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

What the Supreme Court's decision means for family law

What does the Supreme Court's ruling on Prop 8 mean for the thousands of families waiting to learn their legal fate? How do gay couples talk to their children about today's news?

Where does the Protect Marriage group go from here?

It's been a long road from Proposition 8's journey from California to the US Supreme Court. Joining us now is Ron Prentice, executive director of Protect Marriage, the group that originally brought Prop 8 to the ballot and has been defending it in court.

How are people of faith reacting to Prop 8 news?

The issue of gay marriage is, for some, a religious question: is it moral? Would God approve? Not all congregations feel the same way.

Three generations of Californians react to Prop 8 decision

For those within the gay community, today's decision comes just in time. For others, maybe it didn't come soon enough. We wanted to talk about what the court's ruling on DOMA and Prop 8 means to different generations of gay people.

Is California's economy looking bright?

Economic news has fallen off the front pages, lately, but Take Two takes the pulse of still-struggling Californians.

Race and the trial of George Zimmerman

On the first day of the George Zimmerman trial, what did the Rodney King beating trial teach us about race and justice?

Brown beats former mayor Bradley in Compton mayoral election

Compton has a new mayor for the first time in 12 years. Voters in Compton have rejected their former mayor, who's facing retrial in a corruption case.

Santa Ana credit union helps unbanked Latinos create financial security

The Communidad Latina Credit Union in Santa Ana focuses on the Latino population, who often don't use larger, mainstream banks.

Atheism makes headway with comments by Pope, Arizona lawmaker

Is atheism on the rise in America, and are more people willing to come out of the "godless closet"?

Edible QR codes help San Diego sushi diners trace origin of fish

Take a second look at your next sushi order, you might find a strange garnish sitting upon the back of your salmon skin roll.

Could 'Star Trek' technology ever become reality?

Adam Steltzner, an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, offers insight into how close 'Star Trek' tech is to becoming a reality.

Study: New York anthropologist tracks people's inner monologues

A new study by anthropologist Andrew Irving attempts to get inside the inner workings of the mind to understand the human thought process.

Why are there so few Asian Americans in LA politics?

Why, in one of the nation's most diverse cities, is it hard for Asian-Americans to have a permanent place at LA's political table?

Picture This: Donna DeCesare gets inside the world of Central American gangs

Photographer Donna DeCesare joins the show to talk about her work from the war zones of Central America to the ganglands of Los Angeles.

Announcing the winners of the LA2050 project

The LA2050 project by the Goldhirsh Foundation asked organizations across the city what they would do to fix problems in key categories like Education and Housing. Organizations put their ideas online, and people across the city voted for their favorites in each category.