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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
The Communidad Latina Credit Union in Santa Ana focuses on the Latino population, who often don't use larger, mainstream banks.
Is atheism on the rise in America, and are more people willing to come out of the "godless closet"?
Why, in one of the nation's most diverse cities, is it hard for Asian-Americans to have a permanent place at LA's political table?
On this May Day, activists expect thousands of people to march through the streets of downtown LA in a call for immigration reform. Demonstrators remember another time when immigration reform was at the top of the national agenda.
NBA player Jason Collins shook the sports world yesterday as the first active player in a men's professional sports league.
The culprit(s) behind Boston's deadly bombing is still at large, but Khaled Beydoun had one thought running through his mind: please don't let that person be an Arab or Muslim.
Millions of Japanese cars are getting recalled because of air bags made by the Takata Corporation.
Come this Sunday night, magic gets its moment in the spotlight with the 45th Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards ceremony at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
A new documentary explores how tattoos have moved from a sign of rebellion to a trendy fashion statement. Plus, share your tattoo stories with us!
A new report by ProPublica shows that several schools around the country say they're keeping down tuition costs. But at the same time, more and more fees are popping up on bills --- and those might not be part of the official price tag that prospective students look at.
Writer Jeff Chu wanted to know the answer to a pivotal question inspired it the Sunday school song "Jesus Loves Me." As a gay Christian, does Jesus love him?
Vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face a 10 percent unemployment rate when they come home. But Take Two looks at one path to giving them a job: encouraging them to become farmers.
Picture a strong and positive Latino character in film or TV, and you might think of Edward James Olmos as math teacher Jaime Escalante in 1988's Stand and Deliver.
This Saturday, these images are getting tossed out of the rickshaw they rode in on: the first summit on Asian-American stereotypes takes place at the Japanese American National Museum in LA.
When it debuted in 2007, the LA Times' blog The Homicide Report was a breakout hit. Reporter Jill Leovy meticulously wrote about every homicide victim in L.A. County. Now the paper is reviving it by looking for a dedicated reporter. Assistant managing editor Megan Garvey explains that it's a difficult job.