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

CA inmate exposed to Valley fever files hate crime lawsuit

A CA judge ruled for the first time that an African American former inmate can sue under the Bane Act for housing him where Valley fever was known to occur.

Weekend on the cheap: Long Beach Love Fest, dineLA and more

Southern California Public Radio's social media producer Kristen Lepore joins Take Two every Friday with fun things to do on the cheap.

Scientists develop super-food seaweed that tastes like bacon

Oregon State researchers have developed a new strain of edible seaweed that's high in protein and more nutritious than kale. The clincher? It tastes like bacon.

LASA, Filipino pop-up spot, makes traditional cuisine trendy

Brothers Chase and Chad Valencia are behind the project. They recently dropped by KPCC's studios, along with food blogger Abby Abanes.

Recreating the Wright Brothers' first flight in Virtual Reality

As more and more companies come out with their own virtual reality devices the question of who provides the content becomes a key question.

New music from Galactic, Watkins Family Hour and Jason Isbell

If you don't have the time to keep up with the latest in new music, we've got the perfect solution for you: Tuesday Reviewsday.

Drought closes part of Joshua Tree trail

A portion of a trail in Joshua Tree National Park has been closed off to humans. Instead, animals are hitting this trail, searching for water.

How one LA chef invented the North African taco

In Los Angeles we have everything from classic tacos to tacos that combine Korean and Mexican flavors, but what do you think about tacos with a North African flair?

Actor re-edits films to show Hollywood's lack of diversity

Actor Dylan Marron is editing down popular movies, leaving in only the lines spoken by people of color.

Will economic inequality turn LA into a 'Third World' city?

Award-winning author and journalist Hector Tobar argues that the widening gap between the 'ultrarich' and poor is turning LA into a 'Third World' city.

New music from The Internet, Miguel and more

Every week on Take Two we're joined by our regular music experts who bring in their top new music picks for our segment Tuesday Reviewsday.

Weekend on the cheap: Fourth of July holiday hoopla

KPCC's social media producer Kristen Lepore joins us to talk fun things to do on the cheap. This weekend: Fireworks, a pool party and Romeo and Juliet remixed.

What would a world without work be like?

Can you imagine a world without work? Does it sound like a dream or a nightmare to you? Well, according to one journalist that scenario might not be far off.

Morongo may bid for Colt: A look at 'the Gun that Won the West'

The Morongo tribe expressed interest in bidding on the bankrupt Colt Holding Co. - the 179-year-old gun manufacturer with a deep history in the American West.

'The Chronic' by Dr. Dre makes its first digital appearance with Apple Music

Apple Music was released today, but the streaming service has one things going for it that others don't... "The Chronic" by Dr. Dre.