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Monday, April 14, 2008

Pope Benedict visits the United States for the first time this week. Peter Steinfels, who writes the “Beliefs” column for the New York Times, previews the trip and takes stock of Catholicism in the United States. Plus, new cell phones with GPS can tell your friends your location – but what kind of privacy are you giving up in return?

Guests:

Peter Steinfels

Coming to America

Peter Steinfels, religion columnist for the New York Times, co-director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University, and the author of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America, previews the Pope's visit to New York. He's ...

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Where Are You?

New cell phone technology incorporates GPS to read your location, telling friends where you are. But who else has access to that same information? We discuss cell phone technology and privacy issues with Wilson Rothman, technology writer and features editor at Gizmodo and Kevin Bankston, Senior Staff Attorney ...

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Ouch

Steven Greenhouse, labor and workplace reporter at the New York Times and author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, talks about stagnating wages, the end of job security, and the decline of benefits.

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Bitter Pill

Barack Obama's recent comments in San Francisco have caused a stir. Some have referenced a similar Bill Clinton quote. Here are the two:

Obama (2008) But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there's not evidence ...

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Meeting Adversity

Jared Sandberg, Cubicle Culture columnist at The Wall Street Journal, talks about the good, the bad, and the refreshments, of meetings. Photographer Paul Shambroom looked at meetings in the public sphere when photographing local town council meetings. A survey of his work is out: Paul ...

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