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The Happy Hour episode 8: THE BAY AREA SHIFT

November 20, 2020

Welcome back to the Happy Hour!

The Bay Area is in for some changes following the 2020 election and the uptake in COVID-19 cases, and hosts Malakai and shaylyn are here to share some positive stories you may have missed these past two weeks. This week they speak with Golden Gate Xpress Arts and Entertainment editor Paul Kelly about his work covering the youngest and first openly LGBTQ+ city council member for South San Francisco, James Coleman.

And they have a new cocktail to keep you warm during this holiday season. Rate and review if you want a tailor-made cocktail too! 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 here.

Thank you to Arman Billimoria for our theme music. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and enjoy this week’s episode. The Happy Hour Podcast is produced in collaboration with Golden Gate Xpress Newspaper and Xpress Magazine at SF State.

Paul’s Stories:

South San Francisco’s youngest and first openly LGBTQ+ candidate for city council (link)

A candidate on the cusp (link)

Reference Material and Background Info:

Oakland Museum of California set to open for the first time in eight months (link)

Oakland Museum of California website (link)

Oakland chef Tanya Holland launches TV show on Oprah’s network (link)

In upset, Oakland’s Moms 4 Housing activist beats incumbent for city council seat (link

Moms 4 Housing website (link)

Judge Recommends $8,625 Penalty Against Oakland Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney for Ethics Violations (link)

CDC Says Masks Protect the Wearer, Not Just Other People (link)

Saying No to a COVID-19 Thanksgiving? How to Break it to Family (or Friends) (link)

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About the Contributors
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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.
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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
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Paul Kelly
Paul Christopher Kelly is a young Bay Area native of Irish and Nicaraguan descent. He has a familial affinity towards Irish and Latin American writers, such as Oscar Wilde, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Samuel Beckett, and Pablo Neruda. Due to this, his prose frequently features Spanish translations as a companion to the original English. His work has appeared in Transfer, The Golden Gate Xpress, Seen and Heard, El Tecolote, The San Franciscan, and Borderless magazine. For those interested in reading more his website contains samples of his journalistic articles and essays on varying subjects. He can also be reached at [email protected] for further inquiries.

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