Mainstream Media, Restaurant Shut-Downs, Literacy Gap, & More! | Full Megacast, January 5th, 2021

Journalist & Writer, Charlie LeDuff, and other news-makers discuss the latest COVID-19 information and election-related news on this full edition of the Oakland County Megacast!

MLive Reporter, Taylor DesOrmeau joins the program to talk about how the continued shutdown orders from the State of Michigan are affecting small businesses both now and for the future, as well as how some of these businesses have been penalized in their attempts to remain functional and profitable, albeit breaking the rules in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

John McNamara, Vice President of Government Affairs and the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association, discusses the continued impact of shutdowns on restaurants and lodging in the state, and how Michiganders can continue to help these businesses stay alive as the “pause to save lives” continues while COVID-19 positive case rates remain high.

Acclaimed Detroit Journalist and Writer, Charlie LeDuff, joins the show to talk about his work covering the highly-contested and highly-debated 2020 Presidential Election, including allegations of “voter fraud” throughout the State of Michigan and across the country, as well as the current state of mainstream media.

Pamela Good, President of Beyond Basics, talks about her organization’s push to promote literacy as the “literacy gap” continues to widen, as well as Beyond Basics’ recent charitable endeavors.

Bo Goergen, Executive Director of the Bowling Centers Association of Michigan, discusses the impact of the recent re-opening of bowling alleys under the Department of Health and Human Services’ orders, how the recent shutdown and initial shutdowns will have a combined impact on the future of the industry, as well as how bowling alleys will work to survive the financial impacts of the pandemic in the future.

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