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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
There's more to chocolate than just eating: LA chocolatiers are creating artisanal bars covered in fashionable wrappings that are Instagram-worthy.
At the Santa Monica farmers market is your first chance in years to buy local and "antique" bananas.
SoCal style isn't really built for rainy weather – sundresses and hoodies, sneakers and sandals tend not to hold up well in storms. We've got some advice.
If you're a renter, it's been really tough out there for you. If you're someone looking to sell your home, then things were looking pretty good.
Men may donate blood under the new guidelines, but only if they have not had sex with another man in the preceding 12 months. But LGBT activists still aren't happy.
Twice as many active shooter incidents took place at a business or government site compared to a school.
'HIV stage 3,' not AIDS. 'Safer sex,' instead of safe sex.
Is spending the money on shelters or permanent housing the most cost-effective solution?
Some people act the way they do around the police because of past experience. In Beverly Grove, people shared positive feelings. In Watts, it's a different story.
The review of officer-involved shootings is often handled internally. Wisconsin is one of the first states to have require an independent investigation.
Guo Pei of top China's top designers and will be the celebrated guest this weekend, but not in New York or Milan – in Santa Ana.
There may be a covert network of radio stations that is the mouthpiece for China, with the broadcasts coming from the Southern California city of West Covina.
Balmain is helmed by French designer Olivier Rousteing, who is both young and one of the few black couture designers in the fashion world.
Houston voters shot down an anti-discrimination law that would have protected LGBT people. The debate was not about discrimination, however: it was about bathrooms.
While we've parsed over the candidate's platforms and statements, their looks are just as important.