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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 Real Food Real People

This week we hear from Dillon Honcoop, his podcast Real Food Real People is a conversation starter for farmers. His hope is to connect the public with the farmers. Help…

Spotlighting Agility Marketing

This week we hear from Andrea Fryrear talking about her new book called Mastering Marketing Agility: Transform Your Marketing Teams and Evolve Your Organization, (Berrett-Koehler, July 2020) Andrea maps out…

Spotlighting the Arthritis Foundation

This week we hear from: Steve Wright, Executive Director of the Arthritis Foundation Washington, Oregon, & Alaska, Dr. Amish Dave, Rheumatologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center, and Samantha Shelton who…

Spotlighting Hungry Hearts Foundation

Hungry Hearts Foundation has been feeding thier community for years and are open and willing to help other school districts start similiar programs. Tammie Enders, a teacher at Stevens Creek…

Spotlighting WA 529 GET Savings Plan

This week we talk with Luke Minor, WA529 Director. The GET program’s 2019-2020 enrollment period comes to a close on May 31. Washington families still have time to start saving…

Spotlighting The 529 GET College Savings Plan

This week we talk with Luke Minor, WA529 Director. The GET program is one of two college savings options offered by Washington College Savings Plans (WA529). The DreamAhead College Investment…

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…

Spotlighting Mercy Watch

This week we talk with Deacon Dennis Kelly with Mercywatch.org. Mercy Watch is a nonprofit all volunteer organization. They are dedicated to helping the homeless. Whether it is with medical…

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…