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.

Line One: The Invisible Gorilla

Co-authors of The Invisible Gorilla, Dr. Daniel Simons and Dr. Christopher Chabris join host Dr. Thad Woodard this week...

Tech and our kids- The science behind the noise.

Cell phone free middle schools was the last topic on Line One-Your Health Connection. This week, Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton builds on that conversation with a closer look at the evidence that points to “immersive technology” use as the #1 threat to our kids physical and mental health. Thanks for listening!

Why we elect narcissists and sociopaths and how we can stop

Far from being a problem that exists in the past, there is a worldwide rise of authoritarian leaders who proclaim to be “heros” and promise a return to greater times and glory. Prentiss Pemberton is joined by a leading expert to discuss electing narcissists and sociopaths.  Thanks for listening!

Line One: Forensic Science in Alaska

This week Dr. Woodard discusses forensic science on the Last Frontier with State of Alaska Medical Examiner Dr. Frank Fallico. Host: Dr. Thad Woodard Guests: Dr....

Toxic Anger Part 2- The causes, costs, and solutions

Monday, January 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Anger is a natural and necessary human emotion that serves to activate and protect us in times of danger. Uncontrolled anger however, can act as a very destructive force in relationships and has a negative impact on emotional and physical health. On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, clinical psychologist, Dr. Bruce Pemberton returns to Line One for a deeper look at Toxic Anger and it’s impact on our lives.  LISTEN NOW
Jessica Lahey's The Gift of Failure

“The Gift Of Failure”- Are our kids growing up “failure deprived?”

Line One Co-host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, author and teacher, Jessica Lahey discuss the unintended consequences of protecting our kids from the gifts and lessons learned by experiencing heartache, defeat, struggle, and failure. Thanks for listening!
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Dealing with the loss of an active duty family member

Parents of active duty military members live daily with the fear of death when their child makes the decision to serve, but when the reality comes to be, loss is often complicated by many factors that they could not have imagined.

Line One: Longevity

Dr. Olshansky joins Dr. Thad Woodard to address the topic of longevity on Line One: Your Health Connection. Why do women tend to live...

Certainty and conflict

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!

Children’s dental health

Did you know that our teeth start to develop in the first weeks after conception? Dental health is key to your overall health and wellness. Thanks for listening!

Line One: Being Legally Blind

Justin Oldham and Dr. Griffith Steiner join host Dr. Thad Woodard to talk about the causes and effects of being legally blind. Learn about...

Alaska CARES and building resiliency

Childhood trauma can affect our health throughout the lifetime. But there are paths to healing for our kids and our communities. Co-host Dr. Jay Butler will be speaking with Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson and Hillary Walker of Alaska CARES at the Providence Alaska Medical Center on ways to mitigate the effects of childhood trauma and build resiliency in our children. Thanks for listening!

The impact of social media on our emotional, cultural and social health

Not all of what is available on the internet is bad, but learning to manage it and filter out the noise is a difficult task for adults and nearly impossible for teens. Prentiss Pemberton discusses the traps and pitfalls of social media and how we can consume it in a way that does not harm our health.  Thanks for listening!

Line One: Post-Partum Depression

This week Dr. Woodard chats with Jeanne Watson Driscoll, PhD, APRN, BC about the reasons for and risks and treatment of post-partum depression. Dr....

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

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

The power of play

A growing body of evidence shows the health benefits of play.  In addition to the well-known cardiovascular benefits of physical activity, play during childhood may have positive effects on brain development. Thanks for listening!
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Don’t settle for Depends: solutions to bladder issues for women

Don’t settle for Depends. There are many solutions to bladder issues for women. Learn where to go to seek care, the types of issues that affect women and various treatment modalities, including medications, surgeries and holistic options.

Line One: Brain Development

Dr. Douglas Fields is an internationally recognized authority on neuron-glia interactions, brain development, and the cellular mechanisms of memory. He joins Dr. Woodard on...

Housing for health

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!

The importance of having black doctors

When we talk about access in public health, we often times focus on patients and treatment. But what about diversity in the medical fields themselves? Why is it important to see someone who looks like you working in medicine? Thanks for listening!