The Happy Hour Newscast


May 15, 2021

It’s Saturday! Pour yourself your favorite beverage and join us for some happy news you may have missed.This week hosts Malakai and shaylyn talk with SF State’s Golden Gate Xpress Editor-in-Chief Chris Ramirez about running a virtual newsroom in a pandemic and building community from across the state. Also, some updates on the California state budget, San Francisco butterflies, and how one Santa Cruz community is getting creative with their fire prevention tactics. 

For the class of 2021, this week’s craft cocktail is more than well deserved. It’s fruity, fresh, sweet and salty —  just the thing to celebrate this new chapter of your lives. 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 running 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: Chris Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief of the Golden Gate Xpress


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Reference Material and Background Info:

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Santa Cruz neighborhood group launches ‘Goat Fund Me’ to reduce fire fuels

Locally extinct butterflies are fluttering again in San Francisco's Presidio

from unincorporated territory [lukao] by Craig Santos Perez

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