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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Jim “Kimo” West is a Canadian guitarist known for his work playing guitar for “Weird Al” Yankovic and for his slack-key guitar albums. “More Guitar Stories” is his latest, and he’s also involved in the “Aloha Radio Project”, a tribute to the Golden Age of Hawaiian music. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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Today we conclude our Off the Road series two part special with Jon Anderson, known for his decades as the voice of the band Yes, joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave LawrenceOff the Road is a series of interviews with musicians remotely sharing how they’ve been

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Today our Off the Road series welcomes one of the legendary voices of classic rock, Jon Anderson, known for his decades with the band Yes, joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave LawrenceOff the Road is a series of interviews with musicians remotely sharing how the

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For Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a new search for extraterrestrial life.

  

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Today we conclude a two day special in our Off the Road series with 10,000 Maniacs’ singer/violin/viola player Mary Ramsey joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave LawrenceOff the Road is a series of interviews with musicians remotely sharing how they’ve been touched by the pandemic and other crises.

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Today we’re starting a two day special in our Off the Road series with 10,000 Maniacs’ singer/violin/viola player Mary Ramsey joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave LawrenceOff the Road is a series of interviews with musicians remotely sharing how they’ve been touched by the pandemic and other crises.

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For Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss the latest on the Starlink satellite controversy, which has caused concern for a number of astronomers and observatories.

  

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a mystery relating to a possible second sun for the solar system.

  

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For Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips go over exciting news emerging from the asteroid belt.

  

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips go over a major new discovery from the Hubble Space Telescope.

  

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Today we’re concluding our Off the Road series with jazz and session icon Randy Brecker of the legendary Brecker Brothers joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, the latest guest in this series of interviews with musicians remotely sharing how they’ve been touched by the pandemic and other crises.

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Today we’re continuing our Off the Road series with jazz and session icon Randy Brecker of the legendary Brecker Brothers joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, the latest guest in this series of interviews with musicians remotely sharing how they’ve been touched by the pandemic and other crises.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss how a recent Mars mission we’ve covered had a few tense moments after launch.

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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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Today it’s another preview with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence sharing highlights of a new interview in our series, Off the Road, speaking with musicians and artists about how they’ve been touched by the pandemic and other crises.

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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.

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