Dave Lawrence

Local Host, All Things Considered

Dave Lawrence has been on the radio for over 25 years.

He’s hosted All Things Considered on Hawaii Public Radio since 2009, and has hosted afternoon radio in the islands since 2002. Previously he was music director and afternoon host for 105.9 KPOI, Honolulu; following five years there, he worked on-camera with Hawaii comedian/TV personality Andy Bumatai as a segment host on The Andy Bumatai Show. Prior to his time in the islands, Dave spent nearly a decade at CBS/Infinity Broadcasting’s WBCN and WZLX, in Boston as a member of the air-staff as well as producer for both afternoons with Mark Parenteau and AM Drive for The Big Mattress with Charles Laquidara.

He graduated from Emerson College, where he produced the communication school’s first music CD/ compact disc of material recorded live at the radio station, WERS Presents... Live On Gyroscope. The release won the NACB Creative Project Award in 1993.

Throughout his radio career, Dave has developed his skills as an interviewer, speaking with a wide range of diverse musicians and artists. From Ozzy Osbourne to Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend to James Brown, Smokey Robinson to Brian Wilson, Dave has interviewed hundreds of seminal artists, both in-person and on the phone. Dave has hosted a number of critcally acclaimed artists in HPR's own Atherton Performing Arts Studio, including Ben Vereen, Journey's Neal Schon, Ziggy Marley, Booker T. Jones, Hot Tuna, Godsmack, Taj Mahal and many others. In addition to the music features, Dave also hosts two weekly segments on Hawaii Public Radio. “Stargazer” is done with astronomer Christopher Phillips, giving listeners an idea what to look for in our island skies, plus tapping into the teams of researchers working at the Mauna Kea summit, and observatories around the world. “Helping Hand” is an extended interview segment which highlights organizations assisting the most vulnerable in the community, giving exposure to those that fight for the disabled and others facing special needs, including the homeless, those facing domestic abuse, the elderly and other at risk populations. Helping Hand underlines Dave’s passion for helping those in need.

Dave's exposure to radio and assisting community members in need is part of his family background; his mother Isobel worked in the radio industry, as well as being a disability design consultant and a strong supporter of disabled U.S. veterans.

Ways to Connect

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This week on Stargazer, a Mauna Kea discovery relating to four planets orbiting a nearby star as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back Hawaii Fido Service Dogs, a nonprofit internationally accredited in 2008 by ADI, Assistance Dogs International. October 20th their Dining with Dogs fundraising event is at the Honolulu Country Club, where their very special animals will be in attendance, and there are many other ways to support this invaluable organization.

On Tuesday, August 8th 2017, legendary entertainment figure Glen Campbell passed on at 81, after a long and very public battle with Alzheimer's disease. Back on Saturday, September 1st, 2012, Glen Campbell returned to Hawaii on what would be his final concert tour.

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This week on Stargazer, in addition to things to try and spot in our dark island skies, we learn about a new discovery from the Hubble Space Telescope relating to an atmosphere on a distant planet in the solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

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This week on Helping Hand, the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Hawaii Executive Director Jade Guess speaks with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. The MDA of Hawaii are dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases, and provides health care, advocacy and education.

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The band America return to the Aloha State Saturday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and Sunday at the MACC. Since 1973 the group have performed in the islands, and even recorded albums here.

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This week on Stargazer, we return to the Mauna Kea summit for a discovery relating to lightning as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

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This week on Helping Hand we’re welcoming back the Hawai‘i Parkinson Association. There are a lot of ways to offer them support, including a benefit event this Sunday at Hawai‘i Polo on the North Shore in the Honolulu area, or by participating in the Hawaii Parkinson Walk November 4th at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park.

The Rippingtons are in town through Friday at the Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki. During their Honolulu run of dates, the Grammy-nominated band took time for a very special afternoon with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. They provided music throughout the show today, plus told compelling stories of their background.

Next week area music fans have an unusual chance at a brush with greatness: Regina Belle is looking for a singing partner to join her onstage August 3 - 5 at Blue Note Hawaii shows.

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For Stargazer, we hear about a Mauna Kea discovery relating to rogue black holes at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

Donavon Frankenreiter returns to perform through Saturday night at the Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki. When he was there in February, we recorded a fun All Things Considered interview/performance session in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence. Today we enjoy a flashback to that as a little Friday treat.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter ahead of five area walks to raise funds and awareness about one of the most frightening conditions for patients, and equally stressful for caregivers.

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This week Aloha Harvest return to Helping Hand to discuss the innovative way this nonprofit rescues an average of three-tons of food each day, then donates it to 170+ food pantries, shelters and other organizations feeding the needy in the Aloha State. There are lots of ways to help them, including some supported by local musician and philanthropist Jack Johnson.

The Voice of Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, took time for a conversation with HPR All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence ahead of their debut concert in the Aloha State.

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This week we hear about a team effort on the Mauna Kea summit to assist with a NASA mission making an exciting planetary fly-by this week as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

Guitarist Andy McKee has earned a reputation as an accomplished contemporary guitarist.

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This week Helping Hand wraps up three weeks relating to Hawai‘i’s homeless crisis, the most severe per capita in the US (hear our previous two segments with Institute for Human Services and Mental Health Kōkua). We conclude with local nonprofit Alea Bridge, focused on outreach to the homeless, and other at-risk populations in central O’ahu.

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For Stargazer, we learn about new developments at a massive radio telescope in South America as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

Legendary vocal group The Manhattan Transfer are wrapping up a two-weekend run of dates at the Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki, celebrating 45 years in the music business. The multiple Grammy Award winners have a PBS special with Take 6, and a new record called The Junction, due this fall.

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Helping Hand continues three weeks of segments relating to the homeless crisis in the Aloha State, with returning guest Mental Health Kōkua, the largest mental health nonprofit in Hawai'i. They’ve provided services for more than 40 years, helping the homeless and mentally ill.

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On Stargazer this week we hear about a new plan to study gravitational waves as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

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This week on Helping Hand we begin three weeks of related features covering the homeless epidemic in the Aloha State. We’re learning about IHS, the Institute For Human Services. IHS is one of the leading organizations in the effort to help the homeless in Hawai‘i, where the United States’ most severe homeless crisis per capita exists.

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The Manhattan Transfer are celebrating 45 years of making music. Over the decades they've racked up an impressive pile of Grammy Awards, while bringing their unique hybrid of styles to audiences around the world.

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This week on Stargazer we have a few planets to look for in our evening skies plus we’ll hear about research of objects on the edge of the solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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This week on Helping Hand we welcome back SPIN: Special Parent Information Network. According to their website, this parent to parent organization provides information, support and referral to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Coordinator at the SPIN Network, Susan Rocco, and Program Specialist Amanda Kaahanui.

When you think of music legends, few artists embody that term like Beach Boys icon Brian Wilson, who tonight returns to the Aloha State at the Blaisdell Concert Hall with the Pet Sounds 50th anniversary world tour, his first public Hawaii appearance since 2002.

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For this week’s Stargazer we learn about new data from a space telescope and it's implications for theories about recent exoplanet discoveries as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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This week on Helping Hand it’s returning guest Habitat For Humanity West Hawai‘i Island talking about their upcoming Blitz Build September 13 through 23, with a goal of building ten new houses. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with their Executive Director Patrick Hurney.

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This week on Stargazer, in addition to things we can try and spot in our dark island skies, we get details on plans for the world’s largest telescope as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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