AirTalk for May 29, 2015

LA labor leaders are seeking an exemption from the city’s minimum wage law for companies with union employees. Also, signs are showing that a strong El Niño this winter could mean an end to California’s extreme drought. Then, seismologist Lucy Jones joins Larry Mantle to fact-check the science behind the disaster flick “San Andreas.”
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