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The Happy Hour episode 9: XPRESS WRAPPED

December 4, 2020

Welcome back to the Happy Hour!

 

For their final episode of 2020, hosts Malakai and shaylyn wanted to end the year with some happy news about Joe Biden’s Communications Team, new emergency COVID-19 regulations, Oakland’s new free wifi initiative, and some tips to help our emotional health this holiday season. Also, Xpress staff members share their semester highlights in a special end-of-the-year segment. 

Our hosts’ new cocktail recipe will 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 and Paul C. Kelly for audio editing. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and the last episode of the year. The Happy Hour Podcast is produced in collaboration with Golden Gate Xpress Newspaper and Xpress Magazine at SF State.

Happy holidays! The Happy Hour will return on Jan. 22, 2020 after a much-needed break.

 

Reference Material and Background Info:

Biden Names All-Female White House Communications Team; Will Tap Tanden For OMB (link)

Top Contenders for Biden’s Cabinet Draw Fire From All Sides (link)

California Approves New Emergency COVID-19 Workplace Protections (link)

Oakland is rolling out free Wi-Fi to bridge the digital divide (link)

OAK WiFi: New Beginning II (link)

Everything’s different this year—so why not holiday stress? How to help your family deal with 2020’s special seasonal anxiety (link)

COVID-19 Pandemic Can Exacerbate Stress, Depression During The Holidays, Especially For Those Who Are Isolated (link)

CDC tips on coping with holiday stress (link)

Here’s How to Volunteer in San Francisco This Holiday Season (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 sfpoetryandnews.com 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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