Dave Lawrence

Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

William Shatner is joining forces with musical artist Brian Evans and comedian Paul Rodriguez for a show tomorrow night at the Sheraton Maui. The event offers partial proceeds to Mental Health Kokua and the American Sleep Apnea Association.

We hear about a few planets to look for and a new star system discovered at the Mauna Kea summit as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips for this week’s Stargazer.         

    

    

This week Helping Hand has an appropriate returning guest – the Hawai‘i Foodbank joins us in the studio for our Christmas afternoon together. They help a staggering one in five Hawai‘i residents with food, and it’s a privilege to learn about their services, and how we can support them, with Polly Kauahi, Vice President at the Hawai’i Foodbank.

In October, HPR got a chance to record a special conversation with John Oates during the Hall and Oates tour stop in Honolulu. With a strong connection to the islands dating back decades, HPR All Things Considered Local Host Dave Lawrence sat down with him for a conversation we share today, on Christmas afternoon. 

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Not only are there several planets to spot, we hear about the discovery of Methane in on the Red Planet as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips for this week’s Stargazer.

The Ramones changed rock forever. From the counting off of songs, to the pioneering down-stroke of Johnny Ramone's guitar playing, to their unique fashion statement, the impact of the Ramones is hard to overstate.

  

This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about PACT Hawai’i – Parents and Children Together Hawai’i Family Service Agency. Among other things, they address domestic violence and child abuse, with counseling and a wide range of support for domestic violence batterers, victims, and child witnesses. It is a great privilege to welcome back the organization, with special guests Ryan Kusumoto, President & CEO, and Ha’aheo Mansfield, Senior VP of Programs.

This week in addition to several planets to look for, we get an update on a NASA mission into the Asteroid Belt and some unusual planetary features they discovered there, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.  

    

This week we’re welcoming back a returning guest, KORE Kaua`i. Kaua`i Ocean Recreation Experience, or KORE, is designed to help both Kaua`i residents and their families who are physically challenged or special needs, to get back into the ocean with the assistance of trained professionals. Today we’re privileged to learn more about this volunteer driven, non-profit with our guest, Fire Captain in Hanalei and leader of KORE, Kurt Leong.

This week we have a trio of planets to spot just before dawn in our island skies, plus we hear about another discovery in space, and this one relates to cats, we learn, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.    

Geoff Tate has been making music professionally since the early 1980's. For decades the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was the vocalist for the Seattle progressive metal band Queensryche.

This week for Stargazer, there are several key planets to try and spot, and a new space telescope project to learn about as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.                    

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Legendary blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite has had a long career, and many critical musical relationships. He performs tonight at the Kaua'i Beach Resort and Saturday at the Honoka'a People's Theatre, and took time to be on All Things Considered with Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence while in the islands.   

  

This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, a non-profit that, according to their website, is home to Hawai‘i’s  only Children's Miracle Network Hospital, with our guest Celina Barrios, Director of Marketing and Philanthropy at Hawai‘i Pacific Health.

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Today on the statewide afternoon drive version of All Things Considered on HPR1, during this holiday that includes among the heaviest traveling in the United States, we learn more about the remarkable journey of Harapan, the Sumatran Rhinoceros, and his 10,000 mile, 53-hour trip from the Cincinnati Zoo to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. HPR All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence reports. 

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This week we have a variety of planets to look for in our island skies, and a development relating to space mining as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.  

This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about United Self-Help. They are a local non-profit organization whose mission, according to their website, is to promote mental health through education and mutual support. We are excited to welcome them for their first appearance on Helping Hand, with United Self-Help’s Bud Bowles.

Musician Joe Louis Walker is back in the islands, performing as part of the O'ahu Jazz and Blues Festival. He took time for a call into HPR's All Things Considered with Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence.

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This week on Stargazer, we have a new discovery from the Mauna Kea summit telescope community! It's a distant object at the far reaches of the solar system and we learn more as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.  

Blues rockers the Chris Duarte Group have been in the state, touring behind their latest album, Lucky 13. The Texas guitarist and his band played live in HPR's Atherton Performing Arts Studio as guests on All Things Considered with Dave Lawrence.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about DCAB – the Disability and Communication Access Board, and in particular, about emergency preparedness relating to people with disabilities with our guest Debbie Jackson, Planner/ADA Coordinator, with the Disability and Communication Access Board.

This week we follow up on a mysterious discovery that involved a team of researchers at various facilities including on the Mauna Kea summit as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer. 

Following up Booker T. Jones of Booker T and the M.G.'s as our guest last week , HPR's All Things Considered continues the diversity with Max Cavalera of Soulfly.

This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about Habitat for Humanity Maui, including their innovative ReStore and upcoming benefit golf event November 14 on the Valley Isle with our guest Polly MacRoberts, ReStore Manager, at Habitat for Humanity Maui.

This week we learn about how a Maui facility played a vital role in detecting an astronomical feature that factored into our Halloween weekend as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.  

Booker T. Jones of Booker T & The M.G.'s is touring, supporting his latest album, Sound The Alarm. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, is performing as the headliner of the Hallowbaloo Music and Arts Festival Saturday, and at the MACC on Maui Thursday November 5th.

    

This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about November being Epilepsy Awareness Month and the Epilepsy Foundation Hawai‘i 3rd annual Living Well with Epilepsy Conference on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Queen’s Conference Center. We hear more about this invaluable free conference with our guest the President of the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawai‘i, Lacey Shimabukuro. 

Last week as we were conducting our fall pledge drive, the music world lost Corey Wells. Three Dog Night’s singer and one of the founders of the group, Corey Wells passed away on October 20th in his sleep at home in Dunkirk, New York. He was 74. The band had a long relationship with Hawai'i, and to honor his life, HPR All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence airs a 2007 interview with him today on the program.

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We’ve got a few things to try and spot in our dark island skies this week, plus we hear about another project relating to Mars being carried out on Hawai‘i Island as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.  

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