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Line One: Your Health Connection is a weekly health news, interview and call-in program broadcast LIVE on Monday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, Alaska. Hosted by Dr. Thad Woodard, Line One focuses on the latest developments in health care and features national experts and LIVE call-in discussions of important health issues and topics. Learn more, ask questions and share comments online at KSKA.ORG.
 
"New Arrivals" is Alaska Public Media's profiles of people who recently moved to Anchorage, one of the most diverse cities in the world. Every Tuesday, we meet a New Arrival from another country, another state, or another part of Alaska. The stories air at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays during Morning Edition here on KSKA, Alaska Public Media.
 
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Heather Caldwell Sarah Histand On this show, our guests are Sarah Histand and Heather Caldwell. Sarah is a mental health professional as well as a fitness trainer and we talk about easing the transition of both your brain and your body from summer into winter. We cover some important areas of strength and fitness to focus on as you think about wint…
 
(Courtesy Alaska Department of Health and Human Services) Suicide effects nearly all of us at some point in lives, and its impact is felt throughout our communities in Alaska. Whether you yourself have struggled with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, or you know someone who has, its vital to know that help is available and where to find it. Local r…
 
Mike Branham On this show, our guest is Mike Branham. Mike is a financial planner with a passion for the outdoors. We talk about how you can fund your outdoor adventures and save for your future, why it’s important to find a balance between these things, as well as some ideas for maximizing your dollars when it comes to the gear and gadgets you nee…
 
A health care provider, wearing several types of personal protective equipment that is being tracked by the State of Alaska, provides care in 2020, for a woman hospitalized in an isolation room in the critical care unit of Bartlett Hospital, in Juneau. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO) A year and a half after COVID-19 shut down America, it seems to …
 
(Courtesy of Bill Eddy) Like it or not, dealing with angry, upset people is inevitable. Learning some simple skills can help deal with high conflict situations in an effective way. Bill Eddy is one of the world’s leading experts on High Conflict Personalities, and his approach gives anyone an easy tool that’s highly effective at de-escalating tense…
 
Tony Perelli and Becky King with morels_Photo: Tony Perelli Mushrooms Raina picking blueberries. Understory. Highbush cranberries. Late summer and fall are the time for picking blueberries, hunting for mushrooms, and getting ready for winter. Gathering edible berries and plants has many benefits besides their great taste. Jackie Qataliña, Tony Pere…
 
Lee Bolling’s book “Welcome to Earth Fellow Human”. Lee Bolling. Lee Bolling riding in Anchorage. The Anchorage Bowl is known for its trail networks, and many residents and visitors think our various trail systems are one of the city’s best features. During this Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be talking about one element of the city’s trail system: The so…
 
Volunteers from the Manai Fou Assembly of God Church prepared a variety of food for the community vaccine clinic in Airport Heights on Feb. 23, 2021. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media) The original food pyramid of the 1990s has gone through multiple iterations, arriving at the healthy eating plate that is taught today. Unfortunately, the unhealthy rel…
 
St Elias the trench, photoby John Bauman. Russell base camp, photo by John Bauman. Mt Deborah basecamp igloo, photo by John Bauman. Bauman Kayaking 1 Paddlng the Katmai Coast 1992, photo by Paul Twardock. Bauman Kayaking BaumanKayaking2 Alaska has thousands of world-class outdoor men and women. Most have gone about their business without fanfare or…
 
Karen Froland (right) and her mom, Alene Robinson, hold hands on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at the Aspen Creek assisted-living home in Anchorage.(Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media) Assisted-living homes are highly flexible and supportive communities that offer staff support for activities. Basically, assisted living is for people who can live independ…
 
The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lahey) Author Jessica Lahey returns for a closer look at addiction prevention. When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them about our own stories? And what are the right things to do wh…
 
(Dru Kelly/Creative Commons) Approximately one in eight couples are affected by infertility in the United States, and this number is increasing each year. A reproductive endocrinology physician provides advanced infertility procedures. In Alaska, many patients must travel out of state for the treatment. But Alaska does have some infertility service…
 
The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lahey) Any one who has struggled with addiction, or knows someone who has, will tell you they’re terrified by the thought of their children going through the same struggle. When and how should we talk to our children about addicti…
 
(Katherine Rose/KCAW photo) Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most terrifying diagnoses a person can receive. It also takes a tremendous toll on the partners and children of those suffering from the unrelenting march of this incurable disease. Gary Chapman and Dr. Edward Shaw, co-authors of Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages …
 
A runner descends the Crow Pass Trail. (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media) Eating disorders have been in the news a lot lately. The isolation and confinement of the pandemic has been a perfect storm for people struggling with disordered eating. And in Alaska, the courageous self-disclosure by a record-setting runner recently highlighted the fact that…
 
