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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
She'll forever hate the Cubs, but she grew to love the Dodgers.
What was your own moment that you realized L.A. truly felt like home?
The new Annenberg PetSpace in Playa Vista is decked out with the latest tech, and represents the new wave in how shelters are trying to capture adopters' attentions.
If you thought homelessness is booming throughout SoCal, think again. L.A. County's population shot up 23 percent, but they only went up slightly in Orange and fell a little bit in San Bernardino.
Organizers say the Resist March brings the LGBT movement back to its protesting roots. But others worry that it's too political or not political enough.
There's more to Chinese food than orange chicken, and Panda Express wants to introduce recipes from the San Gabriel Valley to customers nationwide
The weekend is here and it's looking pretty good. Choose from a food festival in an airplane hangar, a celebration of bugs, a nighttime festival and more.
California's foster youth might act out because of their circumstances. But in some state shelters and group homes, they are arrested instead of counseled.
Choose from any of these pampering options for the mother figure in your life (or you can go solo), from an outdoor woodland creature circus performance, a fashion bake sale and more.
The Hollywood sign was never designed to be an attraction that could be hiked to. One path just closed, and there isn't a clear, easy alternative.
Tensions between blacks and Koreans in L.A. were high by the 90s. But Latasha Harlins' death in 1991 assured that Koreans would be targeted when the time came.
It's not really a museum, per se, but it IS a great place to sample ice creams and take pictures.
Need more time to file your taxes? Thinking about selling your home to buy a new one? And will Trump's policies change what you owe?
After years of watching the problem get worse and debating solutions, L.A. and Orange counties are getting serious about trying to resolve issues of homelessness.
A council is a neighborhood's direct line to city hall. Skid Row activists say breaking away from the DTLA council will increase how much their own issues are heard.