The Happy Hour Newscast


February 19, 2021

It’s our one year anniversary episode! In the continuing excitement (*ahem* chaos) it may be hard to find the good news you need to get out of bed each day. Hosts Malakai and shaylyn are here to share some happy stories you may have missed and provide some positive perspective on the biggest headlines of the week, including double masking, inmate workers’ rights and a proposed California law that could aid victims of sexual battery.

And a craft cocktail! Rate and review if you want a cocktail made in your honor. For traditional folks, feel free to follow custom and snail mail us a review for our paper anniversary. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and find us on Instagram @thhpodcast and on Twitter @happyhournews. Also, the recipe for this week’s tailor-made cocktail can be found on our website here.

Thank you to Arman Billimoria for our theme music. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and enjoy this week’s episode, now independently produced by Malakai Wade and shaylyn martos.

Additional music used: “swinging,” “night sky” and “big band” by Dee Yan-Key from Free Music Archive.


Reference Material and Background Info:


Senate Acquits Trump In Impeachment Trial — Again


Alameda County jail inmates who work in kitchen allowed to sue for minimum wages, overtime


Demystifying the 13th Amendment and Its Impact on Mass Incarceration


CDC Says Double-Masking Offers More Protection Against the Coronavirus


CDC How to Protect Yourself & Others


California could become first state to make non consensual condom removal illegal


The Women of the Black Panther Party Mural Project


Mural honoring women in the Black Panther Party to be unveiled this month


‘There Would Be No Black Panther Party Without the Women’

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