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
Orange County mom Lori Duron dreamed of having a girl to dress up and play dolls with. Turns out her dream came true in a very different way.
When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last June, that was supposed to clear the way for same-sex married couples to obtain federal benefits. But LGBT service members are still fighting that battle.
The debate over prison overcrowding and solitary confinement is still continuing with neither side looking like they will back down. We’ll try and have a better understanding about the issues with a roundtable discussion about the issue.
The LA Riots may have been sparked by the acquittal of officers who beat Rodney King, but UCLA's Brenda Stevenson explains how the overshadowed death of black teenager Latasha Harlins in 1991 set the stage for violence against Korean-Americans
If you've purchased something lately from CVS using your ExtraCare card, it's a good chance you've left the store with a receipt almost as long as you are tall.
Author Tanner Colby explains why most white Americans tend to only have friends of the same race.
It might not be comparable to New York's subway system, but it's still possible to discover LA by train. KPCC's Leo Duran takes us on a tour.
Photographer Gabriele Galimberti wanted to show his own grandmother that he could survive his global trip without her cooking by having other grandmothers cook for him.
Almost 20 years before gay marriage became legal in California, he traded wedding bands with his partner Sean Sasser, who was also HIV-positive.
After 10 years, the X-Games leaves LA. But it could not have grown popular without the people of Southern California.
Gay pride events there have been scarred with violence and last month the country passed a law where tourists or foreigners could be arrested for being perceived as gay or "pro-gay." In response, gay columnist Dan Savage called for a nation-wide boycott of Stoli and other Russian vodkas.
Great strides have recently been made when it comes to gay rights, but there are still plenty of situations in which homosexuals are treated differently from their heterosexual counterparts.
If you do anything online, chances are your personal info is being mined somehow. But what do you do if you want to keep your information private? One idea is simply not to be yourself.
The Chinese movie-going audience will be worth $5 billion by 2015, and Hollywood wants in on the action. It's Peter Shiao's job to help be their guide.
Being an American is an idea that most of us understand, but it's a little hard to explain: the American identity encompasses some very big ideas that brings in culture, politics, family, and more.