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President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gestures during the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013.
One of the many topics President Obama is likely to address tonight in his State of the Union address is income inequality.
The timing is certainly right. Some economists believe the income gap is as high as it was at the start of the Great Depression.
For more on what the disparity between the rich and the poor means, and what it looks like here in California, we're joined by Manuel Pastor, professor and director of USC's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity.