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

A Martinez might have been Charlie Tuna's youngest joke writer

Take Two's A Martinez remembers when he was 11, and had his joke read by his favorite morning host, Charlie Tuna, who died last month at the age of 71.

A parasite is turning bees into 'zombie bees'

A scientist at San Francisco State University first noticed the strange behvior, and is leading the effort to track the 'zombie bees.'

#OscarsSoWhite again? LA artist says 'Make 'Em All Mexican'

LA artist Linda Vallejo transforms Cate Blanchett into "Catarina Blancarte." Audrey Hepburn is "Aurora Hernandez." The Oscar statuette? He's brown too.

From LA's historic black cinema to fostering art in Leimert Park

The all-white field of Oscar nominees is prompting calls to promote diversity in filmmaking. But decades ago, L.A. was home to an ambitious program to do just that.

All Def Movie Awards could be your Oscar Sunday alternate

It's hosted by Chris Rock's brother, Tony Rock, and features categories from Best Actor to Best Helpful White Person.

Nevada Republicans hope for a caucus less raucous than 2012

In Nevada Saturday, Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton scored a narrow victory over Senator Bernie Sanders. Today, Republicans have their say.

Oscar nominated live-action shorts: "Stutterer"

The main character in this Academy Award hopeful has incredibly vivid and poetic thoughts. But when he tries to express them verbally, he runs into trouble.

Oscar nominated live-action shorts: "Ave Maria"

What happens when two groups made up of Palestinian nuns and Orthodox Jews are forced together on the Sabbath? A hilarious set up for a film.

BMI tells an incomplete story of obesity

Should we still treat Body Mass Index as a credible measurement of health? Find out more about why this system is coming under increased scrutiny.

Zika virus sparks abortion debate in Latin America

Several Latin American countries have the strictest restrictions on abortion in the world. Now the effects of the Zika virus may be changing the conversation

Sen. Todd Weiler’s mission to make porn a public health crisis

The Utah senator tells Take Two that he seeks a web experience where porn isn't thrust in his face. But one longtime therapist says he's concerned.

Colombian president Santos comes to the White House

President Obama and Santos will commemorate 15 years of Plan Colombia, which has helped restore the Colombian economy and stem the flow of illegal drugs into the US.

Why LA really wasn't the city built for the automobile

Los Angeles was actually a city built for the trolley, and plans for a smoothly integrated freeway system were doomed from the start.

Should women have to register for the draft? Some top military chiefs think so.

Chiefs from the Army and Marine Corps told a Senate committee Tuesday that, because all combat positions are now open to women, a policy change would make sense.

Young voters are a political force to be reckoned with — just ask Hillary Clinton.

Young voters made their voices heard at Monday night's Iowa caucus -- especially on the Democratic side.