“Risky Business” ­- Teens and High Risk Behavior

Monday, March 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

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The adolescent brain is wired to test limits and take risks. While this stage of development is important in that it allows young people to explore their world and individuate as people, it also comes with great risk to both life and health. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is designed to help monitor the prevalence and trends of behaviors that put Alaskan youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems that occur during adolescence and adulthood. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they explore the high risk behavior among teens and what the YRBS tells us about current trends.


HOST: Prentiss Pemberton
  • Marcia Howell­, The Alaska Injury Prevention Center.
  • Andrea Fenaughty,­ Public Health Scientist with DHSS.
  • Jennifer Baker, Adolescent Health Project Coordinator in the Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health.



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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, March 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, March 28, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT


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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Operations Manager for KSKA-FM. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the FM broadcast. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska-focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or hosting All Things Considered and can still find him operating the soundboard for any of the live broadcast programs.

After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate, and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book, or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!

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