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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 child care, 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.
 
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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. During the fourth and final installment of Out North’s Mental Health Mosaics, we go deeper to hear from community members who have lost l…
 
Our guests for this show are congressional candidates Nick Begich and Mary Peltola. Your host, Lisa, reached out to the Sarah Palin campaign three times but never received a response. In these interviews with Nick and Mary, she asked questions sourced from four leaders in the outdoor industry in Alaska: Mary Goddard of Sustainable Southeast Partner…
 
Houselessness and mental health are often intimately entwined. During the third installment of Out North's Mental Health Mosaics, we learn about the intersections of these issues through the stories of two individuals. In the end, we’ll discuss how emergency response systems are evolving to support the mental health of the entire community.…
 
Breaking the silence around mental health concerns can be hard. People feel judged and misunderstood. On the second installment of Out North’s Mental Health Mosaics, we hear from community members about the ways that bias and discrimination harm mental health. LISTEN: HOST: Anne Hillman RESOURCES: Mental Health Mosaics is more than just a podcast. …
 
Breaking the silence around mental health concerns can be hard. People feel judged and misunderstood. On this a special presentation of Mental Health Mosaics, a production of Out North, we hear from Martha Binkley as she discusses living with a serious mental illness and M.C. MoHagani Magnetek shares poetry about opening up about mental health. We …
 
• A commission in progress of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, on the easel near Reno, photo by Alli Harvey.The happy artist pictured with the Colorado aspen in autumn commission, photo by Wes HoskinsThe Airstream boneyard at P&S Trailer Service in Ohio, photo by Alli Harvey.The newly minted Alli Harvey Mobile Art Studio in New Mexico, photo by Alli Har…
 
A Youth Emplyment in Parks crew. Photo by Paul Twardock.A Youth Emplyment in Parks crew. Photo by Paul Twardock.The Youth Emplyment in Parks logo.A Youth Emplyment in Parks crew. Photo by Paul Twardock.A YEP crew member. Summer camps are ubiquitous in Alaska. Though few offer the chance to get paid to learn new skills and build a resume. Anchorage’…
 
Hot flashes, night sweats, short-term memory loss, mental fogginess, anxiety, low libido and insomnia are just some of the signs of decreasing hormone levels and menopause. 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. Let’s learn t…
 
The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland at the base of the neck. The thyroid can be hypoactive or hyperactive and can produce nodules. Most thyroid nodules are not serious and do not cause symptoms, but a small percentage of thyroid nodules are cancerous. We explore the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and cancer. LISTEN: HOST: Dr. …
 
Many people struggling with mental health issues may want to consider psychiatric medication, but don’t know where to start. The number of options and side effects can be intimidating, but with professional guidance medication-assisted treatment can offer relief to those who are struggling. LISTEN: HOST: Prentiss Pemberton GUESTS: Dr. Richard Holt,…
 
Alaska’s elderly population is growing at a rapid rate while facing a range of challenges that can be distressing, and physically impairing. While the most common ailments faced are heart disease and Alzheimer’s & dementia, these are followed closely by depression, which often goes undiagnosed. How can we better assist our elders with the range of …
 
Work experience while in high school is one of the top predictors of employment success after high school for youth experiencing 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 …
 
Jody Potts-JosephJody Potts-Joseph, Arctic Wild Alaska Indigenous Peoples have been living, playing, and thriving in Alaska for thousands of years. However outdoor recreation and tourism are generally perceived as being primarily a white person’s game. Many people are trying to change that by encouraging, many times by example, people of color to v…
 
Mental health challenges are on the rise for many Alaskans, and resources in rural Alaska remain difficult to access. Prentiss Pemberton speaks to John Solomon about his journey from a rock band and substance misuse to working for a tribal health organization in the Northwest Arctic borough and connecting communities with vital health services. Lis…
 
Alaska has the fastest growing senior population per capita, with those aged 60 and older making up 19.5% of the state. It is estimated that there are nearly 8,500 elderly with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Our fortunate elders are supported by caregivers who often suffer from a lack of resources and support. Occupational therapists can provide…
 
