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” gives listeners an idea what to look for in dark skies, and provides updates on astronomy stories from 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 animals facing poaching, the homeless, those facing domestic abuse, the elderly and other at risk populations. 

Dave's exposure to radio and assisting those 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, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation about some of the most vulnerable Hawaii Island residents – the animals – with return guests Hawaii Island Humane Society. Administrative Liaison Patrick Thompson speaks about their mission to prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the bond between humans and animals.

Tower of Power is back in the Aloha State, with dates through Sunday at the Blue Note, and back on All Things Considered with HPR's Dave Lawrence. The band have a long history here, and the late concert promoter and radio personality Tom Moffatt often called them "one of Hawaii's favorite bands".

Today Engelbert Humperdinck returned to HPR’s All Things Considered for a conversation with Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence ahead of his Saturday Blaisdell gig, even offering an impromptu poetry reading!

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On Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a mystery galaxy observed belching gas!

Ahead of their area shows next weekend, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with Tower of Power band leader Emilio Castillo about what they've been up to since last being on ATC, and in Honolulu, a year ago. The late local concert promoter Tom Moffatt used to call them "one of Hawaii's favorite bands".

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Loretta Ables Sayre returns to the Blue Note for a 7 p.m. show this Sunday. The local artist sat down with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence to discuss her remarkable career. She explains how she got a big break at a 1 a.m.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about the future of the Hubble Space Telescope.

  

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Blake and Brent Cousins are filmmakers from Hawaii Island. In 2001 they released the film “The Night Marchers”, based on the island legend of the deadly ghosts of ancient warriors. They recently released a new version of the film, which is in theatres now.

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For Stargazer, it’s another asteroid near miss! HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss it on this week’s episode.

Songwriter/musician Gerry Beckley from the band America is back with another solo album, Five Mile Road.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss new research about one of Jupiter’s famous moons.

  

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Drummer / percussionist Harvey Mason is back in the islands with his Chameleon band Sunday and Monday at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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In the last few weeks in Malaysia, scientists desperately tried to repeat the success of a recent in vitro fertilization effort to save the northern white rhino, but in this case, with the Sumatran rhino, according to the Borneo Rhino Alliance.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR's Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about the recent discovery of more moons around Saturn.

  

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the 2019 Footsteps to Transition Fair Saturday, November 2nd, at Kapolei Middle School cafeteria from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Hosted by the Department of Education, it’s for middle and high school students with special needs and their family, loved ones and caregivers to assist in critical details of making a life transition and explore a range of opportunities for adult life.

    

During All Things Considered on our fall 2019 pledge drive, we aired a series made of artist interview highlights recorded and featured this year by HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

All three are posted below, if you missed them, or heard them and wanted to hear them again or share them with others. There are also links to each of the interview features they came from. A very special thanks to all of our members whose support made these possible. Mahalo!

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Richard Thompson is back in the state for shows Friday at Hawaiian Brian's and Sunday at the MACC. The veteran of Fairport Convention took time to return as a guest with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of the area concerts.

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For Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about the world’s largest radio telescope going online.

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Touring with the band that did his latest album, Purple House, guitarist Robben Ford is headed to town, and plays the Blue Note Wednesday and Thursday, and took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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For Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips have an update on a red dwarf star we covered about a year ago.

  

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The Moody Blues bassist John Lodge is back with a new release, B Yond - The Very Best Of. In this new radio interview, he spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about the band, and this collection that includes a wide range of source material.

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This week for Helping Hand we're learning about the second annual Winos for Rhinos event from local nonprofit Wild Aloha Foundation.

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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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