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.

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!

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

This week Dr. Woodard discusses Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the physical, mental, behavioral, and learning disabilities they visit...

The U.S. spends twice as much as other industrialized nations on health care, yet our system performs poorly in comparison. How would you be...

Sensory psychologist, Avery Gilbert joins Dr. Woodard today on Line One. Gilbert is known for his groundbreaking work on the psychology of odor perception...

Monday, April 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Our immune system does an amazing job of protecting us from infections and even works naturally prevent cancer. . It has long been recognized that harnessing the immune system to treat cancer is a reasonable goal but efforts have not been stellar. It now appears that this is changing. LISTEN HERE

On the next Line One, our discussion the focuses on the facts and figures, the risk factors and warning signs,and the key research findings on suicide and suicide prevention. The guests are John Madigan, Senior Director of Public Policy for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Deborah Bonito, wife of Senator Mark Begich, and co-chair of a Senate spouse’s organization that focuses on suicide prevention. KSKA: Monday 8/5 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Download Audio

Parenting in today’s complex landscape can prove a daunting task. As our kids age, and as they gain their freedom and independence, we as parents lose control and influence. How do we as parents maintain connection with our kids while setting clear limits and guidelines? On the next Line One:Your health conniction, Prentiss Pemberton and his guest will discuss the challenges parents face and give helpful tips and resources for how to best help your child if you are concerned about their physical, emotional, or mental health. Thanks for listening!

According to the CDC, breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women, and the second most common cause of...

Do you have diabetes or hypertension? Are you overweight? Do you smoke? Do your legs or hips ache or cramp while walking? Is your...

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

According to the American Cancer Society, excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the U.S....

KSKA: Monday, August 29, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Marijuana abuse is responsible for 70% of teen admissions to substance abuse treatment programs and is strongly correlated with many adolescent emotional and behavioral problems. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage therapist Tad Sumner, LCSW as they discuss the challenges of teenage marijuana abuse. LISTEN NOW

Dr. Woodard welcomes Odette Jamieson, Carissa Blades, Marcy Rein, and Leana Christy, all from Alaska's Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Senior...

The discovery of antibiotics nearly a century ago transformed medicine. Infectious diseases that commonly killed became curable. Although life-saving, antibiotics can also have undesirable effects and drug-resistant bacteria are threatening the improvements in life expectancy and health that have been provided by antibiotics. Dr. Jay Butler, welcomes infectious disease specialists for a discussion of antibiotics—the good, the bad, the ugly.

Monday, January 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Each cancer, whether breast cancer, colon cancer, or leukemia, is a different disease with a different cause, a different treatment, and a different prognosis. This week we discuss what you need to know about cervical cancer, perhaps the most preventable of all cancers. LISTEN HERE

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!

Monday, April 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Our genes are the ultimate book of instructions for all that happens in our body. Breast cancer results from mistakes in genes or their instructions; and these mistakes are often caused by environmental influences. This program discusses known and suspected environmental risks for breast cancer and some possible preventative suggestions. 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, July 25 at 2:00 pm Alaska is one of the few states participating in the emerging practice of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs), a combination of procedures and methods used to judge the potential effects of a program or practice on the health of a population. This week on Line One, state epidemiologists, Paul Anderson and Joe McLaughlin join host Dr. Thad Woodard to discuss how they're using HIA's to improve the health of Alaskans.