Dave Lawrence

Local Host, All Things Considered

Dave Lawrence has been on the radio since 1990.

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, Paul Simon, George Clinton, Burt Bacharach, Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Dionne Warwick, Pat Metheny, James Brown, Glen Campbell, Smokey Robinson, Brian Wilson, Ronnie James Dio, Buddy Guy and John McLaughlin are among some of the hundreds of seminal artists he has interviewed. Dave has hosted a number of critically 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, music 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. She also introduced him to Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Santana and numerous other rock acts, and attended many concerts with him, including the Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Allman Brothers Band, The Who, Yes and many others he'd go on to interview and work with professionally.

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Today we conclude with guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as the latest guest in our new HPR ATC interview series Off the Road, with musicians remotely sharing how the pandemic and other crises have touched them.

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Today and tomorrow guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani joins HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as the latest guest in our new HPR ATC interview series Off the Road, with musicians remotely sharing how the pandemic and other crises have touched them.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss the possibility of a grapefruit-sized black hole lurking outside our solar system.

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Today we conclude a two-day special with American songwriting legend Jimmy Webb. He joined HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as the latest guest in our new HPR ATC interview series Off the Road, with musicians remotely sharing how the pandemic and other crises have touched them.

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Today and tomorrow it’s American songwriting legend Jimmy Webb joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. He’s the latest guest in our new HPR ATC interview series Off the Road, with musicians remotely sharing how the pandemic and other crises have touched them.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss the last chance to see a comet that’s headed by…

  

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips go over some new data from the Mauna Kea summit relating to a mysteriously dimming star we’ve covered before.

  

Today we have part two with legendary guitarist and songwriter Al Di Meola, the latest artist in our series, Off the Road, interviews with musicians joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence remotely from around the world, sharing how they’ve been touched by the pandemic and other crises. Hear the ones we’ve aired so fa

Guitar legend Al Di Meola is the latest artist in our series, Off the Road, interviews with musicians joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, sharing their stories remotely about the pandemic and other crises.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss yet another discovery emerging from the observatories of Chile.

  

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This afternoon HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence continues a series, Off the Road, interviews with international touring musicians sharing their experiences with the pandemic. Find and listen to all the previous conversations and some advance interview features here.

HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence has been doing a series, Off the Road, interviews with musicians who are staying at home due to the virus, but are all active in different ways, and, all affected by what are now multiple crises in unique ways.

HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence has been speaking with various musicians remotely during the pandemic, in a new series we're calling Off the Road, hearing about their stay at home experiences and how they’ve been affected by what are now multiple crises in the United States.

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On HPR’s All Things Considered, Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence has been catching up with a range of musicians during the pandemic, hearing how it’s touched them, personally and professionally, in a new series we're calling Off the Road.

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We're speaking with musicians impacted by the pandemic and other crises in a new series called Off the Road. Right now a Hawaii resident is harnessing his musical talents and notoriety to help feed hungry people around the world, in particular, those facing food insecurity exacerbated by the pandemic.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss success following a risky maneuver to fix a lander on Mars.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips go over a new planetary discovery, again made by the Very Large Telescope in Chile.

Grammy Award winning rock act Soul Asylum is one of the many music groups affected by the coronavirus that we're speaking to in a new series we're calling Off the Road. Today HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomed their front man, founder/guitarist/singer Dave Pirner remotely from his Minneapolis home.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips go over exciting new discoveries emerging from Chile.

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Legendary Hawaii musician Willie K has passed away at 59. His family announced via his social media that he died at home Monday night on Maui. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence had this tribute.

See a live video of Willie playing with Alice Cooper's band on Maui in 2016, and honoring a friend who'd recently passed away at the time, Prince:

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips go over some new local research taking place on Hawaii Island… relating to Jupiter.

  

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This week on Stargazer, during this time of the pandemic, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a comet headed our way.

  

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This week on Stargazer, during this time of the pandemic, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips celebrate an astronomical milestone that symbolizes what mankind can accomplish when it works together.

  

Jack Johnson will host and perform as part of a two-hour livestream from his front porch in the Honolulu area tomorrow, for an Earth Day celebration he’s calling Kokua Festival 2020 – Live From Home. He spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about it. The interview ended up being the first in a series, we've called Off the Road.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips have news on a major astronomy project going forward, despite the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic.

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