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The Happy Hour Episode 5: TANGERINE SKIES

Welcome back to the Happy Hour!

It’s Friday, it’s 5 p.m., and it’s time for a new episode of the Happy Hour: A Palate Cleansing Podcast! On this episode, your hosts Malakai Wade and shaylyn martos break down some different perspectives regarding the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, give some happy fire updates and chat with Xpress photographer Jun Ueda and Xpress reporter Justin Garcia about their varying coverage of the fires and the day the sky went orange. 

Find us on Instagram @thhpodcast and on Twitter @happyhournews. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Spotify and SoundCloud. If you rate us, we just might make a cocktail recipe in your honor! Also, the recipe for this week’s tailor-made cocktail can be found here.

We hope you have a happy, hopeful weekend. We need some happiness these days!

Thank you to Arman Billimoria for composing and performing our theme music. Additional audio editing for this episode was done by Joel Umanzur Jr., The Happy Hour is produced in collaboration with the Golden Gate Xpress Newspaper and Xpress Magazine out of San Francisco State University. Check out the first issue of Xpress Magazine here!


Jun’s stories:

Combating smoky-sky sadness: advice from holistic health professors (link)

Dark orange skies blanket Bay Area during CA fires (photo gallery)

Justin’s story:

Xpress Air Quality Checking Resource Guide (link)


Reference Material and Background Info:

BallotPedia: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (link)

Supreme Court Says Pipeline May Cross Underneath Appalachian Trail (link)

Murkowski becomes 2nd GOP senator to oppose a vote on Trump Supreme Court nominee before election (link)

In the Supreme Court Battle to Come, Here Are the Senators to Watch (link)

Kavanaugh Vote Summary (link)

AP Explains: What’s next with the Supreme Court vacancy? (link)

CZU Fire Complex in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties is 100% contained — but not controlled (link)

Stats about CZU Lightning Complex from Cal Fire (link)

To Manage Wildfire, California Looks To What Tribes Have Known All Along (link)

AB-2147: A new law will allow some California inmates who fight wildfires to have their records expunged (link)

AQI Basics (link)

The Bay: Wildfires don’t have the be the new normal (link)

Children’s Fairyland plans to reopen safely—and with more diverse representation (link)

Children’s Fairyland Presents Celebrity Storytime (link)

The ‘Blindspotting’ Team Chips In to Save Fairyland (link)

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About the Contributors
Malakai Wade
Malakai is a senior journalism student at SFSU and the Editor-in-Chief of Xpress Magazine. She is in her last semester after finishing a minor in International Relations. Malakai wants to focus on multimedia productions such as podcasting and video, as well as magazine design and publishing. She likes writing about global feminism, community organizations, and other artists. She also co-hosts and produces The Happy Hour Podcast, a comedy/news/talkshow all about happy stories. Catch her at home or wearing a mask when she goes out.
shaylyn martos
shaylyn martos (she/her) works to provide better representation of LGBTQ+ people in media, and produces stories that address possible solutions to larger, systemic issues. She currently serves as multimedia editor for SF State's Golden Gate Xpress and produces The Happy Hour Podcast. In 2019, shaylyn was honored as an NPR Next Generation Radio Mentee. When not chasing a story, shaylyn can be found reading speculative fiction, cooking her favorite native Chamorro foods or bombing at a stand-up open mic. She's online @shaylynmartos
Jun Ueda
Jun Ueda is the Photo Editor for Golden Gate Xpress this Spring. He's super excited to tackle a bunch of stories with the staff. It's his last semester at SF State and he's studying photojournalism with a minor in geography. In his free time he likes to rock climb, surf, and play soccer if I'm not messing around with my camera.
Joel Umanzor Jr.
Joel Umanzor Jr. is studying Print and Online Journalism with a minor in Latino/a studies and is in his Senior year. Umanzor Jr. is also a part-time reporter for a local youth-led monthly publication in the East Bay Area called "The Richmond Pulse.” When not on assignment, you can find him listening to underground Hip Hop somewhere in between Richmond and Hayward.

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