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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
There are some students and faculty at Cal State Long Beach who say mascot Prospector Pete represents a dark history for native peoples and minorities in the state.
Here's what you can build with $250 million in one hand, and $3 billion in the other. And it's not an end to the state's housing crisis.
Months into starting patrols on the Metro system, the head of LAPD's transit officers says dealing with the homeless is a "significant challenge."
There's a rich LGBT history in L.A., but with few stories involving people of color. Those stories are in the spotlight at L.A.'s MOCA Pacific Design Center.
A star-studded telethon airs tonight to help hurricane victims. But telethons are a bit of an anachronism when it's just as easy to donate with a click.
LA city moved to allow animal shelters and pet centers in commercial areas, where in the past they were restricted to industrial zones.
Columnist Wes Siler says he sees more and more people faking service animals, and that does real harm to those who need trained service animals in public.
If a disaster were to strike Southern California, would you know how to prepare? Should you evacuate? What if you have a family? We've answered these questions and more.
The tax measure helps homeowners by limiting how much their property taxes can grow. But its detractors say it's causing the housing crisis.
CEQA – the California Environmental Quality Act – is being used to slow down developments for reasons other than the environment, say developers. And that's throttling the supply of homes.
The chain's first store opened in Pasadena 50 years ago in 1967. And while the company's grown, its parking lots have not.
The success of Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. has developers and restaurateurs racing to create the next great food hall in Southern California.
Dreams of traveling the cosmos? Well, you can find your final resting place in Earth's orbit, the surface of the moon, or careening through deep space.
Driving in the rain is natural when you live outside of LA. But once you've been here for too long, you might forget a few things...
"L.A. is a vibe, it's a lifestyle. It's freedom."