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.

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.

Update on Oahu TVR 's; Hiring for 2020 Census; No Side Gigs for State Leaders; "The Swedish Model" Combats Sex Trafficking; Local Talent on the National Stage

Tons of new music on display tonight, and for the most part it'll be laidback, mellow tracks featuring world, indie, alternative and some experimental studd along the way. Kick your feet up for this one.

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Enforcing vacation rental laws on Maui; Coronavirus causes dropoff for Hawaii businesses; Hawaii Pacific University's worrisome future; Ranked choice voting comes to Hawaii

Kauai Vacation Rentals Update; Kauai Drug Bust; Dillingham Field Controversy; Alakai Development; USS Arizona Interment

Fat Tuesday may have come and gone, but who doesn't love more Mardi Gras music? Jazz, soul, funk and a whole heck of a lot of brass band - all coming from in and around the great city of New Orleans.

Once more, we're flying blind tonight. Jumping all over the place (musically speaking) and seeing where the night takes us.

Japan Olympics and Global Economy; Electric Vehicle Bills; Hawaii Keeps Fluoride Out Of Drinking Water; Taxes - And Who's Paying Them; Sex Trafficking And Homelessness

In keeping up with the soulful theme laid down by my fellow DJ Paige with her motown on Tuesday, I'll be playing a selection  of soulful tracks tonight - all from modern artists. 

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It's almost Valentine's Day! So grab you and your partner a drink (or maybe jut pour yourself two), cozy up to the radio and enjoy some indie tracks about love, loss and everything in between.

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Hawaii Department of Transportation on COVID-19; Matson's CEO on its newest ship; Honolulu's potential as e-scooter heaven at least a year out; Maui oyster project hopes to clean Maalaea Bay; Two local printing companies join forces

Hong Kong Journalist on Coronavirus; New EPA Administrator; Hawaii Affordable Housing Not So Affordable; Author Tae Keller; Hilo High Scholarship Winner

Who needs a plan? Not us. Tonight on Bridging, we start with one track and continue shooting from hip (musically speaking) and see where we find ourselves by the end of the night. Alternative, eclectic and indie - as always.

We'll be taking something of an African road trip tonight on Bridging the Gap. Ethiopian Jazz to start off with, followed by the traditional Tuareg music of Mali and Niger - finishing up with a touch of afrobeat from Nigeria and the surrounding region.

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 Managing Storm water; Keauhou Shelter; Bizarre Space Objects; Canada Consul General

Playing tons of underground and eclectic jazz tonight, much of it from the UK. Expect the likes of Kamasi Washington, Nubya Garcia, Kamaal Williams and a few other wild cards thrown in.

Mellow, soulful and lowkey tracks tonight on Bridging the Gap -  featuring soul, indie, and a few world selections tucked away throughout the evening. 

For tonight's show, we'll be paying tribute to Dr. King with a great selection of gospel, blues, jazz and just a touch of soul. Songs about struggle, perseverance and fighting the good fight to ring in Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tonight we're sending some love out to our neighbors in the Pacific, featuring nothing but indie, alternative, and eclectic artists from Australia.

No real theme here  - just playing a bunch of newer tracks that capture a certain feeling of cool. Tons of indie, alternative and eclectic on display tonight.

Last week I played my favorite songs I featured in the past year, so this week I figured it would be fun to focus on the best indie, alt and underground tracks that came on just in 2019. Rejoice in the likes of Ty Segall, Devendra Banhart, Cate Le Bon and more.

Tired of all the "end-of decade" or "best-of" musical recaps bombarding your music apps? Too bad! You're in for two hours of my favorite selections that I've played this year - my first year on Bridging the Gap.  Soul, indie, alternative, world music and a little bit of Americana will all be on display tonight.

If you're like me, then you might find that the holidays have a way of bringing along a lot of strange feelings with them. Whether its a change in the weather, family arguments or the eternal pressures of holiday shopping, why not have a playlist to affirm those end of the year existential woes?

Typical holiday music doesn't really do it for me. Unless, of course, we're talking about jazz. I don't think anything brings me more firmly into the holiday spirit than the opening keys of a piano solo or the introductory blare of a trumpet. Hopefully, you'll feel the same after tonight's show.

Happy Thanksgiving! Through a track list comprising mainly of jazz and soul (the kind of music I like to listen to when I'm digging in to my Turkey Day spread) and a few wild cards thrown in at the end, we'll be ringing in the holiday with no shortage of songs with titles that evoke thanks, gratitude and, most importantly, food.

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