Jacob Margolis

KPCC's Science Reporter

Jacob's time in journalism began when he was 16, when he'd skip high school to spend his days working on the mid-day newscast at KPFK in Los Angeles.

Since then he's worked at NPR in Washington, D.C., as a producer on "The Madeleine Brand Show" and "Take Two" at KPCC and as a reporter, covering the political and social impact of California's new marijuana industry.

Now, he's the science reporter for the station.

Stories by Jacob Margolis

New music from Galactic, Watkins Family Hour and Jason Isbell

If you don't have the time to keep up with the latest in new music, we've got the perfect solution for you: Tuesday Reviewsday.

Someone keeps on sabotaging the internet in Northern California

In Northern California, someone, or someone"s", are literally going around and cutting the fiber optic cables that provide internet to large swaths of the region. But who?

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?