Spotlight with Laurie Hardie
Each week host Laurie Hardie brings you the issues affecting the Pacific Northwest and the people making a difference in our community and sometimes beyond. Expect compelling conversations with local leaders and influencers. Spotlight is dedicated to presenting you with issues that matter - including education, health, mental health, and the environment.
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Spotlighting If I Can So Can You VGinnyBurton
31 min
Spotlighting ImOnWatch.ORG
26 min
Spotlighting National Sex Trafficking Awareness...
28 min
Spotlighting Chinook Enterprises
Nikki Wegner with Chinook Enterprises talks with us about opportunities for people with disabilities.
26 min
Spotlighting Conquer Addiction Clinics
26 min
Spotlighting WA 529
Luke Minor with WA 529 tells us about the GET plan and all the college savings plans available for parents and grandparents. Save now for college later. Enrollment for the GET plan is open now.
26 min
Spotlighting Hope for Ukraine
Kyle Duncan Author of Hope for Ukraine: Stories of Grit and Grace from the Frontlines of War, joins us for an update. Since the book has been published he has been in touch with many of the people on the frontlines and is encouraging people...
26 min
Spotlighting Digital Detox with Molly DeFrank
The holidays are a great time to do a digital detox with your kids. Author Molly DeFrank talks about the benefits of getting your kids away from technology for awhile. Giving them a chance to connect with friends and family. She says any...
28 min
Spotlighting Behind Closed Doors Dr. Jessica Peck
Dr. Jessica Peck is the author of Behind Closed Doors: a guide to help parents and teens navigate through life's toughest issues. The book is a practical guide for parents guiding their tweens and teens through cultural change and modern...
30 min
Spotlighting Colleen Ryan Hensley Veterans and ...
C. Ryan Hensley is a 10-year Navy veteran, candidate for Certified Mental Performance Coach with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and founder of Grace C. Ryan Performance ( She holds an advanced degree in...
27 min
Spotlighting ImOnWatch.Org
Luke Madsen a member of the Malouf Foundation, and Julie Whitehead a survivor of 31 years of abuse, including sex trafficking, join us to talk about On Watch. It was launched in 2020 by the Malouf Foundation™ and Safe House Project, OnWatch™...
25 min
Spotlighting A Deeper Wellness Dr. Monica Vermani
How do we know when something is good or bad for us? As a rule of thumb, Dr. Monica Vermani, Clinical Psychologist, and author of A Deeper Wellness: Conquering Stress, Mood, Anxiety and Traumas, tell us that “when more days than not” don’t...
30 min
Spotlighting Dr. Julie Gatza Top 5 Ways Sugar M...
Health educator Dr. Julie Gatza is one of the nation's top chiropractic physicians with more than 30 years of clinical practice during which she assisted thousands of patients to resolve a wide variety of physical ailments. Using her...
24 min
Spotlighting Beyond Type 1
On November 6, 2022, a team of 50 living with type 1 diabetes will race through the five boroughs of NYC and show the world what living beyond type 1 looks like Vince Carter Bellingham WA  and Harry Sills Edmonds WA,  talk about...
26 min
Spotlighting Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Paula Del Giudice Ex Director of Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center Joins us to talk about their programs and how they are changing lives one stride at a time. Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center is a community where horses transform...
25 min
On November 6, 2022, a team of 50 living with type 1 diabetes will race through the five boroughs of NYC and show the world what living beyond type 1 looks like Vince Carter Bellingham WA and Harry Sills Edmonds WA, talk about their journey...
26 min
Spotlighting A Deeper Wellness Dr. Monica Vermani
Dr. Vermani is a Clinical Psychologist, and author of A Deeper Wellness: Conquering Stress, Mood, Anxiety and Traumas. She tell us that “when more days than not” don’t feel right either because there is fighting, cold silences, or passive...
30 min
Spotlighting Traumatic Grief Companioning Project
Cindy and Merle Meyers talk about an exciting new Chaplain resource Traumatic Grief Companioning Project. They will be speaking at an upcoming workshop about this. It is called Understanding Traumatic Grief November it is November 4,...
29 min
Spotlighting Find Your Fabulosity
October is Domestic Violence Action Month. Sheryl Kurland is on a mission to get lipstick to every Domestic Violence shelter and she could use a little help. For women, putting on lipstick gives us an instant boost. It’s magical! To a...
26 min
Spotlighting The Art of Badassery
Jennifer Cassetta, author of the new book, The Art of Badassery: Unleash Your Mojo with Wisdom of the Dojo The book is for any woman who's ever felt burned out, beaten down, or needs a reminder of how powerful she is. Jennifer teaches...
25 min
Spotlighting Guardian Of the Children
The mission of Guardians of the Children is to recognize and react to child abuse and educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates to provide strength and stability to families in crisis; and be an answer to the prayer...
26 min
Spotlighting Opioid Awareness Month with Ideal...
September is Opioid Awareness Month. April Provost with Ideal Option helps us understand what medically assisted treatment is and how it is helping addicts get off drugs. She says there are many pathways to recovery and medically assisted...
30 min
Spotlighting Milestone to Manhood with David Arms
David Arms the author of Right of Passage a book about a once-in-a-lifetime weekend that a man can organize for a boy on his thirteenth birthday. David says today more than ever, young men need their male role models to step up and help...
25 min
Spotlighting Pioneer Industries
Pioneer Human Services is a nonprofit social enterprise serving justice-involved people across Washington state. One of their business’s, Pioneer Industries, is an aerospace manufacturing division. Folks from Pioneer are joining me today...
25 min
Spotlighting Every Child A Super Reader with Pa...
The first day of school jitters are here, impacting both parents and kids as the young minds return to in-person school in the weeks ahead. Co-author of Every Child A Super Reader: 7 Strengths for a Lifetime of Independence, Purpose, and...
26 min