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.

Spotlighting Bikers Against Child Abuse

This week we here from “Shine” that’s his biker name. He is the president of King County Baca. That’s Bikers Against Child Abuse. You don’t want to miss this amazing interview. The service Bacaworld.org provides for children who are being or have been abused is nothing less than incredible. If you know a child who…

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Spotlighting Giving Blood

Some tips about giving blood during this time of social distancing. Bloodworks.org Text Bloodapp to 91985 to get the app that will show place closest to you to give blood.

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Spotlighting Edmonds Center for the Arts

This week we hear from Gillian Jones with Edmonds Center for the Arts. They are committed not only to bringing great entertainment to their community but also in bringing joy to people with memory loss. They teach classes and also have workshops for the caregivers. The Center is available as a rental space as well…

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Spotlighting First Responders, CHI Franciscan, Give in Kind

1. First Responders: What to expect from first responders now. 2. Web: franciscanvirtualcare.org • Phone: 1-855-356-8053 • App store franciscan-virtual-care • Google Play: chifranciscan.android.chih.virtualcare • When prompted for payment, use coupon code COVID19 to waive the $35 virtual video consultation fee and to connect with a board-certified healthcare provider. 3. Give in Kind: http://create.giveinkind.com/coronavirus/

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Spotlighting Child Haven

This week we hear from Jon Botten and Megan Beers with Childhaven. They are committed to helping children get a good start in the first 5 years of life. They are committed to community, education and families. They work with the A.C.E.’s model (Adverse Childhood Experiences) to help children and families get on track for…

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Update 3 Spotlight

Mirza from Hungry Hearts Foundation has offered to help you build a food program for kids who have free and reduced lunch, for when they are not at school. Like some kids where schools are closed for the virus. Need help got to contact us https://www.hungryheartsfoundation.com/ Washington state ferries issue a bulletin. https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/schedule/bulletin.aspx

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Bonus Short Spotlighting Corona Virus

Some facts on the Corona Virus, including hand washing and elbow bumping. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html https://www.doh.wa.gov/ Important websites to get information.

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Spotlighting Special Olympics

This week we hear from Mike Day, a Fire Investigator and a volunteer with Special Olympics Washington. Mike’s involvement comes through the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Campaign for Special Olympics. In addition to volunteering his time and resources to Special Olympics, Mike also has a son, Spencer, who is a Special Olympics athlete. Also…

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Spotlighting National Spay and Neuter Awareness Month

This week we hear from Heather Lee on the topic of Spay and Neuter Awareness month. Heather is an animal advocate and has her “Wet Nose Wednesday” feature on WARM 106.9. Heather talks about the benefits of spay and neutering animals, this time of year before spring hits and they get twitter-pated. She gives statistics…

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