W4CY 2-23-2023 & W4VET 2-26-2023

Author, Becky A. JohnsOur first guest today is Becky A. Johns, wife, mother, blogger, and children’s author. Today she discusses her newest book, “God Made Me Washable.” The book, beautifully illustrated by Emily Springer, reminds all ages that God is a God of second chances. When we get messy, not only can we scrub our outsides with soap and water, we can embrace the love of God, and He will cleanse our hearts through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Follow the messy adventures of Caleb and see how God made him washable…I’m sure he made you that way too.

Becky is a proud graduate of Baker University with a degree in elementary education and minors in Psychology and Special Education. Miss Becky has taught preschool in the 3-year-old “Bee” class for 11 years and spent years in Pre-K Sunday School. She is blessed to have an exceptionally supportive husband and two beautiful and kind children. Her entire family has encouraged her diligently to follow her dreams and be who God created her to be. Becky is truly thankful to God and her family for pushing her to be comfortable in the uncomfortable. Becky also surrounds herself with godly women who pour into her. She loves them, values their opinions and advice, and views them as God-given gifts. We are not put on this planet to be alone but to encourage and celebrate each other. The illustrator of her book is her friend, the gifted and talented illustrator Emily Springer. To learn more about Emily, visit her website, www.emilyspringer.com. For more information about Becky, please check out her website, beckyajohns.com.

Dr. Richard Smith, Regional Vice President for Health Services for HumanaOur second guest Dr. Richard Smith, Regional Vice President for Health Services for Humana, 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 involved 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 internal medicine practice.  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 and 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 that Medicare beneficiaries can access at no additional cost, go to www.humana.com.

Tucker Perkins is President and CEO of the PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council.Our last guest is Tucker Perkins, President and CEO of the PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council, who will discuss a cleaner option for the nation’s school bus fleets and a study that shows low-emission buses are linked to improved test scores. We’ll also provide information about school districts using propane buses in your market. More than 1.3 million students will ride a propane school bus this year, with 22,000 on routes today in school districts in 49 states.  Remember, every child deserves a safe, clean, healthy ride to school. While there are diverse energy options that can achieve that goal, not all of them are affordable or available today to provide a better tomorrow for more students. With significant investments being made to clean up the nation’s school bus fleet, like the billions of dollars in funding available through the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, there’s never been a better time to prioritize clean transportation.

Mr. Perkins has worked in the propane industry for nearly three decades, having served as the director of business development for Energy, chief executive officer of Premier Propane, and the chief operating officer of Columbia Propane. He is also the former chairman of a PERC advisory committee on engine fuel matters and is active with the National Propane Gas Association and the Virginia Propane Gas Association.  For more information, go to www.energyandpolicy.org/propane-education-and-research-council.

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