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 "When Anxiety Roars" with Jean Holthaus

Dr. Jean Holthaus author of “When Anxiety Roars”. It’s for parents, teachers, counselors, and youth leaders longing to understand and help the young people in their lives, this book unpacks the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors that influence anxiety in children and offers specific practical steps to take together to tame that anxiety. Integrating faith with best practices to reduce anxiety, it also teaches coping skills that will help children live more confidently today and into the future.

Spotlighting National Donate Life Month

Joining me today is Frank Holloman, Director of the Division of Transplantation (DoT) at HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration ) Frank comes to this work after trying to be a donor for his own sister. Over 106,000 People on the National Organ Transplant Waiting List, Including 1,884 Children Under 18; Every 9 Minutes a New Person is Added. HRSA Raises Awareness for National Donate Life Month and National Pediatric Transplant Week. NDLM is an opportunity to inform listeners about how they can give hope to more than 106,000 people, including almost 2,000 children under the age of 18, on the national transplant waiting list.

Spotlighting Digital Detox With Molly DeFrank

Molly is the founder of the online Digital Detox, where she helps free families from their addictions
to devices. She has a degree in international relations and worked as a press aide for former
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. These days, she is a stay-at-home mom and foster
mom to six kids ages twelve and under. Her book is called Digital Detox and she says “I promise, if you do this with your kids you will reap amazing benefits. https://mollydefrank.com/

Spotlighting Perinatal Support

Post Partum Depression, better know as perinatal depression is REAL. Join me as I talk with Mia Edinin Clinical director at Perinatal support Washington. The first weeks and months of…

Spotlighting Amanda Knox Labyrinths

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 Caring is Art With Leilani Norman

Artist and former caregiver Leilani Norman offers a gift of thanks to dementia caregivers everywhere through this simple book. Caring is Art is an offering of love and validation in…

Spotlighting Stella Center Stellate Ganglion Block

Dr. Shauna Springer and Kevin Brigs join us for the before and after the Stellate Ganglion Block procedure. Dr. Springer has worked with Veterans with PTSD walking them through the…