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: Anchorage Project Access

There’s a lot of barriers to accessing healthcare in Alaska including costs, long waitlists, language barriers, and more. Anchorage Project Access is a group that assists Alaskans statewide to help uninsured patients with a medical need access various specialties across 900 providers. On this Line One, join host Dr Justin Clark as he explores the resources available with Anchorage Project Access.

Mental health literacy and first aid

Just as First Aid and CPR help teach people how to aid in a medical emergency, Mental Health First Aid teaches the skills needed to recognize and assist someone who is experiencing a mental health related crisis.

Child Abuse & Neglect – Causes, Consequences and Prevention

According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, nearly 2,000 Alaskan children were in out-of-home placement in January 2014. The vast majority of those cases were due to child abuse and neglect. Office of Children's Services Director Christy Lawton puts it like this: "Unfortunately, child abuse is happening in Alaska every day, in every community, among every ethnicity, and every socioeconomic group." Join host Prentiss Pemberton and guests to talk about child abuse - causes, consequences and prevention - on the next Line One. KSKA: Monday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Line One: Alzheimer's Disease

This week Dr. Thad Woodard discusses Alzheimer's Disease with representatives from Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska. HOST: Dr. Thad Woodard GUESTS: Erin Kirkland, Education Specialist, Alzheimer's Resource of...

Line One: Tuberculosis and Public Health in Alaska

In the early 20th century, tuberculosis destroyed entire villages across Alaska. Hundreds of years later, tuberculosis continues to re-emerge in rural Alaska proving to...

Line One: The other side of love, when relationships turn sour

What happens when the romance is gone? Local psychologist, Dr. Richard Lazur joins host Dr. Woodard to talk about the other side of love....

Line One: Popular Health and Body Myths

Does sugar cause hyperactivity? Does airborne vitamin C, zinc or echinacea prevent "colds?"  Do vaccines cause autism? Learn the answers to these questions and...
The exterior of the ARCH building. (Photo via Volunteers of America - Alaska/Adolescent Residential Center for Help website)

Line One: Youth mental health and substance abuse in Alaska

With an estimated 75% of adult mental health problems developing before the age of 25, early and effective intervention is critical for a child’s future physical and emotional health. Volunteers of America Alaska works to fill in some of the resource gaps in Alaska.

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

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

Unmasking brain injury

People who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can experience a wide range of symptoms, from a headache to death. Often these symptoms are subtle and can be missed by care providers, family members, and coaches.

Line One: Sleep disorders

According to the Center for Disease Control, insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions - such as diabetes, cardiovascular...

Line One: The New Vaccine to Prevent Cervical Cancer

The human papillomavirus is responsible for almost all instances of cervical cancer worldwide. And now, there is a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer....

Coupleship – Keeping Love Alive

Monday, May 23, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00p.m. A healthy marriage is good for a couples' mental and physical health and helps to protect children from developing emotional and behavioral problems. Please join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they discuss the challenges of sustaining long term relationships. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Line One: Effects of Secondhand Smoke and E-Cigarettes

This week Line One Dr. Woodard will discuss the health effects of second-hand smoke and e-cigarettes with Marge Stoneking of the American Lung Association and Emily Nenon of the American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network. KSKA: Monday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

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....

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.

Line One: Preparing Alaska's Kids for Success

This week on Line One, host. Dr. Woodard talks with two local experts about early childhood education and preparing Alaska's kids for success. Executive...

Line One: Community vaccine outreach in Anchorage

Alaska’s COVID case rate appears to be improving, but omicron remains a concern for  vulnerable populations in and outside of Anchorage.

Using NSAIDS safely and wisely

Over the counter pain and inflammation medicines such as ibuprofen are one of the leading causes of hospitalization for drug side effects. What do you need to know to use NSAIDs safely and wisely?