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Eviction protesters block Google bus in San Francisco

The Google logo is seen at the Google he

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The Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. on September 2, 2011.

The Bay Area is booming with jobs and technology, but cities like San Francisco are becoming unaffordable for many residents.

Yesterday, protesters blocked a Google bus filled with tech workers to bring attention to the widening income discrepancy. 

At the heart of this stand-off in San Francisco is the conflict that happens when a new class of people — buoyed by economic opportunities — threaten to push out established residents. But it's not a unique story; it's one that's been retold in many cities around the country.

Ellen Huet of the San Francisco Chronicle joins the show to give  us the scoop on yesterday's protest. Then, for a look at this trend and how it's transformed communities and their culture, we're joined by Jacob Avery, professor of sociology at UC Irvine.


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