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: Childhood Asthma

Dr. Thad Woodard discusses childhood asthma and the American Lung Association's Champ Camp with respiratory therapist Bill Lallish and asthma mother-daughter pair Theresa Arthur...

Line One: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

Many people believe America’s children are being over-medicated for disorders such as autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression. On the next Line One, host Dr....

Early recognition and interventions for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Prenatal exposure to alcohol is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities. These problems are often lifelong and have high costs for society. Line One will focus on the diagnosis and interventions on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder during this program. LISTEN HERE

Line One: Pediatric Dentistry

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 40% of children have experienced tooth decay by the time they reach...

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!

Line One: Ravens' Way Adolescent Treatment Program

Combining conventional treatment, adventure-based therapy, and Native cultural activities, Raven's Way is a residential substance abuse treatment program serving the youth of Alaska. Brett...
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Healthcare workforce

Alaska’s health care work force is aging into retirement. What attracts young adults to careers in health care? How is the new generation of health care professionals changing the face of health care? Thanks for listening!

Line One: Canadian and American health care systems compared

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...

Line One: Child Abuse

Child abuse is a serious but potentially preventable public health problem that victimizes way too many children in this country every year and costs...

E-cigarettes and vaping

Electronic cigarettes have been touted by some as a valuable tool for smoking cessation while others have warned that vaping could cause serious health concerns, including nicotine addiction. What do we really know about vaping and Juuling? Thanks for listening!

Line One: Vitamins, Supplements and Energy Drinks

This week on Line One, the host, Dr. Thad Woodard, will discuss the roles as well as the pros and cons of vitamins, supplements,...

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....

Line One: The Importance of Knowing Your Family's Health History

This week Dr. Thad Woodard talks about the importance of knowing your family's health history with Vence Bonham, J. D., Senior Advisor to the...

Suicide Prevention

Monday, April 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Suicide is a complex and tragic event that leaves a wake of devastation for families and communities. With over 41,000 people a year dying by suicide it is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and Board member for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Kim Hancox, as they discuss Suicide Prevention. American Foundation for Suicide Preventio

The heart of conflict and the art of mediation

Monday, March 27, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Many Divorces end after years of legal battles. Tens of thousands of dollars spent, kids torn apart by their parents’ conflict, and two people left filled with anger and animosity toward their parenting partner. Lawyers make a killing and the “Divorce Machine” drones on, leaving in it’s wake a path of destruction and despair that can last for generations. LISTEN NOW

The Stone Soup Group

Monday June 20 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Have you ever heard the Stone Soup fable about a hungry stranger who teaches a village the power of sharing and collaboration? Taking their inspiration, and name, from this story, the Stone Soup Group works to provided assistance and support to families of children with special needs.

Social and moral psychology and social media

Monday, September 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Why do some of us condone gun control and same sex marriage and others do not? Where do our beliefs come from? Does social media contribute to moral beliefs? How might the content of social media influence the spread of the message? A discussion on the study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. LISTEN HERE

Teen suicide and the controversy over Netflix’s “​Thirteen Reasons Why”

Monday, May 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this Line One, Anchorage School District Prevention Specialist, counselor and member of the Alaska Suicide Prevention Council, Julie Vinceck joins co-host Prentiss Pemberton to discuss teen suicide and the controversy surrounding the new Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why. href="http://media.kska.org/2017/lohc-20170515.mp3">LISTEN HERE

Line One: Youth Sports Injuries

This week on Line One, host Dr. Woodard welcomes two local experts to discuss common sports injuries for Alaska's youth. Learn how parents and...

Line One: Assessing Medical Information

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