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

Should immigrants be required to assimilate?

Take Two hears two different perspectives.

State of Affairs: Conservatives criticize Gov. Brown, CA Dems demand Flynn-Russia transcripts

Take Two tackles the top stories from California's political stage.

Reclaiming 'Gook': new film tackles racial tensions during '92 riots

The film "Gook" is set during the 1992 L.A. Riots and it explores families and relationships between Korean and African American communities.

Why the 9th Circuit is an attractive target for GOP lawmakers

Splitting up the court would mean new judgeships. Those new judgeships would be filled by the Republican Senate, with nominees proposed by a Republican president.

State of Affairs: Democratic lawmakers prepare to take on Trump in the courts

Recently contracted former US Attorney General Eric Holder was spotted in Sacramento, and the Assembly is fast-tracking three immigration bills.

Is the future of the Democratic Party female?

"Nevertheless, she persisted."

Now that Betsy DeVos is in, what could she actually do?

Some have praised the new education secretary as an outsider who'll shake up the system; other's argue she's unqualified and will hurt the public schools with her policies.

LA's heroin problem is hitting millennials hard

Emergency room trips doubled for young heroin users between 2010 and 2016.

Is a 'Hugo Chavez wannabe' the early frontrunner in Mexico's 2018 presidential race?

Mexico's general election is more than a year away, but populist candidates are showing their appeal as US-Mexico relationships continue to fray.

Why do people care so much they're willing to protest?

With so many strong reactions to President Trump's executive orders, Take Two wondered: what makes us care about things the way we do?

State of Affairs: Berkeley protests and California draws political lines in the sand

Carla Marinucci, the senior writer for Politico's California Playbook and Jack Pitney, professor of politics at Claremont McKenna College, joined Take Two to discuss.

3 ways Trump's SCOTUS pick could impact California

President Donald Trump's nominee, Neil Gorsuch, has been likened to former Justice Antonin Scalia. Here's what his nomination could mean to the Golden State.

San Bernardino police chief: Travel ban doesn't make city safer

The San Bernardino Police Chief says the Trump travel ban would not have prevented the 2015 shooting there, and doesn't make people any safer now.

Inside the inner workings of the South LA community

Understanding how conflict is dealt with in South LA and how the community had adapted to dealing with interracial conflict and violence.

SoCal Republicans divided over Trump immigration order

The president's order suspending refugee admissions has Republicans split along ideological lines. Here are two perspectives.