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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 WA529 College Savings Plan

Luke Minor the Director of WA 529 tells us about the Washington College Savings Plan. If you invest up front you won’t have huge student loans to pay off when…

Spotlighting "Spot" Hiking Safety

Joining me today IS Denise Corporate communications director with Spot Satellite tracking systems. SPOT offers peace of mind, using 100% satellite technology. SPOT products keep you connected to the people…

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 Give Big Wa

Give Big 2021 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…

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…