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Renowned Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg has advised the likes of Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Nelson Mandela. But he first made a name for himself studying white working class voters. His seminal 1985 report on so-called Reagan Democrats examined why auto workers were abandoning the Democratic Party in Macomb County, Michigan. Greenberg joins the podcast to discuss how the 2016 election gave him déjà vu, why he’s been spending time in Macomb again and what he’s hearing from Trump supporters there. Plus, a caller in Chicago gets on the line to explain why she went from being a lifelong Democrat to voting for Donald Trump.


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House Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, member of the House Intelligence Committee, joined me to discuss what he learned from his questioning of FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers on the Hill on Monday. Castro also commented on reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip his first meeting with members of NATO next month. He said, “I wish that he would be there.”

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I talked with Sen. Mo Brooks (R- Ala.) about his opposition to the proposed new healthcare bill – which would replace the current Affordable Care Act – being put forth for a vote by Republican leadership on March 23, 2017.

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch once authored a book opposing assisted suicide and euthanasia. With Gorsuch now up for confirmation, the husband of the late Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill woman who fought for the right to die in 2014, is speaking out. “If Neil Gorsuch, or anyone in his position, had seen firsthand what ‘medical aid in dying’ is, he would probably have a much different opinion,” Dan Diaz told me. “And what he wrote in his book would be significantly different had he known my wife, Brittany.”

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FED UP — Official Trailer

What if everything you think you knew about food is wrong? Once you know the truth about your food, you’ll be Fed Up.

How Music Is Helping Those With Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Katie Couric interviews Michael Rossato Bennet, the writer, director and producer of Alive Inside, a new documentary that focuses on how music helps with Dementia and Alzheimer.

Podcasts

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Tony Robbins has a packed resume: he’s a bestselling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and renowned motivational speaker. In addition to being a self-help titan, Robbins has advised presidents and star athletes, and is involved in 31 businesses which he says generate annual sales of $5 billion. He joins us to discuss his difficult childhood, his remarkable career, his new book, and how President Trump’s leadership style compares to President Obama’s. Plus, he explains why he jumps into a cold pool every morning and demonstrates some “radical explosive breathing” exercises.

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Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor are alumni of the Obama administration who recently founded Crooked Media, a progressive media company. They also host the hit political podcast, Pod Save America. For this special crossover episode, I spoke with these former White House communications aides about President Trump’s troubled relationship with the press, media accountability and how Democrats can translate protests into votes.

This episode is brought to you by Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/katiecouric), Toyota Highlander 2, and Princess Cruise Lines (www.princess.com/katie).

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Vanessa and JR Ford didn’t know their youngest child was a girl until she told them on her fourth birthday. “Mom, I’m not a boy,” she said. “I’m a girl in my heart and in my brain.” As the parents of a transgender daughter, Vanessa and JR are at the epicenter of today’s changing terrain when it comes to gender. The Fords are just one of the families featured in my new documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric. In this companion podcast, Brian and I dive deep with the Fords and two others featured in Gender Revolution: Georgiann Davis, a sociologist and intersex activist, and Dr. Joshua Safer, who runs the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center.

This episode is brought to you by Gender Revolution on demand (www.NatGeoTV.com/GenderRevolution), Toyota Highlander 2, and Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: COURIC35).

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Bill Browder used to be Russia’s largest foreign investor. Then, in 2005, he was blacklisted by the Russian government and kicked out of the country. Now he’s one of Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken critics. He joins us to explain what went wrong, including how his own lawyer ended up dead in a Russian prison. Plus, Browder unpacks the perils and opportunities of a closer U.S. relationship with Russia and offers a chilling assessment of Putin.

This episode is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts, Toyota, Princess Cruise Lines (www.princess.com/KATIE), and Crane & Canopy (www.craneandcanopy.com code: KATIE).

A Little Something Extra

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“It’s hard to hate up close.” ― Dr. Oz

I have spent the last several months immersed in a documentary for National Geographic called “Gender Revolution.” The entire process was life-changing and mind-altering for me and hopefully for others who watch. The impetus for making the film was simple: I screwed up.

Read the full piece on here.

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Watch as Katie Couric & John Molner invite Sur la Table national chef Joel Gamoran into their kitchen to help them learn how to make delicious, healthy dinners that suit their busy lives.

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Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, director of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at Weill Cornell and New York Presbyterian, joins TODAY with the latest advice on the appropriate times for men and women to undergo cancer screenings.