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 Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with returning guest Helping Hands Hawaii.

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Today on All Things Considered we have an update to an Asia Pacific story we’ve followed for several weeks about one of the rarest animals on earth: the Sumatran rhino, a species that dates back millions of years, with just nine in captivity, and a few dozen hoped to exist in the wild. Since mid-December, one of only two Sumatran rhinos left in Malaysia has made news as she faces a health crisis, and while there had been some signs of hope in the run-up to Christmas, the news became eerily quiet, until today.

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To start off the New Year on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about one of the last claims from the Trump Administration in 2017… about a plan to return to the moon.    

Comedian, actor, TV host Bill Maher has his annual New Years shows in the Aloha State again, and he spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about the events, the Trump Administration, Israel and his relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his support of animals, including the nonprofit Project Chimps.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes Hawaii International Child, also known as Adoption Hawaii, committed to helping orphaned children find permanent families, and offering services including helping prospective parents and supporting those who are pregnant and considering the option of adoption.

Comedian, TV host, producer, voice-over guy... he's got a lot of titles. Howie Mandel has returned to the Aloha State for a Sunday, December 30th show at the MACC, and spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his life of comedy, and the unexpected path his journey has taken.

Saxophonist Kenny G is back in the islands with concerts Wednesday through New Years Eve at the Blue Note Hawaii. He also is back on All Things Considered for his third time, in a new conversation with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

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In addition to hearing what to look for in our dark island skies, this week we learn about finalists for upcoming NASA missions as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.   

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Jake Shimabukuro returned to All Things Considered for a conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio. Jake is at the Blue Note through Saturday.

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This week for Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back Big Brothers, Big Sisters Hawaii President Dennis Brown, the original “Little Brother” in the Aloha State.

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This week we hear about a discovery of some planets using artificial intelligence as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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This week Helping Hand welcomes Goodwill Hawaii, an autonomous, dues-paying member of Goodwill Industries International. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Kelley Cho, Director of Public Relations and Communications, and Chief Operating Officer Katy Chen, of Goodwill Hawaii.

Herb Alpert has returned to the Aloha State, with shows through Sunday at the Blue Note. Following up several previous appearances, Herb also returns to All Things Considered, with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence, discussing his new The Christmas Wish album and much more.    

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On this week’s Stargazer, we learn more about a historic black hole discovery that involved observatories around the world, including in Hawaii, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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For five years now, UH Hilo have celebrated the music of Frank Zappa with annual concerts by their UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii. According to their website, they specialize in therapeutic riding instruction for special needs individuals, while providing instruction to individuals of any ability, and also offering a program with miniature horses that visit individuals who cannot come to their location due to physical or financial reasons.

The Average White Band are back in Honolulu for shows through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii at 6:30 and 9 p.m. The Scottish funk band's original members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre joined HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio for a fun conversation.

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A major observatory was affected by one of the recent catastrophic storm systems, and we get an update on its status as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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This week on Helping Hand, a huge privilege to welcome back an organization that has been helping those in need since 1865: The Salvation Army. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes a guest today who recently assisted with disaster recovery efforts in Texas, Lt. Micheal Stack of The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands – Divisional Youth Secretary, Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator, and Men’s Ministry Secretary.

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We get an update on the search for the missing water on Mars, plus find out what to look for in our dark island skies as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

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This week Helping Hand has Honolulu Habitat for Humanity ahead of their Sustainable Saturday recycling and sale event. The nonprofit also helps build affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter, have programs to fix existing structures and assist people with disabilities in accomplishing ADA home modifications. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with April Bullis, Manager of the Honolulu Habitat ReStore.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back Claire Cutler, one of the hosts of the Homeward Bound Thanksgiving 5k  to end homelessness in Hawaii. It benefits area homeless service provider IHS, the Institute for Human Services. Hawaii is home to the worst homeless crisis anywhere in the United States per capita. Open to individuals and families of runners, joggers and walkers, it happens in Honolulu Thanksgiving morning at 7 a.m.

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Rita Coolidge is touring Hawaii starting tomorrow on Kauai, then Friday in Honolulu, Saturday on the Big Island and Sunday on Maui. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence spoke with her about her life of musical connections, sharing stories about Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, other musical luminaries she's crossed paths with and how her Native American heritage has shaped her.

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In addition to hearing what to look for in our dark island skies, we learn about a new discovery from an observatory in South America as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back After-School All-Stars Hawaii, who provide after-school programs for at-risk children, while introducing them to the Project Unify concept from Special Olympics Hāwaii to foster respect, inclusion and friendship between general ed students and special ed students with intellectual disabilities.

The Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet are wrapping up a three night run at the Blue Note Hawaii tonight with shows at 6 and 9 p.m.

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We head up to the Mauna Kea summit for a discovery as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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This week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii back to Helping Hand. November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and their annual conference is tomorrow at Queen’s Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

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