Dave Lawrence

Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

Blues artist Marica Ball is touring the state right now.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re learning about NAMI  Hawai‘i: the National Alliance on Mental Illness. That’s the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawai‘i. Executive Director Kumi McDonald speaks with local HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

Regarded as one of the finest guitar players performing today, Earl Klugh has a career stretching back decades. Just a teenager when first getting the chance to work with Yusef Lateef and George Benson, the jazz great has gone on to become a fixture of the genre himself, noted for his acoustic guitar playing, original compositions and interpretations of covers. Handpicked is his latest album.

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We again have several morning planets to try and spot, plus we get more details on the exciting discovery of another potential planet in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.  

The band Chicago have been playing in the islands for decades.

Entertainer Jeff Bridges is part of the Maui Celebrity Series at the Sheraton this Saturday, at an event that offers partial proceeds to Mental Health Kokua in their effort to help the homeless and those with mental illness in the Aloha State. He took time for this conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

Jim Messina has a long musical history, including quite a bit of experience in Hawai'i. He returns Thursday on Kaua'i before playing Maui Friday and Hawai'i Island Saturday. From Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield and Poco, Messina has a lot to draw from when taking time for a conversation.  Hear his appearance on HPR's All Things Considered with ATC Local Host Dave Lawrence.  

For Stargazer this week, we have a nice line-up of morning time planets to look for and a return visit to dwarf planet Ceres where NASA is coming up with some incredible new photos. Hear the report with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips.  

Check out some of the new NASA images:

    

Sax player and songwriter Kenny G is continuing a four-night run at the Blue Note Hawai'i in Waikiki through Sunday. While the musician has a reputation as one of the top artists in the "smooth jazz" genre, what may not be as well known is how his career began at an early age with a serious test of his abilities, onstage with a legendary voice in music.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back Honolulu Habitat for Humanity in advance of their next build scheduled for February, and we also learn about a new program that helps keep people safely and affordably in their home, called Home Preservation. Hear HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speak with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Jim Murphy.

Featuring music recorded over the last five hundred years, this unusual guitar duo, Frank Vignola and Vinnie Raniolo, are touring Hawai'i now; a show is on Maui tonight and several are ahead on Hawai'i Island.

This week on Stargazer, in addition to hearing what we can look for in our dark island skies, it’s a trip literally to the edge of the universe as we know it. We'll hear about the newly discovered cluster of galaxies that utilized three NASA tools: the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope, to observe Galaxy Cluster IDCS 1426. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.  

This week on Helping Hand, hear about returning guest organization Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i with President and CEO Dennis Brown.

Helping Hand airs on All Things Considered on HPR1 Friday afternoons and tries to put the spotlight on an organization, topic or event that offers assistance to the disabled and the most vulnerable with local ATC host Dave Lawrence. 

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Chicago blues guitarist and songwriter Dave Specter has dates in the islands January 22 at Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay and January 23 at Hawaiian Brian's in Honolulu. The regular musician at Buddy Guy's Legends called into HPR's All Things Considered and spoke with host Dave Lawrence.

See Dave live with Buddy Guy:

 

There are several morning time planets to look for, plus we hear about an exciting new planned mission to another planet in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips for this week’s Stargazer.        

For decades, New Jersey band Monster Magnet have pursued a musical path utilizing vintage recording gear and instruments to create an unusual mix of soulful psychedelic hard rock. Their latest album is Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux). Band founder Dave Wyndorf discussed the project with HPR All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence.

As Hawai’i grapples with the most devastating homeless crisis in the United States on a per capita basis, this week Helping Hand welcomes back IHS – the Institute for Human Services. Clinical Director Jerry Coffee joins HPR All Things Considered Local Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation.

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. 

MORE JOHN:

See the complete 2015 interview shot at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel:

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.

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