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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
About 63,000 people live in the city, one of the "surfurbias" of L.A. County where surf, sand and sun all shape its identity.
A little Korea, some China, toss in the Philippines, and you have a melting pot community that's amazingly diverse -- and tasty.
There are 28 candidates on the ballot. We have tips on how to pick from the pack.
From dachshunds, tarantulas and strawberries to wiener dog races, a vinyl swap meet and a royal wedding, your SoCal weekend is jampacked with fun events.
San Francisco was an alluring jazz song, and L.A. was tacky pop. Unexpectedly, Julie fell for that pop song.
Ad companies once used drag queens as jokes, but now several businesses have found drag queen spokesmodels help them win over customers.
It's not just for drag queens: it's for their fans, who include grandparents, teen girls and more.
She discovered L.A. was home as she cried watching the city burn during the Rodney King riots.
A retrospective of jarring, creative and groundbreaking safer sex campaigns is now on display in the exhibition "Lost and Found" at the ONE Gallery in West Hollywood.
A familial DNA match from a genealogy website led to the arrest of suspect Joseph DeAngelo. That technique may become more common and that has serious implications for medical privacy.
Ranjana Kishore comes from a part of southern India that's vibrant with colors. When she visited Pasadena for the first time, she was taken aback by how stunning it could be, too.
When she ran out to get something from her car, she thought it was freezing. But not her family...
If you're zooming by the highway, SoCal's landscapes can look dead and brownish. But Isabelle took a closer look at what was growing in the ground.
When the LA Weekly was sold last year, a group opposing the new ownership formed, called Boycott LA Weekly. This week the paper launched its own campaign, #Speaktruth.