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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Society & Culture
Spotlighting Operation Night Watch
Rick Reynolds with Operation Night watch joined us via phone to talk about Operation night watch and their work with the homeless community in Seattle. Also the impact COVID 19 has had on their work and on him personally as he was exposed...
25 min
Spotlighting Susan G Komen More Than Pink Virtu...
Molly O’Connor with the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G Komen talks about the virtual walk Sept 27th 2020. She says some of the funds from this walk are to help women who are going through treatment during COVID – 19 and need help with...
26 min
Spotlighting Snuggle Buds
This week we hear from Jasmine Jean with Snugglebuds. As a childhood cancer survivor she has some chronic illness from her chemo back in the 1980’s. Cancer research has come so far now, last Christmas when she was again in the hospital,...
25 min
Spotlighting Hand in Hand
Brenna Ramos and Katelyn Hall with Hand in Hand join us to let us know the great work their organization is doing in Snohomish County. Hand in Hand’s Safe Place is a 72-hour shelter for kids potentially entering foster care. Not only do...
27 min
Spotlighting Evergreen Treatment Services
8/9/20 Spotlight With Laurie Hardie – August 9, 2020 6 a.m. 26 minutes. Steve Woolworth Chief Executive Officer at Evergreen Treatment Services talks about their work with people addicted to opioids. Treating each individual with dignity....
26 min
Spotlighting The Recovery Cafe
David Coffey talks about the Recovery Cafe and how they serve people who want to get off drugs. He talks about extreme hospitality and recovery groups, small loving accountability circles. Covid-19 has caused their operation to run differently...
24 min
Spotlighting Becoming a Citizen with Luciana an...
Luciana and Pedro Bartes, who have just become American citizens. Pedro and Luciana have worked in Seattle radio for 20 years. This is their journey of becoming citizens. Right when Covid 19 Pandemic happened causing them to wait three...
26 min
Spotlighting 5R Recovery
Johnny Ray with 5R Recovery. Johnny tells us the 5R’s are: Remember, tell your story let people know where you come from. Recover, do the work to stay in recovery, which may include Doctors, Psychiatrist, support groups, a fellowship etc. Rejoice,...
26 min
Spotlighting US Census
This week we hear from Toby Nelson with the US Census. People are filling out their census on line and Seattle was in number one place in the nation, just passed up by Louisville. Brier is in the top 100 smaller towns to submit online...
26 min
Spotlighting Veterans For Worship
This week we hear from Deb Maund the founder of Veterans for worship. Veterans For Worship is focused on reaching veterans and connecting them to God one event at a time.  Veterans For Worship is a church that reaches veterans and...
25 min
Spotlighting Real Food Real People
This week we hear from Dillon Honcoop, his podcast Real Food Real People is a conversation starter for farmers. His hope is to connect the public with the farmers. Help them see the farmers and their families. He interviews farmers from...
25 min
Spotlighting Agility Marketing
This week we hear from Andrea Fryrear talking about her new book called Mastering Marketing Agility: Transform Your Marketing Teams and Evolve Your Organization, (Berrett-Koehler, July 2020) Andrea maps out a clear system for adapting a...
21 min
Spotlighting the Arthritis Foundation
This week we hear from: Steve Wright, Executive Director of the Arthritis Foundation Washington, Oregon, & Alaska, Dr. Amish Dave, Rheumatologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center, and Samantha Shelton who is on the board and her two...
26 min
Spotlighting "Anxiety I am So Done With You" Dr...
Jodi is a practicing psychotherapist and best-selling author whose new book Anxiety....I'm So Done With You. A Teens Guide to Ditching Toxic Stress & Hardwiring Your Brain For Happiness is now available. Jodi addresses how to get...
25 min
Spotlighting Hungry Hearts Foundation
Hungry Hearts Foundation has been feeding thier community for years and are open and willing to help other school districts start similiar programs. Tammie Enders, a teacher at Stevens Creek Elementary school and Mirza Advic talk about...
25 min
Spotlighting WA 529 GET Savings Plan
This week we talk with Luke Minor, WA529 Director. The GET program’s 2019-2020 enrollment period comes to a close on May 31. Washington families still have time to start saving for future college costs with the state’s 529 prepaid tuition...
25 min
Spotlighting The 529 GET College Savings Plan
This week we talk with Luke Minor, WA529 Director. The GET program is one of two college savings options offered by Washington College Savings Plans (WA529). The DreamAhead College Investment Plan was launched in 2018 to create additional...
25 min
Spotlighting March of Dimes
Kasey Rivas, Director Maternal Child Health & Government Affairs with March of Dimes joins me to talk about the pivot in their fundraising efforts. For 50 years parents and their children have been marching and as we know this year...
25 min
Spotlighting Mercy Watch
This week we talk with Deacon Dennis Kelly with Mercy Watch is a nonprofit all volunteer organization. They are dedicated to helping the homeless. Whether it is with medical care or just listening to their stories. They...
25 min
Spotlighting 2020 Give Big Campaign
Give Big 2020 is already underway. It's a great annual fund-raising event for our community to come together and support many of the non-profits in the Puget Sound area. And to underscore the need is greater than ever this year! We...
29 min
Spotlighting Juvenial Diabetes Research Foundat...
Meet Lucy Teichman who was diagnosed with type one diabetes at age 6. She is now 13 and telling her story and raising money for JDRF. This year with the ourbreak the Beat the Bridge fundraiser has had to be re imagined and listen s Lindsey...
25 min
Bonus Spotlight Alpha Supported Living Services
Scott Livengood CEO Alpha supported Living Services, says Alpha needs your help. They are a facility that needs the same thing as hospitals, but they are not considered front line to get supplies. If you have masks, gloves, cleaning supplies...
2 min
Spotlighting Don't Keep Your Day Job
Cathy Heller has a podcast and a book called Don't Keep your Day Job. It's about finding your lifes work and turning your joy, your passion into what you do in your day to day life.
26 min
Spotlighting Coach Carol Lopez Life Line for Pa...
This week we talk with Coach Carol Lopez, her facebook page is Life Line For Parents She is an expert on parenting children and adult children with addictions. She tells us the best way to get help for ourselves...
24 min
This week we talk with Bill Harper with Bloodworks. Bill talks about his passion for getting people to donate blood because of his own experience with leukemia when he was just 20 years old. He says Bloodworks saved his life. So it is...
25 min