Dave Lawrence

Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

Featuring music recorded over the last five hundred years, this unusual guitar duo, Frank Vignola and Vinnie Raniolo, are touring Hawai'i now; a show is on Maui tonight and several are ahead on Hawai'i Island.

This week on Stargazer, in addition to hearing what we can look for in our dark island skies, it’s a trip literally to the edge of the universe as we know it. We'll hear about the newly discovered cluster of galaxies that utilized three NASA tools: the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope, to observe Galaxy Cluster IDCS 1426. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.  

This week on Helping Hand, hear about returning guest organization Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i with President and CEO Dennis Brown.

Helping Hand airs on All Things Considered on HPR1 Friday afternoons and tries to put the spotlight on an organization, topic or event that offers assistance to the disabled and the most vulnerable with local ATC host Dave Lawrence. 

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Chicago blues guitarist and songwriter Dave Specter has dates in the islands January 22 at Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay and January 23 at Hawaiian Brian's in Honolulu. The regular musician at Buddy Guy's Legends called into HPR's All Things Considered and spoke with host Dave Lawrence.

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There are several morning time planets to look for, plus we hear about an exciting new planned mission to another planet in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips for this week’s Stargazer.        

For decades, New Jersey band Monster Magnet have pursued a musical path utilizing vintage recording gear and instruments to create an unusual mix of soulful psychedelic hard rock. Their latest album is Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux). Band founder Dave Wyndorf discussed the project with HPR All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence.

As Hawai’i grapples with the most devastating homeless crisis in the United States on a per capita basis, this week Helping Hand welcomes back IHS – the Institute for Human Services. Clinical Director Jerry Coffee joins HPR All Things Considered Local Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation.

William Shatner is joining forces with musical artist Brian Evans and comedian Paul Rodriguez for a show tomorrow night at the Sheraton Maui. The event offers partial proceeds to Mental Health Kokua and the American Sleep Apnea Association.

We hear about a few planets to look for and a new star system discovered at the Mauna Kea summit as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips for this week’s Stargazer.         



This week Helping Hand has an appropriate returning guest – the Hawai‘i Foodbank joins us in the studio for our Christmas afternoon together. They help a staggering one in five Hawai‘i residents with food, and it’s a privilege to learn about their services, and how we can support them, with Polly Kauahi, Vice President at the Hawai’i Foodbank.