Spotlight with Gary Shipe

Each week host Gary Shipe brings you the issues affecting the Northwest and the people making a difference in our community. It's compelling conversation with local leaders, and KKNW is dedicated to presenting you with issues that matter - including education, health and the environment.


Spotlight with Gary Shipe

Spotlight With Gary Shipe 07.14.2019

Gina Haines and Nate Lanting from Recovery Beyond join us today to talk about a new paradigm for addiction recovery. Recovery Beyond works with current addiction treatment programs to provide the two additional, critical success factors for long-term sobriety: a new, enduring lifestyle of healthy behaviors and activities; and a long-term community filled with positive relationships and support. From fitness training all the way up to climbing the summit of Mt. Rainier, Recovery Beyond has new ways to reach stable sobriety. Learn more at
00:29:28 7/14/2019

Past Episodes

This week we'll hear of a unique fundraising event coming to Seattle in September; the inaugural Tour de Pier.Lisa Manheim is the Executive Director of the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research as well as the Co-Founder of Tour de Pier.Lisa started the Tour de Pier in Los Angeles seven years ago and has raised millions of dollars for pancreatic cancer research, and now it moves to Seattle. Pancreatic cancer is, unfortunately, easily overlooked in its early stages. Over 50,000 people will be diagnosed in the US each year and 45,000 die of it each year.The Seattle Tour de Pier is a bike ride on stationary exercise bikes. Instead of a traditional cycling event where the participants get strung out on a course, everyone stays together as they are encouraged and entertained from a main-stage.The number of bikes is limited, so enter early for this September 14th event at Lake Union Park. and you can learn more about pancreatic cancer at the Hirshberg Foundation
00:28:43 7/8/2019
This week we hear from the Friendship Circle of Washington's Development Manager, Andrea Stacy. Friendship Circle of Washington seeks to bring together special needs kids and teens with volunteer teens. Leveraging the positive impact of friendship, understanding, and shared experiences has the potential to transform the lives of children and teens with special needs as well as the volunteer teens. Andrea also speaks about a fun event July 18th that will act as a fundraiser for Friendship Circle they are calling FC Chopped: Grill Off. This will be a grilling competition along the lines of the popular TV show Chopped. Learn more online at and
00:28:20 6/30/2019
This week we hear from The Mockingbird Society's Executive Director Annie Blackledge and Network Representative Orion Olsen. The Mockingbird Society is working to transform the foster care system and end youth homelessness. Orion works with the Mockingbird Youth Network to train young people who have experienced homelessness or foster care to be their own best advocates. They have learned how to participate in the legislative processes that slowly, but surely are changing the lives of foster care youths. We also hear about a support model for foster families that has proven very successful for both the kids and the foster parents. Learn more online at and follow them on Facebook at and on Twitter @mbsociety
00:29:12 6/23/2019
This week we speak with Juan Cotto, the Director of Social Impact at Bloodworks Northwest about the continual need for blood. Bloodworks Northwest collects, tests and distributes lifesaving blood to more than 90 hospitals in the northwest. Juan details the need for diversity in our blood supply, not just by blood type, but by ethnicity as well. A challenge with getting new demographics to donate blood is to get people to donate regularly. A new App can help with that. Text the word Bloodapp to 91985 or visit their website to find a donation center near you.
00:29:08 6/16/2019
This week we speak with the Communications & Outreach Director at Washington Trails Association, Kindra Ramos.Washington Trails Association (WTA) is a non-profit community that has been protecting trails and outdoor spaces in Washington in some for or another for over 50 years. Kindra speaks to the instinctual boost we get from being on a trail in the woods, beside a waterfall or in a field of wildflowers.WTA offers a huge resource for hikers via their website and its countless list of hikes and trip reports. They are also committed to restoring trails through volunteer work parties.Learn more on their website:
00:28:11 6/9/2019
13 year old Aoife Little has been living with Crohn's Disease since she was diagnosed at 3 years of age. Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are chronic diseases with no cure and no known cause. She shares her story with us this week and is joined by Cory Townsend, the Deputy Executive Director of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's Northwest Chapter. Saturday, June 8th at Lincoln Park in West Seattle the CCFA will hold their annual Take Steps Walk to raise not only awareness of these diseases, but to raise money for programs for those living with Crohn's or Colitis and money for research to find a cure. Learn more online at and
00:26:41 6/2/2019
Our guests this week provide week long summer camp experiences for kids with cancer - as well as their family. Camp Agape Northwest Board Member Christina Bradic, Program Director Jason Greer, and Counselor & Volunteer Sophia Gonzalez talk about the challenges, joys, and relationships that come from being a child with cancer and the Camp Agape Northwest experience. Learn more online at
00:27:22 5/26/2019
This week we welcome back to the show Komen Puget Sound and their Executive Director David Richart as well as Breast Cancer Survivor Heather Eggleston.Komen Puget Sound has been dedicated to ending Breast Cancer for over 25 years and this year are changing their annual Race For The Cure fundraising event to the More Than Pink Walk. Its location is new too, at Seattle's beautiful Seward Park. David discusses the four pillars of Komen, one of which is action, hence the "More Than Pink" emphasis. Heather shares her personal story and the need for more knowledge and awareness about Breast Cancer.The More Than Pink Walk is Sunday, June 2nd. Register a team or support someone who is walking online at
00:27:10 5/20/2019
This week we hear from the Muslim Community Resource Center in Redmond. Khizer Sheriff is the Executive Director, his wife Nikhath Sheriff is the Founder & CEO, and their daughter Nehath Sheriff is the Director of the Medical Clinic that MCRC operates. The Muslim Community Resource Center (MCRC) is led by a group of community volunteers passionate about helping the less fortunate in our community. Their focus is to connect those in need with relevant resources and service providers in our community. Among their many comprehensive services, once a month they operate a free medical clinic to provide culturally competent healthcare for individuals and families who lack access to basic health services. Through volunteer doctors and nurses they offer general health care, physical exams, screenings, heart health and referrals. Learn more online at or call 1-888-404-6272.
00:29:01 5/12/2019

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