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 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 that will not happen. The new improved virtual campaign is March for Babies Step Up!…

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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 hear from leaders in just 2 of the nonprofits we can choose to support:…

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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 it would help them tremendously. Or if you want to make a donation that will…

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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. https://www.dontkeepyourdayjob.com/

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Spotlighting Coach Carol Lopez Life Line for Parents

This week we talk with Coach Carol Lopez, her facebook page is Life Line For Parents http://rebrand.ly/clilqve She is an expert on parenting children and adult children with addictions. She tells us the best way to get help for ourselves first. How to let of our addict with love. How to support them without being…

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Spotlighting BloodWorks.org

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 his mission to encourage everyone who can to give blood. Now with…

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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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