Line One

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. (LIVE) and 8 p.m. (pre-recorded) Co-hosts Dr. Jay Butler 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.

From AIDS to Zika, dozens of new infectious diseases have been identified in the past 50 years. Please join Dr. Jay Butler when he’ll be talking with Dr. Tom Hennessy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The topic will be investigating infectious disease outbreaks.

We’ll be talking with pediatrician, author and lecturer Doctor Ira Chasnoff, one of the nation’s leading researchers in the field of child development and the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use. Find out what we’re learning to improve the health of mothers and their children on Line One: Your Health Connection Thanks for listening!

Are we, in America, “immune” from the risk of a genocide event? On the next Line One, Professor of Philosophy at the University of New England, Dr. David Livingstone Smith, will join co-host Prentiss Pemberton for a discussion about dehumanization, fear, and moral disengagement. Thanks for listening!

Over 1.5 million Americans experience homelessness in any given year.  They face numerous health risks and are disproportionately represented among the highest users of costly hospital-based acute care.  Providing supportive housing is one way to treat homelessness that can potentially improve health, reduced costs, and decrease hospital utilization. Tune in and join co-host Dr. Jay Butler and his guests, Dr. Monica Gross and Dr. Dick Mandsager for a lively discussion of Housing for Health. Thanks for listening!

At the heart of conflict lies each individual's belief that they are right. Without the basic belief of one’s “rightness” getting in the way, humans have the ability to work toward cooperative solutions to common problems. The problem with being certain is that it turns off the parts of the brain that are responsible for problem solving and critical thinking. On the next Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton and mediator, Angela Hamann will discuss what’s at the heart of conflict and will look at how society as a whole is suffering from a widening divide of different truths. Thanks for listening!

For persons living with HIV infection, the good news is that early diagnosis and appropriate medical care can lead to a life expectancy similar to that of all Alaskans.The bad news is that 1 in 7 people with HIV still do not know that they are infected.  Join Dr. Jay Butler and his guests for an update on HIV testing and care in Alaska.

On the next program, Bill Eddy, founder of the High Conflict Institute, will join us to discuss how to recognize and deal effectively with high conflict people. Thanks for listening!

Whatever you are dealing with, you are not alone. For every person struggling with an issue, there are thousands of others who share their struggle. One of the main challenges in treating mental health or relationship problems is the shame and isolation that are associated with these complex issues, that feeling of being alone, vulnerable, and in emotional pain. Part of the mission for Line One is to reduce the stigma of mental health by having conversations about mental health. Thanks for listening!

Hypnosis has long had the reputation of being a party trick, a gimmick or, at best, a “fringe” therapeutic intervention. In reality, hypnosis has long been used as a tool to treat a variety of conditions and there is a growing body of evidence that supports it as an effective approach to change. Thanks for listening!

Today's teenagers interact with an increasing amount of technology in their lives.  Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton and Dr. Delaney Ruston, the director and...

Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal death, and increases the chances of disabilities and developmental delays in those infants who survive. Join Dr. Jay Butler, co-host of Line One: Your Health Connection, for a discussion with Dr. Lily Lou on the state of the art of the care of the premature infant and prevention of premature delivery. Thanks for listening!

Please join co-host, Prentiss Pemberton for an interview with childhood trauma survivor and bestselling author, Dave Pelzer, author of “A Child Called It”. Thanks for listening!

It is the consensus of climate experts and 18 major American scientific associations that climate change and global warming is occurring at an unprecedented rate since the rise of humans and that it is due a “greenhouse” effect caused by a number of gases, the most important being man-made carbon dioxide. On this Line One program we discuss the potential health impacts of climate change in Alaska. Thanks for listening!

International expert Karen Kleinman joins Line One for a discussion about maternal mental health and wellness. Thanks for listening!

The eye is affected directly or indirectly by an enormous number of diseases and can be examined in great detail. Join Dr. Thad Woodard for a discussion with Anchorage ophthalmologist Dr. Kelly Lorenz on what the eye tells us about health and disease.  Thanks for listening!

The connection between mental and physical health is well documented. Anxiety, depression, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are just a few of the physical and mental health problems that can be impacted by prolonged exposure to stress hormones. Please join Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, ​Margi Clifford, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and experienced yoga teacher, for a discussion about how she combines traditional therapy and the ongoing practice of yoga, to engage the nervous system in order to calm the mind and increase contentment and joy. Thanks for listening!

Dr. Woodard interviews Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH about her book Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us to help discover the psychobiology of beliefs and decision making with emphasis on health decisions. Suggestions for all of us to improve our decisions on health issues will be discussed. Thanks for listening! 

Marriage and family therapist Bill O’Hanlon states that the problem with current models of psychology and psychiatry as strategies for change is that they focus on explanations and problems rather than solutions. Author and therapist, Bill O’Hanlon joins co-host Prentiss Pemberton for a discussion about solution-oriented therapy and the power each of us have to create positive change in our lives. Listen here

Monday, March 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this edition of Line One the emphasis is on the lifelong impact of early child brain development. We'll also take a deep dive into autism with Anchorage developmental-behavioral pediatrician Dr Siv Fasci. LISTEN HERE

Monday, March 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. In his best selling book, Feeling Good​, Psychiatrist Dr. David Burns highlights how our automatic negative thoughts, cultivated by years of practice, cause nearly all depressive episodes. How do we develop these automatic negative thoughts and how can we change our thinking to shift our internal dialogue, improve our self esteem, and increase motivation? On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, co-host, Prentiss Pemberton welcomes back Dr. David Burns for a more in depth look at specific strategies and techniques aimed at changing our thinking and improving our mood. LISTEN NOW