Leo Duran Producer and Reporter, Take Two
Leo Duran is a producer and reporter for KPCC’s Take Two. Leo works to find regular people with extraordinary takes on the day’s news.
Leo came to KPCC in October 2012 from the nationally-syndicated program "The Takeaway," where he performed nearly every single job since its launch except host. Leo helped to develop the show’s fast-paced conversational style and the innovative use of listener-interaction — while not getting a lot of sleep.
Leo got his start in public media as a listener to Wisconsin Public Radio, eventually leading its morning drive-time program, "The Joy Cardin Show."
He’s a University of Wisconsin graduate, an avid biker and baker, and plans to avoid buying a car for as long as he can in L.A.
Stories by Leo Duran
With the recent Vanity Fair cover shot of Caitlyn Jenner, and the attention that Orange is the New Black trans actress Laverne Cox are getting, many people feel that we are living in a transgender movement.
On TV, it looked like Jenner got a standing ovation. But former NFL player Wade Davis was in the audience and he saw something different.
Transgender people are riding a high, with Caitlyn Jenner and her transition story at the crest of that wave. But there are many more issues they plan to tackle.
LGBT people are just 3.5 percent of America, and these ads aren't just for them: they're for millennials, too.
Leo Duran has a cute cat. But is it a marketable cat?
Have a purrfect weekend by heading to the first ever cat-fan conference, debuting in downtown Los Angeles.
The best outcome for organizers is that people ride the event and then change their routines to bike more. KPCC's Leo Duran tried to see if that's happening.
Many communities never anticipated businesses like Airbnb to explode, leaving them with legal headaches.
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.
Santa Monica officials are set to approve taller buildings to bring more housing to the area, but residents say density will change the city's character.
The state needs to build more homes to address the high cost of housing – more homes means lower prices. But few people like the way to get there: density.
The council voiced unanimous support for a measure that only allows short-term and vacation rentals through websites like AirBnB if hosts stay under the same roof with guests and pay a tax.
The council is considering a ban on most vacation rentals. Timeshares, home-swaps, and home-sharing would be allowed.
Evictions from rent-controlled apartments are on the rise. If you get an eviction notice, here are your rights and answers to your questions.
More landlords are using the law to sell their buildings and evict tenants in rent-controlled apartments as the economy improves and the housing market tightens.