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
"For me it's about trust," says Air Force veteran Brad Badgley, "and that could be a difficult thing for people who've had their entire career in the military experience discrimination."
Pet parties are actually a big thing, so KPCC's Leo Duran went all out to celebrate his own cat, including a cat-themed playlist and "kitty litter" cake.
Moreno Valley, located deep in the Inland Empire, is a major artery of commerce that's home to many warehouses. But it's also a home to political corruption where the FBI paid out the largest bribe ever in a sting to catch a public official: $2.36 million.
"It just seems fashionable, right now," says Guilford Adams, aka Gilly the Clown. But there's a science behind the scare and some groups of people are more scared than others.
California is in the midst of another historic drought. Having a cool, standing pool of water in the backyard isn't the best way to convey that you're passionate about conservation.
Latinos only make-up single digit percentages in several unexpected southern and midwestern states, but politicians should pay attention now to set the right tone for when millions more of them become eligible to vote.
John Deasy's successor will have a tough balancing act in making people happy. But what do people with a vested interest in LAUSD want in their next leader?
Many had hoped the high court would take on at least one of those cases to directly address the question of whether same-sex marriage is legal throughout the whole nation.
The story of the botanical gardens big and small throughout southern California is more than just about seeds and earth -- it's the story of people who toil away in the dirt to make it happen.
The Catfé is a pop-up cafe with cats that's only open this weekend. Get your cuddles on now.
Mario Montez was one of Andy Warhol's superstars, but he was a celebrated artist in his own right, too.
The law states drivers must give bicyclists three feet of space as they pass them on the road. But who's holding a tape measure outside the passenger-side window?
For decades, the message was pretty clear: Pot. Is. Bad. But now that recreational marijuana is legalized and regulated in states like Colorado and Washington, what do drug educators say now?
Sara Hanan is separated from the children she reads to by age and race, but she sees hope in the country's future amid those differences.
When the growing number of white seniors need help, more of those nurses taking care of them will be Latino.