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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 Tango Stride

Gabriela Condrea has created Tango Stride to teach tango to people with mobility issues. She says it increases mobility and boost confidence, one step at a time. The program is designed for people with mobility challenges who can bear weight and stand (with or without assistance). She says wheelchairs, walkers & canes welcome!
TangoStrides
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Spotlighting If I Can So Can You VGinnyBurton

V Ginny Burton has created a curriculum for people who are incarcerated, she says there is nothing more powerful than helping others when you have been there and done that. Her book “If I Can So Can You” is available to help people in recovery and all proceeds go to help fun her “OUT” program.

Spotlighting ImOnWatch.ORG

January is National Sex Trafficking Awareness Month. Jake Neeley, Executive Director of Malouf Foundation and Julie Whitehead, Survivor Leader and Advisory Board Member of the Malouf Foundation join us to talk about the I’m On Watch Training.
Sex trafficking is happening right under our noses and if we know what to look for we might be able to save a life. The National Sex Trafficking Hotline is 1 888 373 7888
I am On Watch Training

Spotlighting National Sex Trafficking Awareness with Dr. Jessica Parks

January is National Sex Trafficking Awareness Month. Dr. Jessica Peck Author of “Behind Closed Doors: a Guide to help parents and teens navigate through life’s toughest issues” talks about sex trafficking. She says it has moved from the streets to the smart phones and parents need to know how to protect their children. She is also the host of the popular podcast DrNurseMama.
Dr Jessica Peck

Spotlighting Chinook Enterprises

Nikki Wegner with Chinook Enterprises talks with us about opportunities for people with disabilities. Chinook Enterprises is a non-profit designed to operate as a business, but with a social mission: Supporting full participation in community life for people with disabilities or other barriers. Full participation must start with successful employment.
Chinook Enterprises

Spotlighting Conquer Addiction Clinics

Jacob Grillo MBA PA – C started his medical career as an Army combat medic where he served honorably for 4 years with one tour to Afghanistan. He is now the proud owner of Conquer Addiction PLLC and is passionate about making addiction medicine services available to all who need it by reducing as many barriers to care as possible. Conquer Addiction provides a range of evidence based treatment option, including medications, that have been proven to help people conquer and overcome their addictions and psychiatric illnesses. Your care will be managed by experts in the fields addiction medicine and you have the convenience of communication is maximized in the safest possible way through our convenient digital platform. https://conqueraddictionclinic.com/

Spotlighting Conquer Addiction Clinics

Jacob Grillo MBA PA – C started his medical career as an Army combat medic where he served honorably for 4 years with one tour to Afghanistan.  He is now the proud owner of Conquer Addiction PLLC and is passionate about making addiction medicine services available to all who need it by reducing as many barriers to care as possible. Conquer Addiction provides a range of evidence based treatment option, including medications, that have been proven to help people conquer and overcome their addictions and psychiatric illnesses. Your care will be managed by experts in the fields addiction medicine and you have the convenience of communication is maximized in the safest possible way through our convenient digital platform.
https://conqueraddictionclinic.com/

Spotlighting WA 529

Luke Minor with WA 529 tells us about the GET plan and all the college savings plans available for parents and grandparents. Save now for college later. Enrollment for the GET plan is open now. https://wastate529.wa.gov/

Spotlighting Hope for Ukraine

Kyle Duncan Author of Hope for Ukraine: Stories of Grit and Grace from the Frontlines of War, joins us for an update. Since the book has been published he has been in touch with many of the people on the frontlines and is encouraging people to give to the war efforts in Ukraine.

Spotlighting Digital Detox with Molly DeFrank

The holidays are a great time to do a digital detox with your kids. Author Molly DeFrank talks about the benefits of getting your kids away from technology for awhile. Giving them a chance to connect with friends and family. She says any family can do this and it is so worth it. In her book Digital Detox she walks you through the steps of setting it up making it happen as well as tips on how to work with a reluctant partner. https://mollydefrank.com/