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

Could the Metro lead LA from a car culture to community?

Author David L. Ulin believes that the Expo Line expansion is an indication that L.A. is on the move away from the idea of enclosure and seclusion.

Earthquake relief efforts continue in Ecuador

Ecuador has been devastated by a series of shakes. These disasters have compounded issues that the country already faced including poverty and infrastructure.

How the investigation into the crash of EgyptAir MS 804 will unfold

The black box is just one piece of the puzzle.

Study: Air pollution causes fish to choke

In addition to toxifying the air that we breath it also lowers the oxygen in the Pacific Ocean, and kills off sea-creatures by the thousands.

Understand proper Metro etiquette before you ride

WNYC's Brian Lehrer joins us to talk about behavior that should be discouraged if you're going to take a ride on the newly expanded Expo line this weekend.

The guidebook that kept African Americans safe on Route 66

"The Green Books" were a guidebook that listed locations that would welcome African Americans in the 30-50's. We'll explain what's happened to many of those places.

Deportation near CSULB raises concerns ahead of commencement

As Cal State Long Beach's commencements gets started, University president assures undocumented students that Campus PD will not be reporting to ICE.

The Raiders to Las Vegas? The idea has momentum.

The Raiders are looking for a new home outside of Oakland.That search may soon lead them to a place with no professional sports to its name.

The problems that arise if remittances to Mexico are blocked

Roughly $20 billion are sent from Mexicans who work in the U.S. If those funds are confiscated, U.S. and Mexico officials are worried about the consequence.

California’s ‘modified’ primary system is kinda complicated

You might want to double-check your voter registration.

Diane Guerrero's decision to stay in the country she loves

"Orange is the New Black" star Diane Guerrero on her memoir, in which she details her life and struggle after her family was deported back to Colombia.

Eurovision finally lets the U.S. in on the fun

The song-contest with a global audience of more than 200 million is finally going to be broadcast on U.S. television this weekend.

Making California’s communities of color ‘Feel the Bern'

The Golden State could present Bernie Sanders’ biggest challenge yet, as one of the most diverse electorates in the country.

The history of racial representation in Japanese media

Scarlett Johansson starring in the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell has drawn accusations of white-washing. But that's not as cut and dry as it seems.

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan meet in Washington

Paul Ryan and Donald Trump have been on icy terms for most of the primary season, but now there are signs that relations may be starting to thaw.