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

Tuesday Reviewsday: Danay Suarez, Saul Hernandez and more

Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila talk new albums from Saul Hernandez, Danay Suarez, Daniel Lanois and Tony Allen, this week on Tuesday Reviewsday.

Latinos could be voting Republican now if it weren't for immigration

Latinos only make-up single digit percentages in several unexpected southern and midwestern states, but politicians should pay attention now to set the right tone for when millions more of them become eligible to vote.

Weekend on the cheap: Zombies and carbs and Sriracha, oh my!

Need a cheat day for your diet? This weekend there's the Pancakes and Booze in DTLA, the Monterey Night Market with a zombie twist, and the 2nd Annual LA Sriracha Festival in Chinatown.

Wanted: New LAUSD superintendent

John Deasy's successor will have a tough balancing act in making people happy. But what do people with a vested interest in LAUSD want in their next leader?

US soccer's Christen Press: 'Being in the moment' key to World Cup

Wednesday night, the U.S. women's soccer squad begins its World Cup campaign as it faces off against Trinidad and Tobago.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Flying Lotus, Radio Ridler and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, Take Two's weekly new music segment. Joining A Martinez in the studio this week is Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com.

Weekend on the cheap: ArtNight, 7 days of garbage, Hollywood costumes

TGIF, but when there's so much going on this weekend (and it's not even Halloween, yet), how do you decide? KPCC's social media producer shares her picks for weekend events.

Ferguson residents seek dialogue, change ahead of planned protests

Two voices – one black, one white – weigh in on police reform, dialogue and the ongoing investigation into Michael Brown's death.

Affordable Care Act: How has mandate's first year worked in California?

We're getting close to the second open enrollment period for people to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, which starts next month. California is seen as a bellwether of the law's success.

The history of California's gardens has its roots in immigration

The story of the botanical gardens big and small throughout southern California is more than just about seeds and earth -- it's the story of people who toil away in the dirt to make it happen.

New exhibit shines spotlight on famed drag performer Mario Montez

Mario Montez was one of Andy Warhol's superstars, but he was a celebrated artist in his own right, too.

Nation's estuaries form vital, and vulnerable, coastal wetlands

This week, scientists and coastal residents across the United States are drawing attention to the importance of local waterways, called estuaries.

Border Patrol to start testing body cameras

In response to accusations of excessive force, the U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body cameras on some of its officers.

Lab Notes: Smart mice, a giant squid and the physics of space trash

Every week, there are plenty of weird developments in the world of science, and KPCC's Sanden Totten joins us to explain on our regular segment – Lab Notes.

California issues first permits for self driving cars

This week California got one step closer to making the 1980s Hollywood fantasy of Knight Rider a 21st century reality with driverless car permits that take effect today.