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Harrison Patiño

Producer, KPBS Midday Edition

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Harrison Patiño is a producer for "KPBS Midday Edition". His primary roles include story development, and is involved in the audio production and coordination of interview subjects.

Prior to joining KPBS, Harrison held various positions at Hawaii Public Radio within its news and music departments. While pursuing a double major in journalism and classics at The University of Hawaii at Manoa, Harrison worked at the school's student-run radio station, KTUH. After graduating, Harrison served as a community advisor for the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Student Media Board.

Recent Stories by Harrison Patiño

San Diego jazz pianist Joshua White in an undat...

Influential: Joshua White's (Local) Playlist

April 15
By Harrison Patiño , Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego jazz pianist Joshua White gives us a playlist of impactful local musicians, and talks to us about working with each. Settle in for some jazz, some stories and a glimpse into the life of a performer during the pandemic.

Bo Mazzetti, chair of the Rincon Band; Danny Tu...

Delay On Vote To Revise Reservation Expansion Policy Draws Criticism From Tribal Leaders

April 14
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

A decades-old policy that places a number of barriers to the region's tribes ability to acquire land will be revisited next month by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Canyon Hills High School Junior Kate Chasin pre...

KPBS Midday Edition Special: Students Return To The Classroom

April 12
By Brooke Ruth, Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diego Unified, San Diego County's largest school district, welcomed students back to campus Monday. About half of the district's students opted to return to the classroom while the other half will continue learning remotely.

Outside the Pechanga Arena San Diego box office...

State Law Puts Sport Arena Development On Hold

April 9
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

This week, the city of San Diego got some bad news about plans to renovate the Midway District after an overlooked state law called the project into question.

Signs outside the Plumeria Vegetarian Restauran...

California Restaurants Prepare For June Reopening

April 7
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

Hiring concerns, capacity issues and common sense safety measures are all among the long list of topics that California restaurants will have to reckon with before the state's reopening on June 15th.

The San Diego Central Jail on Front Street, Aug...

Family Of Man Who Died Following Police Custody To Receive $3.5 Million Settlement From County

April 6
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

The family of a mentally ill man will receive a multi-million dollar settlement three years after his death. The man's family's attorneys said attempts by sheriff's deputies to forcibly remove him from a holding cell resulted in his death.

The outside of the Board of Education building ...

San Diego Schools To Receive $908 Million In Stimulus Funds

April 6
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Schools are set to receive nearly a billion dollars in stimulus funding as part of the latest COVID relief package.

Protesters gathered at the San Diego Police Dep...

San Diego Commission On Police Practices Proposes Changes To SDPD Protest Policy

April 5
By Andrew Bowen, Harrison Patiño

The commission submitted a 19 proposed changes involving SDPD's policy on how officers respond to and interact with protestors.

A man gets the COVID-19 vaccine at San Diego Co...

Vaccinated? Your Poop Could Help COVID-19 Research

March 31
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

Persephone Biosciences wants to enlist 250 San Diegans to share stool staples to analyze how the COVID-19 vaccine interacts with our bodies.

In this photo taken in 1899 at Hampton Institut...

Ancestral Legacy Project Aims To Uncover Overlooked Perspectives In American History

March 30
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

A project created by a San Diego woman is recruiting the family stories of people of color whose stories got left out of the American history traditionally taught in school.

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