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

What’s the point of a hit list?

Hit lists are a common component in emotionally charged killings, but what do they mean, and who's really supposed to read them?

World-class runner Alexi Pappas takes on filmmaking

Alexi Pappas will be running the 10,000 meters for Greece in the Rio Olympics. She also writes a monthly poetry column for Women's Running magazine.

Skid Row photo project started from a random conversation

John Hwang has been documenting Skid Row for three years. He said his fascination with the area sprung from a haunting conversation with a homeless man on a bridge nearby.

Oil money increasing supporting black and Latino Democrats

Oil companies are increasingly pouring millions of dollars into legislative contests in California, supporting black and Latino Democrats.

​Clinton vs. Sanders: Which candidate has the best economic vision for California?

Take Two evaluates where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on jobs, small business, and healthcare.

Forgotten genocide: Uncovering the systematic extermination of California's natives

"It's not an exaggeration to say that California legislators established a state-sponsored killing machine," UCLA professor and author Benjamin Madley told Take Two.

Quick and dirty: Here's what will be on your primary ballot next week

Nearly 1.8 million voters registered or updated their information ahead of the May 23rd deadline. Many of them will come to the polls next week.

New program aims to help Filipino WWII veterans

After years of failing to follow through on promises made to Filipino veterans, a new program may offer a modicum of aid to them from their families.

'Roots' remix: Kunta Kinte returns after 4 decades

The original "Roots" showed audiences 'history, not from the colonizer's point of view...' Director Mario Van Peebles, on how the new series will carry the torch.

Squid and octopus populations are booming around the world

A new study out of the University of Adelaide shows cephalopods, like squid, octopi an cuttlefish, are increasing in the ocean.

Hiroshima survivor retells devastating aftermath of atomic bomb

President Obama is close to wrapping up his weeklong trip to Asia. He’s in Japan today and on Friday, he will be making a historic visit to Hiroshima.

Has Captain America turned to the dark side?

Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz kicked off the newest Captain America storyline with a HUGE reveal: Steve Rogers may have been a HYDRA agent all along.

Millennials increasingly decide to stay with parents

32 percent of men and women between the ages of 18 to 34 are staying with mom and dad. We'll take a look at what's keeping the generation from moving out.

Musicians find new paths to notes in super groups

When two or more great musicians come together to form a new musical act, it can be exciting. We'll take a look at some of the best times that this has happened.

The valet system without the valet: WeHo's new automated garage

West Hollywood is bringing the West Coast its first automated parking garage. Think of it as a valet — without the actual valet.