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From the Archives: Library Privacy, Locker Room Nudity, & Board Games

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It's NHPR's Fall Fund Drive! You can help support our show and NHPR by making a contribution here:


In the meantime, during the fund drive we'll be airing some favorite segments from our archives.

Here's what's on today's show:

Library Privacy

Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy activist, and founder and director of The Library Freedom Project which has fought to protect the privacy of library users across the country from government surveillance.

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Locker Room Nudity

An article from the New York Times reveals that modern gyms are catering to the whims of adult millennials – building personal bathroom and shower stalls for those who grew up with amenities and privacy and are uncomfortable un-dressing in front of others.  Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He thinks that body insecurity is something to be overcome, not accommodated. "Locker Room Nudity is Healthy and Normal. Fear of it is Irrational."    

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The Best & Worst Board Games

Oliver Roeder is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight where he wrote about "The Worst Board Games Ever Invented." He says we're in the golden age of board games, and many of the games of our youth, rank among the worst.

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