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

The grapes of drought: Lessons from French wineries

Droughts usually make for better tasting wines. But a new study shows a shift in this formula for French wineries. Can the same happen with California?

Marvel's Black Panther: from the shadows, to the limelight

CSUN professor explains Black Panther's significance as a black super hero and why 2016 is set to be the chracter's break-out year

Lab Notes: Pregnant dinosaurs, super fast animals and more

The latest in science news from pregnant T-Rex's to peppy office workers and super speedy animals, KPCC's Sanden Totten joined the show for more.

State of Affairs: Big tobacco's big threat, gig economy reforms, homeless sue LA city

It's Thursday, which means it's time for Take Two's weekly look at state politics.

SeaWorld will end its Orca captivity program

The ocean animal park is throwing its killer whale breeding program overboard to, in the words of their CEO, "take a new direction."

Sleeping Cars: A photographer's love letter to LA

Photographer Gerd Ludwig has brought stories to life through his images. In 'Sleeping Cars', he turns his lens on the classic vehicles that live on LA's streets.

Young Republican would rather write in a candidate than vote for Donald Trump

USC junior Mary Perez admits that the act equates to political heresy, but she stands by her conservative values — views she says Donald Trump doesn’t share.

Take Two's primary election preview

A whole lot of points are at stake, and, before the sun sets, one candidate may have to wave goodbye to his presidential aspirations.

Presidential campaign rhetoric is music to this blind jazz virtuoso’s ears

Marcus Roberts’ new album “Race for the White House” features gems like “Making America Great Again (All By Myself)” and “Feel the Bern.” Hear them here.

Celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things

The California community foundation has curated a photo exhibit that will showcase 30 of L.A.'s unsung heroes, ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Black and undocumented: 'I didn't know anybody else like me'

As the debate on immigration heats up, some are hoping to inject a new perspective into the conversation: that of those who are both black and undocumented.

Digital divide could leave a third of Americans behind

Presidential debates often air on cable channels or stream live online. But what about those who don't have home access to Internet?

Newly naturalized Mexicans could spell trouble for the future GOP nominee

Naturalization applications from Mexicans spiked dramatically in the latter half of 2015. Some analysts say that’s because Donald Trump is the GOP frontrunner.

It's a gooooooooaaaaal for Caltech's robot soccer teams

At Caltech last year, robots dueled it out over buckyballs on water. This year, a new set of droids will battle it over soccer balls.

The complex psychology behind political memes

That awkward moment when you brace yourself because you’re not sure if you’re going to have to unfriend someone today.