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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
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.
Democrats say the Republican should step down from the House Intelligence Committee that he helps to lead. But what exactly did Nunes do to make them mad?
From a day with peacocks to an interactive science expo, there's something happening to satisfy every Angeleno's niche interests.
More and more families are filling up the waiting rooms of free legal clinics like the one hosted by El Rescate in L.A.
If you don't plan on trekking 26 miles on foot, choose from sipping on green beer, getting personal with the city's wild side or digging into some pie.
The decommissioned cruise ship has been a Long Beach tourist destination for many years, but lack of maintenance has made it a costly problem for the city.
What's in a name on a health care bill? A lot of political points with voters.
Looks like the heat is here to stay for a while — so lather on that SPF and take advantage at an outdoor color festival, a kite-flying jamboree or a book fiesta in the park.
There's $1.2 billion for housing and about $355 million each year for services. So what kinds of homes and programs will get that cash?