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. From Ozzy Osbourne to Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend to James Brown, Smokey Robinson to Brian Wilson, Dave has interviewed hundreds of seminal artists, 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 Ben Vereen, Journey's Neal Schon, Ziggy Marley, Booker T. Jones, Hot Tuna, Godsmack, 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 in the community, giving exposure to those that fight for the disabled and others facing special needs, including 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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Today on Helping Hand we wrap up three weeks of covering Hawaii’s homeless crisis, the most severe per capita in the US. You can hear our previous two segments archived online with IHS: the Institute for Human Services and Mental Health Kokua.

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Bruce Cockburn is a major name is Canadian music, but not nearly as well known in the US, where the talented guitarist/vocalist/songwriter has a smaller, but strong following, where he's almost a cult-classic artist. He spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of a two-night run of 7 p.m. shows at the Blue Note Hawaii tonight and tomorrow.

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Nonprofit WildAid have been joined in their effort to end shark fin consumption by a leading TV actor in Thailand. Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak has recorded a PSA describing the painful way sharks have their fins cut off and are often thrown back into the ocean to feed an industry based around shark fin soup and other shark consumption.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about a new telescope project with a cool name making news in a location we don’t offer hear about: South Africa.

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Entertainment legend Engelbert Humperdinck is returning to the Aloha State August 25 and now August 26, just on-sale today, at the Hawaii Theatre. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence  spoke with him about a career that's intersected with some of the biggest stars, including Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Cary Grant and numerous other critical figures.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence offers week two in a three-week series of related guests, all nonprofits on the frontlines of the worst homeless crisis in the United States, which is right here in the Aloha State.

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In the Asia Pacific, two countries are driving an epic and increasing slaughter of rhinos around the world – China and Vietnam – where consumers buy rhino horn for a variety of reasons, causing an extinction and poaching crisis for all rhinos despite the horn having zero medicinal value.

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A study released yesterday by the global wildlife NGO TRAFFIC suggests that most of Viet Nam’s online illegal wildlife trade does not take place on websites ending in .vn, as previously thought, and instead monitoring efforts should focus on .com sites, and social media. 

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This week we hear about the delay of a NASA project that is considered one of the most complex piece of machinery ever built as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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This week on Helping Hand we start three weeks of related segments covering the worst homeless crisis per capita in the United States, which if you didn’t know, was here in Hawaii. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Mental Health Kōkua and CEO Greg Payton.

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This week we examine another discovery of organic molecules within the solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Hawaii Meals on Wheels CEO Michelle Cordero-Lee. As their website notes, Hawaii Meals on Wheels is dedicated to helping elders and individuals with disabilities O’ahu preserve their independence at home primarily by providing hot, nutritious meals and regular personal interaction with those they serve.

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This week on Stargazer, we hear about some work happening in South America that has tested some of Albert Einstein’s theories as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

  

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This week for Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with the manager of The American Cancer Society Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge, Michelle Hashimoto. The Hope Lodge provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. Designed as a residential program for patients in active cancer treatment, it’s meant to help patients access the care they need in a supportive, homelike environment.

Musician Christian McBride is in Honolulu through tonight at the Blue Note in Waikiki. He took time to join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence in our Atherton Performing Arts Studio.   

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This week on Stargazer, we get a weather report from one of our neighbors in the Solar System as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

Reggae fusion musician Maxi Priest is back in the islands and spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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This week on Helping Hand, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation with Dental Lifeline Network, and one of their volunteer dentists, Dr. Rohinton Patel, Director of Hawaii Pacific Dental Group. Dental Lifeline Network is a national nonprofit providing access to dental care and education for people who cannot afford it and have a permanent disability, or, are elderly, age 65 or older, or, who are medically fragile.

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This week on Stargazer, we dig into NASA’s announcement from last week relating to Mars as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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During the week her album Elemental was released, Taimane dropped by the Atherton Performing Arts Studio for a conversation and performance with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. See the complete video below. Listen for her featured in an extended performance Sunday at 4 p.m. on HPR's Applause in a Small Room.  

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This week on Helping Hand, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation about the annual Ready to Learn program with Helping Hands Hawaii CEO and President Jan Harada. Jan explains that with half of all public school students in the Aloha State coming from households eligible for government-sponsored free lunches at school, the need is great.

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This week on Helping Hand we have a returning guest: PACT - Parents and Children Together. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Dr. Marie Vorsino, Vice President of Intervention Programs, and Ryan Kusumoto, President & CEO.

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This week on Stargazer, we hear about a discovery relating to a large celestial body on the edge of the solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about a crisis in our Asia Pacific neighborhood revolving around the Pacific Walrus. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with the Center for Biological Diversity and one of their staff attorneys, Emily Jeffers, about it.

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This week on Stargazer, we hear about a new discovery related to old research about one of the moons in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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Dionne Warwick has returned to the Aloha State. Not just to visit her son, Damon, who lives here, but to perform her debut at the Blue Note Hawaii, tonight through Sunday.

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This week on Stargazer, we learn about the replacement for a legendary space observation tool as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

  

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

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This week on Stargazer, HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips take a look at some of the many volcanic features found throughout our Solar System.

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