Line One

Mondays at 2 p.m.(LIVE) and 8 p.m. Co-hosts Dr. Thad Woodard and Prentiss Pemberton and their guests discuss a variety of health-related topics during this LIVE call-in show. Line One features local physicians and national subject experts from the fields of nutrition, childcare, pharmacology and surgery. Prentiss Pemberton hosts special shows to address mental health issues. Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and even participate online.

This week Line One Dr. Woodard will discuss the health effects of second-hand smoke and e-cigarettes with Marge Stoneking of the American Lung Association and Emily Nenon of the American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network. KSKA: Monday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

The Blood Bank of Alaska is a member of an international network of sites conducting research to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of Type I diabetes. Host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will discuss this research and the involvement of the Blood Bank of Alaska and also serve to recruit appropriate Alaskans into the research. KSKA: Monday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

We all know people who make us feel better when we are around them, who inspire us to be kinder, gentler and more humane. Ever wonder why people like that tend to be happier and more successful? Research studies consistently show that individuals who exhibit and express the most gratitude are happier, healthier, and more energetic. Join show host Prentiss Pemberton as he talks to clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Beathe about the power of positive thinking. KSKA: Monday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Children, who grow up witnessing domestic violence, are among those most seriously affected by this crime. Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and guests will discuss the impacts of domestic violence on the upcoming show. KSKA: Monday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Hip implants numbers are growing -- but one type, metal on metal implants, is causing problems. On Monday’s show, Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will address what you need to know about this procedure, especially if you've had this surgery. KSKA: Monday, 3/6 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

It is difficult enough to parent challenging teenagers in a two-parent family. Different parenting circumstances – like single parenting, co-parenting after divorce or coping with a parent who is often away – can have adverse effects on the mental health of adolescents. Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and returning guests Robert Rhodes, Whitney Whitman and Dr. Ebony McLain-Owens, will explore the challenges parents face outside the traditional two-parent model. KSKA: Monday, 2/24 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Communication - can physicians do better? What do patients want? This week on Line One, we'll discuss talking with patients, especially about end-of-life care, with Anchorage pulmonologist Dr. John Clark and Dr. Stephen Rust, director of the Palliative Care at Providence Alaska Medical Center. KSKA: Monday, 2/10 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Listen now: 

In 1915 the site that was to become Anchorage was a tent city of 2000 people near Ship Creek. On the next edition of Line One Dr. Woodard will discuss the living conditions and health issues of the inhabitants with historian Dr. Steve Haycox and physician Dr Jay Butler. KSKA: Monday 2/3 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

For the United States the leading cause of death between one year and 45 years of age is unintentional injury, causing about 120,000 deaths for all age groups; but for the majority of the world’s population infections remain the leading killers. Malaria alone kills about 660,000 people per year. The Global Fund, our topic on Line One, seeks to fund the fight against HIV AIDS tuberculosis and malaria. KSKA: Monday 1/7 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

We all know those people. People who insist that life is a bowl full of cherries and that it rains dandelion kisses. People who practice gratitude despite great suffering and who choose charity and humility over self gain or glorification. Those among us who make us feel better when we are around them, who inspire us to be kinder, gentler, and more humane. On the next Line One, we will be exploring the connection between gratitude and positive thinking, and our physical and emotional health with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Beathe. CANCELLED

We in the U.S. spend more on health care than any other developed country and by many measures have less quality care. In addition many Americans have no health care coverage. The Affordable Care Act attempts to provide access to health care to more Americans but does little to address costs and quality. In this program we discuss efforts to address the two other problems with our health care system - cost and quality with Dr. Richard Antonelli of Children’s Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School. KSKA: Monday 10/28 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Anger is a completely normal and necessary human emotion. But, it can get out of control, turn destructive, and lead to problems with your health, family relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. On the next Line One, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Bruce Pemberton, Ed.D will join us to discuss “Toxic Anger” and how healthy anger can motivate us and improve our lives. KSKA: Monday 8/26 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Increased intake of calories from food accompanied by less physical activity to burn off calories has been associated with a dramatic rise in obesity. Recognition of this problem has led to efforts to control the problem. On this edition of Line One we will discuss some of the efforts to prevent childhood obesity in Alaska and review the evidence for their success. KSKA: Monday 8/19 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Dr. Pamela Greenwood is a long time researcher on cognitive aging at George Mason University whose work in this area has led her to explore on how we might be able to slow down the process. On the next Line One, we will discuss her work and the book written with associate Dr. Raja Parasuaman, Nurturing the Older Mind and Brain. KSKA: Monday 8/12 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

On the next Line One, our discussion the focuses on the facts and figures, the risk factors and warning signs,and the key research findings on suicide and suicide prevention. The guests are John Madigan, Senior Director of Public Policy for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Deborah Bonito, wife of Senator Mark Begich, and co-chair of a Senate spouse’s organization that focuses on suicide prevention. KSKA: Monday 8/5 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Download Audio

Why are some people happy despite great suffering while others, with seemingly everything, suffer deep emotional distress? How are our emotions driven by our thinking and behavior? Can we actively and intentionally improve our happiness? On the next Line One, Prentiss Pemberton returns as host to discuss the science and psychology of Happiness with Anchorage Psychologist Jennifer Beathe. KSKA: Monday 7/29 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Learn about the  purpose of sleep and discuss various disorders with sleep specialist Peter Osterbauer, MD, of the Alaska Sleep Disorder Center in Anchorage. KSKA: Monday, 7/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now

Important advances in the understanding of the structure and function of the brain have been plentiful recently so it is time to review what we have learned. Few are better to address this than our guest this week Dr Virginia Campbell, producer and host of the popular Brain Science podcast. KSKA: Monday 7/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Download Audio

Cell phone use, bullying, school violence, and substance abuse are all areas of concern for parents these days. How significant are these problems in our Anchorage area high schools? On the next Line One: Your Health Connection host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests will discuss these topics and explore how prevalent they are in the Anchorage area. They will also address what parents can do to support their children and what we can as a community can do to assist the Anchorage School District in dealing with these threats to our children’s health and well being. KSKA: Monday 4/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Listen to a special edition of Line One: Your Health Connection when host Dr. Woodard interviews ABC News' John Donovan about his forthcoming book on autism. Hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council this interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the Hilton Anchorage on Friday April 12 and can be heard Monday on KSKA's Line One. KSKA: Monday 4/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now