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
How do you pronounce the L.A. neighborhood?
Los Angeles has green-lit hundreds of big-scale projects in areas that aren't zoned for it. But some of those zoning maps are decades old.
There's a whole lot going on besides the Oscars in Hollywood, from a coffee convention to a flashy Mardi Gras celebration. So seize the weekend!
KPCC listener Everardo Landero was content to be a legal permanent resident to the U.S. But politics and family convinced him to apply for American citizenship.
Some green card holders are choosing to become U.S. citizens. The process can be done in under a year. These are the steps involved.
The area might be in for a huge rain storm this weekend, but that shouldn't stop you from living it up— who can resist free chocolate or a Scottish festival?
It happened at The Black Cat Tavern in Silver Lake, two years before NYC's Stonewall riots.
If you're still scrambling to fill out your early Valentine's Day weekend, we've rounded up some options for everybody on the romance spectrum.
Choose from an extravagant Lunar New Year Festival or an art show with free pancakes and more for an epic weekend — despite the rain.
Five years ago, bungalows might have gone for $300,000. Now, they're at least $650,000.
Governor Brown tried to introduce two measures last year tackling the issue. In this year's budget, he might be putting the onus on local lawmakers.
Another three-day weekend is here, so put it to good use! Fill up on yummy noodles, head over to a photography exhibit for a creative jolt and more.
The new year is in full swing (so is the weekend!) and it's time to attempt something new — whether it's trying your hand at standup comedy or braving a Metro ride in your underwear. Your choice.
Los Angeles is best known for Hollywood, but it also has some of the best trails in the whole country for hikers of all levels.
L.A.'s streetcar system was the envy of the world in the early 20th century. But who really killed off the network so that cars could rule the roads?