Leo Duran

Associate Producer

Leo Duran appears in the following:

Iran's Nuclear Chess Game Continues

Monday, November 30, 2009

Iran announced yesterday it wouldn't comply with a demand by the United Nations' nuclear agency to stop work on a once-secret nuclear fuel enrichment plant, and said it would construc...


Is Raising Boys and Girls Really That Different?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Parents have a lot to worry about: what their kids eat, where to send them to school and how to rear them, just for starters. Compounding the mysteries of parenting is the debate over...

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Reactions to President's Nobel Peace Prize Win

Friday, October 09, 2009

President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” according to the Nobel...

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Your Stories from Eight Years in Afghanistan

Friday, October 09, 2009

As we've been marking the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, we've found that people can think about the war in vastly different ways, depending on how close they are. We h...


President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 09, 2009

President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize early this morning for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” according to the No...


Housing: Your Block, Your Stories

Monday, September 28, 2009

After four straight months of rising sales on the housing front — good news for the economy — those numbers slipped downward for August. From an economist's point of view, the economy...


We Asked, You Answered: Got Health Care?

Friday, September 25, 2009

As the political parties (and lobbyists, natch) debate health reform, real people are stuck in the middle. Over the weeks (and months) that the health care debate has gone on (and on)...


America: Land of the Free, Home of the Complainer

Friday, September 11, 2009

One of our listeners, DJ, called up the other day to point out that America, land of the free, is also the land of the complainer. And this week it definitely showed. From the missed ...

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We'd Like to Introduce to You the DIY Beatles

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Cover your ears! Starting today, legions of gamers around the country will be able to sing – and play – their own version of Beatles songs, thanks to a special edition of the game Roc...

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The Sounds of the Financial Crisis

Monday, September 07, 2009

The first of the major bank bailouts happened one year ago today. We listen to what the financial crisis sounded like as it happened — immediately before and immediately after.


Marking the 70th Anniversary of World War II

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

World War II leaders will join together today for ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the conflict in Europe. Among the leaders are German Chancellor Angela Merkel...


King of The Sidekicks: Farewell to Ed McMahon

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Entertainer Ed McMahon has died at the age of 86. He was recently hospitalized in Los Angeles for pneumonia, and also suffered from cancer. McMahon was famous for his role on the "...


Partners: Obama Will Extend Same-Sex Benefits

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum today to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees as far as allowed under the Defense of Marriage Act. It's a surp...


Rudy Maxa answers your flu-related travel questions

Monday, April 27, 2009

In the wake of an outbreak in swine flu in Mexico that has been spreading, a health official for the European Union urged Europeans to avoid non-essential travel to the United States ...


Angry dogs, sex drugs and $880,000 face cream: John Waters gives The Takeaway a private art tour

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

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From the frontlines of the auto shakeup: UAW workers weigh in

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

President Obama said it’s going to take sacrifices from all sides to successfully restructure the auto industry. Yesterday he unveiled his plan, which calls for replacing the leadersh...


The evolution of the Oscars

Friday, January 23, 2009

Not long ago, the biggest entertainment on Oscar night was watching big budget studio movies duke it out for awards with indie underdogs. But this year’s Oscar nominations suggest th...


Call away to The Takeaway

Thursday, January 01, 2009

It's the end of The Takeaway's first year and we were trying to think of the best way to look back on that time. Well, a way to look back that wasn't too corny. So, we put the onus on...


Bye bye Crawford. Hello Hawaii.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

As the Bush administration fades in history, so will the little town of Crawford, Texas. The equivalent refuge in the Obama administration isn't really known. Obama is from Chicago...but he's also from Kahului, Hawaii.


Yes, Virginia (and the rest of the world), there is a Santa Claus

Thursday, December 25, 2008

More than a century ago, an eight-year-old girl asked an adult at the New York Sun for the answer. And for the past 100 years, grown-ups still tell their kids, yes, yes, yes! We take ...