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.

Serving up some upbeat post-punk and indie tonight, along with a smattering of mellow-ish tracks to cut the intensity. Expect the likes of Idles, Ty Segall, Automatic, Deerhoof and more.

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Kapiolani Medical Center nurses vote to strike; Hawaii Proud Boy founder arrested after Capitol riot faces court; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Maui COVID cases surge; Helicopter business, down from pandemic, rises with lava flow; University of Hawaii research finds mislabeled seafood

The legendary, elusive rapper MF Doom passed away on New Years Eve - it certainly felt like the final nail in the coffin of 2020. Tonight, we'll be paying tribute to the influential artist through a handful of his best tracks and a a look into some of his wide-reaching samples.

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Breaking down the latest federal relief funding for small businesses; Hawaii Island photographer on latest volcanic eruption; Reality Check with Civil Beat: State sent out ineffective masks during mad dash for PPE; Nonprofit thanks ride sharing company for helping kupuna; Jim "Kimo" West's album up for a Grammy

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Facing possible furloughs and layoffs, public employees opt to retire; Using the harp for healing; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Rail's terrible 2020; Native Hawaiians make notable firsts at Sundance Film Festival; Farrington High's T-Shirt Theatre documentary can now be streamed worldwide

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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services on vaccine rollout; Dr. Kozak of The Body Show talks COVID vaccine; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Marketing campaign to battle vaccine skeptics; Update on COVID at Hawaii's prisons; The Long View with Neal Milner: Lessons learned from a long bike journey

Merry Christmas Eve! Prepare yourself for possibly the most mainstream show I've ever done - at least in the first hour. In the second hour we'll delve into some more alternative holiday tunes, such as my favorite - "Don't Believe in Christmas."

No theme this evening - just a selection of song to chill out, calm down and relax to. Indie world, folk and even a little bit of soul on display tonight.

Veterans Vaccine Plan; Reality Check: Vaccine Skepticism; Hawaii Small Business Woes; Kalaupapa Concert; “Allegiance” Memoir

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The Veterans Affairs office just hosted a virtual town hall meeting to take questions from its members about when they will be offered the chance to be vaccinated. Amy Rohlfs is the Public Affairs officer for the VA. We talked to her yesterday afternoon while the first of the Pacific Islands VA staff in Guam was getting the first doses.

Earlier this week, dj mr. nick took a crack at NPR's recently released top 100 track list for 2020. Having looked at the list myself, I thought it would be fun to pick my favorite and add a few of my own.

Vaccine Trials, Rollout Reaction; Black Water Dive Guide; Reality Check: Uncertainty Surrounding Rail Bids; Waikiki Film

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Treating Maui sites for invasive Little Fire Ants; Naming Hawaiian birds; 2 Hawaii inmates who died in Arizona prison had COVID; Oahu civilian recounts Pearl Harbor attack

As we get into December, we're all getting ready to bid a fine farewell to a decidedly lame year. But, even in the worsts of times we still have music to lean on - so in the spirit of the hugely popular Spotify Wrapped playlists we've been seeing all over social media, tonight I'll be playing some heavy hitters that I've played over the last year of Bridging the Gap.

Typically the holiday season puts me in a jazzy mood, but for this Thanksgiving I wanted to invert that premise with some jazzy hip-hop with the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, Gang Starr and others. Tonight, we'll be giving thanks with the help of some great jazz-tinged 90's throwbacks.

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.

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