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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
People from Northern California really like to look down on SoCal. Until they come to live here.
It was once named Santa Barbara Ave. But Celes King III saw an opportunity to rename it ahead of the 1984 Summer Olympics.
No Place Like L.A. is our new series that asks L.A. transplants and immigrants: "When was the moment you felt that Los Angeles was truly home?"
Some Southern California franchises won't offer the deal because of rising rents, wages and operating costs. Others say it's worth it to get customers in the door.
There's a reason people love L.A. for the sun.
Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer followed the advice of different self-help books for several weeks. They broke down, fought with their spouses and more.
No Place Like L.A. is our series that asks L.A. transplants and immigrants: "When was the moment you felt that Los Angeles was truly home?"
The proposal would switch dogs in city shelters to a vegan diet.
Santa-size crowds have created congestion, litter and safety concerns at several neighborhood holiday lights displays throughout the region.
David never felt at home being the outcast in Kansas. But amid all the weirdos in Southern California, he felt normal.
From a Hot Chocolate Nutcracker in Redondo Beach to a dog-friendly shopping extravaganza in Arcadia, there are many ways you can spend this weekend.
Vivienne didn't think there was much "community" in Los Angeles. But she saw a vibrant one that surrounded the death of her dear friend, Fred.
With Thanksgiving expected to be a scorcher this year, we explore some cooler options, including a full Thanksgiving meal...in ice cream form.
There are only about a handful of programs that give money to trans people in need of surgery. One of them is based in LA and run by local activist Rizi Timane.
To KPCC listener Polly Morris, the open spaces of Arizona had nothing on the traffic - and vibrant life - of L.A.