FROM Ralph J. Greenspan
California Maps the Brain to Unlock Its Secrets The human brain has more than 150 million neurons, so scientist Ralph Greenspan knows that 2 million dollars might not get him all that far in his quest to map all of those neural connections… but it’s a start. Greenspan is the director of UC San Diego’s Center for Brain Activity Mapping and associate director of its Kavil Institute for Brain and Mind. He’s one of the brains behind Cal-BRAIN, the new California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience. It’s funded by the state budget the Governor just signed last week and is part of a national effort to decode the brain in the same way as the human genome project decodes our genetic makeup.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.