KCNW–Kansas City 1380AM & 96.1FM 2-17-2023

Our first guest is Dan Posthuma, who has spent the last 35 years as a producer and executive in the music industry, beginning as the music director for Bill Gaither and Amy Grant. He has worked with many artists, including Michael W Smith, Charlie Daniels, Debby Boone, Clint Black, and others. As a record producer, he is responsible for over 25 “#1” radio shingles, earning several Grammy nominations and four (4) Dove Awards. In 2010 he turned his attention to musical theater and launched Blue Gate Musicals to create entertaining, faith-oriented, original musicals. Dan and his founding partner, Mel Riegsecker, oversee the operations of BGM, which includes nine hugely successful Broadway-caliber musicals from the heart of Amish Country. Today, he discusses “The Confession Musical.” The story is about Katie Lapp, a young Amish girl who discovers her parents have been keeping a secret from her… she is adopted. Katie decides to seek her birth mother, defying the rules of her Amish village and risking a shunning. Meanwhile, her wealthy birth mother, Laura Mayfield, who is battling an illness that might take her life, begins searching for her long-lost daughter to bequeath her inheritance before it is too late. Secretly plotting against her is the gold-digging husband Dylan (played by John Schneider), who is scheming to make sure he inherits her fortune. The movie opens in select Theatres on February 20th for one day only. For tickets in your area, go to confessionmusicalmovie.com.

Our second guest Dr. Richard Smith, Regional Vice President for Health Services for Humana, who joins us to discuss the importance of being proactive with your healthcare and what services Medicare beneficiaries can access at no additional cost. Dr. Smith is a board-certified physician in internal medicine.  For more than 26 years, he has been in administrative medicine positions with various healthcare companies (WellPoint, NIA/Magellan Health, Humana).

This aspect of medical practice followed for ten years in the private practice of internal medicine.  He has been with Humana for the last ten years, serving their membership in the states of UT, ID, OR, MT, WY, and WA.  His particular interest is in exploring ways to improve primary care delivery of behavioral health across our mostly rural geography as well as working with physicians and groups in the creation &/or implementation of best practices that ultimately improve a person’s health and well-being. For more information on services, Medicare beneficiaries can access at no additional cost, go to www.humana.com.

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