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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 Dating Sucks but You Don't

Connell Barrett, went through his own transformation. He had to learn how to date and now he wants to help men of all ages find their confidence. You see, most…

Spotlighting Cyber Bullying with Reena B. Patel

Joining me is Reena B. Patel (LEP, BCBA) renowned parenting expert, licensed educational psychologist, board-certified behavior analyst, and author of Winnie & Her Worries explains teens are susceptible to peer…

Spotlighting Labyrinths with Amanda Knox

Joining me today is Amanda Knox, we talk about her podcast Labyrinths: Getting Lost with Amanda Knox, infertility, The Innocence Project, and so much more. Get to know Amanda for…

Spotlighting Lifelong and Cricket Wireless

Two segments, starting with Warren Leyh the Director of Clinical Services at Lifelong, who also teaches a class at Highline College on understanding AIDS. Warren tells us how Lifelong has…

Spotlighting Game to Grow

Adam Davis with Game to Grow shares how they use board games to help kids not only connect but work on social skills. Game to Grow is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit…

Spotlighting Seattle Pride

Seattle Pride is this weekend, we talk with Seattle Pride Executive Director Krystal Marx as well as Kimber Shade with the BeautyBoiz. We’re celebrating National LGBTQIA+ Pride Month as part…

Spotlighting Whidbey Island Angels

Cindy Buchanan saw a post when covid first hit. Someone needed help, so she stepped up and before you know it Whidbey Island Angels was born. A group of volunteers…

Spotlighting Take Steps Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Joining us today is Laurel Grimm Senior Manager, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement Along with Jennifer O’Connor who is our Regional Director for the Northwest Chapter and a Take Steps…