Harrison Patino

Bridging 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.

Sometimes you want music that raises your heartbeat, gets you amped for the night ahead, and generally brings some adrenaline to the table. Conversely, sometimes you just want to relax and let the music wash over you. Tonight with be the latter kind of show. Indie offerings ranging from soul, rock, jazz and everything in-between.

UHERO Economist; HIPA CEO; Reality Check: Rail Opening Pushed Back; Oahu Rice History

Sometimes that producer is just as important as the talent. Tonight, we'll be doing a deep dive on Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse - one of the most prolific alternative producers over the past 15 years. He's had a hand in releases big and small, and has also seen plenty of success as a musician in his own right. 

 Big Island Mayor-elect Mitch Roth; Hawaii County Issues Recap; Reality Check: Worker's Covid Comp Denied; Malama Maunalua; Naming the Nihoa Snail

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Strong wahine political voices, locally and nationally; Keeping Oahu's Dillingham Airfield open; As states legalize recreational marijuana, Hawaii may follow; St. Anthony's School on Maui offering free tuition; Veteran's Day at Punchbowl cemetery during COVID

We're all taking in a lot of election-related noise this week, so I figured as a respite it would be nice to relax with an evening of instrumentals. No talking, no arguing - just great music.

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UH Law School Dean on legal challenges this election year; People with disabilities face challenges with all mail-in voting; HPD ticketed homeless multiple times during pandemic; Recycling challenges during the COVID crisis; Putting on Aloha Attire, Kumu Kahua Theatre's new virtual show

In a slight departure of our typical oevre, we're going to be going pretty heavy this evening. Punk, post-punk, and even some stoner and doom metal to channel some cathartic aggression in the run-up to Halloween. If you don't like loud music, maybe skip this one.

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Spike in COVID cases on Hawaii Island and Lanai; Small businesses respond to state pivot grants; Police union stifling info to public; Future of sustainable transportation; Safety net for Oahu's homeless teens

For this very pledge centric show, we'll be running with a lot of really great indie - most of it relatively new. In particular, we'll be putting a lot of emerging female artists from Australia. Starts mellow and ends with a kick - stick with it. If you have the means to support the station during our drive - call (888) 536-4700 or make a donation on our website.

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One week into Hawaii tourism's reopening; Wedding industry cautiously optimistic on industry rebound; Oahu gyms, arcades, vacation rentals could reopen soon; How the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election will be decided

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Interviews with the top candidates for Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District, which covers the Neighbor Islands and Oahu outside of Honolulu; Tulsi Gabbard joins Army Reserve in California

Tonight's outing feature's a very laidback offering of relatively new indie with a few eclectic throwbacks tossed in for good measure. We'll close out with a particularly strong track by Fiona Apple from her most recent album - with plenty of great music before that.

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Business leaders discuss rent relief; Maintaning mental health during the COVID crisis; Rail CEO still wants public private partnership; What's on Kauai's voters minds?; Local author on Hawaii as vegan paradise

I don't know about you, but whenever Fall rolls around I find myself much more in the mood for jazz. So for tonight, we'll start off with some jazz classics, move to some funk and soul, and finish up by putting some really exciting modern jazz on display.

We've got a harvest moon on our hands, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to play some easygoing, laid back tracks perfect for taking in an evening of lunar phenomena. Underground soul, indie and some world music is on display tonight.

Tonight's show is a decidedly soulful one. We'll start with some afro beat, followed by 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.

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 

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