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

Weekend on the cheap: Gold Line Pub Crawl, Hotel Cafe and 'Animalia'

To help us plan our weekend, KPCC's social media producer Kristen Lepore joins Take Two with her top picks on fun things to do on the cheap.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Adam Lambert and the band Bully

Feel like you can't keep up with what's new in music? Every week we bring in our music experts to tell you what you should be listening to in one short segment.

New music from Melody Gardot, Richard Thompson and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. A Martinez sits down with music journalist Steve Hochman to chat about what he's been listening to.

Hayward teacher asks Stephen Curry not to visit his school

A teacher in Hayward, California, explains why he asked Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry not to visit the students at his high school.

Richard Prince Instagram selfies ignite fair use debate

Jack Lerner and Selena Mooney, aka Missy Suicide, explain the impacts of Richard Prince's move to make other people's Instagram selfies into art.

California Science Center to place space shuttle fuel tank alongside Endeavour

Maybe you remember, a couple of years ago when the Space Shuttle Endeavor made its way through LA. Well, it looks like we'll get to experience that again.

FIFA elections: Sepp Blatter re-elected as president [updated]

Today, FIFA is holding elections in Zurich to elect its next president

Susanna Hoffs: Why The Bangles broke up and got back together

Susanna Hoffs talks about why The Bangles broke up and got back together, her favorite songs to perform, and how it was partying with The Go-Go's in Las Vegas.

Will El Niño help or hurt California?

It's looking more and more like El Niño will visit us this year, but what does that mean for the drought? And what sort of impact will have on the rest of the world?

New Music from Emmylou Harris, The Milk Carton Kids and more

Tuesday means it's time for new music here on Take Two. This week, music journalist Steve Hochman joins A Martinez for a chat about his picks.

California nail salon workers are no strangers to exploitation

Nail salon workers in California, like their New York counterparts, are also vulnerable to unfair wage practices and exposure to hazardous chemical.

New music from Snoop Dogg, Django Django and more

Shirley Halperin joins A Martinez to talk about music on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, Snoop Dogg, Django Django and more.

Rebuilding the rep of police officers...through PR

For police officers who've lost all trust from the community, PR expert John Guilfoil says departments need to change from within and be more open.

New music from Hiatus Kaiyote, MC Lyte and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes join A Martinez in the studio to talk about the latest releases.

New generation of Vietnamese art explores past, pushes boundaries

We sit down with three Vietnamese American artists who are using art to explore new territory: family, memory, silence.