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, 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

Monday, November 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Questions about urinary wetting during the day or night, such as "when is it a sign of a serious problem?", or "what is abnormal?", and "how to help it resolve?", are not unusual for parents. On this program Dr. Thad Woodard and pediatric urologist Dr. Laura Merriman discuss bedwetting and urinary incontinence in the pediatric age group. LISTEN HERE

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

Monday, October 30, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this program we discuss the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Program for Alaska. These programs help Medicare beneficiaries exercise their right to high-quality health care. LISTEN HERE

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

Monday, September 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Why do some of us condone gun control and same sex marriage and others do not? Where do our beliefs come from? Does social media contribute to moral beliefs? How might the content of social media influence the spread of the message? A discussion on the study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. LISTEN HERE

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

Monday, October 02, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Cancer is a genetic disease caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function, especially how they grow and divide. The genetic changes that promote cancer can be inherited or acquired during one’s lifetime, resulting from errors that occur as cells divide due to environmental factors like substances in cigarettes and ionizing radiation. This Line One program will focus on inherited genes and cancer with a focus on inherited genetic risk for breast cancer. LISTEN HERE

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