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.

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For this week’s Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about some local efforts using the Hubble Telescope to observe some celestial phenomena…. With a very nice tail.

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On Stargazer this week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about new developments in the study of gravitational waves.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re learning about the Domestic Violence Action Center.

Legendary Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain is back in the Aloha State. He spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about the visit.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s PARENTS Inc. joining us – that’s Providing Awareness Referrals Education Nurturing Therapy and Support.

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It's grim news for a tiny porpoise being inadvertently caught by poachers feeding a huge Chinese demand for another fish’s swim bladder, conservationists said today, with under two dozen of the little creatures left alive, and the AP reported if not for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the extinction would be here already.

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On Stargazer this week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about two stories emerging from the outer reaches of our solar system.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s the Hawaii Association of the Blind, the state affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. They provide support, companionship, help to secure legislation that’s beneficial to those with blindness or vision disabilities, and provide resources to beneficial programs. Their HAB 2019 State Convention is this weekend at the Pagoda Hotel.

Larry Carlton is back in the state. The guitarist took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his career that has included a vast number of gigs as a session musician. Among the artists Larry tells stories about in this interview are John Lennon, Sammy Davis Jr., and Jerry Garcia. He's in town through Sunday at the Blue Note.

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On Stargazer this week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about progress on an Asia Pacific mission to an asteroid.

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This week on Helping Hand, Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui returns. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Founder and President Laurelee Blanchard.

Reggae musician Pato Banton is back in Hawaii. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his fascinating upbringing in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and how he was working around live music by eight years old thanks to his stepfather.

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On Stargazer this week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about new research into underground volcanic activity in our solar system.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, the topic is the NAMI Hawaii State Conference March 8th from 8 a.m. to noon at Dole Cannery in the Pomaikai Ballrooms. NAMI Hawaii is the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawaii.

The Manhattan Transfer is back in the islands, with shows tonight through Saturday at the Blue Note Hawaii. Longtime vocalist Cheryl Bentyne returned to All Things Considered to speak with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence about some of their adventures since they were last in town, and a few highlights from their 47-year career.

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On Stargazer this week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about the origins of organic molecules in the Universe, and new research being done in South America.

  

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This week on Helping Hand it’s all about the Pangolin, the world’s most trafficked mammal you’ve never heard of, desperate for awareness and support as Chinese consumers drive them toward extinction.

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The flipping of Earth’s magnetic field is the topic on this week’s Stargazer as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands. He speaks with CEO Chris Charbonneau.

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Today as we planned to offer a preview of a sobering Helping Hand segment we’ll have next Friday based around the world’s most trafficked mammal, a toothless, defenseless animal, unfortunately this most vulnerable creature has made news now on back-to-back days with unprecedented, record setting seizures of their body parts, both headed to the same Asia Pacific country, as conservationists say with these kinds of mind-boggling busts, extinction appears inevitab

  

A pair of Vietnamese nationals have been arrested with one of the largest illegal wildlife seizures ever in Uganda. The AP reported that Ugandan officials intercepted the two along with 750 pieces of elephant ivory and thousands of pangolin scales. Authorities believe the haul was coming from South Sudan, and originated in Congo. The AP said the Uganda Revenue Authority found the ivory and pangolin scales hidden inside timber that was packed into three freight containers.  

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On Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about new data about the wild weather patterns of a moon far from Earth in our solar system.

  

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On Helping Hand this week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back After-School All-Stars Hawaii.

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A year after China imposed a ban on the commercial sale of elephant ivory, surveys indicate Chinese citizens are simply traveling to neighboring countries to buy ivory, and now the Chinese government is working with wildlife nonprofits to launch a public awareness campaign to warn Chinese consumers they may end up in jail if they buy ivory abroad.

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This week for Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about some of the experiments China has claimed they are conducting on their lunar mission.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, it's a return visit from Hawaii Fido Service Dogs. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes Executive Director Jim Kennedy, puppy raiser and member of their board, and Freedom, a white lab they’re training.

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Al Jardine, a founding original member of The Beach Boys and longtime member of Brian Wilson’s band, is performing Saturday and Sunday in Waikiki at the Blue Note Hawaii. The legendary musician took time to share stories with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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