Harrison Patino

Briding the Gap, Co-Host

Harrison Patino developed a love for music and journalism during his time at The University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he recieved a double major in Journalism and Classics. In addition to writing for the school newspaper, Ka Leo, he hosted several shows for the school's student-run radio station, KTUH, and served in various management capacities such as General Manager and News Director.

An avid listener of punk, soul, world music and all things "indie," Harrison has a keen ear and an eclectic taste that he enjoys bringing to Bridging the Gap's Thursday night slot. In addition to his work on Bridging the Gap, Harrison also serves as a producer for HPR's public affairs talk show, The Conversation.

In a sort of follow up to yesterday's program and in honor of the recently departed (and criminally underrated) soul singer Willie Wright, we'll be taking the time tonight to do a deep dive into the many Eccentric Soul compilations put out by the Numero Group - cataloging deep cuts put out by lesser known recording houses from the South Side of Chicago to inner city Washington D.C. 

Before there was Elvis, there was Big Mama Thornton. Before there was Jerry Lee Lewis, there was Big Maybelle. And before there was The Sonics, there was Richard Berry and the Pharaohs. For tonight's program, we take a look (and a listen) at the distinctively black origins of Rock 'n' Roll - from the genres that it developed from like gospel and jump blues, to the early and lesser known black pioneers of the uptempo, fast paced sound that we know know as rock music.

Before there was Elvis, there was Big Mama Thornton. Before there was Jerry Lee Lewis, there was Big Maybelle. And before there was The Sonics, there was Richard Berry and the Pharoahs. For tonight's program, we take a look (and a listen) at the distinctively black origins of Rock 'n' Roll - from the genres that it developed from like gospel and jump blues, to the early and lesser known black pioneers of the uptempo, fast paced sound that we know know as rock music.

Maui Mayor Mike Victorino; Reopening Inter Island Travel and Businesses; LGBTQ Supreme Court Ruling; Database on police misconduct; Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote

What's better than soul and jazz? How about soul, jazz and everything inbetween? Tonight we'll be exploring everything from classic Blue Note jazz legends to modern brass ensembles here on Bridging the Gap.

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Big Island update; Alternatives to going to court; Robust testing and monitoring needed at nursing homes; Concerns raised about Voting By Mail; Helping stranded international students

It would be impossible not to acknowledge the current state of the country in some way, so to channel that musically we'll be playing protest songs of all sort and genre to channel the mood of upheaval that the nation is feeling.

Putting black voices and black musical artistry on display tonight all while looking back on some classic selections of soul, funk and jazz.

While we won't be going on any real trips anytime soon, we can at least get a little trippy with our music selection by evoking some weird, eclectic and psychedelic sounds. We'll be playing lots of neo-psychedelia and fuzzy garage rock tonight on Bridging the Gap.

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Unemployment Claims Update; Futurist Ponders New Normal; Interisland Shipper Seeks Funding Aid; Foster Parenting

Tonight's show took a decidedly soulful turn. We started off by paying tribute to the recently passed Nigerian drummer and afrobeat legend Tony Allen, but quicky transitioned into some lesser known cuts from the heyday of soul and funk. Expect some tracks you've never head before, and maybe a few that you have.

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Kawasaki disease expert talks possible link to COVID-19; Spotting child abuse in your community; Honolulu avoids penalties for lack of trash for H-Power; Historian on Queen Liliuokalani's diaries during the overthrow

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we'll start with some pretty straightforawrd classic soul offerings and then move later on into some indie and psychadelic rock - all while inadvertantly paying tribute to a couple of recently passed musicians.

Cinco De Mayo was... earlier this week! But a semi-significant Mexican Holiday widely celebrated in the States only rolls around every so often - so why not use it as an opportunity some really fun Spanish language music? We'll be taking a deep dive into several Latin American genre's - old and new - here on tonight's show. Orale!

Things got a little nostalgic for tonight's show. It started as a generally down-tempo evening of modern alternative tracks, before I decided to start throwing in equal parts old-school soul, reggae and jazz. Come take a load off.

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Coronavirus effect on US China trade; Distance learning a bane for Hawaiian immersion schools; Care homes wary of inspections amid coronavirus; Legal rights during the pandemic; Risks of coronavirus to cats and dogs

With everything that's going on with the world, sometimes music is a great place to take refuge. For tonight's show, we'll have a roundup of cool, laid back tracks to ease you into your Thursday night.

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Meet the doctor tapped to help the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency during the COVID-19 crisis, HPR reporter Noe Tanigawa discusses how local small businesses are grappling with the economic shutdown, kupuna get help from a grassroots volunteer organization, and American Sign Language interpreters shine in the spotlight. 

Today's a special day as it commemorates the kind of media you get to listen to this show on - Public Radio! For tonight's show, it'll be a nice round-up of alternative, indie-rock, garage and a smattering of pysch-rock. 

We're all pretty gutted about the loss of folk and country music legend John Prine earlier this week, so what better way to pay tribute to the man is there other than playing some of his best tracks as well as the music of his peers and the many musicians he influenced. 

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Honolulu Mayor Caldwell discusses Waimanalo construction and coronavirus crisis; Predicting when COVID-19 peaks in Hawaii; Schools unlikely to reopen before summer; UH researchers working on COVID-19 vaccine; Protecting against sex trafficking during COVID-19 crisis

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Rail construction moves forward amid COVID-19 crisis; Pandemic delays Hawaii courts; Staying safe from domestic abuse while staying home; Nearly free childcare for Maui's essential workers

Are looking for a show that starts with funk, ends with African Jazz, and stops off and a lot of weird, interesting genres along the way? If so, then you're in luck. Tonight's show features a bunch of great tracks with no particular rhyme or reason - just great music.

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Gov. David. Ige talks masks and other coronavirus concerns; Honolulu's 911, ambulance services stand ready; Local company has masks hookup; Local film industry hit hard but optimistic about future

When the going gets weird, turn to music. For tonight's show we'll do a bit of globetrotting escapism with psychedelic rock, funk and soul from around the world.

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UH readies for all online classes; Shipping industry addresses supply chain rumors; Health department keeps COVID-19 testing narrow; On alert for coronavirus scams; Hawaii players could fill USA's Olympic beach volleyball teams

It's been a crazy week and things only seem to get crazier. When the going gets weird, I turn to music. Tonight, tons of psych-rock and dreamy sounding indie and alternative rock to channel this strange state of the world into sound. 

Nick and Harrison are subbing in for Paige on this soggy St. Patricks Day running through music from Irish musicians from both sides of the pond.

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State labor department on unemployment strategy; Coronavirus update from the BBC; Legislative session halted; Seeking memorabilia for veterans home; Local skateboarder shreds into the Olympics

Most nights I plan to have just a little more music than I end up getting to play. This means that, usually, I'll have a couple of tracks at the end of the night that I don't get to fit into the show. Tonight, however, will be a showcase of all those little odds and ends that never make it into the broadcast.

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