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 Coach Carol Lopez Life Line for Parents

This week we talk with Coach Carol Lopez, her facebook page is Life Line For Parents http://rebrand.ly/clilqve
She is an expert on parenting children and adult children with addictions. She tells us the best way to get help for ourselves first. How to let of our addict with love. How to support them without being taken to the cleaners by them. She learned from the school of hard knocks. She has written a book called Muck Off, The Starting Point to your Happily Ever After. https://amzn.to/2DISMdO. Carol is very compassionate and says parents need to give themselves some grace.


Free FB Group, Lifeline for Parents: http://rebrand.ly/clilqve
Amazon Link for the book: Muck Off, The Starting Point to your Happily Ever After

Spotlighting BloodWorks.org

This week we talk with Bill Harper with Bloodworks. Bill talks about his passion for getting people to donate blood because of his own experience with leukemia when he was just 20 years old. He says Bloodworks saved his life. So it is his mission to encourage everyone who can to give blood. Now with the virus all of their mobile units are parked until further notice so they are losing 60 percent of the donations they were counting on. He says let’s turn this tragedy into triumph by having unprecedented number of donations. Are you in?


Bloodworks 101 Podcast

Introducing Bloodworks 101 Podcast

Spotlighting Bikers Against Child Abuse

This week we here from “Shine” that’s his biker name. He is the president of King County Baca. That’s Bikers Against Child Abuse. You don’t want to miss this amazing interview. The service Bacaworld.org provides for children who are being or have been abused is nothing less than incredible. If you know a child who has been abused and has to face their abuser in court, you want to call BACA!!! They surround the child and not only go to court with them, but will show up at their house if they feel they are in danger.


Spotlighting Giving Blood

Some tips about giving blood during this time of social distancing.
Text Bloodapp to 91985 to get the app that will show place closest to you to give blood.

Spotlighting Domestic Violence

This week we hear from Deb Bordsen and Vicci Hilty from the Domestic Violence Center, Snohomish. They answer a question on many peoples mind, “why don’t they just leave?” It is very complicated, with compassion and insight they address many issues of domestic violence that we don’t want to look at including the fact that if we jump into a situation we don’t belong in we actually make it so much worse for the victim. We think we are helping and we are actually making things harder for the family. https://dvs-snoco.org/

Spotlighting Edmonds Center for the Arts

This week we hear from Gillian Jones with Edmonds Center for the Arts. They are committed not only to bringing great entertainment to their community but also in bringing joy to people with memory loss. They teach classes and also have workshops for the caregivers. The Center is available as a rental space as well as summer workshops for kids. They impact all ages and generations. ECA presents an array of outstanding performing artists from around the world, provides space, production management, and technical expertise for a variety of community partners and rental clients, and serves more than 75,000 patrons who enjoy the facility annually.

Spotlighting First Responders, CHI Franciscan, Give in Kind

1. First Responders:
What to expect from first responders now.

2. Web: franciscanvirtualcare.org
• Phone: 1-855-356-8053
• App store franciscan-virtual-care
• Google Play: chifranciscan.android.chih.virtualcare
• When prompted for payment, use coupon code COVID19 to waive the $35 virtual video consultation fee and to connect with a board-certified healthcare provider.

3. Give in Kind:

Spotlighting Child Haven

This week we hear from Jon Botten and Megan Beers with Childhaven. They are committed to helping children get a good start in the first 5 years of life. They are committed to community, education and families. They work with the A.C.E.’s model (Adverse Childhood Experiences) to help children and families get on track for success. They have recently implemented a “wrap around” program which incorporates families who already have experience to work with the new families. The work they do not only impacts families today but will affect these families for generations to come. https://childhaven.org/

Update 3 Spotlight

Mirza from Hungry Hearts Foundation has offered to help you build a food program for kids who have free and reduced lunch, for when they are not at school. Like some kids where schools are closed for the virus.
Need help got to contact us
Washington state ferries issue a bulletin.

Update/Bonus Spotlighting How to Help Our Kids Re: Corona Virus

Laurie Hardie puts on her Life Coaching hat to help us help our kids. Our kids are listening and they are picking up on our fears and anxieties. Let’s help them feel safe by not talking negative about the virus around them. Tell them people are working on it and that if a child gets the virus it will be mild. Check the CDC site often. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Here is a GREAT video for kids. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2EiBzCnn8U
A fun crazy to fold pamphlet and audio information.
Keep Calm and Carry on.