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Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

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Tomorrow is World Pangolin Day. Every third Saturday in February is devoted to this most critically endangered animal. The pangolin is a scaly anteater, a mammal, about the size of a cat, covered in small scales, with no teeth and a very long tongue. They primarily eat ants and other insects, and are notoriously difficult to keep in captivity. There are eight species in Africa and Asia. But not for long.

Today HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is joined by Rick Springfield. Back with a new album, The Snake King, he’s in town Saturday through Monday at the Blue Note.

Chick Corea is back. Tonight through Sunday, the Chick Corea Trio is back at the Blue Note, with Carlitos del Puerto on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums. The last time Chick was here, in the fall of 2016, with Eddie Gomez and Brian Blade, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence recorded a conversation at the venue, and almost none of it has ever been aired before.

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Classic rocker Dave Mason is back in a new conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician plays Honoka'a tonight, Hawaiian Brian's tomorrow, the Kaua'i Beach Resort Friday and the MACC Saturday.

Borneo Rhino Alliance

In the Asia Pacific, there is positive news on a pair of fronts relating to a story we’ve followed on HPR's All Things Considered about one of the rarest and most vulnerable living creatures on Earth. In Malaysian Borneo, Iman the Sumatran rhino continues to improve from a health crisis, while separately, an ongoing effort to save the species through artificial insemination appears to be gaining steam.

Borneo Rhino Alliance



Musician Geoff Tate has released the third and final album, The New Reality, in a trilogy of releases with his Operation Mindcrime project. The former Queensryche vocalist and sometime sax player has spoken with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about each and returns today.


She's back... Judy Collins has returned to the Aloha State for dates Thursday at the Kauai Beach Resort, Friday at the MACC, Saturday at the Honoka'a Peoples Theatre, and Sunday at the Mamiya Theatre. The legendary folk artist also returned to HPR's All Things Considered to speak with Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence.

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In the Asia Pacific, the news continues to be grim on the island of Borneo, where experts from one country’s wildlife department are desperately trying to save the life of an extraordinarily rare, critically endangered animal – one of only nine in captivity anywhere in the world; we’ve followed her story for weeks and have an update.

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Today on All Things Considered we have an update to an Asia Pacific story we’ve followed for several weeks about one of the rarest animals on earth: the Sumatran rhino, a species that dates back millions of years, with just nine in captivity, and a few dozen hoped to exist in the wild. Since mid-December, one of only two Sumatran rhinos left in Malaysia has made news as she faces a health crisis, and while there had been some signs of hope in the run-up to Christmas, the news became eerily quiet, until today.

Comedian, actor, TV host Bill Maher has his annual New Years shows in the Aloha State again, and he spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about the events, the Trump Administration, Israel and his relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his support of animals, including the nonprofit Project Chimps.

Comedian, TV host, producer, voice-over guy... he's got a lot of titles. Howie Mandel has returned to the Aloha State for a Sunday, December 30th show at the MACC, and spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his life of comedy, and the unexpected path his journey has taken.

Saxophonist Kenny G is back in the islands with concerts Wednesday through New Years Eve at the Blue Note Hawaii. He also is back on All Things Considered for his third time, in a new conversation with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.


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See Kenny's December 2016 interview:  

Jake Shimabukuro returned to All Things Considered for a conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio. Jake is at the Blue Note through Saturday.

Herb Alpert has returned to the Aloha State, with shows through Sunday at the Blue Note. Following up several previous appearances, Herb also returns to All Things Considered, with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence, discussing his new The Christmas Wish album and much more.    


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For five years now, UH Hilo have celebrated the music of Frank Zappa with annual concerts by their UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra.

The Average White Band are back in Honolulu for shows through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii at 6:30 and 9 p.m. The Scottish funk band's original members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre joined HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio for a fun conversation.


Rita Coolidge is touring Hawaii starting tomorrow on Kauai, then Friday in Honolulu, Saturday on the Big Island and Sunday on Maui. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence spoke with her about her life of musical connections, sharing stories about Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, other musical luminaries she's crossed paths with and how her Native American heritage has shaped her.

The Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet are wrapping up a three night run at the Blue Note Hawaii tonight with shows at 6 and 9 p.m.


Reggae legends Black Uhuru have returned to the Aloha State, following a visit in May. This time, the tour starts tonight at the Blue Note, before hitting the Poipu Beach Athletic Club Friday, Uncle Roberts in Pahoa Saturday, and the MACC Sunday.


With over fifty years in the entertainment industry, Burt Bacharach, at 89, has truly earned the title of living legend. You may have heard him supporting Hawaii Public Radio during our recent pledge drive.


From October 12th to October 15th, the Aloha State gets a visit from an extraordinary legend in the world of show business: Burt Bacharach.


Guitar monster Tommy Emmanuel is playing Honolulu Thursday through Sunday at the Blue Note, and then on the Valley Isle Monday at the MACC, touring to support his latest release, Live at the Ryman.


Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling is wrapping up two days at the Blue Note this evening with shows at 6 and 9 p.m., his debut live performances in the Aloha State. The Grammy Award winner spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his visit to Honolulu, roots in music going back to his childhood, and some of the unusual musical connections this Chicago artist has had over the course of his career.


This Saturday night The Stylistics return to the Blaisdell. The band have been performing in the Aloha State since the early 1970's, and HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence explored some of that long history with original member Airrion Love.


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Damian Marley is headed back to the Aloha State for concerts September 29th and 30th at the Blaisdell and MACC, respectively, touring behind his new "Stony Hill" album.

Al Di Meola has returned to Honolulu for the first time in three decades to perform live. Regarded as among the most technically proficient and innovative guitarists, he's at the Blue Note through Saturday with shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m.

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After decades without a visit, one of the most accomplished and revered guitarists is returning to the Aloha State. Al Di Meola took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of his Blue Note run September 6 - 9, with shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m.