Peter Crosa, David Drinard, John Lapotaire, Ken Larsen, David Popper, Ken Siders – A Post Hurricane Eta Report from the Sunshine State: Perspectives from the Trenches

Air Date: 11-20-2020|Episode 607

This week, in an IAQradio+ tradition, we will be having a classic round table format podcast in the open mic “Around the Horn” style with an all star panel of Floridians. Hurricane Eta plagued almost every major region of the Sunshine state for over a week with heavy rain, strong winds and power outages. Severe flooding and wind damage statewide has created a need for mitigation, roof cover-ups, temporary power requirements and a need for restoration and IAQ remedial services statewide. As in past hurricane seasons, these kinds of needs can often bring out the opportunists and national scammers who descend on ravaged regions to take advantage of the vulnerable.

Radio Joe and the Z-man this week with IAQradio+ field reporter, the Restoration Global Watchdog will get feedback from IAQ and Restoration professionals based around the sunshine state, who will report on what is happening on the ground in their region of Florida. Please join Joe, Cliff and Pete calling in from his home base in Southwest Florida’s gulf coast, this week for a lively round table panel in the open mic tradition of IAQradio+!

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Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D. – The COVID-19 Pandemic, A Unique View from the Left Coast: A Perspective from a Physician with a Law Degree!

Air Date: 11-13-2020|Episode 606

This week IAQradio+ looks to the left coast for a conservative’s perspective on the COVID19 pandemic and will interview Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD , a California physician who also holds a law degree.  Dr. Singleton will talk about the intersection of public health, medicine, law and public policy.

The response to a public health crisis can be improved with transparent fact-based communication from government agencies and experts in the field. That conversation should include a variety of opinions in establishing consensus for public policy that serves the need to protect public health while maintaining the civil liberties afforded under the constitution and jurisdictional law.

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Jeffrey Siegel Ph.D. – COVID-19 Risk Mitigation – A Researcher’s Perspective

Air Date: 11-6-2020|Episode 605

This week we start a series of shows from different perspectives on COVID-19 Risk Mitigation. We start with Dr. Jeff Siegel a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at The University of Toronto. Prior to accepting his current position he was an Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin. His interests and research have focused on healthy and sustainable buildings, ventilation and indoor air quality in residential and commercial buildings, control of indoor particulate matter, secondary impacts of control technologies and strategies, aerosol dynamics in indoor environments and HVAC systems.

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Kerry Kinney, Ph.D. – Professor, Civil Engineering -The University of Texas at Austin – The Microbiome, Filter Dust Forensics & Whole Communities-Whole Health

Air Date: 10-30-2020|Episode 604

This week we look at The Microbiome, Filter Dust Forensics and a program called Whole Communities-Whole Health with Dr. Kerry Kinney of The University of Texas at Austin. Kerry Kinney, Ph.D., is a courtesy professor in the Department of Population Health. She also holds the L.P. Gilvin Centennial Professorship in Civil Engineering in The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Kinney’s cross-disciplinary research in environmental engineering and molecular biology centers on the investigation of microorganisms and contaminants in engineered systems including buildings, residential water systems and municipal wastewater systems. She has extensive experience working with multidisciplinary teams to investigate human exposure to microorganisms and contaminants in the indoor environment.

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Claudette Hanks Reichel, Ed.D – Professor & Housing Specialist with Louisiana State University AgCenter – Hurricanes, Resilience and Restoration

Air Date: 10-23-2020|Episode 603

This week on IAQradio+ we welcome Claudette Hanks Reichel, Ed.D. for a hurricane update and discussion on disaster restoration and resilience. Dr. Hanks Reichel is Professor and Extension Housing Specialist with Louisiana State University AgCenter. She serves as Director of LaHouse Resource Center, a public exhibit of multiple high performance housing solutions and hub of Extension education programs to advance resource-efficient, durable and healthy housing for the southern climate and natural hazards.

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Tony Ward, PhD – Chair & Professor, University of Montana School of Public & Community Health Services – Fires and IAQ: Living with Soot

Air Date: 10-16-2020|Episode 602

This week on IAQ Radio+ we welcome Tony Ward, PhD for a wide ranging discussion on fires, IAQ, air cleaners and public health. Dr. Ward is a Professor and Chair of the School of Public and Community Health Sciences at the University of Montana. Originally from Houston, Texas, he moved to Missoula in 1997 to attend graduate school at the University of Montana In addition to teaching environmental health classes, his research involves working with schools and rural communities and schools throughout Montana, Idaho, Alaska, and Arizona on air pollution (forest fires and wood stoves) and respiratory / cardiovascular health issues. On a personal note, he has two teenage daughters and enjoys the outdoor activities that Montana has to offer (skiing, backpacking, trail running, and fly-fishing).

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Michael Geyer PE, CIH, CSP – Hot, Hot, Hot – Using Heat for Remediating Buildings

Air Date: 10-2-2020|Episode 601

This week we welcome Michael Geyer of KERNTEC Industries in Bakersfield CA to discuss the use of heat in remediating residential and commercial buildings. Mr. Geyer has 30+ years of hands-on experience in construction, engineering, environmental and biological sciences…developing work, estimating project costs, negotiating contracts, managing staff, and executing assignments. Mr. Geyer has worked on thousands of tasks over the course of hundreds of projects, some exceeding $80-million in value.

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Jonathan F. Hale, MPA – New from ACGIH ”Ventilation for Industrial Settings during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Air Date: 9-25-2020|Episode 600

This week we welcome Jonathan F. Hale, MPA the Chairman of the ACGIH Industrial Ventilation Committee for a discussion of the new ACGIH White Paper called “Ventilation for Industrial Settings during the COVID-19 Pandemic”. This promises to be an excellent discussion whether you work in industrial settings or not. The fundamental principles discussed will be useful in any type of facility and the document is excellent. Mr. Hale’s mastery of the topic will be obvious to anyone joining the show.

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Kevin Kennedy MPH, CIEC & Larry Zarker – CEO of BPI – Healthy Housing Principles Reference Guide

Air Date: 9-11-2020|Episode 598

This week we look forward to an enlightening discussion on the “Healthy Homes” movement and a new related document called Healthy Housing Principles Reference Guide. We are thrilled to have Kevin Kennedy and Larry Zarker joining us to discuss how the building performance world is getting more and more involved in indoor environmental quality.

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