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.

Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Prenatal exposure to alcohol is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities. These problems are often lifelong and have high costs for society. Line One will focus on the diagnosis and interventions on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder during this program. LISTEN HERE

Monday, September 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Obesity has reached an epidemic proportion in the Western society. Evidence continues to accumulate that it is a major risk factor for many diseases and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. On this edition of Line One we discuss surgical options for weight loss and gastroesophageal reflux.

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

Monday, August 28, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Congress has failed to repeal or replace the Accountable Care Act. In fact polls indicate the Act has become more appealing to Americans. However, is there a better answer to cost, access and quality for health care? Dr. Carol Paris, President of the Board of Directors of Physicians for a National Health Program, will discuss a single payer alternative on this edition of Line One: Your Health Connection. LISTEN HERE

Monday, August 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this Line One program the focus is on efforts to prevent fetal alcohol exposure and its effects. We will discuss local and national efforts and the challenges to preventing the lifelong effects that alcohol can cause in the developing fetus. LISTEN HERE
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Monday, August 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this edition of the Line One we discuss the data on child abuse and neglect in Alaska, including risk factors, consequences, and prevention. Included will be a discussion of the Adverse Childhood Experiences data on long term health consequences. LISTEN HERE

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this edition of the Line One we discuss placebos and the work of Dr. Fabrizio Benedetti and others, who are researching the mechanisms behind placebo effects. Our guest is Dr. Virginia Campbell, creator of the Brain Science Podcast. LISTEN HERE

Monday, June 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. National HIV testing day is June 27th. Do you know your HIV status? Are at risk and do you know how to get tested if you are at risk? We'll talk about all that and more on Line One’s yearly HIV/AIDS update. LISTEN HERE

Monday, June 19, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Breast cancer results from the both genetic and environmental factors. This program hosts a discussion on the chemicals in our environment and the origins of breast cancer. Can they be avoided? What else can we do to limit our exposure? Let's talk about it on this next Line One. LISTEN HERE

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

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

Monday, May 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes including brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, cleft palate, or emotional issues. Dr Thad Woodard discusses the work of speech language pathologists in helping diagnose and treat disorders of speech, language, and swallowing on this Line One program. LISTEN HERE

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

Monday, May 08, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Adverse childhood experiences have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death. As the number of adverse childhood experiences increases, so does the risk for these outcomes. On the next Line One program the topic is the Mat-Su Health Foundation report on combating child maltreatment. LISTEN HERE

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

Monday, April 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Our immune system does an amazing job of protecting us from infections and even works naturally prevent cancer. . It has long been recognized that harnessing the immune system to treat cancer is a reasonable goal but efforts have not been stellar. It now appears that this is changing. LISTEN HERE