Line One

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. (LIVE) and 8 p.m. (pre-recorded) hosts Dr. Jillian Woodruff, Dr. Justin Clark 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 childcare, mental health, nutrition, pharmacology, surgery and more. Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and are encouraged to send in email questions as well.

Line One: Mental Health Mosaics — Deepening conversations around suicide and mental health

Suicide has scarred families and communities across the state, but it is possible to heal. It’s also possible to talk about mental health in a way that prevents people from considering suicide in the first place.

Line One: Mental Health Mosaics – Houselessness and crisis response

During the third installment of Mental Health Mosaics on Line One, we learn about the intersections of houselessness and mental health through the stories of two individuals.

Line One: Mental Health Mosaics — Racism and mental health

On the second installment of Out North's Mental Health Mosaics, we hear from community members about the ways that racism and discrimination affect mental health.

Line One: Mental Health Mosaics — Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence around mental health concerns can be hard. On this a special presentation of Mental Health Mosaics, a production of Out North, Anchorage residents open up about their experiences.
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Line One: Hormone replacement therapy myths, facts, and the unknown

Since the landmark women’s hormone study of 2002, even some doctors are intimidated by the prescription hormones used to balance levels and resolve these symptoms.
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Line One: Thyroid nodules and cancer

Most thyroid nodules are not serious and do not cause symptoms, but a small percentage of thyroid nodules are cancerous.
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Line One: When and how to seek psychiatric medication

Many people struggling with mental health issues may want to consider psychiatric medication, but don't know where to start.

Line One: Accessibility and dimensions of elderly support

Alaska’s elderly population is growing at a rapid rate while facing a range of challenges that can be distressing, and physically impairing.

Line One: State program provides work experience for Alaska youth with disabilities

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation has a robust summer work program helping 200 disabled youths across 17 sites in Alaska. Advocates say this resource is great for youth, their parents and for Alaska employers. 

Line One: Mental health resources in rural Alaska

Mental health challenges are on the rise for many Alaskans, and resources in rural Alaska remain difficult to access.

Line One: Aging in place and caregiver support

Occupational therapists can provide much needed services to allow our elders to age with dignity in their homes and provide caregiver support.

Line One: Being blind in Alaska

The Alaska Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired discusses the myths and misconceptions about blindness, what life in Alaska is like for the visually impaired and the support and resources that are available.

Line One: Pediatric chronic pain

Because chronic pain in children is a unique combination of biological, psychological and social factors in each child, the source of chronic pain can be complex.
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Line One: Cults and indoctrination part 2

Most people believe they are too smart and too independently-minded to fall prey to the charms of a cultic leader or to blindly follow a belief system, yet many people do.

Line One: Vaccine access for the disabled community

More than two years into the pandemic, vaccines are widely available and most health measures have been lifted. But there are still Alaskans who have difficulty accessing vaccines or who have continued health risk in spite of them.

Line One: The Making of Monsters

David Livingstone Smith believes dehumanizing others is rooted in human psychology and leaves us vulnerable to leaders who trade in the politics of demonization and violence.
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Line One: Child abuse prevention and intervention

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, Dan Bigley joins Prentiss Pemberton to discuss what is being done to prevent child abuse before it happens and what can be done to help children who have experienced abuse in their lives.
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Line One: The psychology of cults

The idea of cults seems to both fascinate and scare us. Why do intelligent people often give up everything to blindly follow these leaders and their ideologies?
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Line One: Depolarizing vaccine conversations

Across our community, Alaskans are trying to navigate the new realities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Conversations about masking, vaccines, and whether to return to work and school can trigger strong feelings and in some cases have resulted in strained friendships and divided families. These conversations mimic the political divide and frequently devolve into defensiveness, contempt, criticism, and hurt feelings. These high conflict conversations do nothing to improve public health and are tearing at the foundations of our community and the sense of unity we take pride in as Alaskans.

Line One: Moms Matter Now supports mothers before and after pregnancy

Motherhood is an amazing and incredibly challenging time, but few people talk about the emotional and psychological transition.