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Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

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This week on Helping Hand, we’re learning about NAMI  Hawai‘i: the National Alliance on Mental Illness. That’s the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawai‘i. Executive Director Kumi McDonald speaks with local HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

Regarded as one of the finest guitar players performing today, Earl Klugh has a career stretching back decades. Just a teenager when first getting the chance to work with Yusef Lateef and George Benson, the jazz great has gone on to become a fixture of the genre himself, noted for his acoustic guitar playing, original compositions and interpretations of covers. Handpicked is his latest album.

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We again have several morning planets to try and spot, plus we get more details on the exciting discovery of another potential planet in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.  

The band Chicago have been playing in the islands for decades.

Entertainer Jeff Bridges is part of the Maui Celebrity Series at the Sheraton this Saturday, at an event that offers partial proceeds to Mental Health Kokua in their effort to help the homeless and those with mental illness in the Aloha State. He took time for this conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

Jim Messina has a long musical history, including quite a bit of experience in Hawai'i. He returns Thursday on Kaua'i before playing Maui Friday and Hawai'i Island Saturday. From Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield and Poco, Messina has a lot to draw from when taking time for a conversation.  Hear his appearance on HPR's All Things Considered with ATC Local Host Dave Lawrence.  

For Stargazer this week, we have a nice line-up of morning time planets to look for and a return visit to dwarf planet Ceres where NASA is coming up with some incredible new photos. Hear the report with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips.  

Check out some of the new NASA images:


Sax player and songwriter Kenny G is continuing a four-night run at the Blue Note Hawai'i in Waikiki through Sunday. While the musician has a reputation as one of the top artists in the "smooth jazz" genre, what may not be as well known is how his career began at an early age with a serious test of his abilities, onstage with a legendary voice in music.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back Honolulu Habitat for Humanity in advance of their next build scheduled for February, and we also learn about a new program that helps keep people safely and affordably in their home, called Home Preservation. Hear HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speak with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Jim Murphy.