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

A Martinez doing yoga on a paddle board will make your day

One public radio host, one patient instructor, and lots of sting rays.

Paralympic gold medalist: When I swim, I don't feel blind

Veteran and Paralympian Brad Snyder spoke with Take Two about his path from being blinded in combat to winning gold medals at the Paralympics.

LA Sparks headed to Game 5 of WNBA Finals

With the Indians advancing to the World Series and the Dodgers and Cubs tying their series, you might have missed what else is going on in sports.

Pachucos to party crews: A different side of LA's youth culture

LA's youth culture is often represented by surfer dudes and mall-loving girls. But one art show in East LA is putting a new perspective on this image.

3 things you need to know about LA's 2024 Olympic bid

Paris, Budapest and Los Angeles are the final cities in the race for the 2024 Olympics. Janet Evans, vice-chair of athlete relations for LA 2024 joins the show for the latest on L.A.'s bid.

It's very clear: Political rancor is here to stay

Political rancor is here to stay — at least — past election day, one expert says.

The Food Event celebrates great LA restaurants

Los Angeles Magazine celebrates culinary L.A. with its 11th annual Food Event in Malibu this weekend

How to get Asian American millennials to vote ... with the concert

#IAmAsianAmerican uses music to encourage 15,000 Asian American millennials to get out and vote in the presidential election

A pro-Clinton online task force could be changing conversations this election season

The pro-Clinton super PAC Correct the Record uses multiple profiles to engage Clinton critics in a digital, and often meme-filled, dialogue.

Young Democrat, Republican united by disdain for Donald Trump

Though the two differ on several key issues, there are three beliefs they hold close: life, liberty and dissatisfaction with the Republican nominee.

Gary Phillips on comic books and the lesser seen Southland

Crime Novelist Gary Phillips resurrects the classic hero The Vigilante in modern Southern California. The six-issue mini series comes out in October.

What to watch for during tonight's US Senate debate

On Wednesday night California voters will get their only chance to see the two candidates for U.S. Senate meet on the debate stage.

Champion high school debaters critique Clinton, Trump's performance

Ethan Tan and Michael Hong aren't old enough to vote, but their astute observations about the night might rival those of pundits thrice their senior.

LA's $7-per-mile 'People Walker' wants to save you from the 'unknown future'

Need motivation to walk? Don't like walking alone? "The People Walker" by Chuck McCarthy is here to help. It'll only set you back $7 per mile.

How an LA actor is using theater to foster peace in his native Colombia

"It was a very intense process, it was incredibly emotional," said Hector Aristizábal, an actor from Colombia who is using storytelling and theater for peace.