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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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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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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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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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With May being National Foster Care Month, this week on Helping Hand join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as he welcomes back local nonprofit Hale Kipa.

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On Stargazer HPR's Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about a cosmic birthday that we missed during all the recent black hole excitement.

Among the most successful recording artists of all time, the legendary Dionne Warwick is back in Honolulu through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii. A performer who has spanned generations and mediums, last night she generously invited HPR to follow-up an advance phone interview by joining her in her dressing room after the first of four area concerts.

Legendary entertainer Dionne Warwick is back in the islands for shows tonight through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii. She also returned to HPR for a conversation with All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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Tonight a combination of two groups paying tribute to guitar legend Django Reinhardt will come together at the Blue Note Hawaii, but first, play our Atherton Performing Arts Studio and All Things Considered.

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Recently history was made with a groundbreaking image of a black hole; for this week’s Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a new local discovery relating to another black hole.

  

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re welcoming back Best Buddies Hawaii to hear about their fundraising/awareness raising Friendship Walk Saturday May 4th 9 a.m. to noon at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park.

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Actor and musician Jeff Goldblum has a pair of dates at the Blue Note Saturday and Sunday, with shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. Last year Jeff released his debut musical effort, Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s The Caregiver Foundation and their 10th annual fundraiser and silent auction Saturday April 27, at the Manoa Grand Ballroom, 2454 South Beretania Street in Honolulu at the Japanese Cultural Center 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

George Clinton is at the top of the list when it comes to funk. Next to the late great Godfather, James Brown, George can take credit as among the most influential musicians in the genre, for the groundbreaking sounds he helped make with his groups Parliament and Funkadelic, as well as numerous side, solo and spin-off projects.

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On Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips, who gets to use one of his clever British pronunciations for a story about a planet in our solar system and discoveries revolving around gas there…

Jeff Goldblum's acting credits are likely far better known to you than his musical background, but he's also an accomplished pianist and band leader. He spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about both aspects of his life, including his group, Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, and their area shows later this month at the Blue Note Hawaii.

Legendary Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain is back in the Aloha State. He spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about the visit.

Reggae musician Pato Banton is back in Hawaii. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his fascinating upbringing in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and how he was working around live music by eight years old thanks to his stepfather.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s all about the Pangolin, the world’s most trafficked mammal you’ve never heard of, desperate for awareness and support as Chinese consumers drive them toward extinction.

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

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Today as we planned to offer a preview of a sobering Helping Hand segment we’ll have next Friday based around the world’s most trafficked mammal, a toothless, defenseless animal, unfortunately this most vulnerable creature has made news now on back-to-back days with unprecedented, record setting seizures of their body parts, both headed to the same Asia Pacific country, as conservationists say with these kinds of mind-boggling busts, extinction appears inevitab

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On Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about recent radio bursts from space.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about the Hawaii State Chapter of Children's Justice Centers. Joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is Chapter Coordinator Bethany Stetson. The five Children's Justice Centers (CJCs) across the state assist with child abuse investigations.

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In India’s Assam region, there is an increasing conflict between animals and people based around the encroachment into wildlife habitats by a variety of human endeavors. The Australian Broadcast Corporation reported this week on the issue in Assam of Asian elephants running out of places to eat, take shelter, and… find critical migratory passages.

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