Dave Lawrence

Local Host, All Things Considered

Dave Lawrence has been on the radio since 1990.

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, B.B. King, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon, George Clinton, Burt Bacharach, Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Dionne Warwick, Pat Metheny, James Brown, Glen Campbell, Smokey Robinson, Brian Wilson, Ronnie James Dio, Buddy Guy and John McLaughlin are among some of the hundreds of seminal artists he has interviewed. Dave has hosted a number of critically 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 a weekly segment, “Stargazer”, that gives listeners an idea what to look for in dark skies, and provides updates on astronomy stories from around the world. Dave has also focused on vulnerable people and animals, both with “Helping Hand”, an extended interview segment Dave did for six years, and through stories giving exposure to those that fight for people with disabilities and others facing special needs, endangered animals like rhinos, elephants and pangolins facing extinction due to relentless poaching and stories about other at risk populations. 

Dave's exposure to radio, music 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. She also introduced him to Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Santana and numerous other rock acts, and attended many concerts with him, including the Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Allman Brothers Band, The Who, Yes and many others he'd go on to interview and work with professionally.

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On Stargazer today, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss some new research based on old data from the Cassini mission to Saturn.


  

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On Stargazer today, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a discovery relating to what could be the oldest known planet in the Universe.

Today on our Off the Road series, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back Nancy Wilson of Heart for the conclusion of her interview. The talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter returned to the show ahead of being honored next week at the She Rocks Awards.

Today on our Off the Road series, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back Nancy Wilson of Heart. The talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter returns to the show ahead of being honored next week at the She Rocks Awards. Nancy joined us from her home in northern California.

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On Stargazer today, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss an upcoming landing on Mars.


  

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Today our Off the Road series wraps up two days with our latest guest, guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence remotely from his home in the Nashville area.

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Today our Off the Road series welcomes guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence remotely from his home in the Nashville area.

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HPR’s All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is wrapping up an Off the Road New Year’s Special: Story and Performance Highlights, with Day Two in the special airing today to bring in 2021.

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After nearly two dozen guests joined our series since the start of the pandemic, HPR’s All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is offering up an Off the Road New Year’s Special: Story and Performance Highlights. Over two days, we’re digging into some of our favorite, lighter moments of storytelling, and sharing some of our favorite exclusive performances done just for us, from this wide range of musicians and musical genres.

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HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips have a Stargazer favorite for our final episode of the year – another discovery of a mysterious signal from space!

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For this week’s Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss the big conjunction story taking place in our solar system.


  

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Today our Off the Road series has entertainment industry chameleon Michael Des Barres. All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence  continues the interview series which features hours of conversations and many exclusive musical performances connecting with artists around the world during the pandemic.

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For this week’s Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a new discovery from Maui.    

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Today our Off the Road series welcomes Dave Mason back to HPR for another chat with All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence. He continues the interview series which features hours of conversations and many exclusive musical performances as we connect remotely with artists around the world during the pandemic.

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For this week's Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss some groundbreaking gardening that’s taken place on the International Space Station.    

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Today Off the Road welcomes System of a Down vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Serj Tankian.

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Today our  Off the Road interview series concludes with music legend Linda Ronstadt, joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence remotely from her home in San Francisco. She’s the latest guest in our series of interviews with artists sharing their experiences during the pandemic.

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Today our Off the Road series welcomes music legend Linda Ronstadt, joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence remotely from her home in San Francisco. She’s the latest guest in our series of interviews with artists sharing their experiences during the pandemic.

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For this week’s Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips continue the long goodbye for a legendary astronomy facility in Puerto Rico.    

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This week it’s potential lakes on Mars with HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips on this week’s Stargazer.

  

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Today our Off the Road series concludes with multiple Grammy Award winning musician George Benson. The one-time Hawaii resident joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence remotely from his home in Arizona. He’s the latest guest in our series of interviews with artists sharing their experiences during the pandemic.

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Today our Off the Road series welcomes back legendary guitarist and vocalist George Benson, joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence remotely from his home in Arizona. He’s the latest guest in our series of interviews with artists sharing their experiences during the pandemic.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a suspected cause of fast radio bursts that have captured attention over the last decade.

  

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Today it’s a ride on the Starship Enterprise with Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, as All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence continues our Off the Road series, hours of interviews and exclusive musical performances connecting with artists around the world, sharing how the pandemic and other crises have tou

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence and astronomer Christopher Phillips go over the recent historic mission to collect material from an asteroid hurtling through space.

  

Today it was announced that legendary band leader Spencer Davis had died yesterday in California at 81 after being treated for pneumonia. In the 1960’s the UK guitarist became known around the world for recordings of hits like “Gimmie Some Lovin’” and “I’m A Man”, which featured Steve Winwood on vocals and keyboards. In 2004 HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence had the chance to speak with him. Today we featured it on the show in his memory. 

Hear the complete conversation:

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This week on Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a groundbreaking map of the universe created by a team on Haleakala.

  

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Today our Off the Road pandemic-based series concludes a two-part special with returning guests, legendary reggae group Third World, and their leader, guitarist/vocalist/cellist Stephen “Cat” Coore, who joined HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence remotely from Kingston, Jamaica. 

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Today our Off the Road pandemic-based series welcomes back legendary reggae group Third World, and their leader, guitarist/vocalist/cellist Stephen “Cat” Coore, joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence remotely from Kingston, Jamaica. It’s the first in two days of incredible storytelling with this charismatic reggae icon.

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