Dave Lawrence

Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

In addition to finding out what we can look for in our dark island skies, we hear about an unusual discovery by a combination of researchers, including multiple observatories 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.    

We’ve got planets to look for in our dark skies plus a major discovery on the outer reaches of the Solar System that was assisted by facilities at the Mauna Kea summit astronomy community 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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All Things Considered follows up last week's John McLaughlin album preview and interview with Jake Shimabukuro and his new album, Travels. After a week of sampling the new release by the ukulele virtuoso, All Things Considered offers a finale: Jake live in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio! It's his third such appearance with local ATC Host Dave Lawrence, and the two explored music from the album, and the influences that went into it. 

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This week Helping Hand is following up with a guest we had previously, as we learn about a special event coming up to support Hawai‘i Fido Service Dogs. Hawai’i Fi-Do Service Dogs is a non-profit corporation that trains dogs to assist the disabled. We’ll learn more about their fundraising event Friday, October 23rd at the Honolulu Country Club, Dining with Dogs. We welcome back Jim Kennedy, Executive Director at Hawai‘i Fido Service Dogs.

In addition to looking for planets, we hear about a Mauna Kea summit discovery of cosmic birth taking place thirteen-hundred light years from Earth as HPR All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.          

Learn more about this recent discovery at the Mauna Kea summit.            

John McLaughlin has a new album, Black Light, which we featured all week on All Things Considered. The gifted guitarist, who first made a name for himself in the sixties collaborating with Miles Davis and others, is equally well-known for his groundbreaking fusion bands Mahavishnu Orchestra and Shakti, as well as numerous projects through the years, including his latest, the Fourth Dimension Band.

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This week we’re learning about Best Buddies Hawai'i. Their website states that their mission is to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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We’ve got the ISS and a few plants to look for, as well as learning about a discovery on the Mauna Kea summit relating to dead galaxies, plus we celebrate the Red Planet bearing aqua, as HPR All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.             

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This week Helping Hand has a return appearance from an invaluable organization for the disabled, Aloha Independent Living Hawai’i. Their website states that they were founded to give persons with disabilities in Hawai’i the choice of where to receive independent living services, and they provide many related services. We welcome back Roxanne Bolden, Executive Director, and Brian Hauser, Director of Programs, of Aloha Independent Living Hawai'i.

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We have planets to try and spot in our dark island skies this week, plus we hear about a discovery on the Mauna Kea summit relating to a binary star system 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 pleased to have a returning guest on Helping Hand: the Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawai'i. ATRC is a non-profit whose mission is to link people with technology; their programs are geared to educate individuals with disabilities and their friends and family members, professionals, and anyone else interested in disabilities. ATRC is the State of Hawai'i's designated Assistive Technology Act agency, and we welcome back Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong, ATRC Executive Director.

In the world today, job security often seems nonexistent, yet since 1970, singer Klaus Meine has been gainfully employed with the same firm, rock band The Scorpions. The German band has sold over 100 million albums; this year they’re celebrating their 50th anniversary with a new album, Return to Forever, and a world tour.

courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch

In addition to hearing about what we can look for in our night and early morning island skies, we get new information about a NASA mission supported by telescopes on the Mauna Kea summit as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.    

      

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This week the SPIN Network returns to Helping Hand! The Special Parent Information Network is a parent-to-parent organization that provides resources, support and referrals to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. We welcome back the Coordinator at the SPIN Network, Susan Rocco and a new guest, Program Specialist Amanda Ka'ahanui.

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We’ve got planets to look for in our evening and early morning skies, plus we head back up to the Mauna Kea summit to learn about an observatory making history there… with the sun… 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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This week on Helping Hand we have a returning guest: the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hawai’i Chapter. We’ll learn about their mission to work toward curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases, and about the services they offer in the areas of health care, advocacy and education. We’ll also hear about some important fundraisers coming up as we welcome our guest, Executive Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hawai’i Chapter, Adrianna O’Donnell.

Today pioneering band Black Sabbath announced a farewell tour kicking off January 20th, which will include several west coast mainland cities in February, as well as a return to the Asia Pacific, with dates in Australia and New Zealand in April.

There are a few planets to try and spot this week, plus we return to the Mauna Kea summit for an exciting discovery of “Dogs in Space" 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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This week on Helping Hand, returning guests offer information on helping folks with mental illnesses, and the unique clubhouse day and evening programs. We’re privileged to be joined by the Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Case Management Service Coordinator at the Hawai'i Adult Mental Health Division of the Department of Health, Kathleen Miriam, and Peer Specialist Intern Martin Boegel.

Roger McGuinn has been in the islands and on HPR over the last couple of weeks. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer from the 60's/70's band The Byrds is touring the state, wrapping up with dates tonight in Hilo at the Palace Theatre, Saturday at the Honoka`a People's Theatre and Tuesday and Wednesday at the Iao Theatre on Maui. He also loaded into HPR's own theatre, the Atherton Performing Arts Studio, for a performance/interview session with All Things Considered HPR Host Dave Lawrence.

This week Helping Hand welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter – and a new guest from that organization -- Steve Tam, Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter Volunteer Advisory Board member.

In addition to finding out what to look for this week in our island skies, we hear about a discovery of a planet being described as similar to a “hot Jupiter" as HPR's Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.       

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This week on Helping Hand we have both a returning guest organization, and a new guest, all at the same time!

Buffalo Records

Legendary musician Roger McGuinn is headed back to the islands for a solo tour. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame member was a part of The Byrds, and has had an interesting career, including working with Bob Dylan, testifying before the Senate about downloading music and maintaining an online effort for almost twenty years to keep folk music alive. Ahead of his island tour that starts Saturday on Kaua'i, he spoke to All Things Considered HPR Host Dave Lawrence

Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are on the radar, plus we have a major meteor shower this week, and you may be surprised what we learn about it, 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 returning guests the National Federation of the Blind of Hawai‘i. The National Federation of the Blind of Hawai'i is made up of members of our community who are blind, helping other blind people and the general public with networking, advocacy and other invaluable resources on issues relating to their integration into the community.

We’ll have chances to see several planets in our night sky, we get the heads up on a future meteor shower, and we return to the Mauna Kea summit and a discovery relating to colliding galaxies as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

Helping Hand celebrates the invaluable folks at Hawai'i Meals On Wheels this week, helping bring nutrition and socialization to elderly, disabled and other folks who have a hard time getting around.  Executive Director of Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels, Claire Shimabukuro and Nutrition Volunteer Dash Holland join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

Joe Satriani released a new album last week, Shockwave Supernova. The guitarist has been ranked as the biggest selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, with sales of over ten million albums worldwide.

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