AirTalk for March 27, 2015

Excessive workers’ compensation claims from Los Angeles city police and firefighters are costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year, according to a City Controller audit. Also, how can new live-streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat revolutionize the media world? Then, Frank Barney was the first member of Congress to come out as gay in 1987 and joins AirTalk to discuss his new memoir.
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Arguments were heard today in the Supreme Court for the case involving a Muslim woman who said she wasn't hired by Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf to her interview. Also, former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is out of the Senate race. Then, would you vote to ban plastic bags in the 2016 election?

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Researchers have found that feeding peanut butter to allergy-prone infants helps prevent a peanut allergy. Also, a survey from Los Angeles Metro finds that 22 percent of bus and subway riders had experienced "unwanted sexual behavior." Then, with so much tech available, what's the most effective way to learn a new language?

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“Birdman” soared to four Oscar wins on Sunday night, including best picture and best director,we’ll take a look back at the winners, losers, surprises, and snubs from the 87th Academy Awards. Also, What are the short and long-term implications for Congress if they neglect to fund DHS? Then, three out of four hospitals are not meeting standards for high-risk childbirths.