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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A Chinese experimental spacecraft is among the objects we can look for passing overhead, plus we learn about another spacecraft, and a tricky mission to land on a comet as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1, Friday afternoons at 5:30 and online here. Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need. This week we’re learning about an outstanding organization, Special Olympics Hawai'i. Local All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence speaks with VP of Sports and Sports Marketing, Dan Epstein.

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All Things Considered lives up to it's name this week on HPR with special guest Rob Halford. The legendary vocalist and songwriter spoke with local afternoon host Dave Lawrence following the release of the new Judas Priest studio album, Redeemer of Souls. The British band has survived many trends and fads since their early 70’s beginning. Following Black Sabbath out of Birmingham, over four decades their music has won acclaim for a dual lead guitar approach, as well as the talents of their friendly vocalist and lyricist.

  Legendary guitarist Johnny Winter passed away, it was announced today. We reflect with a piece utilizing material from a follow-up interview the guitarist did with HPR after his appearance via phone on All Things Considered with local host Dave Lawrence. This conversation was recorded in Johnny's dressing room at Hawaiian Brian's, Honolulu, April 2011. Johnny passed away yesterday in Zurich at 70.

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We have a variety of objects to look for in our night sky, and we get details about a new spacecraft powered by tapping solar winds as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report. 

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Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR each Friday afternoon at 5:30 on HPR1 stations statewide and online here, putting the spotlight on an organization or event that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need with All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence. This week we’re learning about Learning Disabilities Association of Hawai‘i, a non-profit founded in 1968 by parents of children with disabilities.

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We find out what planets will be visible in our evening skies for most of the summer, plus learn about new projects to detect potential alien communication signals as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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Helping Hand is a weekly interview feature on HPR1 stations statewide at 5:30pm Fridays and also online here. Each week we put the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need. This week All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence speaks with  KORE.

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We have a trio of planets to look for around sunset, and this week, we take a trip to a moon in our solar system to learn about a mysterious lake discovered there, as All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence connects with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.                                                                  

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Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1 stations statewide airing Fridays at 5:30pm and also featured here online. Each Friday afternoon, All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence speaks with an organization in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need. This week we’re continuing a three-week series of guests from islands around the state. This week we connect with Hawai`i Island and Accessible Hawai`i, via Executive Director Jean Hartley.

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We have the chance to spot several key planets over the course of the week, the ISS cruises past and we get an update on efforts to harvest asteroids as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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Helping Hand is a weekly All Things Considered feature on HPR Friday afternoons at 5:30 on HPR1 stations statewide and here online. Each week Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need. Today, All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence begins a three-island series speaking with organizations around the islands, starting with Habitat for Humanity Maui. Our guest is Sherri Dodson, Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity Maui.

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There’s an experimental space craft passing over this week, and we learn about developments with the International Space Station, as All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1 and online here. Each Friday afternoon, Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need with All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence. This week we’re learning about Hawai`i Meals on Wheels with our guest Executive Director Claire Shimabukuro.

Cage the Elephant have a new album and tour. While no area dates have been announced so far, the Kentucky band played Honolulu in February 2012, when singer Matt Shultz spoke with HPR after the show. He joins us again, calling in to speak with All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence during a break in the tour for their new album, Melophobia.

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We have several key planets to look for around sunset, plus we get an update on new research relating to the moon, as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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Each Friday afternoon at 5:30 on HPR1 stations statewide, and online here, HPR presents Helping Hand, putting the focus on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other community members in need. Especially topical this week in the islands is the issue of child abuse, as the capital murder case relating to the beating death of five-year old Talia Williams continues.

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We have some great evening planet viewing opportunities, and we hear about the testimony last week in Washington, DC, regarding the search for life in space, as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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Helping Hand airs weekly each Friday on HPR1 stations statewide on All Things Considered. Host Dave Lawrence speaks with organizations helping out people in need, and this week, we’re learning about the Kahumana Community of 4 campuses on over 50 acres on the west side of Honolulu County.

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We have an opportunity to view a pass of the ISS and learn more about how political issues on Earth are affecting the International Space Station, as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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Helping Hand is a weekly feature Fridays at 5:30 on HPR1 stations statewide and here online. Each Friday afternoon, All Things Considered Local Host Dave Lawrence puts the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need.  This week we’re learning about Mended Hearts Hawai`i with our guest, President of the Aloha Chapter 14 of Mended Hearts, Myrtle Nyuha.

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We have a meteor shower to look for and we find out about the connection between the sun and lightning here on Earth as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1 stations airing statewide each Friday at 5:30. Each week Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need. This week All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence is  joined by the Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Case Management Service Coordinator at the Hawai`i Adult Mental Health Division of the Department of Health - our special guest today here at our HPR Studios, Kathleen Merriam.

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For this week's Stargazer, we have several major planets to look for around sunset, plus we learn about more discoveries relating to moons in our solar system as All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence connects with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s report.

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Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR each Friday afternoon with All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence. Each Friday at 5:30pm, we put the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to folks in need. This week we’re learning about Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.

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There is early evening planet viewing on tap this week, plus we get informed about distant stars as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

Artwork Courtesy of Nik Lacchin

Helping Hand is a weekly feature Friday at 5:30 on HPR1 and here online. Each Friday afternoon, All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence puts the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need. This week we’re learning about Child & Family Service.

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We’ve got a few planets to start looking for at sunset, the International Space Station is visible, plus we get an update on asteroids -- and who’s keeping an eye on them in Hawai`i -- as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

Artwork Courtesy of Nik Lacchin

Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1 stations statewide Fridays at 5:30, and online here in a growing Helping Hand directory. Each Friday afternoon, All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence puts the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks in need. This week we’re learning about a local organization with a pioneering approach to enriching the lives of the disabled – Access Surf.

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Guitarist Joe Satriani has been reaching out to fans with new offerings. The virtuoso took time to speak with HPR about the Complete Studio Collection, and book, Strange Beautiful Music. Among topics, Satch explained to All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence why this new catalog collection of his work was relevant to fans who may already own many of the individual albums.

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