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The power of love

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Monday, January 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Love comes in many forms. Be it romantic, social, or familial, experts agree that deep interpersonal connections are an integral part of our health and contribute greatly to our quality of life. On the next Line One, Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Beathe returns to the program for a conversation about love and the power it has to help us heal, grow, and find meaning in our lives​. LISTEN HERE

Learning by doing- An alternative to “traditional” high schools

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Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The learning of a profession, skill, or a trade that allows a person earn a living wage is an important developmental task. For some, that path takes them through high school and onto college. For others, who may experience challenges in “traditional high school”, or just have an interest in a particular trade, a vocational program might be a better choice. On this Line One, we'll discuss the decisions behind making King Career Center a full time high school and why finding the right educational fit for your child is so vital to their future success and health. LISTEN HERE

​Child​ ​and​ ​Adolescent​ Therapy-​ ​What​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​know

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Monday, November 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The​ ​decision​ ​to​ ​take​ ​your​ ​child​ ​to​ ​counseling​ ​is​ ​a​ ​difficult​ ​one​ ​and​ ​just getting​ ​a​ ​teen​ ​to​ ​go​ ​to​ ​the​ ​first​ ​appointment​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​daunting​ ​task.​ ​How do​ ​you​ ​find​ ​a​ ​good​ ​therapist?​ ​What​ ​questions​ ​should​ ​you​ ​ask?​ ​How​ ​can you​ ​tell​ ​if​ ​it’s​ ​working​ ​or​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​just​ ​wasting​ ​time​ ​and​ ​money?​ ​These and​ ​many​ ​other​ ​questions​ ​are​ ​common​ ​for​ ​parents​ ​who​ ​are​ ​often desperate​ ​to​ ​find​ ​some​ ​answers​ ​to​ ​why​ ​their​ ​child​ ​might​ ​be​ ​struggling. On​ ​the​ ​next​ ​program​ ​co-host​ ​Prentiss​ ​Pemberton​ ​welcomes​ ​clinical therapists​ ​Maureen​ ​Young​ ​and​ ​Krista​ ​Pemberton,​ ​for​ ​an​ ​informative conversation​ ​about​ ​child​ ​and​ ​adolescent​ ​therapy. LISTEN NOW

​The​ ​Affordable​ ​Care​ ​Act​ open​ ​enrollment​ ​period-​ ​Listener​ ​questions and​ ​comments

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Monday, November 6, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began November 1st and ends December 15th. With slashed funding for outreach and a shortened enrollment period, the ACA is facing some challenges. How’s it going so far? How many people are signing up, who needs to sign up, and why do so many choose not to participate? Join us on the next Line One for a discussion about the Affordable Care Act and how the start of the open enrollment period is going so far. LISTEN HERE

​Health​ ​Care-​ ​It’s​ ​complicated

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Monday, October 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act begins November 1st and will be open for 6 weeks. What are the options for Alaskans? Who needs to sign up and will the cost go up? What’s the status of the new bi-partisan effort to come up with a health care plan? Please join us on Line One for a discussion about the ACA enrollment process, the stability of the ACA in today’s political climate, and what the repeal efforts could mean to Alaskans. LISTEN HERE

​Pornography​ ​and​ ​Kids-​ ​what​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​know

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Monday, October 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Internet pornography is a growing concern for parents. The average age of exposure to pornography is 11 years old and trending down. Exposure to pornographic images and videos can happen anywhere, at any time of day, often despite the best efforts by adults to regulate and control access. All of our kids are vulnerable. Please join co-host Prentiss Pemberton and documentary film maker Dr. Delaney Ruston, as they discuss these and other questions about the impacts of pornography on children’s health and wellness. LISTEN HERE

​Committed-​ ​The​ ​Trauma​ ​of​ ​War

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Monday, September 11, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The Vietnam War documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick premiers on Alaska Public Media TV this month. In coordination with this series, Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton welcomes one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​leading​ ​experts​ ​in​ ​Post Traumatic Stress, ​ ​Dr.​ ​Bessel​ ​Van​ ​der​ ​Kolk,​ ​for​ ​a​ ​discussion​ ​about​ ​the impacts​ ​of​ ​exposure​ ​to​ ​the​ ​trauma​ ​of​ ​war. ​​ ​Also​ ​Joining​ ​Co-Host Prentiss​ ​Pemberton​ ​for​ ​the​ ​second​ ​half​ ​of​ ​the​ ​program​ ​will​ ​be Anchorage​ ​Therapist​ ​Sue​ ​Findlay​ ​for​ ​a​ ​discussion​ ​about​ ​the treatment​ ​and​ ​resource​ ​options​ ​available​ ​in​ ​our​ ​community. LISTEN HERE

