Dave Lawrence

Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

Courtesy of Nik Lacchin

    

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.

courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch

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.

Courtesy of Nik Lacchin

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.         

Courtesy of Nik Lacchin

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.       

Learn more here.  

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.

We’ll hear where to look for passing planets in our Aloha State skies, and we find out how several of the observatories on the Mauna Kea summit are providing crucial assistance in the NASA mission to Pluto as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

Courtesy of Nik Lacchin

This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about a special event Saturday relating to ALS and ALS Research. At the event, Dr. Justin Ichida, an Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC, and an ‘Iolani School grad, will be the keynote speaker, discussing his research and efforts in partnership with The ALS Association Golden West Chapter to bring a research project to Hawai'i.

The planets Venus and Jupiter set earlier in the evening, Saturn is setting in the early morning hours, and we return to the Mauna Kea summit to learn about the discovery of a planetary nebula called the Space Butterfly as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

Courtesy of Nik Lacchin

Helping Hand is tackling the housing crisis and how to help folks on the edge of homelessness with our guest today, EAH Housing. All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence speaks with EAH Housing Vice President Hawai‘i Kevin Carney. According to their website, they’re a nonprofit corporation founded with the belief that affordable rental housing is the cornerstone to sustainable, living communities.

The planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are all visible this week, and we return to the Mauna Kea summit for a collaborative discovery relating to a black hole 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 returns to the issue of homelessness in the Aloha State with Care-A-Van Drop-In Clinic from Waikiki Health. Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1 stations statewide and then online at hawaiipublicradio.org in our growing database of resources.

We get more viewing opportunities for planets in our evening sky, and a return to the same Mauna Kea summit telescope as last week for another discovery relating to dark matter as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.         

courtesy chrissquire.com

This past weekend, a musical giant passed on. Bassist Chris Squire – founding member of English rock band Yes – passed away Sunday, a month after announcing that he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. He was 67, and the British bass legend passed at his home in Phoenix, Arizona. Chris had performed on every Yes studio album, and was not just a fixture in the band, but legendary throughout the world of music for his talent.

This week Helping Hand connects with Habitat for Humanity, West Hawai'i County. Each week Helping Hand provides visibility to an organization, topic or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need. It airs Fridays at 5:30pm on HPR1 stations statewide and appears in our online directory of resources here.

The western sky continues to offer plenty of planet viewing, plus we head to the summit of Mauna Kea and the busy astronomers at the Subaru Telescope for a discovery of clusters of galaxies… but not just any galaxies. 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.      

Courtesy of Nik Lacchin

Helping Hand meets Helping Hands Hawai'i this week, on our regular Friday feature on HPR1 stations statewide where we put the spotlight on an organization or event that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks who are among the most vulnerable in the community. This week, All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with our Jan Harada, President and CEO, of Helping Hands Hawai‘i.

Right now Hot Tuna are wrapping up their latest tour of Hawai'i.

We have several planets to look for in our western evening and early morning skies, plus we head to the summit of Mauna Kea for a discovery relating to the early universe as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

Pages