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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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Spotlighting The Hungry Hearts Foundation

This week we hear from Tammie Enders, a teacher at Stevens Creek Elementary school and Mirza Avdic with The Hungry Hearts Foundation. When Tammie discovered one of her own students…

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…

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…

Spotlighting Eagle Wings DisAbility Ministies

This week we hear from Kinder Smoots who is the Executive Director of Eagle Wings DisAbility Ministries. Kinder was called to serve those with disAbilities one month after the passing…

Spotlighting the Hoff Foundation

This week we hear from Judy Hoff, Founder and CEO of The Hoff Foundation located in Everett WA. The Hoff Foundation includes Esther’s Place, Queen it’s a New Day, New…