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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
Racist words were scrawled on a campus bathroom wall. University president Jane Close Conoley emailed the entire campus to vigorously condemn it.
"There's going to be a lot more stories revealed because women are feeling empowered and seeing that there's potential to be heard and for there to be some change."
Long Beach may allow more high-rises in certain parts of the city, and that's led to chaotic and contentious town hall meetings.
Do you eat on a train? Take up extra seats on the bus when you don't need them? You might be a Metro Rude Dude.
When was the moment you felt like you truly belonged in LA? For Melissa, it was when she got a really hefty fine.
No Place Like LA is our new series that asks transplants and immigrants to LA, "When was the moment you felt that Los Angeles was truly home?"
The sales tax in L.A. County jumped 1/4 percent on Sunday. The money is for homeless services, but there are hurdles to building homes to go with them.
Yesterday, three GOP senators announced the SUCCEED ACT, a conservative take on immigration reform. It looks pretty similar to DACA-- except for some key changes.
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.