin talks about what you can do to keep costs down.