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
It's Independence Day weekend! Time to light up the sky with "safe and sane" fireworks, barbecue and swim — or go to an anime convention. We've got the details.
S.B. 1146 would protect LGBT students on college campuses from discrimination, but several colleges say the law would undermine their religious teachings.
The people Jenner set out to help are uneasy because of her conservative politics and, recently she said Trump is better than Democrats on trans issues.
You'll be able to see as far out as 34 miles as well as to the ground below.
This weekend boils down to one word: nerds. And that's coming from us, a bunch of nerds who love our fellow nerds. Whether you're into politics, cats, musicals or Harry Potter, you can be with your own kind.
When violence strikes the LGBT community, the victims often look like those who died in the Orlando tragedy.
Some parents are afraid to foster or adopt an LGBT kid because they think they're different. Experts are trying to teach people that they aren't.
As details of deadly sprees emerge, many minorities, fearing retaliation, find themselves hoping the perpetrator doesn’t look like them.
If the LUVE initiative passes, then all developments taller than two stories would have to be voted on by the public.
Craftsman bungalows and Beverly Hills mansions are iconic home styles in Southern California, but what about tech-loaded downtown high-rises?
The only possible way I could have won would be if at each transfer point, my train was ready to go with no waiting. That never happens in real life.
Say cheers — the weekend has arrived! Fill up on Greek food, watch "Toy Story" outdoors and ride the Expo Line for free. We've got the details.
Do you have your TAP card ready to go? Don't be so quick to rush down to the beach — we have some suggestions for what you should stop and check out at all seven new stops.
Sushi burritos, 70-cent burgers, line dancing, a Harry Potter scavenger hunt and free admission at six local museums — the weekend awaits.
You can still drive for Uber if you don't have a car. There's a growing number of businesses designed to help you be a driver, an Airbnb host or more.