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 Volunteers of America WW
Volunteers of America Western Washington working to meet people right where they are joining me is Steve Corsi, Psy.D. – President/CEO, Suzan Sturholm- Board Chair and Jessica Moore- Director of Development. Like all non profits VOA WW...
26 min
177
Spotlighting Catalyst Mentoring
The Executive Director of Catalyst Mentoring, Jenna Berry, talks about the impact of mentoring, shares stories about kids who have done better due to mentoring and shares the podcast where she gives tips and tricks to the mentors to help...
28 min
178
Spotlighting American Heart Association
February is Heart Health month so we had a conversation with Mariko Harper, MD who is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. She practices at Virginia Mason Heart Institute....
30 min
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Spotlighting Volunteers of America Western Wash...
Volunteers of America Western Washington working to meet people right where they are.Joining me is Steve Corsi, Psy.D. – President/CEO, Suzan Sturholm- Board Chair and Jessica Moore- Director of Development. Like all non profits VOA WW...
26 min
180
Spotlighting Catalyst Mentoring
Jenna Berry with Catalyst Mentoring talks about the impact of mentoring, shares stories about kids who have done better due to mentoring and shares the podcast where she gives tips and tricks to the mentors to help them stay engaged with...
29 min
181
Spotlighting The Mary Rose Foundation for Eatin...
Julie Allen is the founder of the Mary Rose Foundation. Their motto is inspiring hope for a world without eating disorders. By investing in the lives of youth through scholarships to pay for eating disorder treatment and education to promote...
25 min
182
Spotlighting Movement Ministries
Movement Ministries with Hampton Conway III is to help men who are victims of domestic violence. When Hampton realized he was at the end of his rope and only saw two choices, hurt himself or hurt his partner, he found a way to get out...
26 min
183
Spotlighting MC Health Life Coach Healthy Chall...
Marcelle Crooks is a Chef, a Health and Life coach, and she is challenging us to think about ways to include more healthy foods into our daily life. One condition, must be delicious and something you want to try. With Covid we are gaining...
27 min
184
Spotlighting Birthdaydreams.org
Birthday Dreams is an organization that provides birthday parties for kids in transition. They are in shelters at the time of their birthday so because Birthday Dreams believes everyone deserves a birthday they go to the shelter and throw...
26 min
185
Spotlighting The Hand Up Project
You may have heard the name Robert Smiley, he is in the news a lot because of his organization The Hand Up Project. They do needle clean up after homeless camps are moved. They help homeless addicts get detox, rehab, housing and jobs....
26 min
186
Spotlighting Domestic Violence, Special Olympic...
We can never know enough about domestic violence and how to navigate it whether we are the victim or a family member. Special Olympics is excited about their pivot in fundraising to going virtual. Toys for Tots offers a thank you for the...
28 min
187
Spotlighting No Longer Ashamed
Kevin Bolger Host of the podcast "No Longer Ashamed" talks about how important it is for men who have suffered from childhood sexual abuse to share their stories and get help. The podcast is to support men and women but it is very...
25 min
188
Spotlighting Treehouseforkids.org
Treehouse’ CEO Lisa Chin tells us about the commitment Treehouse has to helping foster kids graduate from high school. Not only do they have a store to support the needs of the foster kids and their families, but they have programs to...
26 min
189
Spotlighting Washington Beef Commission
Jackie Madill, Director of Consumer Information for the Washington State Beef Commission, and Camas Uebelacher (YOU buh locker) a cattle rancher in Othello, Laura Hamilton Chief Advancement officer NW Harvest. The Washington Beef Commission...
25 min
190
Spotlighting the GREAT Figgy Pudding Caroling C...
The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Celebration is going virtual. Joining me is Zoe Freeman Head Figglet, Mason Lowe Deputy Director of Pike Place Market Senior Center and Food Bank, with a special cameo visit from Shellie Jingle Bell Hart....
24 min
191
Spotlighting WA529
Joining us is Luke Minor with Washington College Savings Plan. Luke tells us the pro's of each type of plan and how important it is to get a jump on college savings. Grandparents can buy them as well as aunts and uncles. Luke bought...
26 min
192
Spotlighting C - Sessions & "It's an Extraordin...
Randall Broad Host of the Radio Show C – Sessions and the Podcast with the same name, joins us to talk about the show, the podcast, and his experience with a cancer diagnoses. Which is in his book "It's an Extraordinary Life: Don't...
26 min
193
Spotlighting "Why Doesn't She Just Leave"
Heather Stark is the author of the book "Why Doesn't She Just Leave: A New Perspective on Domestic Violence and the Host of the Podcast "Three Women Three Ways". She talks about Domestic violence, some new laws as well as...
26 min
194
Spotlighting "When They Can't Go Home"
Karisa Keasey has written an illustrated book about immigrants in Seattle. She shares their story in words and pictures. Karisa tells us how we can not only support immigrants but how we can change our language when we talk about them...
26 min
195
Spotlighting From the Core
Cordila Jochim shares from her book "From the Core: A Spiritual Journey of Losing Everything & Finding Hope. By the time Cordila Jochim emerged victorious after a decade home-and-bed-bound, she was standing in the wreckage of a...
26 min
196
Spotlighting BloodWorks
BloodWorks.org is desperate for donations.
25 min
197
Spotlighting Care Partners and DSHS Proposal
DSHS says 12,000 seniors will be displaced with their new 2021-23 budget. All these seniors we have been trying to protect from covid-19 will end up on the streets. Joe with CarePartners Senior Living explains it to us....
26 min
198
Spotlighting The Book Publicist Podcast
Jason Jones, host of the Book Publicist Podcast talks about what it takes to be your own publicist. He also has a Local PR Toolkit loaded with all the info you need to become your own publicist. Lot's of people are self publishing...
25 min
199
Spotlighting The IF Project
The “if” Project. The project helps women transition out of prison back into the “real” world. Offering them a mentor and connections for jobs and services to help them be successful. Founded by a Seattle Police officer, the if Project...
26 min
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Spotlighting Suicide Prevention Month With Dr A...
Dr Anisha Abraham is the author of the book "Raising Global Teens". September is suicide prevention month and Dr. Abraham analyzes key subjects facing today’s teens, in the context of our modern, mobile world. In an interview,...
26 min