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Mapping The Human Brain

Brain scans
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In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a massive scientific endeavor to map the human brain. It's a multi-billion dollar, multi-year project that's meant to do for neuroscience what the Human Genome Project did for DNA. How will scientists actually achieve it? We talk with Dr. Christof Koch from the Allen Institute for Brain Science and Dr. Patricia Kuhl from the UW Institute for Learning and Brain Science.

Also this hour, this morning the Washington State Supreme Court overturned the state law requiring a two-thirds vote in the legislature to raise taxes. KUOW Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins has details. Plus, we'll talk with Silverton, Oregon Mayor Stu Rasmussen. He's the only transgender mayor in America, and the subject of a musical showing this summer at Seattle's Intiman Theatre. And we'll meet poet Daemond Arrindell, teacher and mentor for Seattle's Youth Speaks program.