AirTalk for January 29, 2015

The VA has agreed to create housing for thousands of Southern California homeless veterans. Also, a new statewide poll shows record-setting support for Proposition 13, as well as backing for Governor Brown's proposed budget priorities. We'll check the mood of the state. Then, a new study out of Berkeley claims political correctness enhances creativity. How would self-censoring aid creativity? We'll hear the theory out.
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