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Is Facebook a Waste of Time?

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Facebook has mushroomed in popularity since it opened up beyond college students last September. Now almost half of the companies in a new poll say they are restricting access to the social networking site at the workplace. Does Facebook help or hinder employers? Also, why Alberto Gonzales is reportedly resigning, constitutional law professor Noah Feldman gives his take on the proposed Arab language and culture public school in Brooklyn, and we take calls on your out-of-body experiences.

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Noah Feldman

Inside Intel

Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation today. Emily Bazalon, senior editor at Slate.com, unpacks the his career as White House Counsel and Attorney General. Then Karen DeYoung, senior diplomatic reporter for The Washington Post and the author of Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell (Knopf, 2006), ...

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Is Facebook a Waste of Time?

50% of companies say they are restricting Facebook in the workplace over fears it reduces productivity. Nick O'Neill, creator of the blog AllFacebook.com and owner of a social networking consultancy, looks at whether the social networking site helps or hinders work.

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"Parochial" Schools

Harvard law professor Noah Feldman looks at the controversy over a public Arab-language school in Brooklyn and a Hebrew-language school in Florida, plus Mona Eldahry, founding director of Arab Women Active in the Arts and Media, or AWAAM, protests the resignation of the founding principal of the ...

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Open Phones: Out of Body Experiences

Scientists announced they've been able to induce "out-of-body" sensations in test subjects. Listeners call in with their out-of-body experiences.

Also, we listen in to a short excerpt of President Bush's statement about the Gonzalez resignation, and the response by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY).

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