They’re called man’s (or woman’s) best friend, and for good reason. Dogs seem to have the natural ability to feed off human emotions and reciprocate. Through a mutual understanding of things like happiness, fear and empathy, dogs and their caretakers are able to form a bond the way one would with a family member or friend.
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.
Edward Norton is a Hollywood A-lister with memorable roles in “Primal Fear,” “Fight Club” and “American History X.” He’s also a passionate philanthropist with an entrepreneurial spirit. After running the New York City Marathon for charity in 2009, he got the idea of developing an online platform that would combine fundraising with social media; soon after he co-founded Crowdrise.
“Our mission is to end the killing of shelter pets.” For the past thirty years, Frances Battista and a group of friends have been working hard to accomplish that mission, founding Best Friends Animal Society and building the largest no-kill sanctuary for homeless animals in need. Located in the beautiful red rocks of Kanab, Utah, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is home to about 1,700 animals — cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, goats, pigs and sheep — just to name a few.
Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. Heart disease is now the No. 1 killer of women, causing more deaths than all cancers combined. And yet only 56 percent of American women realize that heart disease is their greatest health threat. To combat this gap in understanding – and the heart disease epidemic itself – Barbra Streisand has co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance, a collaboration between the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Feminist icon and author Gloria Steinem joined me on Yahoo News to discuss women and the 2016 race, Steinem’s take on the latest Trump news, and the historic moment of a woman – Hillary Clinton – at the top of a major party ticket. Steinem addresses the disparity between Donald Trump’s public statements on women juxtaposed with a woman now running his campaign. Steinem also discusses her memoir, “My Life on the Road,” out in paperback this month.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The two discuss Hilary Clinton’s preparedness and ability to hit the ground running from day one, if elected.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai are joined by Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This will be Rangel’s final DNC as a sitting member of Congress.
I sat down with Edmond Jordan, the attorney for the family of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who was fatally shot after a confrontation with police officers outside a Baton Rouge, La., convenience store. Video of Sterling’s altercation — which took place early on Tuesday — was captured by a bystander and circulated widely online, sparking outrage and protests.
These are the two magic words that have led to some of the most profound and game-changing innovation in history: “What if?” And with my new digital series “World 3.0,” I’ll speak with some of the men and women who have asked that question in tech, science, medicine, business and philanthropy and have found answers that improved — and in some cases disrupted — their industries.
Matt Damon: ‘You will never solve poverty without solving water and sanitation.’
In 2007 he was named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, but these days, Matt Damon is getting noticed for something far less sexy. “Probably the least sexy thing is water,” says Damon. “But, you know, it’s a huge issue for women and girls, and they’re the ones affected the most. And, as a father of four girls, I feel it personally.”
“I’m a storyteller and a hacker and a maker,” Mick Ebeling explains to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric at his company headquarters in Venice Beach, Calif. “I look at the world and look for things that we think are impossible. And then we just figure out, come hell or high water, how to make it possible.” With the mission of using technology for the sake of humanity, Ebeling founded Not Impossible Labs.
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric goes inside the tiny house movement to take a look at the revolutionary trend and learn how people are living small in both rural areas and the big city.