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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.

Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are on the radar, plus we have a major meteor shower this week, and you may be surprised what we learn about it, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

Joe Satriani released a new album last week, Shockwave Supernova. The guitarist has been ranked as the biggest selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, with sales of over ten million albums worldwide.

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We’ve got several planets on the radar this week plus more water being suspected in the solar system, and in a new spot, too, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

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The evening sky has plenty to look for, plus we get an update on some of the mysteries surrounding a current NASA mission as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

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Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1 stations and online here. Each Friday afternoon, Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and others who are the most vulnerable in the community with All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence. April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month.

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We have several planets to try and spot, plus we learn more about a new tool in the search for extraterrestrial life, as Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee speaks to All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence f

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Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1 stations each Friday afternoon and online here. Each Friday afternoon, Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization, topic or event that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks who are among the most vulnerable in the community with HPR All Things Considered Local Host Dave Lawrence.

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In this week's Stargazer, we have the ISS cruising past, among things to look for, we hear about the NASA mission to grab a chunk of an asteroid as Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee speaks to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for our report.      

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