Welcome to “Let’s Just Talk” with Kathryn Raaker! We have an exciting lineup of guests today, so let’s jump right in.
HGTV Star Matt Blashaw
Our first guest, Matt Blashaw, known as an HGTV Star and Real Estate and Building Expert, is here to shed light on a topic that affects us all – power outages during severe weather events. It’s become all too common, and sometimes, these outages can stretch on for days or even weeks. In light of National Preparedness Month in September, Matt has teamed up with the Propane Education Research Council to help families get ready for these uncertainties. Stay tuned as he shares valuable tips and suggestions to prepare for power outages before they strike.
Today, when he’s not sharing his expertise with DIY Network viewers, Matt works as a Realtor and develops and builds homes in Orange County. Matt takes a fearless approach to home remodeling and says he’s never afraid to make mistakes. After all, that’s often when he learns the most. If you’re thinking about taking on a do-it-yourself project, take his advice and just go for it. Matt hosts HGTV’s Professional Grade in addition to DIY Network’s Money Hunters, Deconstruction and Project Xtreme.For more details, visit www.Propane.com/ForMyHome.
Apple Senior Director of Sales, Services & Support, Joe Phillips
Next up, we have Joe Phillips, Senior Director of Sales, Services & Support at Apple, joining us all the way from Apple Park in Cupertino, CA. Joe will give us the inside scoop on how effortless it is to explore and purchase Apple’s products, as well as the fantastic services available when you shop directly with Apple Retail, either in-store or online. Did you catch Apple’s recent product launch event? Well, you can already pre-order the new Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, with the latest iPhone 15 lineup now open for pre-orders worldwide. Joe will walk us through the details, so be sure to check out Apple.com for more information.
Dr. Purvi Parikh and Kenneth Mendez Round up today’s Show
Our final guests today are Dr. Purvi Parikh, an Adult and Pediatric Allergist and Immunologist, and Kenneth Mendez, Chief Executive Officer and President of AAFA (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America). They’ll be discussing a critical topic – asthma symptom flare-ups and how to manage them during these challenging times. Additionally, they’ll highlight the importance of addressing both aspects of an asthma attack and share valuable resources to help you manage your condition.
They’ll also talk about Peak Week, an annual event occurring in the third week of September, known for its high rate of asthma attacks and hospitalizations, contributing to the staggering statistics of 10.3 million asthma attacks and 1.8 million emergency room visits each year. Dr. Parikh provides top-notch care in the Murray Hill area of New York, offering a range of diagnostic and treatment procedures for immune system-related conditions, including allergies, asthma, and immune deficiency diseases.
Joining Dr. Parikh is Kenneth Mendez, who has been instrumental in AAFA’s efforts to reduce the impact of asthma and allergies on underserved communities while expanding AAFA’s online asthma community threefold. Their vision is for AAFA to be the most trusted ally in serving the asthma and allergy community. They’ll also discuss the two sides of an asthma attack, emphasizing the need for treatments that address airway inflammation. Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease with variable symptoms, and it’s crucial to tackle it comprehensively.