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

Taking a look inside Russia's 'Silicon Forest'

Mention Siberia, and perhaps this conjures up images of gulags, or endless stretches of snow, but believe it or not, there's other things there.

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar go after the carpooling crowd

Could ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft become more convenient? They hope so, as they're going after the commuter crowd with new carpooling features.

Scientists about to harpoon their big space whale

After a ten year chase, the Rosetta spacecraft is now doing something no other space craft has done - orbit a comet as it sails through space at 34,000 MPH.

Why the military is developing its own smartphones

DARPA has apps for snipers, weapons guides, radiation detection and a pseudo-Facebook for soldiers to keep track of friends and enemies called WhoDat.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Shabazz Palaces, Common, James Brown, Fonseca and Viento Callejero

Joining A Martinez in studio this week is Justino Aguila, Associate Editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com.

How one musician crowdfunded her music career from Kansas

For years, musician Kawehi struggled to succeed in LA, so eventually she moved to Kansas. That's when things started to change for the better for her career.

Writer/director James Gunn on Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

A Martinez speaks with James Gunn, the director/writer of "Guardians of the Galaxy" about what it was like creating the biggest movie of the summer.

Aaron Freeman sheds his Gene Ween identity with his new LP 'FREEMAN'

After breaking up his band Ween, a couple of years ago, Aaron Freeman set out to create a new piece of work that reflected his struggles with addiction and relationships.

App Chat: What's behind the popularity of Kim Kardashian's app?

Kim Kardashian’s app is huge, even though it was only released last month. It's estimated that it could make tens of millions of dollars for the star.

Tuesday Reviewsday: The Psycho Sisters, Quetzal, Nightmare & the Cat and Chiquis

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by experts Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila.

Miles Tackett of Breakestra back with solo album

Miles Tackett lit up the funk scene in LA for over a decade with his band Breakestra, but now he's back with a solo album that calls to his roots in Topanga Canyon, CA.

Families of child immigrants being scammed for money

After kids crossing the US border, illegally, get scooped up by the US government, they're brought to detention centers. Now, scammers are contacting families of the kids trying to extort them for money.

Squatter takes over house after woman rents it out on Airbnb

A woman rented out her Palm Springs, CA house on Airbnb hoping to pick up some extra cash. What she picked up was a big problem. A squatter who won't leave.

How Americans end up fighting in the IDF in Gaza

More than 2000 soldiers from around the world are currently serving with the IDF, some of them teenagers from the US. We speak with an American who did just that

Tuesday Reviewsday: Weird Al, Laura Welsh, Naomi Shelton, Fink, Willie Nelson, Somi

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com join A Martinez in studio for another episode of Tuesday Reviewsday.