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.

Are there significant environmental exposures causing breast cancer? If so, what are they? Join Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and his guests as they address these questions and discuss what is known about factors linked to breast cancer. KSKA: Monday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

In honor of World Hepatitis Day, Dr. Woodard welcomes Dr. Brian McMahon, recipient of the Hepatitis B Foundation's "Distinguished Scientist Award 2009" and Ginger...

Monday, May 2, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Three relatively common viral infections of the liver sound very similar in name but are quite different in communicability, complications, prevention and treatment. Hepatitis A, B, and C on the next edition of Line One Your Health Connection. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Monday, May 9, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Personal recreational marijuana use and possession became legal in Alaska on February 24, 2015. On this Line One program we will discuss where the State is in the development of regulations and what we know about the effects of marijuana and it’s legalization in other states. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Take a look at any photo of children from the 1950's and can't help but notice how few of the children are overweight compared...

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

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...

According to the CDC, influenza rates in the United States are currently low, making it an ideal time to get vaccinated. This week on...

Co-founder of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective and and co-author of all editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves, Judy Norsigian arrives in Anchorage this week...

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

Recent guidelines regarding screening mammography for breast cancer have been controversial. Should women trust these recommendations? Are they based on good science...

Anchorage pediatric urologist, Dr. David Bomalaski cares for children with diseases or malformations of the genitals or urinary tract. Or, as he ...

This week Dr. Thad Woodard explores attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with his guest, Dr. Al Collins, a local...

This week on Line One, host Dr. Woodard and his guests Susan Lemagie and Jeanne Anderson discuss personalized breast cancer risk, diagnosis and treatment....

Monday, November 27, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Headaches affect us all. Most headaches are transient and a nuisance but some can be a symptom of serious disease arising from either inside and outside of the head; and others can be chronic and debilitating. On this program co-host Dr. Thad Woodard and Dr. Andrea Trescot discuss a pain specialist’s approach to the diagnosis and treatment of headaches. LISTEN HERE

This week's  guest on Line One, Dr. Melinda Rathkopf, (right) takes a look food allergy. Some of the topics she and Dr. Thad Woodard...

As reimbursement for doctors taking Medicare patients has declined over the years, seniors on Medicare have seen a dwindling number of health care options...

Today's guests is Dr. Devra Davis, director of the world's first Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Her most...
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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

This week on Line One: Your Health Connection pediatric oncologist, Dr. Laura Schulz joins host Dr. Woodard to discuss common cancers facing kids...