Dave Lawrence

Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

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This week Helping Hand is following up with a guest we had previously, as we learn about a special event coming up to support Hawai‘i Fido Service Dogs. Hawai’i Fi-Do Service Dogs is a non-profit corporation that trains dogs to assist the disabled. We’ll learn more about their fundraising event Friday, October 23rd at the Honolulu Country Club, Dining with Dogs. We welcome back Jim Kennedy, Executive Director at Hawai‘i Fido Service Dogs.

In addition to looking for planets, we hear about a Mauna Kea summit discovery of cosmic birth taking place thirteen-hundred light years from Earth as HPR All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.          

Learn more about this recent discovery at the Mauna Kea summit.            

John McLaughlin has a new album, Black Light, which we featured all week on All Things Considered. The gifted guitarist, who first made a name for himself in the sixties collaborating with Miles Davis and others, is equally well-known for his groundbreaking fusion bands Mahavishnu Orchestra and Shakti, as well as numerous projects through the years, including his latest, the Fourth Dimension Band.

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This week we’re learning about Best Buddies Hawai'i. Their website states that their mission is to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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We’ve got the ISS and a few plants to look for, as well as learning about a discovery on the Mauna Kea summit relating to dead galaxies, plus we celebrate the Red Planet bearing aqua, as HPR All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.             

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This week Helping Hand has a return appearance from an invaluable organization for the disabled, Aloha Independent Living Hawai’i. Their website states that they were founded to give persons with disabilities in Hawai’i the choice of where to receive independent living services, and they provide many related services. We welcome back Roxanne Bolden, Executive Director, and Brian Hauser, Director of Programs, of Aloha Independent Living Hawai'i.

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We have planets to try and spot in our dark island skies this week, plus we hear about a discovery on the Mauna Kea summit relating to a binary star system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

  

This week we’re pleased to have a returning guest on Helping Hand: the Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawai'i. ATRC is a non-profit whose mission is to link people with technology; their programs are geared to educate individuals with disabilities and their friends and family members, professionals, and anyone else interested in disabilities. ATRC is the State of Hawai'i's designated Assistive Technology Act agency, and we welcome back Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong, ATRC Executive Director.

In the world today, job security often seems nonexistent, yet since 1970, singer Klaus Meine has been gainfully employed with the same firm, rock band The Scorpions. The German band has sold over 100 million albums; this year they’re celebrating their 50th anniversary with a new album, Return to Forever, and a world tour.

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In addition to hearing about what we can look for in our night and early morning island skies, we get new information about a NASA mission supported by telescopes on the Mauna Kea summit as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.    

      

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