Walter Harper, photo courtesy NPSThe view from the spotting scope of a busy day on the headwall, photo courtesy of NPS Photo, Chris EricksonTucker Chenowith ice climbing, photo courtesy NPS Photo, Kakiko Ramos-LeonView of tents at the 14,200-foot camp looking at Mount Foraker, photo courtesy of Menno Boermans.Denali, by Emily Mesner photo courtesy …
 
iking Resurection Pass by John Wolfe.Skiing to the Skookum Glacier, byJohnWolfeRebecca Wolfe, credit Gretchen Nelson.John Wolfe, credit Anne Raup.Becca Wolfe and Helen Nienhueser, by John WolfeAlaska Adventure 55 Ways Cover 50 years ago the first edition of 55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska was published, written by Helen Nienhueser …
 
Many people believe that being blind means not being able to see at all. In reality, there are a range of vision issues that qualify a person for assistance. 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 resource…
 
Dave Johnson and family camping on Curry Ridge, Denali State Park. Photo courtesy of Pete Robinson.Adventure Journal Art Dave Johnston has had many firsts: the first winter ascent of Denali, the first winter ascent of Mt Foraker, and the first Denali State Park Ranger being just three. He also has climbed or visited the 50 highest peaks in the U.S.…
 
Chronic pain is a disorder that does not just affect adults. Pediatric chronic pain often presents as headaches, abdominal pain and general musculoskeletal 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. Listen: HOST: Dr. Justin …
 
Hannah Halvorsen (r) accepts the Trajan Langdon Award from Nina Kemppel (l), photo courtesy Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.Beth Bragg accepts the Joe Floyd Award, photo courtesy Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.Jeremy Lane and supporters, photo courtesy Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.Scott Patterson accepts the Pride of Alaska Award, photo courtesy Alaska Sports…
 
A bar-tailed godwit. Photo courtesy of Steve Maslowski.Dan Ruthrauff Bird migration is one of the natural wonders of the world. Every spring millions of birds stream into Alaska from all over the globe to feed, mate, and raise their young. Their stories include a hummingbird’s journey to Florida and back, a whimbrel’s commute to and from Chile, and…
 
Getting sucked into a cult requires a combination of faith, loyalty and belief gone wrong. Most people believe that 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. Dr. Janja Lalich returns for deeper look into the world of cults, extremism and i…
 
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. On the next installment in our Talk to your Neighbor series, Prentiss Pemberton discusses ongoing concerns for Alaskan…
 
History is rife with examples of humans inflicting suffering onto one another, leaving us to wonder how such horrific acts are possible. 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. Listen: HOST: Prentiss Pemberton GUEST…
 
There’s a lot less sea ice in the Arctic, and only 1% of it is old ice, which is thicker and more resilient. (Image: NOAA Climate.gov) In this Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, file photo, flames burn up a giant tree as part of the Windy Fire in the Trail of 100 Giants grove in Sequoia National Forest, Calif. California firefighters battled fast-growing fore…
 
Early childhood experiences can have a major impact on the physical and emotional development of children. For children who grow up in an environment defined by domestic violence, addiction and neglect, the consequences can be significant. These children often struggle with attention problems, depression, anxiety and behavioral disorders. During Ch…
 
Millett Keller on Mount Marathon, photo courtesy Lisa Keller.Millett Scissorhands Keller article, courtesy Lisa Keller.Millett Keller, far left, viewing perfect tracks in the Cariboo Mountains, photo courtesy Lisa Keller. This is the second of two interviews with Millett Keller, Lisa’s dad. Pat and Millet Keller arrived in Anchorage in 1963 from Pa…
 
The idea of cults seems to both fascinate and scare us. Jonestown, Heaven’s Gate, Manson, NXIVM and Warren Jeffs are just a few examples of these dangerous organizations that have captivated us over the years. How do these things happen? Why do intelligent people often give up everything to blindly follow these leaders and their ideologies? What is…
 
Millett Keller, screenshot from the interview.Pat and Millett Keller with baby Lisa, in their Turnagain neighborhood one year after the 1964 earthquake, photo courtesy Lisa Keller.Millett Keller, with his grandchildren at Lake Tahoe in 2008, photo by Lisa Keller. Our guest for this show is Millett Keller, Lisa’s dad. Pat and Millet Keller arrived i…
 
Anchorage Health Department public health nurse Molly Carver administers the Covid-19 vaccine to Malia Tuga at the community vaccine clinic held at Manai Fou Assembly of God Church in Airport Heights on Feb. 23, 2021. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media) Across our community, Alaskans are trying to navigate the new realities brought about by the COVID-1…
 
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