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: Alaska Health Commission

Dr. Ward Hurlburt, the chief medical officer for the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, and Deborah Erickson, executive director of the Alaska...

Line One: "The Science of Liberty"

On this week's Line One, host Dr. Woodard explores the relationship between science, liberty and democracy with science writer, Timothy Ferris. Ferris has made...

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...

Line One: The Talent Code

Anchorage grown, Dan Coyle (pictured right) is a contributing editor for Outside magazine and the author of three books, including the New York Times...

Line One: Envision the Rhythms of Life

Sponsored by the National Institute of Health, Anchorage-based Mind Matters Research has been studying imagery as intervention since 2006. Led by Dr. Lyn Freeman,...

Line One: Health Care For All

NPR's Health care for All examines how Germany, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland provide universal coverage for their citizens. As a leader...

Line One: Population Health and Health Care Costs

How can the health of our population be declining versus other “rich” countries even though we spend close to twice as much per person...

Line One: Our Ailing Health Care

The U.S. health care conversation continues on Line One as host Dr. Woodard welcomes filmmaker and Oregon Emergency Physician, Dr. Paul Hochfeld . In...

The Science and Psychology of Happy

Why are some people happy despite great suffering while others, with seemingly everything, suffer deep emotional distress? How are our emotions driven by our thinking and behavior? Can we actively and intentionally improve our happiness? On the next Line One, Prentiss Pemberton returns as host to discuss the science and psychology of Happiness with Anchorage Psychologist Jennifer Beathe. KSKA: Monday 7/29 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Medicaid Reform and Expansion in Alaska

Monday, August 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Initiated and driven by the Accountable Care Act, and changes in Medicare payment mechanisms, health care systems in the U.S. seek to improve access, quality, and cost. On the next Line One program we discuss Medicaid reform and expansion in Alaska. LISTEN NOW

Line One: Predicting and Preventing Type I Diabetes

The Blood Bank of Alaska is a member of an international network of sites conducting research to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of Type I diabetes. Host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will discuss this research and the involvement of the Blood Bank of Alaska and also serve to recruit appropriate Alaskans into the research. KSKA: Monday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Line One: Pediatric neurology

Anchorage pediatric neurologist, Dr. Rod Smith joins Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard this afternoon to discuss common neurological problems including seizures, headache, and developmental issues in...

Line One: Urogynecology

Dr. Andrea Wang (right) of Alaska Urological Associates joins host Dr. Woodard on Line One this week to discuss disorders of the female urinary...

Line One: Podiatry

Whether its a bunion or just a blister, take a step in the right direction and ask the expert. Local podiatrist, Dr. Ken Swayman...

“A Child Called It”- A conversation with author Dave Pelzer

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!

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...

Special Education Services- The importance of early detection and intervention

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

Line One: Electronic Medical Records

This week on Line One, host Dr. Thad Woodard will be discussing electronic medical records with Rebecca Madison, Dr.  Tom Nighswander and Dr. Jerome List. Federal...

Medical Anthropology

Monday, June 27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm How does the economic and political systems of a society shape health risks and treatment resources? This week on Line One, Dr. Sergei Bogojavlensky joins host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss the relationship between anthropology, medicine and medical practice.

The health care of transgender patients

Monday, December 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Exploring sexuality, including gender and sexual behaviors is a normal part of childhood. At some point, many children experiment with gender expression and roles. However, for unknown and probably multifactorial biologic and psychosocial reasons, in some children, cross-gender behavior and expression is more consistent, persistent, and insistent than it is among their peers. These are not choices per se, but reflect an innate preference of the child. Co-host Dr. Thad Woodard explores the social, mental health, and medical concerns of transgender individuals on this Line One program. LISTEN HERE