Fault Lines: Living in the Middle

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President Obama is expected to spend a lot of his State of the Union address talking about the growing income gap between the rich and the poor. We try to find out what it’s like to live exactly in the middle. Madeleine meets a family in Downey to talk about what it means to make the median income in Los Angeles today. And then we check in with an expert to put the family's story in context -- is living at the median in LA different than the rest of the country? Where are we headed as a country when it comes to median income?

Credits

Guests:
Elizabeth Chacon - Resident of Downey, CA, Michael Stoll - Chair of the Department of Public Policy, UCLA

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott