Leo Duran Producer and Reporter, Take Two

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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

Your guide to Measure JJJ: How it might change LA

Supporters say more affordable housing will be built if it passes, but critics say it doesn't address L.A.'s housing shortage, which is the true cause of rising rents.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

Choose from a food block party, a guinea pig rescue festival, a craft fair for local vendors, a photo exhibition and more.

A Nation Engaged: being transgender means you have two American identities

The you as you are now, and the you before you transitioned. Making sure the government sees that new you can be an arduous process.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

This weekend is jam packed with something for everyone — whether you're already in the Halloween spirit or not.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

It's officially October, and the harvest season is settling in (as is a pumpkin spice haze). This weekend Oktoberfest, Day of the Dead, Mexican food and more are in store.

The Styled Side: what to wear when you're biking

You don't have to wear spandex when you pedal. More companies are designing functional clothes for biking that also look great off the bike.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

The weather might be saying otherwise, but fall is in full swing and so is the weekend. From Oktoberfest to a chocolate festival, it's time to drink it all in.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

Ah, the sweet smell of Friday. This week it's accompanied by the aroma of Italian cuisine and a brewery crawl. We've got the details.

7 fun ways to spend your weekend in SoCal

Hang out with butterflies, get a henna tattoo or dance to Daft Punk on the Santa Monica Pier. The weekend train awaits, are you hopping aboard?

What all businesses can do to be trans-friendly

"Trans people are in the workplace and they could be the person in the next cubicle. Being respectful of other people is a basic thing that people expect at work."

Nation's 1st transgender jobs program starts at Mid-City El Pollo Loco

The project will place trans job seekers into entry-level positions at restaurants throughout the state, in collaboration with the California Restaurant Association.

8 fun ways to spend your weekend in SoCal

Embrace autumn at a fall market, soak in the end of summer at Lobster Fest or participate in the year-long pastime of beer drinking. Whatever you decide, we've got the details.

9 things to do if you're staying in town over Labor Day weekend

Don't have plans to camp, barbecue or skip town this weekend? Fried food at the fair, drive-in movies and an international street fair are all highlights for the long weekend.

10 fun ways to spend your weekend in SoCal

This weekend watermelon, avocado, Shakespeare and Bollywood are all having a special moment somewhere in SoCal. Hop on the weekend train, and enjoy!

9 ways to jazz up the last weekend of July

Eat food. Go to festivals. Celebrate Halloween in July. We've got the details you need to get out of your house this weekend.