The Happy Hour Newscast


May 1, 2021

Happy May Day! In the fight for workers’ rights, rest is revolutionary. So take this Saturday as a day to rest with some happy news you may have missed. This week, hosts Malakai and shaylyn have updates on vaccine rollout, free museum days and a very special little robot on Mars. Plus, an interview with Xpress Magazine Photo Editor and El Tecolote reporter Emily Curiel on a food vendor in the Sunset serving up authentic Mexican and Chicanx foods and flavors.

And our cocktail of the week is a first for us at the Happy Hour; it’s bright and bubbly — without the booze. Rate and review if you want a cocktail made in your honor! 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 and to Harika Maddala for help with our social media. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and enjoy this week’s episode, produced by Malakai Wade and shaylyn martos.


Additional music used from Free Music Archive.


Guest: Emily Curiel, Photo Editor for Xpress Magazine


SF State student demands a seat at the table for Mexican, Chicano culture


Reference Material and Background Info:

Half of eligible Californians at least partially vaccinated, state says

Over one-third of Alameda County adults have been fully vaccinated

New CDC guidelines lift outdoor masking for fully-vaccinated adults

Bay Area museum free admission days

Who will be Oakland’s Poet Laureate? The city is accepting nominations

How many Tyrannosaurus Rexes ever lived on Earth? Here’s a new clue.

A helicopter takes flight on Mars

San Francisco finally has its own font. And the inspiration was truly historic

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