Summer at the Farmer’s Market, the Sweetness of Bees and More! | Full Megacast, April 15, 2021

Bees in the D Founder, Brian Peterson and other news-makers discuss the latest COVID-19 information and election-related news on this full edition of the Oakland County Megacast!

Jeremy Brown, Market Manager for the Oakland County Farmer’s Market, joins the show to preview the peak season of the year-round operating Farmer’s market, explain how the market will operate in a second year of operations during the pandemic, as well as fun, safe programs that will be available this summer and fall!

West Bloomfield Township Supervisor, Steve Kaplan talks about how the recent surge in COVID-19 cases has impacted Township operations, as well as ongoing and upcoming programs such as a document shredding and household hazardous waste disposal days, Food Truck Tuesdays, and a Township cleanup day!

Brian Peterson, Founder of Bees in the D, discusses why bees are all the buzz these days, the process of extracting and producing honey fresh from the hives, as well as Bees in the D’s new Education Community Center!

Keego Harbor Optimist Club President, Bill Bertakis talks about the continued work of the organization to support kids in the West Bloomfield School District in Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and Orchard Lake during the pandemic, as well as upcoming events such as their oratorical contest and scholarship availability. To learn more and apply for their scholarship, visit

Dr. Gerald Hill, Ph.D., Superintendent of the West Bloomfield School District, talks about the State of Michigan’s requirements for relief funding for schools and relates that to Governor Whitmer’s recent suggestion that school districts “pause” in-person high school education and athletics for two weeks. Additionally, Dr. Hill talks about standardized testing requirements and their negative impact on learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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