Dave Lawrence

Local Host, All Things Considered

Dave Lawrence has been on the radio for nearly 25 years.

He’s hosted All Things Considered on Hawaii Public Radio since 2009, and has hosted afternoon radio in the islands since 2002. Previously he was music director and afternoon host for 105.9 KPOI, Honolulu; following five years there, he worked on-camera with Hawaii comedian/TV personality Andy Bumatai as a segment host on The Andy Bumatai Show. Prior to his time in the islands, Dave spent nearly a decade at CBS/Infinity Broadcasting’s WBCN and WZLX, in Boston as a member of the air-staff as well as producer for both afternoons with Mark Parenteau and The Big Mattress with Charles Laquidara.

He graduated from Emerson College, where he produced the communication school’s first music CD/ compact disc of material recorded live at the radio station, WERS Presents... Live On Gyroscope. The release won the NACB Creative Project Award in 1993.

Throughout his radio career, Dave has developed his skills as an interviewer, speaking with a wide range of diverse musicians and artists. In addition to the music features, Dave also hosts two weekly segments on Hawaii Public Radio. “Stargazer” is done in conjunction with the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee, tapping into the teams of researchers working at the Mauna Kea summit, one of the most technically developed platforms for space exploration on Earth. “Helping Hand” is an extended interview segment which highlights organizations assisting the most vulnerable in the community, giving exposure to those that fight for the disabled and others facing special needs. Helping Hand underlines Dave’s passion for helping those in need.

Dave's exposure to radio and assisting community members in need is part of his family background; his mother Isobel worked in the radio industry, as well as being a disability design consultant and a strong supporter of disabled U.S. veterans.

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In this week's  Stargazer, we’ve got Venus, Jupiter and Saturn to look for plus the full moon, winter solstice, another meteor shower and we learn about a new black hole discovery from the Mauna Kea summit as HPR's Dave Lawrence connects with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s report.

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We’ve got Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars to look for,  another meteor shower is in store, a Chinese space-station cruises past and we’ll learn about a gamma ray burst as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Venus and Jupiter in the evening, Saturn comes up in the early morning and we’ll hear about a six-tailed comet as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Jupiter not long after sunset, plus constellations Taurus the Bull and Orion the Hunter among things to look for as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Venus at sunset, Jupiter coming up a little later, plus we’ll hear about work on the discovery of a planet recently at the Mauna Kea summit as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Orion the Hunter, Jupiter and Mars, the full moon, plus we get an update on Comet ISON as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got Venus at sunset, another meteor shower is in store and we’ll hear about the discovery of a rogue planet as HPR's Dave Lawrence welcomes our new weekly guest for Stargazer, Christopher Phillips from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo.

Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got the new moon, Mercury at sunset, Jupiter rises before midnight and we have a farewell as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Shawn Laatsch from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got the last quarter moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn at sunset, and our third meteor shower of the month as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Shawn Laatsch from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

Photo Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got the full moon, a trio of planets at sunset, plus a comet is whizzing by as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Shawn Laatsch from the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this week’s Stargazer report.

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