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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 From Plain to Plane By Patty Bear

This is National Hope Month so Joining me today is Patty Bear author of From Plain to Plane: My Mennonite Childhood, a National Scandal and an Unconventional Soar to Freedom….

Spotlighting About Dads Aboutdads.org

Marvin Charles with Aboutdads.org was going to sign his baby girl over to the authorities because he couldn’t raise her. Instead he got into rehab, got all his kids back…

Spotlighting Beat the Bridge JDRF

Zane Anderson Youth Ambassador for JDRF and Andrea Williams with JDRF working on the “Beat the Bridge” project. For the second year in a row the Annual Beat the Bridge…

Spotlighting Aboutdads.org

Marvin Charles with Aboutdads.org was going to sign his baby girl over to the authorities because he couldn’t raise her. Instead he got into rehab, got all his kids back…

Spotlighting Suicide with Dr. Josh Middleton

Suicide is on the rise. Superintendent of Granite Falls School District Dr. Josh Middleton, shares his insights and his powerful story. Suicide is a Leading Cause of Death in the…

Spotlighting Treehouse Legislation

Treehouse’ Dawn Rains, VP and Chief Policy and Strategy Officer tells us about the commitment Treehouse has to helping foster kids graduate from high school. Not only do they have…

Spotlighting Suicide with Josh Middleton

Josh Middleton is the Superintendent of Granite Falls School District. 5 years ago he lost his wife to suicide. He recently shared his story with his staff. He says the…

Spotlighting Ms. Wheelchair America

Lowery Lockard the CEO of Ms. Wheelchair America and the Dane Foundation along with Candy Kayne Ms. California Wheelchair join us to talk about the mission of Ms. Wheelchair America….

Spotlighting Cleaning up the Mental Mess Dr. Caroline Leaf

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 Volunteers of America WW

Volunteers of America Western Washington working to meet people right where they are joining me is Steve Corsi, Psy.D. – President/CEO, Suzan Sturholm- Board Chair and Jessica Moore- Director of…