Having a child diagnosed with cancer is one of every parent’s worst nightmares. Alaska may be a small state but its services for pediatric surgery and oncology are robust. What are the most common types of pediatric surgery for cancer? What services are available in Alaska? How does quality improvement in outcomes and efficiency as well as global h…
 
The label “hoarder” is often thrown around in society as a way to poke fun at someone or to point out excessive clutter. But hoarding is, in fact, a very serious and overwhelming condition that affects somewhere between 10 to 15 million Americans. Author, therapist and hoarding expert Elaine Birchall joins host Prentiss Pemberton for a discussion a…
 
This episode of Outdoor Explorer first aired on May 14, 2020. In the fall of 2020, it was submitted to the Alaska Professional Communicators 2020 – 2021 Communications Contest where it won first place in the category of “Special Programming – Radio.” First-place state winners are automatically submitted to the National Federation of Press Women’s C…
 
(Kiplinger) The last 16 months have changed the way many of us live our lives. Perhaps the biggest impact has been on our social lives, as lockdowns and limits on gatherings forced us into isolation. For many single people, this put traditional dating on hold. Co-author of Dating Radar Bill Eddy discusses how to re-enter the world of dating and spo…
 
The Stan-Kamps on the last leg of their journey in Utah, photo courtesy Jodi Harskamp. Leif and Tui Stanbury with Nukka at Capitol Reef National Park, photo courtesy Jodi Harskamp. Tui and Leif Stanbury at Landscape Arch in Arches National Park, photo courtesy Jodi Harskamp. Leif and Neal Stanbury at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, photo cou…
 
(Kiplinger) Divorce rates are on the rise for couples over 50. What are the reasons behind the trend, and how has COVID-19 affected older couples? Co-authors and therapists Carol Hughes and Bruce Fredenberg discuss their book, “Home Will Never Be The Same Again,” and share tips and tools to help families navigate later-in-life separation in this we…
 
Protesters on Saturday, June 6, 2020, stopped outside of the Anchorage Police Department headquarters. The “Your Voice Matters” rally was organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation Anchorage. (Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media) Racism is not a new topic in our country. But over the past year, we’ve seen a renewed push to address it at all l…
 
Most accidents occur for similar reasons: not being prepared, poor equipment, being in a rush, and lack of skill. Some accidents, however, are unpredictable. Learning from others is a great way to avoid the perils of being outdoors. Whether it is talking to friends, watching documentaries, or reading one can learn how to be ready for a particular a…
 
Tim Gravel Gina Shively On this show, we are talking about enjoying coffee in the outdoors. First, you’ll hear from Tim Gravel who is the co-owner of Kaladi Brothers Coffee about his favorite backcountry coffee brewing method as well as some other ideas for making coffee on your next camping trip. Then you’ll hear from Gina Shively who is a pilot a…
 
Anchorage Health Department public health nurse Marguerite Leeds administers the Covid-19 vaccine to Vauoti 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) Many adults are still hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. While the reasons vary, for som…
 
A tool at work. Photo from MatSu Trail Parks Foundation. A trail near Kachemak Bay Alaska Trails Volunteers Trails at Kincaid Park, photo by Paul Twardock. A trail crew near Kachemak Bay. A trail crew near Kachemak Bay Trails are one of the primary infrastructures in the outdoors. They lead us to destinations or are and end unto themselves. Trails …
 
Are you or a loved one struggling with a mental health problem? Is anyone in your life dealing with addiction or behavioral challenges? Whatever you are dealing with, you are not alone. On this program, we’ll devote the entire show to listener questions and comments about anything related to mental, behavioral or emotional wellness. HOST: Prentiss …
 
The Stan-Kamps at Horseshoe Bend in the Grand Canyon, photo courtesy Jodi Harskamp. The Stan-Kamps at the Nevada-Arizona State Border, photo courtesy Jodi Harskamp. The Stan-Kamps at the Southernmost Point on the Continental USA, photo courtesy Jodi Harskamp Tui, Leif and Neal Stanbury sledding at White Sands National Monument, photo courtesy JodiH…
 
Humans are living longer, accumulating more diagnoses and more questions about whether our quality of life is improved with old age. The field of functional medicine works to find and treat the root cause of diagnoses, not just the diagnoses themselves. Is functional medicine the key to a long and healthy life? HOST: Dr. Jillian Woodruff GUESTS: Dr…
 
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is the most commonly diagnosed childhood mental health condition. But as more adults take their children in for treatment, many are coming to realize that they have been living with undiagnosed ADHD their entire lives. The symptoms can make living with people with ADHD challenging and leave many pa…
 
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