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 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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Spotlighting beerole.com

This week we hear from Igor Casapooh who is the founder of beerole.com where they are hoping to donate 2000 bees in 2020. We have heard the news that our bee population is dwindling and this is how you can help locally and globally. Bees play an important role in our daily lives. Not many…

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Spotlighting February American Heart Month

This week we hear from Monique and Dr. Susie Woo Ambassadors for the American Heart Association. February is Heart Health Awareness month. It's all about life style and with taking this month to focus on it, we can begin, or continue good healthy steps. Dr. Susie Woo is a cardiologist with Virginia Mason, and along…

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Spotlighting Life Center NW Organ Donations

This week we hear from Kevin O’Connor CEO of Life Center Northwest. He debunks some myths about organ donation, as well as sharing new technology making donations more successful. You will not only want to join us for a very informative interview but you may end wanting to sign up to become an organ donor!!

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Spotlighting Step By Step and Farm 12

This week we hear from Krista Linden with Step By Step. She started Step by Step 23 years ago to come beside at risk pregnant women to help them deliver a healthy baby and get a good start at life. Step by Step is across 4 counties. They now have a restraint which employees some…

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Spotlighting the US Census

This week we hear from Toby Nelson the Media Liaison for the U.S. Census Bureau covering Washington State. As you may know, the Census determines how 650 billion dollars per year in funding is allocated and determines how many congressional seats each state receives for the next decade. They are hiring for the census taking,…

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Spotlighting SnuggleBuds

This week we hear from Jasmin 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, she decided she was going to make dolls for kids going through cancer…

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Spotlighting The Hungry Hearts Foundation

This week we hear from Tammie Enders, a teacher at Stevens Creek Elementary school and Mirza Advic with The Hungry Hearts Foundation. When Tammie discovered one of her own students would be without adequate food over winter break, she decided something had to be done. She contacted Anita Caffee, and together they vowed that no…

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Spotlighting National Thyroid Awareness Month

This week we hear Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum, author of the groundbreaking new book Healing The Thyroid With Ayurveda: Natural Treatments for Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, and Hyperthyroidism: Dr. Teitelbaum, who has treated thousands of thyroid patients, argues that every month should be Thyroid Awareness Month given the epidemic levels of the disease and the lack of effective…

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Spotlighting The Hand Up Project

This week we hear from Robert Smiley with “The Hand Up Project.” Robert reveals his “why” about helping addicts and the reason he looks at them and treats them as human beings. Robert and his team of volunteers, many are recovering addicts. Robert’s team goes into homeless camps and cleans up the area. They invite…

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