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

Vin Scully is the greatest sports broadcaster of all time

Legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully has just a few more hours of airtime in a broadcast career that has spanned 67 years. Take Two'st A Martinez explains why he thinks Scully is the greatest broadcaster of all time.

Drought pits agriculture's livelihood against the environment

Five years into the California drought, Take Two looks at the struggle between saving the agricultural industry and protecting wildlife and water resources.

Left out: Why LA is the city of unprotected left turns

Anyone who has navigated L.A. traffic knows the horror of the unprotected left turn. It's almost an Angeleno rite of passage.

Pepe the Frog has gone over to the dark side

The Jewish Anti-Defamation League has added the cartoon amphibian to their hate database, saying he's been co-opted by white supremacists in the internet underworld.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tread fine lines tonight

The two have long struggled with high negative marks. Tonight, their biggest challenge might be playing down the attributes voters find odious.

A Nation Engaged: Will the bump in minimum wage raise people out of poverty?

By 2020, LA minimum wage will hit $15 and hour. KPCC's Ben Bergman spoke to workers in Seattle, where hourly pay has already been raised.

Hillary Clinton's message to disabled workforce particularly pertinent in California

The state has the must sub-minimum wage job sites in the country, where workers with disabilities earn as little as 20 cents an hour.

Voter guides, US Senate race, and the first presidential debate

What to look out for in your giant voter guide, voters' views on the US Senate race, and a look ahead to the first presidential debate.

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes to Senate committee, promises changes

The San Francisco-based bank opened millions of superfluous accounts, applied for unauthorized credit cards, and forged customer signatures.

Median incomes up in LA, but housing costs remain prohibitive

Housing costs have risen far faster than wages in LA, and that has made dreams of a middle-class lifestyle particularly elusive for city-dwellers.

At 50, Star Trek continues to prosper, thanks to its fans

It's the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek series, in celebration, we take a look at some of the fan made productions that have found their own success.

The perils and the pitfalls of moderating presidential forums, as demonstrated by Matt Lauer

The Today host faces flack after his prime-time sitdowns with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Wednesday evening. His performance has given rise to a new hashtag.

Dallas paper's Clinton endorsement is 'huge,' but little surprise to Texans

The nod might be more of a move against Donald Trump than a thumbs-up to Clinton.

For Cambodian refugees, film seeks to 'break the silence'

The film follows a group of U.S.-based survivors of the Khmer Rouge as they return to their homeland to testify in the genocide trials. For a new generation, justice is complicated.

The US-China climate pact is a big deal, even for environmental leader California

The Golden State has led the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Now the energy sector can impart its knowledge on a global scale.