The Happy Hour Newscast


November 6, 2021

Welcome back to the Happy Hour!

We’re back after a much-needed break, so pour yourself your favorite beverage and join us for some happy news you may have missed. This week hosts Malakai and shaylyn have some updates on the CDC’s approval of pediatric vaccination use, the rise of labor strikes across the country during the pandemic, and a gorgeous new statue in West Oakland honoring Dr. Huey P. Newton. 

And of course, a new tailor-made cocktail recipe! Halloween may have passed, but this super sweet appletini is a great option for those who celebrate spooky season throughout the new year. 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 drink and enjoy this week’s episode, produced by Malakai Wade and shaylyn martos.


Additional Music:

Round the Block (TP 51) by Till Paradiso on Free Music Archive.

George Street Shuffle by Kevin MacLeod

Sea Waves Loop from


Reference Material and Background Info:

CDC recommends Pfizer's COVID vaccine for children ages 5 through 11

UN Climate Change Conference COP26 Oct 31 - Nov 12

To Hell With Drowning

MapLab: Documenting the Real Scope of U.S. Labor Strikes

Amazon workers in New York take their first step toward a union

Is a new labor movement brewing?

Issuance of the First U.S. Passport with an X Gender Marker

Huey P. Newton bust unveiled in West Oakland

Next Generation Radio at Capital Public Radio!

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