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.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we'll start with some pretty straightforward classic soul offerings and then move later on into some indie and psychedelic rock.

Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami; Reality Check: Hilo Veteran Home Deaths; HPR Recruiting Efforts; Urban Forestry

Reaching into the archive for a little respite tonight. For this hana Hou show tonight we'll have a roundup of cool, laid back tracks to ease you into your Thursday evening.

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Marshallese COVID-19 response; Keeping an eye on housing evictions; Term limits on the ballot; Turning ulu into pizza

Ever feel like you were born in the wrong generation? Well, if the right generation is the mid-90's then you're in luck. Tons of alternative music of all stripes from that era, including a few wild cards here and there.

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Queen Liliuokalani Trust leveraging assets to expand its services; Jobs on Hawaii Island; Call for investigation into alleged Hawaii to Guam cockfighting scheme; Self-employed CPA on the COVID crisis; Checking in with recently released monk seals

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As COVID cases rise, an urgent need for nurses; Starting a new business during the COVID crisis; Kauai businesses struggling without tourism; A new method to measure coral biodiversity; Aerial show commemorates the end of World War II

Earlier this week, we lost celebrated Americana musician Justin Townes Earle. In tribute, we'll be playing a a heap of bluegrass, alt-country, Americana and folk for tonight's program.

Herd Immunity; UH Emergency Plan; Reality Check: DOH Transparency Issues; Corporate Water Use

Reaction to Public School Opening; Reality Check: Schools Drop Racist Online Curriculum; Governor Ariyoshi on Tourism; Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Is Hiring; Pandemic Home Renovation; “Why We Swim” Author

I wanted to start off today's show playing some new indie - but as you might expect, new music has been slow to trickle out in the past few months. So to fill out the back half we'll touch on some older eclectic tracks to round out the night. 

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FDA Commissioner on COVID vaccine trials; Honolulu-based East-West Medical Research Institute on local COVID vaccine research; Honolulu Corporation Counsel's resignation under scrutiny; COVID at Oahu's jail; Postal service hiring in Hawaii

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Caution urged as COVID numbers increase; Progress slow but continual at DKIST; Governor unveils plans for November furloughs; Impact-Bound promotes student civic engagement 

Reaching into the archive for a little respite tonight. For tonight's show, we'll have a roundup of cool, laid back tracks to ease you into your Thursday evening.

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State Department of Health underutilized contact tracing; Hawaii's long road to economic recovery; Data shows Hawaii's dire situation; The Long View with Neal Milner: Keeping nightlife alive during the COVID crisis; Self care via meditation at Kaiser Permanente

We'll be taking a trip down the Delta and back in time for tonight's program and, with apologies to Jon Alan, dig into some old school blues, gospel and Americana - with just a touch of folk. 

Tonight will be a little different in that our show will consist entirely of instrumentals across a wide variety of genres - particularly world, jazz and soul. Let's really test the limits here of "letting the music speak for itself."

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Iolani School students and dormers to return in the fall; The Long View with Neal Milner: Federalism and Portland; Teetering on a fiscal cliff; Hawaii Island Mayor Harry Kim Reflects on Hurricane Douglas

While I'm normally much more partial to faster-paced, uptempo tracks, tonight's show will be a softer, more laid back affair. Indie rock, alt and a smattering of soul will make for a great show to ease yourself into the night.

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Community support buoys `Aikahi Elementary School; State addresses ocean plastic pollution at two sites; Honolulu's Prosecutor candidates weigh in on criminal justice reform; Neighborhood vigilance alerts authorities to quarantine breakers; HPR summer intern reflects on her quarantine experience

If you're a regular listener of the Thursday show, you know I have a tendency to follow no theme but the eclectic. Well, tonight is no different. Tons of different genres on display tonight as we weave our way through two hours of music that puts weirdness front and center.

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Health Department enforcing COVID guidelines at restaurants; The Long View with Neal Milner: Threats to America's voting system; Honolulu police deal with sexual abuse in its own ranks; Engaging young people to prevent Hawaii's brain drain; Kona family remembers 1918 flu pandemic, draws parallels to today

This week marks 8 freaky years of Bridging the Gap here on Hawaii Public Radio. so as the freshest host on the program I'll be playing some of my favorite tracks since joining the team. Yes, it's a best of show!

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Deciding damages in Hawaiian homestead case; Sounds from a naturalization ceremony; Election registration deadline nears; Substitute teachers in unemployment insurance limbo; Reopening Waikiki Aquarium

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Assets School's plan for the fall; Paddlers get back in the water; Ige nominees face Senate opposition; ACLU Hawaii on criminal justice reform

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.

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

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