WELP Radio Greenville, SC 1360AM & 104.3FM 5/5/2022

Our first guest is Matt Blashaw best known as the handsome TV contractor for shows on HGTV and the DIY Network. His most recent show is Build it Forward on HGTV. Blashaw is also known for coming up with unique solutions to many of the challenges he faces when renovating or building homes. As we celebrated Earth Day, Matt provided timely suggestions for being a good steward of the planet at home, including the benefits of propane. Licensed contractor Matt Blashaw is everything you want in a versatile handyman and then some. His home improvement company once used the slogan “One Call Fixes It All” and Matt made a point of always delivering on that promise. So how does a guy this young get to be this good? Easy — he grew up in a lumberyard!  A native of Orange County, Calif., Matt spent his teen years working at his father’s lumberyard before graduating from Chapman University. He then moved on to a variety of jobs in the construction and entertainment industries. A stint with the technical services group at Disney taught him about show effects and electrical installation. 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 HuntersDeconstruction and Project Xtreme.  To learn more about everything we talked about today visit PROPANE.COM


Our last guest is Dr.Catherine O’Neal – Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Infectious Disease at LSU Health Sciences Center in Baton Rouge Medical. Today Dr. O’Neal a Medical expert on the front line will share the facts on COVID and vaccines. Did you know the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron has become the most common strain of COVID-19 in the United States?  Like the Omicron variant, this new subvariant spreads rapidly. Even though symptoms are often less severe than the earlier versions of the virus, severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths are possible, especially among the unvaccinated. Vaccines remain the best defense against COVID from all known variants and are available for everyone 5 years of age and older. The best path to protection from current and future variants is to get vaccinated. From April 18-22, trusted medical experts will be available to discuss the importance of getting vaccinated and ways to stay healthy now that the pandemic is in a new phase. They can also address myths and misinformation about vaccines, why getting vaccinated remains important, and provide insights on any other COVID-related topic. For more information please visit: https://www.vaccines.gov/

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