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.

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Today Britain's Prince William spoke at a gathering of nonprofits, NGOs, and government officials from around the world who assembled at the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London, where they heard about efforts to save animals largely at risk due to consumers thousands of miles away in Asia.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips who has more on last week’s major discovery of a dwarf planet on the edge of the solar system.

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An animal whose photograph has been featured on the wall in HPR’s pledge central all week, as seen in the photo of that poster above, has had a terrible last seven days in the news.

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Legendary alternative rock act New Order are back in the Aloha State, with a show tonight at the MACC and Friday at the Blaisdell Arena. Ahead of the dates, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with long time member, singer/multi-instrumentalist Gillian Gilbert.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips who has an update on a massive storm on Mars we talked about recently.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a new mission to explore an asteroid that comes from our Asia Pacific neighborhood.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii. Ahead of their state convention next weekend, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with local leaders, VP of the NFB of Hawaii and President of the Honolulu Chapter Virgil Stinnett, and Secretary and Convention Coordinator Katie Keime.

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Today tickets went on-sale to Hawaii residents for the return of The Eagles. They’ll play Aloha Stadium Friday December 7th, the first rock show at the stadium since U2 and Pearl Jam in 2006, and Jack Johnson will be their opening act.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Executive Director Dana Vennen ahead of their Horse Show & Country Fair fundraiser tomorrow in Waimanalo.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a congressionally mandated report to develop a new telescope to search for alien life.

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On Helping Hand this week, the Hawaii Parkinson Association return ahead of their walk Sunday Sept. 16 at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes Jerry Boster, HPA President and Lindsey Sutton, HPA Secretary and Head of their Exercise Committee.

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This week on Stargazer, we learn about an observation of the aurora on Saturn as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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This week on Helping Hand, local nonprofit Wild Aloha Foundation joins HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence to discuss their fundraising event September 6th at Amuse Wine Bar, Winos for Rhinos.

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This week on Stargazer, while we’ve had to deal with a Hurricane in the Aloha State, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a massive storm taking place in our solar system that’s affected some NASA hardware.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence explores the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hawaii Chapter’s Fill the Boot campaign, August 30 through September 2, where Federal Fire Fighters and Hawaii Fire Fighters collect contributions in support of the MDA Hawaii.

Legendary entertainer Engelbert Humperdinck has arrived in the islands for a pair of shows at the Hawaii Theatre Saturday and Sunday which include the filming of a PBS TV special.

The rock world is buzzing over a new band from the Motor City area, Greta Van Fleet, and HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with their singer, Josh Kiszka.  This word-of-mouth, grassroots phenomenon don't just sound like Led Zeppelin; even Robert Plant credits these guys as being "Led Zeppelin One", a reference to their unusual energy and songwriting that evokes the feel Zeppelin had on their debut record.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about research into a massive black hole at the center of the galaxy, and being done at the Mauna Kea summit, too.

  

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This week Helping Hand presents week two in a two-week series of guests relating to helping animals on the Big Island. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes the Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network, which started as a public group on Facebook as an informational hub for those needing assistance with pets and animals during the 2018 volcanic eruption.

Jamaican reggae group Third World is back in the Aloha State, with shows through this evening at the Blue Note. Stephen "Cat" Coore, the group leader, guitarist and occassional cellist, took time for a conversation, and performance, with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about funding approval to fix an international telescope facility with a connection to Hawaii.

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This week on Helping Hand HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence starts two weeks of focus on ways to help people assisting animals of Hawaii County affected by the latest volcanic eruption. On the front lines of trying to help is the Hawaii Island Humane Society, with services like shelter for homeless, stray, injured, lost and abandoned animals, among many other programs and services.

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Despite having a long career before and after the release of 1984's Ghostbusters, musician Ray Parker Jr. will likely forever be best known for writing the hit theme song from that film.

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There’s a new report on how illegal wildlife is being trafficked by air, and how smugglers are exploiting commercial air transport to move critically endangered animal parts or live animals, usually from Africa to Asia, and the report slammed one country in Asia with evidence showing them to be-- by far-- the most common destination for all seized wildlife products between 2009 and 2017. 

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about researchers in South America studying an exploding object in space.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the 25th Anniversary Oahu Heart and Stroke Walk Saturday August 11th at Kapiolani Park. The event raises funds and awareness for the American Heart Association. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Jeff Shonka, who is on the Executive Leadership Team of the Heart Walk.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about new theories relating to the history of the Earth’s moon.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter for a conversation about Alzheimer’s and dementia, and their upcoming fundraising and awareness raising walks: Kauai August 11,

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about the NASA Juno mission.

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