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AirTalk for August 25, 2014

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Winemaker Tom Montgomery stands in wine and reacts to seeing damage following an earthquake at the B.R. Cohn Winery barrel storage facility on Sunday in Napa Valley.

Earthquake warnings and wine in Napa Valley

Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake in Northern California dealt a structural blow, with particular impact on Napa Valley.
The State Capitol in Sacramento

What’s behind Sacramento’s 'gut and amend' season?

As California’s legislature wraps up its biennial session, important bills are going through final processes towards passage.

BuyPartisan app reveals politics of your grocery shopping

A new smartphone app makes it easier for consumers to vote with their wallets. BuyPartisan, created by former Capitol Hill staffer Matthew Colbert, allows food shoppers to scan grocery store barcodes, then reveals political spending of the manufacturer and its corporate board members.
Before And After: Statewide Drought Takes Toll On California's Lake Oroville Water Level

The future of water in Southern California

As the state endures one of the worst droughts in recorded history, Southern California residents are looking for answers about the sustainability of the region’s water supplies.

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