‘The Greatest’: Boxer, humanitarian, pen pal

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At age 10, Stephanie Meade of Seattle sent a letter to legendary boxing icon Muhammad Ali -- with no street address -- that sparked what became a three-decade exchange of letters between "The Greatest" and his young fan. Left photo: Meade poses with Ali after meeting him in person for the first time at a 1991 charity event. Right photo: Meade met Ali again in 2014 at his home in Louisville, KY. (Photos courtesy Stephanie Meade)

The story of a young Seattle boxing fan's dream to communicate with Muhammad Ali and their thirty-plus-year pen pal relationship is featured in this edition of Your Postal Podcast.

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‘The Greatest’: Boxer, humanitarian, pen pal - transcript

Transcript for August 2016 podcast.

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Take Me Out to the Mailbox

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The Baseball Seams Co. Owner Nathan Rueckert (left photo) creates works of art using the dreams of used baseballs. Sioux Falls, SD, City Carrier Don Shea (right photo) picks up a shipment of Rueckert's framed artwork for delivery to his customers across the country.

The grand American traditions of nostalgia, baseball and Priority Mail come together for the latest edition of Your Postal Podcast. You'll also hear about the new Forever Stamps honoring our National Parks' 100th Anniversary in our regular news roundup segment.
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Take Me Out to the Mailbox - Transcript

Transcript for May 2016 Podcast

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Postal Pride and Heartfelt Letters Highlight January Podcast

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Left: Gina Mulligan of Folsom, CA, founded 'Girls Love Mail' so that letters of encouragement go to women diagnosed with breast cancer. Right: Retail Associate Deanna Eliason loves providing outstanding service to customers at her Post Office in Marsing, ID.

This edition of Your Postal Podcast showcases employees sharing why they love their jobs. You'll also hear a California woman's inspirational story offering heartfelt messages to thousands of other cancer survivors sparked by a message she received from a total stranger. The podcast closes with a roundup of recent Postal Service news. 

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A hearty helping of holiday shipping and stamps

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Left: USPS Consumer Advocate John Budzynski. Right: Sycamore, OH, Postmaster Earl Musick poses with the Peanuts Gang (thanks to the USPS Augmented Reality App, available for Android and iPhones).
The holidays are here, and so is another eidtion of Your Postal Podcast, filled with tips for customers mailing gifts and greetings, along with special remembrances of A Charlie Brown Christmas."
In this edition you'll hear from USPS Consumer Advocate John Budzynski on how the Postal Service is helping customers make shopping and shipping a whole lot easier this holiday season.
Next you'll meet the Postmaster of Sycamore, OH, who has a very personal connection with the new "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Forever Stamps.
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Carriers’ thoughtful actions go viral

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Left: Sandy, UT, City Carrier Assistant Ron Lynch and 12-year-old Mathew Flores are interviewed on FOX News Channel's FOX & Friends after a groundswell of online interest in Lynch's plea for book donations for his young customer. Right: Glendale, AZ, City Carrier Mike Raymer talks with reporters about his letter to customers on his route after the handwritten note was posted online and went viral.

The Thanksgiving edition of Your Postal Podcast features two letter carriers whose thoughtful actions and words ended up "going viral" online.
You'll hear how a Sandy, UT, carrier who discovered a boy reading advertising mail near a mailbox was able to influence hundreds of people to ship books to the youngster.
You'll also meet a Glendale, AZ, carrier who notified his customers about his plans to retire via a heartfelt letter -- and his message ended up getting posted online and drawing reactions of praise from around the world.
 
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