Dave Lawrence

Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re learning about Hospice of Hilo, a nonprofit that is Medicare certified and a member of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, as well as the Hawai‘i Island United Way. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with CEO Brenda Ho.

One of the first-ever teen idols is back in town. Neil Sedaka is a legendary name, an entertainer who goes back to the late 1950's and is still touring the world today. He spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of his Saturday show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

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This week on Stargazer, in addition to an update on some late afternoon / early evening viewing opportunities, we find out about a dramatic explosion in space (and what it could mean for other spacecraft) as HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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This week on Helping Hand we hear about Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity, and how they help folks in need in Hawai‘i, in particular on the Garden Island. We’re privileged to welcome Executive Director Stephen Spears to HPR for a conversation with Honolulu All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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For Stargazer, we have a few key planets to look for, and we get an update on the mysterious lights observed on the dwarf planet Ceres as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about some of the ways the Hawai'i Red Cross is helping out folks in need across the Aloha State as part of Red Cross Month. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with returning guest Coralie Matayoshi, CEO of the Hawai’i Red Cross.

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This week in Stargazer we have a few planets to try and spot plus we learn about a new mission to Mars as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.  

The Pedrito Martinez Group performs authentic Afro-Cuban folkloric music, led by the ferocious and in-demand percussionist/vocalist Pedrito Martinez. The Cuban artist is joined by Venezuelan bassist Alvaro Benavides, Peruvian percussionist Jhair Sala, and Cuban keyboardist Edgar Pantoja. In town through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i, the band took time for this conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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For Stargazer, we have several planets for viewing in both our evening skies and our early morning skies, and we learn more about a strange radio signal discovery and how a team at the Mauna Kea summit is involved as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.       

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the Hawai‘i Association of the Blind 49th Annual Convention Saturday March 12th at the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu. They are the local affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. Hawai‘i Association of the Blind board member Landa Phelan speaks with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

Jazz guitarist John Scofield and saxophonist Joe Lovano have a special relationship. Getting to know each other in the early 70's in Boston when both were students at Berklee College of Music, the two are in town with their quartet through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i, a demonstration of an enduring musical and personal relationship.

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In this week’s Stargazer, the morning continues to offer a lot to look for plus we hear about an asteroid that exploded over one of the Earth’s oceans recently as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

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This week on Helping Hand we welcome for their first appearance on the segment Kids Hurt Too Hawai‘i, who work to help children who have been through some extremely difficult situations. HPR All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence speaks with Kids Hurt Too Hawai‘i Executive Director Cynthia White.

Update: Megadeth has canceled their Wednesday and Thursday performances at The Republik.

A statement released by Megadeth management said “Due to a last minute scheduling issue, the band regrettably has to cancel the shows on March 2 & 3 in Honolulu”.

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In this week’s Stargazer, we have several planets in our morning skies and we learn more about an international telescope project abroad where authorities have taken a very different approach to its construction than the way local officials have handled the Thirty Meter Telescope as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.     

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This week Helping Hand has returning guest After-School All-Stars Hawaii with President & CEO Dawn Dunbar and Program Director David Asato speaking about their afterschool programs that offer a safe environment for children to learn, as well as opportunities to integrate general education kids with those from special education and who are facing disabilities of all kinds.

In addition to several planets to try and spot this week, we learn more about last week’s discovery of gravitational waves as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

Legendary jazz vocalist and songwriter Dee Dee Bridgewater has earned impressive awards for her work in music and theater. She's touring the Aloha State now behind her Dee Dee's Feathers album through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i.

This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about Shriners Hospitals for Children Honolulu with Mahealani Richardson, Director of Public Relations, speaking with HPR All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence.

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In Stargazer this week, hear about a number of planets are visible together in our island skies, plus about a discovery from the Mauna Kea summit relating to wind from another galaxy as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

 

     

Originally from Torino, Italy, Roberta Gambarini is a rising star in contemporary jazz. The vocalist, these days based in New York, is touring behind the collaborative effort "Connecting Spirits" she released with Jimmy and Tootie Heath.

This week on Helping Hand we’re welcoming back the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawai‘i. Honolulu’s two Ronald McDonald Houses are in continual operation for families that must come to the Honolulu area seeking specialized medical treatments for their children’s catastrophic illnesses. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawai`i Public Relations Manager Gene Davis speaks with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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In the current Stargazer, the morning time planet line-up continues plus we learn about a new NASA effort to protect the planet as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.   

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.

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