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

Venus and Serena Williams portray domination and inspiration

All eyes were on tennis's most famous sibling duo as they competed for the Australian Open title on Saturday... even for the next generation of talent in California.

What's the way forward for US-Mexico relations?

It's been a rough few days for US-Mexico relations. Tweets have been tweeted, meetings have been cancelled, and it's not just the price of guacamole that's at stake.

Will Trump's southern border wall prove effective? History says no.

Border walls have long been part of the political discourse in America. Motivations may have changed, but one expert contends the outcome hasn't.

What Trump's executive orders could mean for refugees, visitors

President Trump signed the first in what is expected to be a series of executive actions aimed at beefing up national security and curbing immigration today.

DA Jackie Lacey discusses Ezell Ford decision

District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Tuesday that her department would not charge the officers who killed Ezell Ford. She reflected today on Take Two.

Will Donald J Trump also be the 'gaslighter-in-chief'?

Trump's relationship with the truth sometimes puts him at odds with those keeping track of the things he says — like the press. Turns out there's a word for that.

CA reps divided over whether to attend Trump inauguration

Congresspersons Brad Sherman and Judy Chu have made two different decisions when it comes to the swearing-in ceremony. Each shared their take with Take Two.

KPCC listeners submit ideas for a new Chargers' logo

The Chargers planned move to LA is the source of much discussion among football fans. Not because of the game, but the logo. Listeners weighed in with suggestions.

Obiden/Joebama have defined the modern 'bromance'

The outgoing president and his VP share a bond that is unmatched in politics. So what's the difference between a friendship and a "bromance"?

CA budget, AG hearings, and a fight over a painting

Governor Jerry Brown braces for a budget deficit, dueling Attorney General hearings on opposite coasts, and a fight erupts over a painting on Capitol Hill.

Why it will take a 'family of baby Godzillas' to end the drought

Winter storms are bringing flooding and heavy snowfall to California this week. Could the state be reaching a point where the end of the drought is on the horizon?

2 ways President Obama will leave his mark on California

The President found some of his strongest support in the Golden State, and his legacy will continue to ripple up and down the coast long after he's gone.

How Botox became 'the drug that's treating everything'

Not just for wrinkles anymore, Botox is being considered as a possible treatment for everything from Parkinson's Disease symptoms to cleft lip scars.

How eating a Jack in the Box taco is an exercise in individual rights

On the menu since the 1950s, and described by fans as both "vile" and "amazing," what do Jack in the Box tacos say about us and the way we eat?

VA Secretary McDonald: I'd 'undoubtedly' stay if Trump asked

The president-elect has yet to choose the next head of the VA. Many veterans groups have pushed to keep McDonald in place. The Secretary himself spoke to Take Two.