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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
The Chinese movie-going audience will be worth $5 billion by 2015, and Hollywood wants in on the action. It's Peter Shiao's job to help be their guide.
Being an American is an idea that most of us understand, but it's a little hard to explain: the American identity encompasses some very big ideas that brings in culture, politics, family, and more.
Immigration reform and gay marriage have dominated the headlines recently. Those two topics overlapped last week with the Supreme Court's decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.
As a firefighter, when one of your own dies, there's a chance that person may be your son or daughter, mother or father.
Semisweet Bakery in downtown LA makes its own variation on the pastry that's been getting a lot of online buzz.
What does the Supreme Court's ruling on Prop 8 mean for the thousands of families waiting to learn their legal fate? How do gay couples talk to their children about today's news?
It's been a long road from Proposition 8's journey from California to the US Supreme Court. Joining us now is Ron Prentice, executive director of Protect Marriage, the group that originally brought Prop 8 to the ballot and has been defending it in court.
The legal challenge to Prop 8 in the Supreme Court was organized by a group called the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Dustin Lance Black is one of the group's founding board members.
The issue of gay marriage is, for some, a religious question: is it moral? Would God approve? Not all congregations feel the same way.
We know the headlines, but what do today's decisions really means for gay marriage in California and the rest of the nation. Here to break it down for us is Jody Armour, a professor of law at USC.
For those within the gay community, today's decision comes just in time. For others, maybe it didn't come soon enough. We wanted to talk about what the court's ruling on DOMA and Prop 8 means to different generations of gay people.
After nearly 40 years, Exodus International Ministry is shutting its doors. Exodus advocated a so-called cure for homosexuality through therapy, an idea was a beacon for believers but a lightning rod for critics.
The drama of Prop 8 has reached its apex at the high court. Dustin Lance Black talks about bringing that drama to the stage in the play "8."
Economic news has fallen off the front pages, lately, but Take Two takes the pulse of still-struggling Californians.
On the first day of the George Zimmerman trial, what did the Rodney King beating trial teach us about race and justice?