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

On The Lot: Sony gets hacked and Star Wars comes back

Sony Pictures got hack, we get a taste of the new Star Wars movie and much more this week in "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.

EPA proposes cuts to ozone emissions

After a long delay, the Obama Administration proposes cuts to Ozone emissions by about 7 to 13 percent

Tuesday Reviewsday: Azealia Banks, Prhyme and more

Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang join A Martinez to talk about their favorite recent releases, including music from Azealia Banks, Prhyme, Pace Cadets and more.

Artists use lost objects to tell the story of US-Mexico border

Many items are left behind during the arduous journey across the border and then forgotten. But not by two artists: a photographer and a composer.

Obama's actions could affect thousands at LA's immigration courts

A former immigration judge says if the president's order is properly enforced by the Department of Homeland Security it could mean a "moderately significant, if not a very significant" decrease in the number of cases that are brought by the government.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Nick Jonas, TV on the Radio and more

Music journalists Shirley Halperin and Chris Martins join A Martinez in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment.

LA jail has the only 'gay wing' for male inmates

It's the only one of its kind in a major city, created to protect these prisoners from the violence and harassment they might face in the general population side of the jail.

LGBT vet: The military's culture didn't change when Don't Ask Don't Tell ended

"For me it's about trust," says Air Force veteran Brad Badgley, "and that could be a difficult thing for people who've had their entire career in the military experience discrimination."

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mariachi El Bronx, Damien Rice and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila talk about new albums from Ximena Sariñana, Damien Rice, Mariachi El Bronx and more.

Veterans reflect on a forgotten alliance: Filipinos and Americans in WWII

More than 250,000 Filipinos fought alongside US soldiers during World War II. Only a fraction have received the recognition that they say was promised to them.

How artichoke water wants to steal coconut water's throne

Companies that are producing drinks like artichoke water, maple water and cactus water are all trying to take a gulp of coconut water's $400 million dollar business.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Jamie Cullum, Bambu and more

Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes are back in the studio with their picks of new music that they think you should be listening to.

On The Lot: Fandango goes to space and 'Furious 7' gets a trailer

Rebecca Keegan from the LA Times joins Take Two every week for her segment "On the Lot" where she talks about the latest in Hollywood.

Are you scared of clowns just to be cool?

"It just seems fashionable, right now," says Guilford Adams, aka Gilly the Clown. But there's a science behind the scare and some groups of people are more scared than others.

Will SoCal's love of pools dry up with the drought?

California is in the midst of another historic drought. Having a cool, standing pool of water in the backyard isn't the best way to convey that you're passionate about conservation.