A Martínez

Host, Take Two

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The host of Take Two, A Martínez is an L.A. native who grew up in Koreatown, attended Daniel Murphy High School, and played baseball at L.A. City College before getting a journalism degree at Cal State Northridge.

A is well known to sports-talk radio listeners in Los Angeles as host of 710 KSPN’s "In the Zone." He’s done pre and post game shows for most of L.A.’s major professional and college sports teams, and is especially known as the long-time host of "Dodger Talk" and "Laker Line."

Stories by A Martínez

SoCal descendant of Georgetown slaves says university's plan 'falls short'

In 1838, Georgetown University fell on hard times. The school was in debt and in danger of closing. That's when the founders—two Jesuit priests—did the unthinkable.

Politics as (un)usual: Clinton, Trump and the debates that could change the race

But by now voters have seen and heard a lot from the presidential candidates. A political roundtable looks at the potential impact of the upcoming debates.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's media strategies say a lot about the candidates

For example, it's been about 270 days since Clinton last held a press conference. In that time, Trump has held 17.

'Argots': Secret languages created to exclude others

What if there were "languages" only small groups of people understood being spoken right in front of you? Would you even know it?

The California Incline as a cultural landmark

The California Incline has been closed for construction for almost a year and a half.

A Nation Engaged: Months after terror, Police Chief leery of political rhetoric

Jarrod Burguan was at the helm of the San Bernardino Police Department in December when a gruesome terror attack left 14 dead. He shared his thoughts with Take Two.

John Krasinski: 'I didn't want to play anything that seemed like Jim'

John Krasinski chats about directing "The Hollars," life after "The Office" and how his "face acting" compares with Denzel Washington's.

Meet the man who miniaturized former LA landmarks

Disappointed by the demolition of some of his favorite buildings in Los Angeles, Gerald Cox decided to preserve them with hand-crafted models.

Is there another Earth out there? Maybe — and it's not far

Astronomers may have found a planet that resembled Earth. Take Two’s A Martinez spoke with Bruce Betts of The Planetary Society.

Though homes are lost, residents affected by the Blue Cut fire are 'resilient'

It's burned roughly thirty-seven thousand acres in San Bernardino County, but firefighters now say the Blue Cut Fire is eighty-nine percent contained.

Comment sections might not be the best place to talk about race or religion

Take Two assembled a multi-ethnic panel from the world of digital media.

Have humans reached their physical limits?

If Olympic athletes can't do it, is it even humanly possible to break that two-hour barrier? Or have people reached their physical limits?

Comics Empower brings comic books alive for the blind

One comic book lover has started an online comic book store that caters to the blind.

Desiree Linden, Team USA marathon runner, places seventh

All summer we've been following the journey of Olympic marathoner, Desiree Linden. On Sunday, she took on 26.2 miles and impressively placed seventh.

'Welcome to the Last Bookstore': The story behind the iconic bookshop in DTLA

A look at the story behind The Last Bookstore, the wildly popular book shop in LA. If you haven't been there yourself, you've definitely seen Instagram photos of it.