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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