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Some of the many casualties from the coronavirus have been popular musicians, including previous guests of HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, and in some cases, their parents.

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Another major musician has lost their life to the coronavirus today. Adam Schlesinger was 52, and wrote music for TV, movies, and worked with many other artists, but may be best known as co-founder of the alternative group Fountains of Wayne, that had the early 2000’s hit, “Stacy’s Mom”.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a major NASA mission that is being impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

  

The coronavirus has taken a toll around the world, and in Paris it was announced that legendary artist, Manu Dibango, a musical pioneer from Cameroon based in France, lost his life today to the coronavirus. He was 86 and is survived by four children. Manu Dibango was an established jazz artist before he began his trademark mixing of African rhythms, funk and rock, first in the late 1960s.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a number of closures in the astronomy world relating to the global coronavirus crisis.  

  

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a weather-related extreme event in space.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with returning guest PARENTS Inc. - Providing Awareness Referrals Education Nurturing Therapy and Support – about their pair of upcoming benefit kickball tournaments April 4th in Ka

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Legendary musician Taj Mahal is back in the islands for shows through Sunday at the Blue Note. He’s been our guest several times before with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, including in HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio. For this latest interview, he spent nearly an hour speaking with Dave, and you can hear the complete interview below.

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Entertainer Carol Burnett is back in town. She discussed her remarkable career recently with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of a pair of dates at the Blaisdell Concert Hall this Friday and Saturday. The events are billed as an evening of laughter and reflection, where the audience gets to ask questions. The complete interview is posted below.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss an asteroid that’s been sticking around, becoming a tiny, temporary second moon.

  

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Musician Judy Collins is back in the islands through Saturday at the Blue Note. As she has each of her last several years when visiting the state, Judy took time for an interview with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, sharing fun stories about her new album, recent celebrity encounters, and details into some of her friends in the political world. Hear the complete new interview.

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On Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips return to a star that’s had some mysterious shape changing we’ve covered before.

  

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This week on Helping Hand it’s the Hawaii Association of the Blind returning, the state affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, made up of members of the community who are blind, have vision disabilities and or are loved ones of or advocates for the blind. They advocate for and provide service to the blind on a number of levels, and there are many ways to support them.

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It's part two in our two part special on the pangolin poaching crisis with the Global Environmental Reporting Collective, authors of pangolinreports.com.

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Carol Burnett is headed back to the islands for a pair of shows at the Blaisdell Concert Hall March 6 and 7. The legendary entertainer took time for a long conversation about her remarkable career with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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This week it’s a two-part Helping Hand special ahead of Saturday’s World Pangolin Day, a day designed to give visibility to the world’s most trafficked animal, the pangolin.

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We hear more about Space X’s controversial Starlink project with HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips in this week’s Stargazer.    

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Hawaii is getting a visit from Melvin Seals and JGB Featuring John Kadlecik, and Melvin took time for an interview with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. The JGB stands for the Jerry Garcia Band; Melvin Seals played in Jerry’s band for over fifteen years.

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We hear more about the value of land-based telescopes, as opposed to space-based telescopes, with HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips in this week’s Stargazer.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back Big Brothers, Big Sisters Hawaii. Dave is joined by President and CEO Dennis Brown, the very first little brother ever for this organization in Hawaii.

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Music legend Sergio Mendes is returning for shows at the Blue Note next week Wednesday through Friday, and returned to Hawaii Public Radio as a guest of HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. He's got a new album and documentary, In the Key of Joy.

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Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan is back in the islands, with shows tonight at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at the Blue Note, called "Stanley Jordan plays Jimi Hendrix" and he spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about it.

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For Stargazer, it’s a return to a nearby planet, with fresh data thanks to area telescope facilities with HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips.

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This week on Helping Hand we have returning guest Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui, an all-volunteer, nonprofit that provides shelter to hundreds of rescued and sometimes previously abused animals. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Founder and President Laurelee Blanchard about the sanctuary and ways people can support them.

Air Supply is back in Hawaii, with dates through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii. Though nearly their entire five night run was sold out, founders Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell sat down with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence to reflect on their long history and connections to the state.

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Boston guitarist Johnny A is back in the islands on a solo tour he's calling Just Me... And My Guitars: Celebrating the British Song Book of the 60's. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his history, which includes working with The Yardbirds, the J.

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For Stargazer this week, we hear about a new planet discovery in a system not too far from Earth as HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips.

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This week on Helping Hand, After-School All-Stars Hawaii return. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Paula Fitzell, President and CEO, and Program Manager Maria Glidden.

Reggae artist Maxi Priest is back in the islands. He welcomed HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence into his dressing room at the Blue Note, where he’s performing through Saturday for 6:30 and 9 p.m. shows.

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We hear about mysterious radio bursts this week on Stargazer with HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips.

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