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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
Social media is having a real effect on the way architects and artists think about designing the next Broad Museum or Getty Center.
Even areas like the Inland Empire, which is traditionally more affordable, saw rents climbing 5.2 percent over the course of last year.
At the just opened Silver Lake establishment, you can snuggle, pet and play with pooches and sip a ca-pooch-ino.
We've got eight great ways for you to spend your weekend — from an overnight comedy show to beer, baseball and a bonus Carrie Brownstein appearance.
You can change minds on gay marriage and transgender people with a personal chat. But it took a research scandal in 2014 and a two-year redo to get the proof.
There's a writing conference in town, and we've rounded up the best of the free events that come with it. You can also catch a scary movie, beer and tomato-y fun.
New Age meditation is not new to Southern California, but the capitalist takeover of it by type-A types is.
Susan Michals want to merge Cat Art Show, CatConLA and CatVideoFest into one mega-event by 2017.
Easter weekend's here and the weather's perfect for a waterslide egg hunt, a movie on a battleship, biking the Gold Line extension and more. Check out our roundup of weekend fun.
You must've found a four-leaf clover because your weekend is looking lucky with St. Paddy's Day festivities, vegan food and "krazy krafts."
The Clippers' new mascot Chuck the Condor has had a rough landing with fans. The original Phillie Phanatic has some tips on how to be endearing.
Battles have sprung up throughout SoCal over having neighbors living closer together, from L.A. to Santa Monica to Huntington Beach.
One eviction can mean a lifetime of trying to claw your way back to stability, says 'Evicted' author Matthew Desmond
The building's owners also considered building a zip line.
Parents Dre and Bow wrestled with what to tell their young black kids about the protests surrounding race and police use of force.