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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On Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about recent radio bursts from space.

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Guitarist Jonny Lang is back in Honolulu for shows through Sunday at the Blue Note. He took time to explore his early start to music and some of the remarkable experiences he's had with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the Hawaii State Chapter of Children's Justice Centers. Joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is Chapter Coordinator Bethany Stetson. The five Children's Justice Centers (CJCs) across the state assist with child abuse investigations.

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In India’s Assam region, there is an increasing conflict between animals and people based around the encroachment into wildlife habitats by a variety of human endeavors. The Australian Broadcast Corporation reported this week on the issue in Assam of Asian elephants running out of places to eat, take shelter, and… find critical migratory passages.

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The health crisis affecting killer whales in the Pacific Northwest continues to expand, with reports now that two more of the orcas, including a matriarch member of the dwindling pod who suffered two traumatic losses last year, are now starving.

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On Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about new data from a highly volcanic moon in our solar system.

  

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Judy Collins is back in the islands for dates tonight on Kauai, Friday on Maui and Saturday on the Big Island. As the tour gets underway, she took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re welcoming back the Grandcares Hawaii program, a project of UH Manoa and Colorado State University to support vulnerable grandparents and non-parents who are raising grandchildren by providing access to community resources and information.

Sheila E is playing at the Blue Note thru New Years Eve. Growing up in a musical family, daughter of Pete Escovedo, her career has included work with George Duke, Marvin Gaye and Prince, among many others.

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Bill Maher is back. The TV host and comedian returns to the MACC December 30th and New Years Eve at the Blaisdell Concert Hall with special guests Natasha Leggero and Carol Leifer.

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Sublime with Rome are back in town for a show tomorrow night at Aloha Stadium opening for a show called Dream Weekend, with Snoop Dogg and Cardi B. also on the bill. Singer/guitarist Rome Ramirez took time to return to All Things Considered with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence

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For Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about evolving distant galaxies.

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This week on Helping Hand, we are offering a first ever two-part special with nonprofit Elephant Action League.

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Tonight and tomorrow at the MACC's McCoy Studio Theater, Valley Isle music fans get a chance to experience Doobie Brothers founder and Maui resident Patrick Simmons Sr. performing a pair of shows with his son, Patrick Simmons Jr., with a 7:30 p.m. start time each night.

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This week on Helping Hand, we begin a special two-part edition with innovative wildlife nonprofit Elephant Action League. Join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation with their Executive Director and co-founder Andrea Crosta who explains how they go undercover, including using Chinese operatives, to hunt down wildlife criminals.

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For Stargazer this week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about an asteroid rendezvous mission making news.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re learning about a critical need for blood from the Blood Bank of Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Blood Bank of Hawaii CEO Dr. Kim-Anh Nguyen. Few things make a person as vulnerable as being in need of blood. Did you know, just here in the Aloha State, they need 150-200 blood donors every day, seven days a week?

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips, who has an update on a new planet-hunting telescope we’ve previously reported on, that’s now set to go online.

  

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This week on Helping Hand it’s an annual tradition, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back The Salvation Army for our yearly island by island look at their most pressing needs and how we can help them. Our guest is Major Jeff Martin, Divisional Leader for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division.

Right now in the Aloha State, a band with an extensive history is back in town. Tower of Power are at the Blue Note Hawaii through Sunday, with just a handful of tickets left.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, operating in the Aloha State since 1963.

Guitar pioneer Stanley Jordan has returned to Honolulu. He'll wrap up a two-night engagement at 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. this evening at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about yet another new mission to Mars.

  

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While he spends a lot of time at his house on Kauai, musician Todd Rundgren is back in Honolulu for shows Saturday and Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii, his debut there, and first live shows in the city since playing here with Ringo Starr on Election Day 2016. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with him about the visit and some of the highlights of his long career. 

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the Adopt a Family program from Helping Hands Hawaii. Join All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as he speaks with Helping Hands Hawaii President and CEO Jan Harada.

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For Stargazer, astronomer Christopher Phillips tells HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about a discovery of a pair of unusual planets.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s a return visit from Aloha Harvest. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Executive Director Kuulei Williams about their unique way of rescuing food destined to be thrown away and getting it to people in need at a variety of shelters and food pantries serving the homeless, victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable populations.

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Sergio Mendes has performed in the islands for over 50 years, since debuting in 1968 in Honolulu. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with the Brazilian music legend ahead of a pair of nights tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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