Line One: Disabilities and Winter Isolation

Cars drive down a road while a person walks in the middle of the road. The sidewalk to their left is covered in snow.
A man walks in the street on Boniface Parkway after almost two feet of snow covered the sidewalks on December 12, 2022. (Elyssa Loughlin/Alaska Public Media)

Living in Alaska in the Winter can be challenging for many of us. The darkness, cold, ice and snow make it challenging to get out, be active, and stay connected. Imagine trying to face these challenges if you are elderly, blind or in a wheelchair. On this next Line One, Prentiss Pemberton speaks with guests from the Alaska Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired to discuss the challenges and possible solutions for people with disabilities in the Winter.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton


  • CB Brady – Executive Director, Alaska Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired
  • Nate Kile – Program Director, AT Specialist, Alaska Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired



Call 907-550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (10–11 a.m.).

Send an email to before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air).

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at 8 p.m. AKDT


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Prentiss Pemberton is a host of Line One: Your Health Connection at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at Read more about Prentiss here.

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