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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

Masked parents direct their children on the fir...

Scripps Research Director Weighs In On CDC Data That Shows Vaccinated People Can Spread COVID-19

July 30
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

An internal document from the CDC indicates that the Delta variant is more transmissible than initially thought, and that infections from the strain are more severe than that of previous variants.

Erica Miller takes a photo in Chicano Park, Nov...

Exploring The 'X' in Latinx: A Conversation On Identity

July 29
By Cristina Kim, Harrison Patiño

The term "Latinx" has been used increasingly in recent years to describe the Latin-American community as a whole within the United States.

A sign warning people to wear masks due to COVI...

Concerns Over Latest Surge Giving Some 'COVID Whiplash'

July 27
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

A new spike in COVID infections is causing concerned San Diegans to revisit their pandemic anxieties.

Encinitas resident Lisa Nava poses for a photo ...

Encinitas Mother Of Addiction Victim Says Opioid Settlement Doesn't Hold Drug Companies Accountable

July 26
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

An Encinitas woman who lost her son to opioid addiction in 2019 says that the recently announced $26 billion settlement involving four major producers of prescription opioids doesn't truly hold the pharmaceutical giants accountable.

Surfer Carissa Moore, of the United States, lea...

Surfing Debut At Summer Olympics Resurfaces Issues Over Native Hawaiian Cultural Appropriation

July 21
By Cristina Kim, Harrison Patiño

While surfing fans are rejoicing, some are raising concerns that what was originally a Native Hawaiian cultural practice has been co-opted into a multi-billion dollar industry.

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U-T's New Bilingual News Program To Spotlight Issues Important To Latinos

July 20
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

A news magazine developed by The San Diego Union-Tribune and The Los Angeles Times premiered on Sunday. It will offer bilingual coverage to San Diego County's Latino population in a one-a-month broadcast that will also be available to stream online.

In this March 2, 2021, file photo, a woman, wea...

What Inequities Do Latinas Face In San Diego's Workforce?

July 12
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

Latinas in San Diego's workforce faced a disproportionately high number of obstacles in retaining or finding employment throughout the pandemic.

In this May 18, 2021, file photo, a teacher, ce...

What Are The Biggest Lies And Omissions From Your American History Education?

July 9
By Harrison Patiño

What were you taught that you found out later to be wrong or what lessons were omitted from your American history education?

The orange haze covering the San Diego skyline ...

Report Underscores Need For Climate Resilience In San Diego Region

July 7
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

A recent report by the American Planning Association and Scripps Institution of Oceanography emphasizes the need for better coordination from the region's institutions in preparing for worsening climate change.

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Drug En...

San Diego Saw Sharp Increase In Fentanyl Deaths Throughout Pandemic Lockdowns

July 7
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego saw a sharp increase in fentanyl related deaths during the region's COVID lockdowns in particular.

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