AirTalk for May 22, 2015

Volunteers, wildlife experts, and cleanup crews continue to cleanup efforts of the more than 100,000 gallons crude oil spill in Santa Barbara. Also, LA Times writer offers adventurous hikers the best hidden walks and trails of the city in his latest book. Then, we hear the latest from the Cannes Film Festival.
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