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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For this week’s Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips talk about a recent near-miss with an asteroid.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, a Vietnam nonprofit, founded and run by Vietnamese. While they work to save a number of animals, they’ve earned respect from a number of conservation organizations for their rapid-response rescues and success in rehabilitating pangolins, a highly vulnerable, virtually defenseless mammal being eaten into extinction by consumers in the Asia Pacific.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvin Bishop is in Honolulu for dates tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Note with his Big Fun Trio. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his journey from a rural farm background in Oklahoma to internationally famous recording artist.

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Comedian, actor and producer Marlon Wayans is back in the islands to celebrate his birthday. He's also playing tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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On Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips talk about the recent end of an Asia Pacific space mission.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence follows up with the Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network - the HLFARN - a Facebook group that formed last year during the Kilauea eruption to help those needing assistance with pets and animals.

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This week for Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips discuss fresh news about two space missions that were launched in the late 1970’s.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as he welcomes back the American Cancer Society in Hawaii to hearing about their upcoming Relays for Life taking place across the state, starting July 20th in Wailuku, Hilo a

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Pioneering British blues rockers Savoy Brown continue their impressive legacy with a new album, City Night, released last month. Their founder, guitarist and vocalist Kim Simmonds, took time to speak about the project and their remarkable history with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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On Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips talk about the innovative use of space gear to combat serious diseases on Earth.

  

Hot Tuna are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The band have a half-century of history in the state, too, continuing with a Hawaii Theatre show tonight.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re wrapping up our third annual series of guests relating to Hawaii’s homeless crisis, which despite some progress, remains the most severe per capita in the US.

Today on All Things Considered, HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with this gifted performer with a half-century of experience in the Aloha State. Jose Feliciano returns Sunday and Monday for shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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For this week’s Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips revisit a recent segment about the threat to dark skies with an update to the story…

  

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips talk about the discovery of something you probably consume as part of your regular diet… but found in this case, on a moon in our solar system.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s IHS, the Institute For Human Services, as we continue our series of guests digging into the massive homeless crisis in the Aloha State, the worst per capita in the United States, according to year after year measurements.

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Today we were super lucky to record an interview with the legendary Jose Feliciano! HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with this superstar artist who goes back 50 years with Hawaii, and is returning for shows at the Blue Note June 30 and July 1.

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It took one of the last animals of its kind passing away to bring together the two Asia Pacific countries where these critically endangered animals live, but this week, it appeared that the potential for cooperation may become a reality.

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For Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss new trouble that’s affecting one of the missions to Mars.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s another week in our series relating to the Aloha State homeless crisis, the worst homeless crisis per capita in the country. Mental Health Kokua CEO Greg Payton returns for a conversation with All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence.

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On Stargazer this week, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about a new threat to dark skies.

  

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On Helping Hand this week, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence starts four weeks of segments relating to the epic homeless crisis affecting the Aloha State. Recently we learned Hawaii continues to lead the nation per capita with the worst homeless crisis in the country.

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Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton are back in the islands. The gifted musician took time for a conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of shows at the Blue Note tonight and the Kahilu Theatre tomorrow.

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On Stargazer this week, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about a new telescope project that will be based in an unusual location.

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Heartbreaking news for conservationists and animal lovers of all kinds as one of the last animals of it’s species has passed away, an animal whose life we’ve covered at times here on All Things Considered, among the rarest living creatures on earth.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s PACT: Parents and Children Together Hawaii Family Service Agency. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Dr. Marie Vorsino, VP of Intervention Programs and Dawn Kurisu, VP of Strategy and Innovation.

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For Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about a local hydroponics project that may one day be used in outer space.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Aloha Independent Living Hawaii, and Executive Director Roxanne Bolden. The nonprofit specializes in giving persons with disabilities the choice of where to receive independent living services.

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On Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a discovery about the cosmic origins of some precious metals here on Earth.

  

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