Committed- Involuntary psychiatric care

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Monday, August 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. When is a person considered a danger to themselves or others? Under what circumstances can a person be committed for mental health treatment against their will? These are complicated and emotionally charged questions. Dr. Dinah Miller, co-author of the new book “Committed” joins co-host Prentiss Pemberton for a discussion about the controversy over involuntary psychiatric care. LISTEN HERE

After Suicide- Healing and Hope

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Monday, July 31, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On a dark day in 1977 Iris Bolton, and her husband Jack, lost their son Mitch to suicide at the age of 20. Since that tragic day, Iris has devoted her life to finding meaning from that loss through her career helping people recover from the devastation that suicide leaves behind. Please join Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, Atlanta based therapist and suicidologist, Iris Bolton for a conversation about hope and healing after suicide. LISTEN HERE

Listener questions

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Monday, July 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Do you have questions about parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, teens and electronics, divorce, or another mental health topic? Do you have a story about how mental health, addiction, or trauma has impacted you or someone you care about? On the next Line One, co-host Prentiss Pemberton devotes the hour to answering listener questions, and hearing listener stories, about any topic pertaining to mental health and emotional wellness. LISTEN HERE

Bullying- Impacts and Prevention

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Monday, July 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The latest research shows that more than half of all children are, at least on occasion, directly involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim, or both. No child is immune. Children of every race, gender, grade and socio-economic sector are impacted. Please join co-host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they discuss the impacts of bullying and look at what efforts are being taken to prevent bullying in our community. LISTEN HERE

Special Education Services- The importance of early detection and intervention

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Monday, June 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Every Alaskan child deserves and is entitled to receive appropriate educational services through the public education system. For some kids however, standard educational approaches are not able to meet their unique needs. Please join Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton, and his guest, Anchorage School District Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Special Education, Lori Rucksdashel as they look at the Special Education process and the services available for your child. LISTEN HERE

Domestic violence and sexual assault

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Monday, June 05, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Alaska has some of the highest rates of domestic violence and sexual assault in the country. On the next Line One, the newly appointed Executive Director for the Counsel on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Diane Casto, joins co-host Prentiss Pemberton to discuss what has been working, what is left to be done, and shares what we can all do to help achieve her vision of an Alaska freed from domestic violence and sexual assault. LISTEN HERE

Teen suicide and the controversy over Netflix’s “​Thirteen Reasons Why”

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Monday, May 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this Line One, Anchorage School District Prevention Specialist, counselor and member of the Alaska Suicide Prevention Council, Julie Vinceck joins co-host Prentiss Pemberton to discuss teen suicide and the controversy surrounding the new Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why. href="http://media.kska.org/2017/lohc-20170515.mp3">LISTEN HERE

Childhood mental health

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Monday, May 01, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Having a child with a severe emotional or behavioral problem is a challenging thing for a family. Parents often find themselves desperate for answers that are often difficult to come by. During this program, child and adolescent therapist Lori Houston, joins Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton, for a discussion about childhood mental health. LISTEN HERE

SCREENAGERS – Growing up in the digital age

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Monday, April 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Electronics, the internet, smartphones, and social media have changed the landscape for teens and added a new dimension for parents of today’s tech savvy teens. Join Host Prentiss Pemberton and award winning documentary filmmaker, Dr. ​Delaney Ruston, as they discuss her latest groundbreaking film SCREENAGERS. LISTEN HERE

The heart of conflict and the art of mediation

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Monday, March 27, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Many Divorces end after years of legal battles. Tens of thousands of dollars spent, kids torn apart by their parents’ conflict, and two people left filled with anger and animosity toward their parenting partner. Lawyers make a killing and the “Divorce Machine” drones on, leaving in it’s wake a path of destruction and despair that can last for generations. LISTEN NOW

Heart Health-A look at common heart disorders

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Monday, March 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The Human heart beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body. Given this never-ending workload, it's a wonder it performs so well, for so long, for so many people. But the heart can also fail, brought down by a poor diet and lack of exercise, smoking, infection, unlucky genes, and more. LISTEN NOW

“Dating Radar”- The Warning Signs Of High Conflict Partners And How To Spot Them Before It’s Too Late

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Monday, March 06, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Lost in the ecstasy of a new relationship, it’s easy to ignore the early warning signs that all might not be as it seems. On the next Line One Your Health Connection, High Conflict expert, Bill Eddy, joins Line One Co-Host Prentiss Pemberton to discuss the warning signs and clues that indicate you might be dating a Narcissist. LISTEN NOW

Pediatric Health and Wellness- Open Phone Lines

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Monday, February 07, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Kid's health and wellness is a complex thing. Cell phones, pornography, and social media challenge our best parenting efforts at every turn. At a loss for what to do, it’s easy for parents to become frustrated and angry. Please join Line One Co-Hosts, Prentiss Pemberton and Dr. Thad Woodard, as they open up the phone lines to answer your questions about pediatric health and wellness. LISTEN NOW