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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.

Latest Episodes

spotlighting Debt Free ASAP John Nicholas

John Nicholas was a high-flying Ivy League grad and sports media executive who lost his job and fell into serious debt after 9/11. He learned painful lessons during his recovery…

Spotlighting Dr. Caroline Leaf "Cleaning up Your Mental Mess

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. She shares…

Spotlighting Clothes For Kids

Joining me is Lisa George out reach coordinator for Clothes for kids. Clothes For Kids provides free school clothing to lower-income students. Any child who attends school in Snohomish County…

Spotlighting Bamboo Learning

Ian Freed with Bamboo learning joins us to share the good news that there is now a Bamboo Learning app for the Iphone and Ipad. Bamboo® Learning creates voice-enabled educational…

Spotlighting Birthday Dreams

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…

Spotlighting Doney Coe Vet Clinic

Marti Casey, President of the board of directors, for Doney Coe Pet Clinic. She is a dynamic and committed woman working toward better health care for the pets of homeless…

Spotlighting Hand in Hand

Joining me today are LaCrisha Brown: Outreach Coordinator, Raniere: Outreach Coordinator Lead and Porsche Thompson Children and Family Outreach Program Manager of Hand in Hand/ Handinhandkids.org. Hand in Hand exist…

Spotlighting WA 529 College Saving Plan

Joining me is Luke Minor with WA 529 College Saving Plan. College is one of the biggest expenses people face in their lifetime. 529 plans were created to help parents,…

Spotlighting Mike Andrews Empathy and Influence

Mike Andrews fantastic new book, ‘The Influential Christian: Learning to Lead from the Heart’. The book deals with the topics of influence and empathy— Of one, most Americans would say,…

Spotlighting Adoptive Parents with PTSD

PTSD expert Dr. Lipov, a board-certified physician in Anesthesiology and Pain Management, and his family went through years managing the trauma that came with the adoption of their son. Research…