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Eviction protesters block Google bus in San Francisco

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

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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