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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On last week's episode, we heard about the loss of the Kepler Space Telescope, and this week on Stargazer,  HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a new piece of astronomy hardware.  

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Today HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back one of the all-time greatest guitarists, John McLaughlin, who our guest from last week, Pat Metheny, calls one of the greatest guitar players alive.

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This week on Helping Hand, with November being Epilepsy Awareness Month, we’re learning about the 2018 Community Conference from the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii.

Today on HPR's All Things Considered, Host Dave Lawrence remembers a jazz icon who passed away a few days ago, and was a memorable guest on the show. During all the election news coverage, the passing of jazz trumpet icon Roy Hargrove didn’t get a lot of exposure.

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New research has emerged in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, in their Biological Sciences department, which suggests an animal brought to the edge of extinction by Asia Pacific consumers may be easier to save than previously thought.

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We learn more about the end of the Kepler Space Telescope era as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips for this week’s Stargazer.

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Legendary musician Sergio Mendes returns to the Aloha State in November for shows at the Blue Note Hawaii. Ahead of his visit, he took time for a wide-ranging conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. This is a short excerpt of that interview, and listen for much more airing the week of his concerts.

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This week on Helping Hand, we get a return visit from Habitat For Humanity on Hawai‘i Island.

 

Guitar pioneer Pat Metheny is wrapping up his first dates in Hawaii since 1985 this evening at the Blue Note, with shows at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence last night, and shared details of his incredible life of music.

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It’s a rare mission to a planet you don’t often hear about in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips for this week’s Stargazer.

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Livingston Taylor is starting a three show tour of the state tomorrow with a Friday show at the MACC, Saturday at the Palace in Hilo and Sunday at the Hapuna Prince Hotel. The gifted brother of James Taylor is also a noted educator at one of the most renowned schools, Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a new discovery of a super cluster in the distant universe.

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This week HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is welcoming a pair of guests from the band Def Leppard, who have returned to play in the Aloha State for the first time since 1983.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s Special Olympics Hawaii and their Over the Edge fundraiser October 27th. Participants rappel off the side of the 40-story Waikiki Hyatt Regency to raise funds and awareness for their support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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If you were a 15 year-old in the audience when Def Leppard last played in Hawaii, you'd be 50 now. After three and half decades, with multiple music trends and fads having come and gone, the venerable rockers are still going, and are returning to the same place they performed a pair of shows in September 1983.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about failures on multiple space telescopes.

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re learning about the 2018 Footsteps to Transition Fair, Saturday October 20 at Radford High School from 8:30 a.m. to noon. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Program Specialist Amanda Kaahanui, from SPIN, the Special Parent Information Network.

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Today Britain's Prince William spoke at a gathering of nonprofits, NGOs, and government officials from around the world who assembled at the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London, where they heard about efforts to save animals largely at risk due to consumers thousands of miles away in Asia.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips who has more on last week’s major discovery of a dwarf planet on the edge of the solar system.

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An animal whose photograph has been featured on the wall in HPR’s pledge central all week, as seen in the photo of that poster above, has had a terrible last seven days in the news.

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Legendary alternative rock act New Order are back in the Aloha State, with a show tonight at the MACC and Friday at the Blaisdell Arena. Ahead of the dates, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with long time member, singer/multi-instrumentalist Gillian Gilbert.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips who has an update on a massive storm on Mars we talked about recently.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a new mission to explore an asteroid that comes from our Asia Pacific neighborhood.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii. Ahead of their state convention next weekend, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with local leaders, VP of the NFB of Hawaii and President of the Honolulu Chapter Virgil Stinnett, and Secretary and Convention Coordinator Katie Keime.

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Today tickets went on-sale to Hawaii residents for the return of The Eagles. They’ll play Aloha Stadium Friday December 7th, the first rock show at the stadium since U2 and Pearl Jam in 2006, and Jack Johnson will be their opening act.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Executive Director Dana Vennen ahead of their Horse Show & Country Fair fundraiser tomorrow in Waimanalo.

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On Stargazer today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a congressionally mandated report to develop a new telescope to search for alien life.

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On Helping Hand this week, the Hawaii Parkinson Association return ahead of their walk Sunday Sept. 16 at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes Jerry Boster, HPA President and Lindsey Sutton, HPA Secretary and Head of their Exercise Committee.

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This week on Stargazer, we learn about an observation of the aurora on Saturn as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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