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Europe’s highest court has ruled that people can ask Google and other search engines to remove results that paint them in a bad light, even if they’re accurate. A new report finds that teens are reading less for pleasure than they used to. H.R. Giger, the artist who created the monster in the Alien films has died. We meet the national coordinator of all IX administrators around the country. “Gap year consultants” help students who don’t want to enter college immediately after high school. And ordering our food online may end up making us fatter.

Banner Image Credit: Mrs TeePot

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

The Right to Be Forgotten 8 MIN, 53 SEC

A European court ruling that says people have a right to be forgotten. That might not necessarily sound like a good thing, but for those trying to put a piece of embarrassing personal history behind them, this is great news. Europe’s highest court has ruled that people can ask Google and other search engines to remove results that paint them in a bad light, even if they’re accurate.

Guests:
Dustin Volz, National Journal (@dnvolz)

More:
Is the 'Right to Be Forgotten' Coming to America?

Young People Are Reading Less 7 MIN, 21 SEC

A new report finds that teens are reading less for pleasure than they used to. According to the report, about half of 17-year-olds said they read for pleasure less than two times a year. What about all those blockbuster young adult books, like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson?

Guests:
Roger Sutton, The Horn Book (@RogerReads)

More:
Children, Teens, and Reading

Remembering H.R. Giger 7 MIN, 53 SEC

If you had the wits scared out of you by the Alien movies, you have H.R. Giger to thank. He designed and created the Alien. Giger died today at the age of 74 in his native Switzerland. As one Twitterer perfectly summed it up: Giger “beautifully articulated our nightmares.”

Guests:
Devin Faraci, Badass Digest (@devincf)

Title IX 8 MIN, 43 SEC

The federal government is bringing attention to the issue of sexual assault on campus. It’s up to the Department of Education to enforce rules about sexual discrimination and assault, and those rules fall under Title IX. Each college or university has one person on campus who’s in charge of administering Title IX according to the rules. We meet the man who coordinates those administrators across the country.

Guests:
Brett Sokolow, Association of Title IX Administrators

Gap Year Consultants 7 MIN, 40 SEC

The end of the school year is fast approaching, and for a lot of high school seniors that means college next Fall... or maybe not. Maybe it’s a year off -- a “gap year” -- a time to figure out where you want to go and what you want to do with your life. But to make sure you don’t squander it lying around watching The Price is Right, you might want to hire a “gap year consultant.”

Guests:
Maureen Lavin-Arcand, Taking Off

Will Ordering From Machines Make Us Fatter? 5 MIN, 47 SEC

Ordering food for delivery is easier than ever. Smartphone apps like GrubHub, Snapfinger, and Eat24 make immediate gratification only a swipe away. But ordering food from computers instead of humans has a side-effect: We order a heck of a lot more.

Guests:
Ryan McDevitt, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (@ryanmcdevitt)

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