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. Ozzy Osbourne, Burt Bacharach, Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Pat Metheny, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Brian Wilson and John McLaughlin are among some of the hundreds of seminal artists he has interviewed, 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 Stanley Jordan, Ben Vereen, Journey's Neal Schon, Ziggy Marley, Booker T. Jones, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Hot Tuna, Godsmack, Third World, The Average White Band, 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 people and animals, giving exposure to those that fight for people with disabilities and others facing special needs, like 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, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about another interstellar object visiting our solar system.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter and Director of Development Steve Tam.

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Tomorrow and Sunday at 6:30 and 9 p.m., 10,000 Maniacs make their Hawaii debut with concerts at the Blue Note Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with original member, co-founder and keyboardist Dennis Drew.

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On Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss the observation of an asteroid that astronomers said is changing colors.

  

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This week Helping Hand features WildAid, a global nonprofit focused on ending the wildlife trade through behavior change campaigns, many in Asia, using regional celebrities in public service messaging campaigns, with people like basketball star Yao Ming, actor Jackie Chan and many others.

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The Rembrandts are back with their first new studio album in almost two decades. Guitarist/vocalist Danny Wilde took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about the recently released project, Via Satellite.

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On Stargazer, HPR's Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about a recent observation of clouds on Venus.

  

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This week on Helping Hand we welcome local nonprofit K.E.L.I.I. Foundation, also known as the Keiki Education Living Independent Institute. According to their website, their mission is to help individuals with autism and other special needs to have a higher quality of life, including transitioning out of the Department of Education to adulthood, and teaching independent living.

Today we conclude an interview special with reggae icon Jimmy Cliff.

In an interview special airing today and tomorrow, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes reggae's greatest living legend, Jimmy Cliff, back to the show to discuss the newly released Collector’s Edition of the landmark Jamaican film The Harder They Come. From the late Director

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a mission to a moon in the outer solar system.

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This week on Helping Hand we welcome back NAMI Hawaii. Join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as he speaks with NAMI Hawaii Executive Director Kumi Macdonald about the first ever Hawaii Art and Mental Health Summit Friday September 6th at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery.

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Keb' Mo' is back in the islands for solo acoustic dates through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii, performing 8 p.m. shows each night touring to support his latest album, Oklahoma. The gfited musician has fascinating history that stretches far past his 1994 debut.

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On Stargazer, thanks to the crash landing of an Israeli spacecraft, it’s a report about potential life on the moon as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips.

  

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This week on Helping Hand we’re welcoming back the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Virgil Stinnett, Vice President of the NFB of Hawaii and Katie Keime, Secretary and State Convention Coordinator.

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Sheena Easton is back in town for shows tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Note. She took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about some of her career highlights.

Local guitar wizard Stephen Inglis took time to share some of his musical journey with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of his Saturday night show at HPR's Atherton Studio.

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Legendary Texas guitarist Jimmie Vaughan is back in the islands,  returning to All Things Considered for a chat with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

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For this week’s Stargazer report, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about a recent large explosion in our solar system captured by an amateur astronomer.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, the Hawaii Parkinson Association join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. President Jerry Boster discusses the many ways people can support their fund and awareness raising walk Sunday Nov. 3th 9 a.m. to noon at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu.

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Today, legendary musician Paul Simon joined HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence to talk about his pair of benefit concerts on Maui next week.

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Kevin Farley is making his stand-up debut in the islands. Part of the trio of Farley brothers, Kevin spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about the shows, which kick off at the Blue Note this evening for a 6:30 p.m. show, and continues Friday and Saturday at the Iao Theatre for 7:30 p.m. shows. 

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On Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips discuss some new planetary discoveries.

  

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This week on Helping Hand,  we welcome back Special Olympics Hawaii return to discuss their inclusive-based sports and friendship programs, upcoming Cop on Top and Over the Edge fundraisers, and ways people can support the organization.

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On HPR’s All Things Considered, local Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back a guest who is returning to both the show and the state for her first public events here since 2012. The Supremes are pioneers: an innovative female-fronted collaborative that is also America’s most successful vocal group, Motown Records most commercially successful act, and a source of inspiration, memories and nostalgia for many people.

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For this week’s Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips talk about a recent near-miss with an asteroid.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, a Vietnam nonprofit, founded and run by Vietnamese. While they work to save a number of animals, they’ve earned respect from a number of conservation organizations for their rapid-response rescues and success in rehabilitating pangolins, a highly vulnerable, virtually defenseless mammal being eaten into extinction by consumers in the Asia Pacific.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvin Bishop is in Honolulu for dates tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Note with his Big Fun Trio. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his journey from a rural farm background in Oklahoma to internationally famous recording artist.

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Comedian, actor and producer Marlon Wayans is back in the islands to celebrate his birthday. He's also playing tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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